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From Fieldwork to Facts to Firearms Control: Research and Advocacy Toward Stricter Firearms Control Legislation in South Africa

Maylene Shung King, Paula Proudlock, and Lori Michelson

in Research for Action: Cross-National Perspectives on Connecting Knowledge, Policy, and Practice for Children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195314083
eISBN:
9780199865550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314083.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Firearms were found to be a major cause of injury and death among children in the 5- to 18-year-old age group and the leading cause of death in young men in their late teens in South Africa. In the ... More


Good Guys with Guns: The Appeal and Consequences of Concealed Carry

Angela Stroud

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627892
eISBN:
9781469627915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627892.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Although the rate of gun ownership in U.S. households has declined from an estimated 50 percent in 1970 to approximately 32 percent today, Americans' propensity for carrying concealed firearms has ... More


Existing Gun Controls

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides a brief historical tour of federal firearms regulation and some background on state and local gun controls. It traces the history of federal and state gun control from the 1920s ... More


Holes in the Brady Law

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter exposes the holes and weaknesses in the Brady Law. While proponents and supporters hailed the Brady Act as an important step toward reducing violent crime, a close look makes that ... More


Evaluating the Brady Law

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter evaluates the Brady Law's impact on violent crime. First, it examines the logic of inferring gun crime reduction from blocked Federal Firearm License sales. Then, aided by an impressive ... More


Supplying an Army: Gunrunning in Britain, January 1919–July 1921

Gerard Noonan

in The IRA in Britain, 1919-1923: 'In the Heart of Enemy Lines'

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380260
eISBN:
9781781387191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380260.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter studies republicans’ most important activity in Britain during the war of independence: the acquisition and smuggling of firearms, explosives, ammunition and war material of every sort ... More


The Wheel of Fortune: the Sanctions Repertoire

Simon Harding

in The Street Casino: Survival in violent street gangs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447317173
eISBN:
9781447317197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317173.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The Sanctions Repertoire operates a way of keeping order in the social field through the use of both positive and negative sanctions. The chapter considers the use of both these including gifting, ... More


Suspicious deaths in post-war London, 1945–53

Amy Helen Bell

in Murder capital: Suspicious deaths in London, 1933–53

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091971
eISBN:
9781781707968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091971.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Suspicious death investigations in the postwar era reveal the profound transformations of the city and of English society in the wake of the Second World War. From 1945 the return of civilians and ... More


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