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ERIC Number: EJ958209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
The Effectiveness of Policies and Programs that Attempt to Reduce Firearm Violence: A Meta-Analysis
Makarios, Matthew D.; Pratt, Travis C.
Crime & Delinquency, v58 n2 p222-244 Mar 2012
In response to rising rates of firearms violence that peaked in the mid-1990s, a wide range of policy interventions have been developed in an attempt to reduce violent crimes committed with firearms. Although some of these approaches appear to be effective at reducing gun violence, methodological variations make comparing effects across program evaluations difficult. Accordingly, in this article, the authors use meta-analytic techniques to determine what works in reducing gun violence. The results indicate that comprehensive community-based law enforcement initiatives have performed the best at reducing gun violence. (Contains 3 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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