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A review of evidence-based strategies for addressing America’s violent crime epidemic can help cities move past knee-jerk responses — and focus on proven solutions.
To reverse a sharp decline in firearm convictions, New York City is pursuing another experiment with specialized gun courts. But making illegal weapons charges stick can be vexingly hard to do.
A new study on law enforcement deaths found that domestic disputes are more likely than other scenarios to lead to an officer getting shot. One Massachusetts officer isn’t surprised.
"When it comes time to pull a gun or a trigger, the standards need to be the same from coast to coast."
The Dallas police department is among those embracing a new strategy meant to reduce community conflict. But the rising number of firearms carried by civilians can make de-escalation more difficult.
Most of the incidents were shootings.
Tracking a firearm's chain of custody is standard operating procedure for law enforcement — but the agency responsible for handling requests frequently can't answer essential questions.
The opioid addiction crisis is the latest headache for New England officials trying to stop interstate gun trafficking.
Here's how some states are trying to fix that.
The Justice Department will involve police in the development of new technology, with the ultimate aim of sparking consumer demand.
Through March, officers had confiscated 1,100 firearms.
Researchers found FBI and CDC databases drastically undercounted the number of fatal police shootings.
A pair of 2013 cases highlights how the vagaries of being "engaged in the business" of selling firearms have hampered law enforcement.
One police officer killed. Six injured. In a state that bans the sale or transfer of gun magazines holding more than 15 rounds. For investigators, it all adds up to a few big questions.
The public safety (and economic) calculus that determines where law enforcement sidearms go when they retire.