“Go ahead, make my day.” Current trends and evidence regarding police, firearms and crime control.

Prof. Rick Sarre1
1University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Police across Australia now routinely carry firearms for general duties. In most western nations, it is now the norm. This represents a significant change in practice over the last forty years. The reasons vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but the legitimacy of the modern practice is never questioned. This presentation will review current themes and trends regarding the routine deployment firearms in general patrol activities. Are we safer if police are routinely armed? Are police safer? What does the evidence tell us?


Adjunct Professor, Law School UniSA. President of ANZSOC 2012-2016.


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