New approaches to gun violence

Squires, Peter (2008) New approaches to gun violence Criminal Justice Matters, 71 (1). pp. 3-5. ISSN 0962-7251

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The tragic shooting of Rhys Jones in Liverpool and the subsequent police investigation have, once again, brought a number of important aspects about British gun crime to the fore. One recurring issue has been the apparent reluctance of witnesses to come forwards. Fear of reprisals is often cited as a reason for this, although it is too often overlooked that the communities wracked by gun crime are often those with the least satisfactory experiences of policing and the least likely to have a great deal of trust and confidence in the police. It has also long been acknowledged that the fullest evidence of criminal wrongdoing is likely to be obtained from those closest to it, and this also poses particular problems when trying to address the issues arising.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L800 Criminology
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1080/09627250801937447
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science > Criminology
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
Depositing User: editor sass
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2009
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 11:01

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