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Threat Detection, Concealed Weapons, Terrorist Attacks, Law Enforcement

Detecting a Concealed Weapon or Threat Is Not Easy, Even for Experienced Police Officers

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Terrorist attacks and bombings underscore the need for accurate threat detection. However, the likelihood of a police officer identifying someone concealing a weapon is only slightly better than chance, according to research from Iowa State University.

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Hartford Consensus, active shooter, Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Most People Expect Physicians and Nurses to Protect Them From Harm in the Hospital

Hospitals are not off limits to tragic shooting events, and with these incidents on the rise in public places, more than half of the general public expects that physicians and nurses will protect them from harm if an active shooter event erupts while they’re in the hospital.

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rogue leaders, Turkey, Chechnya, Russia, Global Terrorism, Repression, Corruption

Deny “Red-Carpet” Treatment to Rogue Leaders

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Facebook Town Hall: Lets Talk About S&T's Free Virtual Training for Active Shooter Response

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Our EDGE First Responder Facebook Town Hall will take place on August 14 from 1:00 to 2:00 EDT. Follow http://www.facebook.com/dhsscitech for more details!

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Study Explains Link Between Academic Performance and Violence

A lack of variation in the stress hormone cortisol from morning to evening is tied to a wide range of negative health conditions, including inflammation and immune system dysfunction, new Northwestern University research suggests. In the first comprehensive review of the relationship between daily cortisol fluctuations and health, researchers at the School of Education and Social Policy combined data from 80 different studies to show that while cortisol levels matter, a lack of variation from morning to evening may be even more telling.

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Expert: Violence Will Only Escalate Ahead of Venezuela’s Referendum

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car bombs, VBIED, IED, Vehicle–Borne Improvised Explosive Device , Improvised Explosive Device, Explosives, explosive testing, Bombs, homemade explosives

Large–Scale Vehicle–Borne Improvised Explosive Device Testing

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EXD’s Homemade Explosives (HME) program conducts Large–Scale VBIED testing to mitigate the threat posed by massive car bombs and to ensure such attacks do not occur in the U.S.

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Virtual Training for Active Shooter Incidents Now Available to First Responders

First responders of all disciplines will now be able to train together for active shooter and other critical incidents thanks to a new virtual training platform made available by the DHS S&T and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

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Guns and Violence, worker health, marijuana legalization, vehicle crash

Embargoed AJPH Research: US Gun Fatality Rate, Quality of Health by Occupation, Marijuana Legalization and Vehicle Crash Rates

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: U.S. gun fatality rate; health-related quality of life affected by occupation; and vehicle crash rates following marijuana legalization.







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