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Hallucinogen Use Could Protect Against Intimate Partner Violence

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Hallucinogen research gains traction, suggests class of substance could be therapeutic for problem behaviors, including intimate partner violence.

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UNF Launches New Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations

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Racial issues have recently been at the core of unrest and violence across the country. In order to move beyond the traditional black-white racial paradigm and to look at race and ethnic relations through a diverse lens, the University of North Florida has launched the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations.

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Clashes with Cops More Injurious Than Civilian-Only Skirmishes

People hospitalized due to an encounter with a law enforcement officer are more likely to have a mental illness, have longer hospitalizations, more injuries to the back and spine, and greater need for extended care than those hospitalized due to altercations with other civilians. The findings, based on 10 years of Illinois hospitalization data, are published in the journal Injury Epidemiology.

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Violent Crime Lower Near Drug Treatment Centers Than Other Commercial Areas

New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests there may actually be less serious crime near outpatient drug treatment clinics than other community businesses.

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Survey: Most Americans Support Smart Guns

Nearly 60 percent of Americans, if they buy a new handgun, are willing to purchase a smart or childproof gun – a weapon that is only operable in the hands of an authorized user – new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

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Race a Factor in Repeated Victimizations of People with Mental Illness, Georgia State Study Finds

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Researchers at Georgia State University in Atlanta found that African-Americans living with mental illness were more likely to suffer repeated violence against them than are mentally ill white people, in the first study of its kind to look at revictimization of persons with serious mental illness by race.

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Comer Children's Doctor, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin Call for Federal Research Funding Into Gun Violence

A University of Chicago Medicine physician Catherine Humikowski joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., at a press conference as he continued to push for federal funding for research into the causes and implications of gun violence.

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New FAU Report Shows 45 Percent Increase in Death by Law Enforcement From 1999 to 2013

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Between 1999 and 2013, there were 5,511 deaths by legal intervention or law enforcement in the U.S., and in 2013, an estimated 11.3 million arrests resulted in approximately 480 deaths from law enforcement.

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Preventing Youth Gun Violence: What We Know and Still Need to Know

The causes of youth gun violence are complex and while focusing on just a single variable will probably not prevent shootings, understanding and preventing youth violence should be a national priority, according to a comprehensive review published by the American Psychological Association.

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GW Experts Available to Discuss Gentrification, Diaspora, Black Feminism and Anti-Black Violence For Black History Month

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School Shootings and Street Violence: How They’re Alike and Different

The two types of youth gun violence couldn’t be more different, but the ways to prevent them remain largely the same, according to a new report by some of America’s top violence researchers.

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Vanderbilt Experts Ready to Talk About Obama's State of the Union Speech

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MTSU Constitutional law expert offers insights on Second Amendment, gun control debate (video)

MTSU Constitutional law expert Dr. John Vile offers insights on the Second Amendment and ongoing gun control debate.

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Opinion: Gun Violence Is Also a Public Health Problem

Physicians voice their opinion that gun violence is also a public health issue, and provide reasons to look at gun violence through a public health perspective.

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ND Expert: The Legality of Obama's Gun Action

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APA Welcomes Administration’s Gun Control Measures

The American Psychological Association expressed strong support for key components of President Obama’s plan to protect American children and communities by reducing gun violence.

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Obama’s Executive Order Might Have Only Marginal Effect on Illegal Gun Sales, Expert Says

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GW Experts Available on President Obama's Gun Control Announcement

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Sociologist Available to Discuss Antigovernment Protest in Oregon

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Sociologist Available to Discuss Antigovernment Protest in Oregon

The American Sociological Association (ASA) has a sociologist available to discuss the situation in Oregon involving armed antigovernment protesters.