Building a Preventive Crime Gun Strategy: A Playbook for Success

by Ron Nichols

Whether initiating a new strategy or enhancing an existing one, Building a Preventive Crime Gun Strategy: A Playbook for Success provides law enforcement agencies with a sustainable, comprehensive plan for responding to firearm-related violence. Crime gun intelligence plays a critical role in the mitigation of this violence but is only one component of a successful approach. This book discusses the key steps that must be completed prior to launching a crime-gun intelligence-gathering initiative.

About the Author

Ronald Nichols, B.S. Criminalistics, has 34 years of experience in forensic science, 27 of them as a firearm and toolmark examiner. Retired from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2017, Ron is a distinguished member of the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners and Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He works with local and federal law enforcement agencies to help develop crime gun intelligence centers and strategies.

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