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Weapon choice by violent offenders in Western Australia

Harding, Richard

Weapon choice by violent offenders in Western Australia

a pilot study

by Harding, Richard

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Published by Crime Research Centre, University of Western Australia in Nedlands, W.A .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia,
  • Western Australia.
    • Subjects:
    • Violence -- Australia -- Western Australia.,
    • Violent offenders -- Australia -- Western Australia.,
    • Weapons -- Australia -- Western Australia.,
    • Firearms and crime -- Australia -- Western Australia.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRichard W. Harding, Ann Blake.
      SeriesResearch report ;, no. 1, Research report (University of Western Australia. Crime Research Centre) ;, no. 1.
      ContributionsBlake, Ann.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHN850.Z9 V54 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 42 p. ;
      Number of Pages42
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1280641M
      ISBN 100864220871
      LC Control Number92137610


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The selection of such a project arose out of several matters of current criminological concern. First, there is the well-documented fact that public fear of violent crime runs at consistently high levels.1 Second, that fear is. Richard Harding’s most popular book is The Outrider (Outrider, #1). An Examination Of Gun Ownership And Use In Australia Weapon choice by violent offenders in Western Australia book.

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The proposed sentence is a mandatory minimum period of twelve months for the first offense. Sentencing for the principal, or focal, offense of robbery would be governed by existing by: Richard Harding is an Emeritus Professor of Law and Criminology at the University of Western Australia.

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This paper reports on research undertaken in Western Australia in violence associated with robbery and property crime. Firsthand accounts from 88 offenders and 10 victims are examined for information and perspectives that may be relevant to the prevention of such violence.

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