An agent-vector model for controlling small arms and light weapons

This article argues that an agent–vector–host–environment model can be helpful in understanding and describing the availability and misuse of small arms and light weapons. Moreover, such a model can assist in identifying potential control points and in developing mitigation strategies. These concepts have been developed from analogous vector control programs and are applied to controlling arms to reduce their misuse.



Authors: Pinto AD, Sharma M, Muggah R.

Year: 2011