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Police Violence Against Unarmed Black Men Results in Loss of Thousands of Crime-Related 911 Calls

A new study shows that publicized cases of police violence against unarmed black men have a clear and significant negative impact on citizen crime reporting, specifically 911 calls.

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Alcohol-Involved Homicide Victimization: Common, Linked to Male Gender, Minority Status, and History of Domestic Abuse

While the association between alcohol and homicide may seem obvious, there has been no recent study of alcohol involvement in homicide victimization in U.S. states. This study drills down into the subject, looking at how often alcohol was involved in homicide victimization, and what socio-demographic and other factors may be predictors.

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Comer Children’s Wins $2M Federal Grant to Help Kids Affected by Violence

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital will provide screening and mental health care for hundreds of children and families that have been affected by violence in many of Chicago’s South and West side neighborhoods.

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Violence Against Police Officers Can Trigger Increased Discrimination in Police Stops

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A new Yale study has found that incidents of extreme violence against police officers can lead to periods of substantially increased racial disparities in the use of force by police.

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UGA Expert Available to Comment on Charlotte Violence

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One in Nine Emergency Room Patients with Injuries Caused by Violence Will Visit an ER Again Within Two Years, Penn Study Finds

Approximately one in nine people sent to Florida emergency rooms (ERs) for injuries caused by acts of intentional violence – including shootings, stabbings, assaults, etc. – in 2010 ended up being violently injured again within two years. The findings come from the most comprehensive study to date on recurrent violent injury, its costs and risk factors. Risk factors for recurrent violent injury included homelessness, residence in low income neighborhoods, and other ER visits for psychiatric emergencies or alcohol abuse.

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Research Reduces Violence Against Pregnant Women

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Results of a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing-led study on intimate partner violence show that pregnant victims saw a significant reduction in exposure to such acts after participating in the Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program (DOVE).

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Survey: Half of Kids in Families Studied Spend Time in Households with Firearms

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A study of parents by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that about half of the children whose parents were surveyed spend time in homes that have firearms.

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Milwaukee Researcher Studies the Root Causes of Violence

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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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