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Controlling Facilitators

Crimes may also be prevented by making the means for committing them less available. The most prominent example in Great Britain, during recent years, was the banning of handguns after the shooting of a number of children and a teacher in a school at Dunblane, Scotland in 1996. Other examples of controlling facilitators include body searches, which are now common at football matches and at airports, where the aim has been to prevent the carriage of weapons into grounds and onto aircraft. Other examples include placing restrictions on the sale of paint sprays to youths in an attempt to prevent graffiti and the use of plastic glasses in pubs and clubs to reduce the risks of serious violence when fights occur.

The following pages will address increasing the risks of offending