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Gun Crime in Global Contexts.

Author: Peter Squires
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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Every year around three-quarters of a million people die (directly or indirectly) as a result of gun violence, with most deaths occurring in the poorest, yet also most highly weaponized parts of the world. Firearm proliferation -- 875 million global firearms -- is a direct contributor to both regional conflicts and to crime. This book attempts to understand the inter-related dynamics of supply and demand which are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Squires, Peter.
Gun Crime in Global Contexts.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Squires
ISBN: 9781136184642 1136184643
OCLC Number: 882771181
Description: 1 online resource (419 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Preface and acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; PART 1 Introduction; 1 Guns as a global issue; Gunfire as a social relationship; Synthesis and innovation; Googling a gun?; The weapons and the numbers; Civilizing and weaponizing?; History, philosophy and an ethic of armed citizenship; Process questions and 'regime' issues; The plan of the book; Notes; PART 2 Safe European home?; 2 Gun crime in the UK: the supply-side story; Neither the beginning, nor the end: gun crime trends to 1996. Interpreting gun crime trendsThe diverse mixed economy of weapons: a 'sub-prime', junk-gun market; Gun-smoke, mirrors, ballistics and statistics; Shootings, victims and other legacies; The supply story: cautious optimism; Notes; 3 Consequences of UK gun crime: politics, policy and policing; Continuing official caution; Constructing 'illegality'; The gangs and guns connection; Connected: signal crimes and symbol politics?; Gangs, guns and the 'broken society'?; Making choices and living with risk; Notes; PART 3 The land of the free and the home of the gun. 4 American exceptionalism? Weaponizing the neo-liberal homelandGunfare states and gun-fire cultures; A dark night for the Dark Knight; ... and the nightmare before Xmas; Groundhog Day in Denver; Altered realities: a brief history of the gun control idea; The present not the past: politics not policy; Numbers games; New politics, new precedents?; Gun tragedy and political farce; Notes; 5 American gun crime: themes and issues, violences and silences; US gun violence trends; What goes up, might come down, somewhere; Defensive gun use: crime control by private armed force. Licence to kill: ' ... and the all-white jury agreed'Guns and the 'crime drop' enigma; Young, victimized and black; Notes; 6 'Tell me why I don't like Mondays': school and Rampage Shootings; Rampage shootings; Media themes and dominant interpretations; Constructing answers?; Notes; PART 4 Global dimensions; 7 The 'American Dream' and the Kalashnikov nightmare; Weapons proliferation/small arms smuggling; Where the guns go: violent conflict traps; Conclusion; Notes; 8 When the shooting stops: from national responses to global arms control; In the wake of rampage 1: Europe. In the wake of rampage 2: post 'frontier' societiesBrazil: gun control and the 2005 referendum; Global small arms control; The armed resistance; 'Lowest common denominator' gun control?; Notes; 9 Conclusion: rock, paper, scissors ... gun: neo-liberal weaponization?; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Every year around three-quarters of a million people die (directly or indirectly) as a result of gun violence, with most deaths occurring in the poorest, yet also most highly weaponized parts of the world. Firearm proliferation -- 875 million global firearms -- is a direct contributor to both regional conflicts and to crime. This book attempts to understand the inter-related dynamics of supply and demand which are weaponizing the world. Now over ten years after Peter Squires's Gun Culture or Gun Control?, the issues pertaining to gun violence and gun control have developed dr.

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