Reducing firearm violence: a research agenda
Wiebe, Douglas J.
Richmond, Therese S.
Berman, Alan L.
Branas, Charles C.
Cheney, Rose A.
Publication: Injury Prevention
Topics: Criminology Legislation and Policy Self-defense Gun Use/Deterrence Suicide Supply Surveillance/Data Collection
Keywords: Data quality Violence
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The National Research Collaborative on Firearm Violence was formed in 2005 to review the findings of a report on firearms and violence from the National Academy of Sciences and create a research plan to close data gaps and inform firearm violence prevention efforts. The collaborative agreed with some aspects of the report, namely that data quality and access need to be improved, in particular that quality data on defensive gun use was largely absent, and that diversion of firearms into the black market is a serious problem. It also found some of the research in the area of suicide and criminal justice interventions more compelling than the report did. The collaborative made numerous recommendations for future research and limited policy recommendations, such as a repeal of the Tiahrt amendment and increased federal funding for firearms research.
Weiner, J., Wiebe, D. J., Richmond, T. S., Beam, K., Berman, A. L., Branas, C. C., et al. (2007). Reducing firearm violence: a research agenda. Injury Prevention, 13(2), 80-84.
Weiner, Janet, et al. "Reducing Firearm Violence: A Research Agenda." Injury Prevention 13.2 (2007): 80-84.