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dc.contributor.authorMcPhedran, Samara
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Jeanine
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:10:23Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:10:23Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.date.modified2014-01-30T22:50:26Z
dc.identifier.issn15303012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/56185
dc.description.abstractIn 1996, Australia introduced firearms legislation that is considered among the strictest in the developed world. The effects of the sweeping reforms remain contentious. An increasing number of publications have specifically set out to evaluate the impacts of the NFA, arriving at seemingly contradictory conclusions as to its success. To date there has been no overview of the existing literature. Consequently, it has been difficult to gain an indicator of whether published research, despite drawing different conclusions, has in fact produced consistent statistical results. This review examined four relevant publications, and found that extant literature is extremely consistent in its statistical findings despite using differing statistical methodology. It appears that disagreement over the impacts of the NFA does not arise from different outcomes of statistical analysis. Reasons for the differing conclusions are discussed. Identification of interpretive confusion surrounding research on the Australian experience, and clarification of the consistency of statistical outcomes, will allow policymakers greater confidence when approaching firearms policy both domestically and internationally.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCenter on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.cjcj.org/news/5573#article-1
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto18
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJustice Policy Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crime
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode189999
dc.titleThe impact of Australia’s 1996 firearms legislation: a research review with emphasis on data selection, methodological issues, and statistical outcomes
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2008 Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2008
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gro.griffith.authorMcPhedran, Samara


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