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What are campaigns likely to do?

Raise awareness of particular issues

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How do campaigns raise awareness?

Present a petition to an MP asking them to propose a change in policy in Parliament
Raise awareness for a crime so more report it
Argue some info that has been made public about criminals to protect the public

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What is an example in the UK of a campaign for a change in the law?

Sarah's law - allows anyone to formally ask police if someone with access to a child has a record for child sex offences in response to Sarah's abduction and murder in July 2000, England
News of the World backed this campaign fronted by her parents

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What law is similar to Sarah's law in the US?

Megans law - know the location and names of registered sex offenders on a list

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What are pressure groups?

Organisations which campaign for changes in the law or new legislation in specific areas

6

What is the snowdrop campaign?

In response to the Dunblane Massacre in Scotland 1996

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Who is the snowdrop campaign made up of?

Friends and bereaved families of those killed/injured

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What was the snowdrop campaign campaigning for?

Total ban of private hand guns in the UK

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Was the snowdrop campaign successful?

Yes, 50,000 signatures on petition in 6 weeks and Labour in 1996 introduced Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 banning private ownership of handguns