Preventing Lethal Violence in Schools: The Case for Entry-Based Weapons Screening
Mawson, A. R.
Lapsley, P. M.
Hoffman, A. M.
Guignard, J. C.
Publication: J Health Polit Policy Law
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Topics: Criminology Public Health Students
Keywords: CRIMINAL law Firearms PUBLIC health Safety Management Violence
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The authors argue that lethal violence in schools should be reframed as a public safety issue rather than a criminal concern, in order that a public health approach can be adopted. They suggest that the focus on punitive measures and behavioral modification could be more effectively used in erecting a barrier between firearms and people in schools. They note that entry-based weapons detection systems similar to those now used in airports and courts could achieve that aim and are aligned with the political climate regarding firearms in the United States.
Mawson, A. R., Lapsley, P. M., Hoffman, A. M., & Guignard, J. C. (2002). Preventing lethal violence in schools: the case for entry-based weapons screening. J Health Polit Policy Law, 27(2), 243-260.
Mawson, A. R., et al. "Preventing Lethal Violence in Schools: The Case for Entry-Based Weapons Screening." J Health Polit Policy Law 27.2 (2002): 243-60.