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The Resource Strategies for disrupting illegal firearm markets : a case study of Los Angeles, Greg Ridgeway [and others] ; supported by the National Institute of Justice

Strategies for disrupting illegal firearm markets : a case study of Los Angeles, Greg Ridgeway [and others] ; supported by the National Institute of Justice

Label
Strategies for disrupting illegal firearm markets : a case study of Los Angeles
Title
Strategies for disrupting illegal firearm markets
Title remainder
a case study of Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
Greg Ridgeway [and others] ; supported by the National Institute of Justice
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 2001, with the support of a grant from the National Institute of Justice, RAND initiated a research and program-development effort to understand the nature of illegal gun markets operating in the city of Los Angeles, California. The primary goal of this project was to determine whether a data-driven, problem-solving approach could yield new interventions aimed at disrupting the workings of local, illegal gun markets serving criminals, gang members, and juveniles in Los Angeles. The authors created a new software tool to help law enforcement analyze patterns in crime-gun data and identify and trace illicit pathways by which criminals acquire guns. Second, the findings were incorporated into an interagency working-group process that developed a community-based intervention designed to disrupt the illegal flow of guns to Los Angeles-area criminals; this intervention may had an impact on straw purchasing. Key participants in the working group included the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Los Angeles Police Department; the U.S. Attorney's Office; state and city prosecutors; academics; and other criminal-justice agencies. Finally, they assessed the utility of retail ammunition-purchase records in identifying prohibited firearm possessors, recommending a cost-benefit analysis on this measure
Member of
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
363.3309794/94
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV7438.L7
LC item number
S73 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ridgeway, Greg
  • National Institute of Justice (U.S.)
Series statement
Technical report
Series volume
TR-512-NIJ
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gun control
  • Firearms ownership
  • Firearms industry and trade
  • Illegal arms transfers
  • Law enforcement
Label
Strategies for disrupting illegal firearm markets : a case study of Los Angeles, Greg Ridgeway [and others] ; supported by the National Institute of Justice
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-72)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Development of the Firearms Trace Pattern Analysis Software -- New Gun-Buyer-Notification Program -- The Criminal Purchase of Firearm Ammunition -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Data Dictionary of Variables Incorporated in the FTPA System -- Appendix B: Trafficking and Suspicious-Behavior Indicators in the FTPA System -- Appendix C: Database-Query and Information-Request Form -- Appendix D: Letter to City of Los Angeles Gun Buyers
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 72 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833044907
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Strategies for disrupting illegal firearm markets : a case study of Los Angeles, Greg Ridgeway [and others] ; supported by the National Institute of Justice
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-72)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Development of the Firearms Trace Pattern Analysis Software -- New Gun-Buyer-Notification Program -- The Criminal Purchase of Firearm Ammunition -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Data Dictionary of Variables Incorporated in the FTPA System -- Appendix B: Trafficking and Suspicious-Behavior Indicators in the FTPA System -- Appendix C: Database-Query and Information-Request Form -- Appendix D: Letter to City of Los Angeles Gun Buyers
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 72 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833044907
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Specific material designation
remote

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