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NCJ Number: NCJ 205110     Find in a Library
Title: Gun Violence Among Serious Young Offenders
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Anthony A. Braga
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 74
  Annotation: This problem-specific guide examines serious youth gun violence by describing the problem, reviewing risk factors, identifying questions to analyze the problem, and reviewing responses to the problem.
Abstract: Problem-Oriented guides for police, the Problem-Specific guide series, were developed under the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and summarize knowledge regarding how police can reduce the harm caused by specific crime and disorder problems. They are guides to prevention and to improving the overall response to incidents and are written for all levels of law enforcement. The guides have drawn on research findings and police practices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. This problem-specific guide addresses gun violence among serious young offenders. The guide is divided into three main areas: (1) the problem of gun violence among serious young offenders which includes related problems and factors contributing to gun violence among serious young offenders; (2) understanding the local problem by asking the right questions and measuring effectiveness; and (3) responses to the problem of gun violence among serious young offenders including offender-oriented responses, place-oriented responses, and responses with limited effectiveness. The report also presents a summary of responses to gun violence among serious young offenders, the mechanisms by which they are intended to work, the conditions under which they ought to work best, and some factors that should be considered before implementing a specific response. Appendix and references
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): Police effectiveness ; Firearms acts ; Weapons Violations/Offenses ; Crime prevention measures ; Community crime prevention programs ; Handguns ; Violent juvenile offenders ; Juvenile offenders ; Community policing ; Problem-Oriented Policing
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Contract Number: 2002CKWX0003
Publication Number: ISBN 1-932582-31-2
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
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Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Problem-Oriented Guides for Police Problem-Specific Guides Series, No. 23; downloaded on May 5, 2004.
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