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Article ID: 696232

DHS S&T Approves 1,000th Anti-Terrorism Technology for SAFETY Act Protections

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T celebrates a milestone in public safety advancement with recent Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies including the Bloomberg Corporate Headquarters Security Program, the Soldier Field Security Program for SMG and the Chicago Park District, and Boeing’s Wave Glider.

18-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 696219

New App Teaches Citizens to ‘Stop the Bleed,’ Save a Life

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Knowing what to do to save a life in the aftermath of a mass trauma event is now at the touch of a button. The Uniformed Services University’s (USU) National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) recently launched “Stop the Bleed,” a free iPhone and Android app designed to teach users how to stop life-threatening bleeding in an emergency – and hopefully save lives.

18-Jun-2018 9:55 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    12-Jun-2018 4:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 695755

Urban Violence Can Hurt Test Scores Even for Kids Who Don’t Experience It

Johns Hopkins University

Children who attend school with many kids from violent neighborhoods can earn significantly lower test scores than peers with classmates from safer areas.

7-Jun-2018 3:55 PM EDT



Article ID: 695614

Rural gangs in Mississippi have ties to Windy City

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor is shedding light on gangs in rural communities that have a connection to urban gangs in Chicago. Dr. Timothy Brown, a sociologist and associate professor of criminal justice at UA Little Rock, is studying rural gang activity in a small town in the Mississippi Delta region with ties to gang affiliates in the Windy City.

5-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT



Article ID: 695351

Research Finds Link Between Reduction in Firearm Suicides and “Red Flag” Gun Laws

Academy Communications

With more than 20 “red flag” gun bills pending in state legislatures, risk-based gun seizure laws have emerged as a prominent policy option for reducing gun violence. A new study by Aaron Kivisto of the University of Indianapolis--appearing in the June edition of the journal Psychiatric Services--provides evidence that risk-based gun seizure laws do work and are saving lives.

1-Jun-2018 12:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 695360

Handgun Purchaser Licensing Laws Linked to Fewer Firearm Homicides in Large, Urban Areas

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

State laws that require gun purchasers to obtain a license contingent on passing a background check performed by state or local law enforcement are associated with a 14 percent reduction in firearm homicides in large, urban counties, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found.

31-May-2018 9:30 AM EDT

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