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Small Arms Survey Stray Bullets: 5 the Impact of Small Arms Misuse in Central America

By Godnick, William

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Title: Small Arms Survey Stray Bullets: 5 the Impact of Small Arms Misuse in Central America  
Author: Godnick, William
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
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Excerpt: About the Author: William (Bill) Godnick is Policy Advisor for Latin America for International Alert’s Security and Peace-building Programme and a PhD candidate in International Relations and Security Studies at the University of Bradford, where he is conducting research on the impact of voluntary weapons-collection programmes in post-conflict societies and societies in transition. In addition to contributing to the work of the Small Arms Survey, he advises Amnesty International USA’s Military, Security, and Police Transfers Working Group. Bill holds an MA in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and served in the US Peace Corps in Honduras.

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Contents Acronyms iv About the author v Acknowledgements v Map of Central America vi Summary vii I. Introduction 1 II. Existing knowledge on weapons-possession in Central America 3 Historical sources of weaponry 5 Current sources of weaponry 6 III. Country data 8 Costa Rica 8 El Salvador 10 Firearm-related homicides and injuries 11 Grenade proliferation and use 14 Firearm-related crime 15 Threats to the transportation system 16 Insecurity of government arsenals 17 Public perceptions of firearms 17 Guatemala 18 Threats to the transportation system 21 Public perceptions of firearms and violence 22 Honduras 23 Nicaragua 25 Public perceptions of firearms and violence 27 A case study: Armed groups, rural bands, and violence in rural Nicaragua 28 Armed groups and rural bands in northern and eastern Nicaragua 29 Armed violence and coffee farming in Nicaragua 31 IV. Conclusions 33 Endnotes 34 References 36


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