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National Communication Association Urges Communication Scholars and Teachers to Help Communities Heal in the Wake of Shootings

In light of the wave of violence that has left citizens and police officers dead in communities across the United States in recent weeks, the National Communication Association (NCA) has issued an Action Alert, encouraging the nearly 7,000 Communication teachers and scholars who constitute its membership to continue to use their communication expertise for the common good.

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How to Reduce U.S. Firearm Suicide Rates?

Reducing firearm access, smart gun technology, and public education could reduce firearm suicides in the United States, finds a new report from Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute.

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Should Crime Victims Call the Police?

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New research from the University of Iowa finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial experiences.

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As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

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Homicides in Chicago Climbed Nearly 10 Percent Since 2005; Increases Were Highest Among African Americans and Youth 20 to 24 Years Old

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UTEP Professor Available to Talk About His Personal Experience with Racism and Can Talk About a Teacher’s and an Administrator’s Role in Classroom When Discussing Recent National Shootings

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Fixing Police-Community Relations: Virginia Tech’s Scott Geller Calls on Law Enforcement to be “Positive, Proactive Agents of Change”

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Study: Violations of Privacy Rights by Fusion Centers Are the Exception, Not the Rule

Concerns that law enforcement fusion centers are violating individuals' privacy rights as they gather intelligence on terrorism, criminals and other threats to public safety are the exception and certainly not the rule, according to a study published in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.

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Study: Smart Technology – and Not Body Cameras – More Likely to Reduce Use of Lethal Force by Police

Two researchers from Temple University's Fox School of Business have found that smartphones and analytics are more likely than body cameras to reduce lethal force by police

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Counterterrorism Expert Available for Media Interviews

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Trauma of Racism Playing Out Tragically for Black Americans and Police Officers, Kennesaw State Psychology Professor Says

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Attempted Coup Terrible for Future of Turkey According to Turkish Scholar

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APA Provides Resources for Coping with Police Shooting, Terrorism Anxiety

Taking a break from the news and limiting how much news children watch are among the recommendations for coping with stress and anxiety related to the recent police and civilian shootings, as well as terrorism attacks, according to resources posted on the American Psychological Association’s website.

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Terrorism Expert Available to Comment on Future Threats & What We Should Be Doing

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WVU Experts Available to Discuss Issues Related to Terror Attack in Nice, France

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@UMich Juan Cole: 'the Fact Is That Most Unfortunately, This Kind of Attack Probably Cannot Be Forestalled.' #Nice #FranceAttack @UMichiganNews

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Terrorism Expert Raza Ahmad Rumi Available to Comment on Nice Attack

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Gun Control Can't Stop Such "Low-Tech Horror" as Truck Attack in France, Says Baylor Terrorism Scholar

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Will Recent Police-Related Shootings Trigger “Ferguson Effect”?

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Will the scrutiny surrounding recent shootings in Texas, Louisiana and Minnesota cause local law enforcement to scale back their policing efforts? Nationally recognized criminal justice expert Justin Nix has studied the "Ferguson Effect" and is available for comment.