Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150100619 [ 2015-04-16 - 2020-12-31 ]

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Researchers: Dr David Bright (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Andrew Goldsmith (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Mark Halsey (Chief Investigator)

Brief description Understanding and preventing gun violence: A qualitative study. Gun violence causes significant harm across Australian communities. Excluding sexual assault, firearms feature in nearly one in 10 violent crimes. The annual costs of gun violence run into tens of millions of dollars. This project aims to make an original qualitative contribution to understanding and preventing gun violence in three contexts: drug dealing/trafficking, other organised crime activity, and armed robbery. The proposed research would be the first study nationally - and one of the very few internationally - to interview convicted gun crime users about the acquisition and use of firearms in criminal life. Project results are expected to have direct implications for reducing the impact of gun violence in Australia.

Funding Amount $234,300

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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