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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.

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."

30-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT

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.

7-Jul-2009 10:40 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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.

5-Jun-2009 11:50 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 551445

Resources Available to Aid in Recovery From Community Violence

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The recent string of violence among families throughout the country have increased the need for community resources to support those touched by the tragedies. Educational resources available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, or CSTS of the USU, may be helpful in communities where tragedy and violence have shaken a normally quiet atmosphere.

21-Apr-2009 12:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 551331

Professor Tracks Columbine Media Discourse

Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Arizona State's David Altheide builds on his two-decade study of mass media messages of fear to argue that Columbine and other school shootings were redefined as a form of terrorism that was consistent with news emphases and social control efforts that emerged prior to the invasion of Iraq.

17-Apr-2009 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 551313

Expert: Drug Violence at Mexico's Northern Border Lessening, Not Spilling Into U.S. as Headlines Suggest

Texas Tech University

Though media hype insinuates that Mexican drug violence is crossing the border, a Texas Tech expert says violence declining, solution should be shared by U.S. and Mexico.

16-Apr-2009 3:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 551243

Professor Examines the Science Behind Suicide in New Book

Texas Tech University

The record number of soldier suicides in 2009 is most likely due to the redeployment of soldiers with psychiatric illnesses and a small army fighting a long war, according to a Texas Tech University expert on suicide.

15-Apr-2009 12:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 551209

Expert Available to Comment on Anniversary of Columbine Shootings

American University

Crime expert and American University School of Public Affairs professor Lynn Addington can provide insight into what has been learned about school violence in the 10 years since the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado. Addington can explain what can be done to prevent more shootings and some of the misconceptions in the last decade.

14-Apr-2009 4:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 550633

10 Years After the Columbine Massacre: Optimism and Deep Concern

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Ten years after the horrific massacre at Columbine High School sharpened the nation's views on youth violence, Binghamton University researcher Mary Muscari sees cause for optimism "” and for deep concern "” about the way adolescents are growing up in America.

31-Mar-2009 2:40 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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