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Released: 28-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Study: Exposure to police violence may be more impactful for individuals who perceive police as a threat to their personal safety
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from the Race and Opportunity Lab in the Brown School’s Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis sheds light on youths’ reactions to social media videos showing violence in their communities. “Exposure to police violence may be more impactful for individuals who perceive police as a threat to their personal safety,” the lead author said.

Newswise: Helping Law Enforcement Solve and Prevent Chemical-Related Violence
Released: 26-May-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Helping Law Enforcement Solve and Prevent Chemical-Related Violence
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T-developed Chemical Agents Reactions Database can help federal, state and local agencies check if chemicals found in illegal labs can make illicit drugs, poisons or warfare agents.

Newswise: Signs of Child Abuse During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Released: 19-May-2020 7:10 AM EDT
Signs of Child Abuse During COVID-19 Pandemic
Children's of Alabama

With the pandemic keeping families inside their homes, and no access to school, faith institutions, or daycare, signs of child abuse may be easier to miss. Melissa Peters, MD, discusses how the potential increase in child abuse can be addressed, including signs to watch for in your community.

Newswise: Thurman Barnes Joins the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research and Rutgers School of Public Health
Released: 4-May-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Thurman Barnes Joins the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research and Rutgers School of Public Health
Rutgers School of Public Health

Thurman Barnes has been appointed as the assistant director of the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research, and associate professor in the department of urban-global public health at the Rutgers School of Public Health. He will start his new role at Rutgers this May.

Released: 22-Apr-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Majority of U.S. States and Territories Do Not Require Day Care Providers to Inform Parents of Firearms on Premises
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Home- and center-based child care providers are not required by most states or U.S. territories to inform parents when guns are stored on the premises, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Newswise: With Sharp Decrease of Intimate Partner Violence in Nicaragua, New Study Shows Violence Against Women and Girls Is Preventable
Released: 21-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
With Sharp Decrease of Intimate Partner Violence in Nicaragua, New Study Shows Violence Against Women and Girls Is Preventable
George Washington University

The percentage of women and girls in Nicaragua’s second-largest city who reported experiencing physical violence by their partners during their lifetimes decreased from 55% in 1995 to 28% in 2016, according to a GW new study.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Survey: Would-Be Purchasers of Firearms in Baltimore’s Underground Gun Market Face Obstacles
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A small survey conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that more than half of respondents who reported having attempted to acquire a firearm in Baltimore’s underground firearm market in the prior six months were unsuccessful—some due to lack of financial means, and others reporting they had no trusted point of contact for acquiring guns through unlawful means.


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