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

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND Safety and Justice, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 72 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Physical Medium polychrome. rdacc
Description text file rdaft
Series Technical report ; TR-512-NIJ
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-512-NIJ.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-72).
Note Print version record.
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.
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.
Subject Gun control -- California -- Los Angeles.
Firearms ownership -- California -- Los Angeles.
Firearms industry and trade -- California -- Los Angeles.
Illegal arms transfers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Prevention.
Law enforcement -- California -- Los Angeles.
Armes ŕ feu -- Contrôle -- Californie -- Los Angeles.
Armes ŕ feu -- Possession -- Californie -- Los Angeles.
Armes ŕ feu -- Industrie -- Californie -- Los Angeles.
Lois -- Application -- Californie -- Los Angeles.
Illegal arms transfers -- Prevention (OCoLC)fst02014200
Firearms industry and trade. (OCoLC)fst00925632
Firearms ownership. (OCoLC)fst00925642
Gun control. (OCoLC)fst00949382
Law enforcement. (OCoLC)fst00993931
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
Added Author Ridgeway, Greg, 1973-
National Institute of Justice (U.S.)
In: Books at JSTOR: Open Access JSTOR
Other Form: Print version: Strategies for disrupting illegal firearms markets. 9780833044785 (DLC) 2008018653 (OCoLC)226659582
ISBN 9780833044907 (electronic bk.)
0833044907 (electronic bk.)
9780833044785 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833044788 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000051528516
CDX 10776093
GBVCP 1008653616
NZ1 14240653
AU@ 000068458885

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