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Study Reveals Public Perception of Police and Body-Worn Cameras

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There is a push to expand the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) in policing. Yet, limited research and only anecdotal evidence suggests that the public supports using them in law enforcement. Results of a new study describes general public perceptions of BWCs with some unexpected results.

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Baylor Expert Available to Discuss Human Trafficking in Relation to Super Bowl Festivities

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Mount Sinai Public Health Expert Joins ‘Call to Action’ on Gun Safety

Nils Hennig, MD, MPH, Director of the Graduate Program in Public Health at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and public health leaders from the nation’s top universities have authored an unprecedented call to action on gun safety, urging consensus-building rather than confrontation, which will be published in the American Journal of Public Health on Thursday, January 19.

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Chapman Perelman Foundation Domestic Violence Gift Awarded to Columbia Psychiatry

The Chapman Perelman Foundation has contributed $1 million to Columbia University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry to expand an initiative that provides mental health services to victims of domestic violence.

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Gunshot Victims in Cook County ‘Under-Triaged’ to Community Hospitals

Only one in six Cook County gunshot patients with injuries serious enough for treatment in a designated trauma center are taken to these specialized hospitals, according to a new report in JAMA Surgery.

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U-M Expert Can Comment on Nigerian Military Accidentally Bombing Camp Killing 50

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Racial Bias in a Heartbeat: How Signals From the Heart Shape Snap Judgements About Threat

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Our heartbeat can increase pre-existing racial biases when we face a potential threat, according to new research published in Nature Communications.

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Expert Available to Join Lethal Injection Debate and Discuss Ricky Gray Execution

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Religious Involvement Lessens Likelihood of Owning a Handgun

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Americans who are more involved in religious congregations are less likely to own handguns, according to a new study by Wake Forest University sociologist David Yamane.

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Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Continues to Climb Past R-Rated Films

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The amount of gun violence in top-grossing PG-13 movies, which can be seen by children of all ages, has continued to exceed the gun violence in the biggest box-office R-rated films, a new analysis published in the journal Pediatrics shows.







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