One Gun a Month Laws: Do They Reduce Murder Rates?

A number of states have passed laws to limit gun sales to one gun a month in an attempt to reduce unlawful gun trafficking. Some states have subsequently repealed such laws. Do these laws reduce murder rates? This paper examines evidence that changes in murder rates...

Homicide in Switzerland

Switzerland has a low homicide rate in comparison to Europe and a rather stable development of homicide incidents over the last 20 years. With almost half of the cases, homicides within the family or intimate partnerships constitute the most current type, whereas...

Mass shootings in Australia and the United States, 1981-2013

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to compare the incidence and main characteristics of mass shooting events in Australia and the USA in the period 1981-2013. Design/methodology/approach – The study adopted a conservative definition of mass shootings derived from...