As part of the evaluation of public policies on street gangs and firearms, and in order to act proactively to fight crime, the Quebec Ministry of Public Safety mandated the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime to review the knowledge related to the glorification of firearms on social networks.
Consequently, this report consists of a recension of the literature divided into two main parts:
1) Understanding the phenomenon of the presence and glorification of firearms on social networks;
2) The identification of best preventive practices (implemented in the media and on social networks) to counter gun violence.
The main objective of this report is to identify the best ways to reach young people on social networks in order to counter gun violence and raise awareness of the issues involved.
Read the report (only available in French)