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Article ID: 558116

Professors Available to Discuss Bystander Phenomena in Crimes

University of New Hampshire

When a California high school student was gang raped recently, as many as two dozen people stood by while the girl was assaulted. Two UNH researchers have extensively studied the bystander phenomena in sexual assaults and are available to discuss it.

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30-Oct-2009 11:10 AM EDT
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Article ID: 557956

Could Bystander Education Have Halted Sexual Assault on Teen Girl?

University of Kentucky

A troubling sexual assault case raises questions about the role of bystanders. Meanwhile, the University of Kentucky has received a $2 million CDC grant to take a bystander education/violence prevention program into high schools.

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27-Oct-2009 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 557565

Violence Between Couples Is Usually Calculated

University of Haifa

Violence between couples is usually the result of a calculated decision-making process and the partner inflicting violence will do so only as long as the price to be paid is not too high. This is the conclusion of a new study by Dr. Eila Perkis at the University of Haifa.

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18-Oct-2009 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 556972

Study Finds High Rates of Childhood Exposure to Violence and Abuse in U.S.

University of New Hampshire

A new study from the University of New Hampshire finds that U.S. children are routinely exposed to even more violence and abuse than has been previously recognized, with nearly half experiencing a physical assault in the study year.

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7-Oct-2009 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 556827

Study Asks, Protection or Peril? Gun Possession of Questionable Value in an Assault

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In a first-of its-kind study, epidemiologists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that, on average, guns did not protect those who possessed them from being shot in an assault. The study estimated that people with a gun were 4.5 times more likely to be shot in an assault than those not possessing a gun.

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30-Sep-2009 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 556639

Political Scientists Win $205,000 to Study International Conflict Resolution

University of Alabama

Two political scientists, Dr. Douglas Gibler and Dr Karl DeRouen, have received a grant of $205,000 from the National Science Foundation to analyze the effectiveness of political settlements in ending international conflict.

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24-Sep-2009 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 555894

Schools Failing When It Comes to Bullying, Violence Prevention

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health finds few parents would grade schools with an "A" for school bullying and violence prevention programs.

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10-Sep-2009 2:15 PM EDT
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    4-Aug-2009 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 554787

Khmer Rouge Trials Offer Baseline Study for Mental Health Impact to a Society of War Crimes Tribunal

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A UNC-led study finds that 75 percent of Cambodians believe the Khmer Rouge trials will provide justice and promote reconciliation, but more than 87 percent of people old enough to remember the torture and murder during the Khmer Rouge era say the trials will rekindle "painful memories."

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30-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554018

Regulation and Oversight of Gun Sales Reduces Trafficking to Criminals

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Comprehensive regulation of gun sellers appears to reduce the trafficking of guns to criminals, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study is the first to incorporate measures of the enforcement of gun sale laws into a study of the effectiveness of those laws.

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7-Jul-2009 10:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 553122

Study Links "˜Warrior Gene' to Gang Membership, Weapon Use

Florida State University

Boys who carry a particular variation of the gene Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA), sometimes called the "warrior gene," are more likely not only to join gangs but also to be among the most violent members and to use weapons, according to a new study from The Florida State University that is the first to confirm an MAOA link specifically to gangs and guns.

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5-Jun-2009 11:50 AM EDT
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