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2010 | 2(2) | 181-194

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Guidelines for Drafting Weapon-Related Crime Strategic Analysis


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Author puts in his article the proposal how to prepare a comprehensive criminal strategic analysis report on weapon related criminality. He starts with the justification and objectives of arm crime analysis, explaining the European Union driven perspective resulting from the definition of weapon tracing. The content and methodology of possible criminal strategic analysis on arms crime are presented in paragraphs and sections what shall allow the analysts to follow the pattern suggested in the article. The complexity of the data to be gathered, cross-checked, analysed is significant, but the only purpose behind was the comprehensiveness of the future analytical reports. The analyses produced on the basis of the material, could be taken up on the district/city level as well as from the regional, state or international perspective. The proposed content and methodology for drafting the arms related crime should be adjusted to particular needs and tailored for the target group to whom, the conclusions will be addressed. One of the most important factors, stressed by the author, is that the analysis/report should always contain the conclusions and recommendations part, that shall allow improving the actions of the respective state agencies and law enforcement bodies or amending legislation. The article convinces also that using the information coming from tracing of weapons, allows not only tracing particular unit of weapons or ammunition, detecting the perpetrator and dissolving certain crime case, but also contributes to drafting the comprehensive criminal strategic analysis of the phenomena.





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