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Promising Strategies To Reduce Gun Violence

NCJ Number
173950
Date Published
February 1999
Length
262 pages
Author(s)
David Sheppard
Agencies
OJJDP
Publication Type
Issue Overview
Annotation
This report describes successful community approaches to dealing with the problem of gun violence.
Abstract
Individual sections of this report address the following: (1) Gun Violence in the United States (nature of the problem and current trends); (2) Solving the Problem (developing a comprehensive strategy); (3) Comprehensive Reduction Strategies (overview, 9 program profiles); (4) Strategies To Interrupt Sources of Illegal Guns (overview, gun tracing, inspection and investigation of Federal firearms licensees, 6 program profiles); (5) Strategies To Deter Illegal Gun Possession and Carrying (21 program profiles); (6) Strategies To Respond to Illegal Gun Use (10 program profiles); (7) Education Initiatives and Alternative Prevention Strategies (changing attitudes toward guns and violence, youth violence and gang prevention, 15 program profiles); and (8) Research, Technical Assistance and Education (14 program profiles). References, appendixes, tables, figures, notes
Date Created: December 12, 2001