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Professor Iain Brennan


High stakes: The role of weapons in offender decision making (2017)
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Brennan, I. R. (2017). High stakes: The role of weapons in offender decision making. In H. Elffers, W. Bernasco, J. van Gelder, & H. Eiffers (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of offender decision making (421-444). Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199338801.013.17

This chapter describes the contradictory roles that weapons play in offender decision making as mechanisms that can both increase the physical harm to a victim of violence and also reduce the need for physical harm in victims of robbery. Because weap... Read More about High stakes: The role of weapons in offender decision making.

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