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Brighton and Hove News: ‘MPs take lecture on gun crime from Brighton professor’

October 29th, 2010 A Brighton professor spelt out ways to cut gun crime when he gave evidence to a select committee of MPs this week. Professor Peter Squires said that firearms and ammunition should be stored apart. He said that allowing people to keep guns and bullets in their homes was exacerbating the problem of

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The Independent: ‘Why did he kill so many girls?’

The Independent The perpetrator in a school shooting usually acts based on some sort of grudge, but in this case none is obviously apparent. If police have not found any note or communication yet, they have to speculate about the motive. I suspect the core theme is his targeting of girls. He might have been

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Peter Squires from the University of Brighton talks about gun crime

Uploaded on Mar 6, 2009 Professor Peter Squires, who is Professor of criminology and public policy at the University of Brighton, worked with two other researchers at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies in London to produce a report, which examined relevant research work and statistics relating to gun crime. In this video Peter talks

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York University: ‘Guns and gun crime are the topic of YCISS three-day workshop’

5/12/2008 “Guns, Crime and Social Order” is the title of the York Centre for International & Security Studies (YCISS) three-day workshop that will explore underground gun markets, gang violence, criminal networks and illicit markets. The workshop, a by-invitation-only event which takes place May 14-16 at York’s Keele campus, will involve scholars and researchers from the US, Europe,

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Criminology expert commended

27.10.08 Peter Squires, Professor of Criminology and Public Policy, has recently been awarded the status of Academician in the Academy of Social Sciences for his outstanding contribution in the field of criminology. The academy describes itself as the voice of the social science community in the UK and comprises a network of 500 individual Academicians

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“You can’t just stick up cameras and expect everything to change for the better.”

05 Oct 2011 “I think there is often a tendency in security technology procurement – and military procurement too – where the thinking starts with, ‘we’ve got this amazing new technology, what can we use it for?’. And certainly in the early days, people were commenting upon CCTV as ‘a cure looking for an illness’.

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Anti-Social Behaviour Policy – Driving fast, running on empty? by Professor Peter Squires

June 2008 We entered the 21st century with concerns about rowdy and anti-social youth. Moving towards the end of the decade, communities are panicking about youth weapon carrying and violence. Crime and disorder policies have been hotly debated in the UK recently – problems spring up quickly, action is demanded and very soon a government

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Turning down the noise and breaking down the wall of silence on gun crime

May 2008 A continuing problem in tackling gun crime in Britain has been the reluctance of victims to report it or witnesses to come forwards with evidence. The difficulties that the police had while investigating the Rhys Jones murder were not untypical. Fearing reprisal and the consequences of telling the police is often given as

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