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NCJ Number: 91574 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of the Canadian Gun Control Legislation - Final Report - Executive Summary
Author(s): E Scarff
Corporate Author: Decision Dynamics Corporation
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Solicitor General
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OP8, Canada
Canadian Government Publishing Ctr Supply and Services Canada
Hull, Quebec K1A 0S9, Canada
Decision Dynamics Corporation
Sale Source: Canadian Government Publishing Ctr Supply and Services Canada
Hull, Quebec K1A 0S9,
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1977, has had a moderate impact on the use of firearms in Canada. Generally, the police and judicial systems have effectively implemented the legislation's provisions.
Abstract: This final report on a 3-year study of the effectiveness of those provisions of the Criminal Law Amendment, 1977, which amended the Criminal Code sections relating to firearms in Canada contains two types of analyses: an 'outcome analysis,' which examined the incidence of crimes, accidents, and suicides with firearms before and after the legislation, and a 'process analysis,' which examined the implementation of the means of firearms control. The outcome analysis found that in a considerable number of cases, the proportion of occurrences with firearms declined subsequent to the legislation. The process analysis found that overall, the methods of firearms control encouraged by the legislation have been used. For example, convictions with firearms offenses resulted in more severe sentences after 1979. Notes; tables; figures; and the Criminal Law Amendment, 1977, are provided. For final report, see NCJ-91573. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Canada; Gun control legislation
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