From the Instrument of Delivery to the Actual Agent of Harm: Fighting the Criminal Purchase of Ammunition

Marsha de Vries

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    Abstract

    The illegal trade in ammunition in the Netherlands seems to be a small-scale problem. However, as a result of high profits and a small chance of being caught, it is an extremely attractive criminal activity for malicious individuals. The criminal purchase of ammunition is facilitated by weaknesses in the logistic supply chain for legal ammunition, current legislation on the purchase, possession, transport and use of ammunition and the inadequacy with which Dutch government agencies enforce the laws. The fight against the criminal purchase of ammunition could benefit from the adoption of an automated registration system by arms dealers, the use of a different type of freighting method for legal ammunition transport and a common approach by European law enforcement agencies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-14
    Number of pages14
    JournalEuropean journal on criminal policy and research
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • METIS-285875
    • IR-81065

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