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Serious firearm offending in New Zealand : issues for gun controls and public safety

Walters, Reece (2000) Serious firearm offending in New Zealand : issues for gun controls and public safety. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 33(1), pp. 64-76.

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Abstract

Reducing or preventing the misuse of firearms (whether criminal, suicidal or accidental) is central to gun controls policy. In June 1997 the New Zealand Government received the recommendations of the Review of Firearms Control, an independent inquiry commissioned by the Minister of Police and chaired by Sir Thomas Thorp.The Review comprehensively examined several firearm-related issues, including the nature and extent of serious firearm offending in New Zealand. The research presented in this article was commissioned by the Review. Based on a population of 709 offences for the 12 months ending 30 June 1996, this study provides an analysis of serious firearm offending in New Zealand and discusses the implications of these findings for gun controls policy.

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ID Code: 49635
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: firearms, Review of Firearms Control, New Zealand , Crimes Act
DOI: 10.1177/000486580003300105
ISSN: 0004-8658
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
Deposited On: 12 Jun 2012 11:35
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 11:35

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