December 16, 2004
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Current research and data on firearms, violent crime, and suicide are too weak to support strong conclusions about the effects of various violence-prevention, deterrence and control measures, says a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. A comprehensive research program on firearms is needed as a basis for criminal-justice and public health policy.
Charles F. Wellford, Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Director, Maryland Justice Analysis Center
University of Maryland, College Park and
Chair, Committee to Improve Research Information and Data on Firearms.