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Is Netflix’s Hit Show “Narcos” Culturally Sensitive and Historically Accurate? Unlikely, Says American University Professor

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9/11 Merged U.S. Immigration and Terrorism Efforts at Latinos’ Expense, Study Finds

After September 11, issues of immigration and terrorism merged, heightening surveillance and racializing Latino immigrants as a threat to national security, according to sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin).

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UNLV Political Experts Available to Discuss 2016 Election Issues

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Researchers Develop a Novel Approach to Identify Risk Factors for School Violence

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center recently developed a way to assess middle and high school students’ risk of violent behavior at schools. The study included 25 students with behavioral changes from 15 schools in Ohio and Kentucky. The study results were published in July 2016 in Psychiatric Quarterly.

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Racial Inequity, Violence Climb List of Child Health Concerns for Black Adults

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Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children’s health concerns than other groups, a new national poll says.

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Sports Management Expert Gives Insight on Rio Olympics

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’Media Contagion’ Is Factor in Mass Shootings, Study Says

People who commit mass shootings in America tend to share three traits: rampant depression, social isolation and pathological narcissism, according to a paper presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention that calls on the media to deny such shooters the fame they seek.

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GW Extremism Tracker: US Officials Charged 100 People with ISIS-Related Offenses Since March 2014

An arrest announced Wednesday by law enforcement officials in Washington, D.C., is the 100th charge of ISIS-related offenses in the United States, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

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Media: Wayne McCormack of @sjquinney & @uutah a Source on Planning for Security @ #rio2016 #Olympics

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McCormack worked on planning for security issues on a committee for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is also a legal scholar who has done work on global justice and terrorism issues.

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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

Grimm statistics on homicides in Chicago

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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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