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NCJ Number: 161877 Find in a Library
Title: Under Fire: Gun Buy-Backs, Exchanges and Amnesty Programs
Editor(s): M R Plotkin
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 223
Sponsoring Agency: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Washington, DC 20036
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878734-47-4
Sale Source: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This compilation of articles investigates the perceived efficacy of gun buy-backs in preventing violence and represents the perspectives of researchers, citizen advocates, public health officials, and others who are involved on both sides of the gun control debate.
Abstract: Various gun buy-back and exchange programs are described in the articles. The first part of the compilation discusses the impact of gun buy-backs in relation to their effectiveness in crime control and community mobilization and examines gun buy- backs as a policy alternative. The second part of the compilation offers perspectives on gun buy-back implementation, with emphasis on gun reduction advocacy, getting guns off the streets, and gun buy-back program issues of concern to police officials. The final section of the compilation presents a commentary on gun buy-back, exchange, and amnesty programs and policy perspectives on future directions in gun buy-back programs. Supplemental information on gun buy-back statutes and programs is contained in three appendixes. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): Amnesty; Firearm-crime relationships; Gun Control; Gun control legislation; Police effectiveness; Violence prevention; Weapons violations
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