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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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Gun Crime in Global Contexts

ISBN13: 9780415688598
Published: July 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Now over ten years since the publication of Peter Squires' Gun Culture or Gun Control?, the issues and developments pertaining to guns violence and gun control have changed drastically. Indeed, the gap between the UK and the US in their attitudes and experience of gun culture has grown and a number of important global and international issues have influenced important developments in sociological and criminological theory and scholarship.

With Gun Crime in Global Contexts, Peter Squires offers a cutting edge account of contemporary developments in the politics of gun crime and the social and theoretical issues that surround the problem. This book covers: An overview of recent gun control arguments in the UK, An analysis of gun culture in the US, including recent political developments, UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Weapon Trafficking, Youth gangs around the world, including Yemen, Brazil, Afghanistan, Mexico and South Africa, Gun cultures and cultural criminology This book will be important reading for students of criminology and sociology engaged in youth and gang crime, violent crime and comparative criminal justice as well as students in peace and security studies and international relations.

1. Introduction,
2. UK - themes and issues, statistical trends as exemplar of the gun problem in the safe European home
3. Politics and consequences
the gun debate in the UK, policies and responses
4. US overview: gun culture and politics, the wider debate, theory questions, the contemporary context
5. US issues: rampage shootings, defensive gun use, 'sensible' gun controls, USA periphery issues
6. The UN small arms agenda and debate
civilian arms possession
7. Global issues: trafficking, conflict areas and case studies: Latin America and gangs, South Africa, Russia Australia
8. Conclusions