Gun crime: Offender perspectives

M. Halsey*1, A. Goldsmith1 & D. Bright2

1 Flinders University
2 University of New South Wales

*corresponding author:

Drawing on in-depth interviews with convicted crime gun users, we examine the role and meanings of firearms in various criminal milieus. We explore the processes of accessing, using and caching firearms and ask what conditions, if any, would permit crime gun users to desist from gun related crime.


Halsey: ARC Future Fellow, Centre for Crime Policy & Research, Flinders UniversityGoldsmith: Strategic Professor & Director of Centre for Crime Policy and Research, Flinders UniversityBright: Senior Lecturer, UNSW