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Gun Laws and Police Management

Hi, I need assistance discussing the following questions. I am not too sure how to approach them.
1. Discuss the various degrees of firearms control in place today, as mentioned by Zimring (e.g., "time, place and manner laws" and restricting dangerous users from obtaining guns). Do you believe that any of these solutions would result in a significant decrease in homicide rates? If so, why? If not, then what would you propose instead?

2. Drawing from both Kelling/Bratton and Greene, trace the development of zero tolerance and broken windows in New York City. What is the guiding theory? How has it been implemented? What have been the roles of Compstat and effective police management?

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Reference: Declining Crime Rates: Insiders' Views of the New York City Story. By: Kelling, George L.; Bratton, William J.. Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Summer98, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p1217-1232, 15p;

1. In America, firearms control is virtually nonexistent as it is very easy to obtain a firearm for purchase from reputable dealers under the auspices of current law. Therefore, the restrictions are not competent as those who have a significant mental illnesse can easily purchase firearms to use in the general public. Those cities that attempt to restrict firearms sales such as New York and Chicago are circumvented by other adjacent states surrounding them when attempting to restrict firearms purchases. The firearms controls that are evident within New York would be suffice if the adjacent states did not make it relatively easy for "straw ...

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The expert examines gun laws and police management. The results in a significant decrease in homicide rates are determined.

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