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Penn Trauma Surgeons Show “Profound” Racial Disparity in Philadelphia Gun Violence

In a Viewpoint published this week in JAMA Surgery, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, argue for more research on firearm injury, including the establishment of a national database on incidents of gun violence. The authors point to recent research showing that in Philadelphia, gun murders and injuries are much more strongly associated with race than neighborhood income levels.

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Researchers Observe Reduction in Sexual Violence Among High School Students After Implementing Bystander Intervention Program

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Led by researchers at the University of Kentucky, the study is the largest and longest randomized controlled trial of bystander intervention programs focusing on sexual violence prevention in high schools. Published this week in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the study reveals the implementation of "Green Dot" in Kentucky high schools decreased not only sexual violence perpetration, but related forms of violence including sexual harassment, stalking and dating violence.

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Chicago Researcher Investigates Survivors of Violence

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More Black Police Won't Result in Fewer Police-Involved Homicides of Black Citizens

Hiring more black police officers is not a viable strategy for reducing police-involved homicides of black citizens in most cities, according to new Indiana University research that is the first in-depth study of this increasingly urgent public policy question.

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Gun Policy Expert Available To Discuss Campus Carry Measures

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UCI Researchers Forecast Lower 2017 Violent and Property Crime Rates in Much of SoCal

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 – Researchers at the University of California, Irvine project double-digit reductions in both violent and property crimes across much of Southern California for 2017. Violent crime is estimated to drop by 21 percent in 82 percent of cities, and property crime is expected to decrease by 11 percent in 79 percent of cities.

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Lurie Children’s Hospital Launches Pilot Program to Help Curb Youth Violence in Chicago

Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago has an innovative care coordination model to keep young people from being incarcerated.

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Four Tips to Help Communities and Churches Battle Human Trafficking: Baylor Expert

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Baylor human trafficking expert Elizabeth Goatley, Ph.D., said large-scale national events like the Super Bowl draw attention to human trafficking, and it’s an appropriate time to make people aware of the epidemic, which victimizes hundreds of thousands of people within the United States each year.

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Shootings in U.S. Schools Are Linked to Increased Unemployment

A Northwestern University study has found that economic insecurity is related to the rate of gun violence at K-12 and postsecondary schools in the United States. When it becomes more difficult for people coming out of school to find jobs, the rate of gun violence at schools increases. The study reveals a persistent connection over time between unemployment and the occurrence of school shootings in the country as a whole, across various regions of the country and within affected cities.

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