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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Gun Policy Expert Available To Discuss Campus Carry Measures

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UCI Researchers Forecast Lower 2017 Violent and Property Crime Rates in Much of SoCal

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 – Researchers at the University of California, Irvine project double-digit reductions in both violent and property crimes across much of Southern California for 2017. Violent crime is estimated to drop by 21 percent in 82 percent of cities, and property crime is expected to decrease by 11 percent in 79 percent of cities.

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Lurie Children’s Hospital Launches Pilot Program to Help Curb Youth Violence in Chicago

Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago has an innovative care coordination model to keep young people from being incarcerated.

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Human Trafficking, human trafficking prevention, human trafficking research, Human Trafficking survivors, Baylor University, Super Bowl, Super Bowl 51, NFL, Houston, Churches, Communities, Sex Trafficking, labor trafficking

Four Tips to Help Communities and Churches Battle Human Trafficking: Baylor Expert

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Baylor human trafficking expert Elizabeth Goatley, Ph.D., said large-scale national events like the Super Bowl draw attention to human trafficking, and it’s an appropriate time to make people aware of the epidemic, which victimizes hundreds of thousands of people within the United States each year.

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Shootings in U.S. Schools Are Linked to Increased Unemployment

A Northwestern University study has found that economic insecurity is related to the rate of gun violence at K-12 and postsecondary schools in the United States. When it becomes more difficult for people coming out of school to find jobs, the rate of gun violence at schools increases. The study reveals a persistent connection over time between unemployment and the occurrence of school shootings in the country as a whole, across various regions of the country and within affected cities.

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Need a Human Trafficking or Tourism Expert for Your Super Bowl Coverage? @Floridastate Has You Covered.

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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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Religious Violence Expert Mark Juergensmeyer to Begin CSU Dominguez Hills’ Semester-Long Speaker Series ‘Tolerance and Violence in the Mind of God’

“Tolerance and Violence in the Mind of God" explores the connection between religion and violence, solidarity, peacebuilding, and combating terrorism.

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'Data-Driven' Approach May Reduce Violence to Hospital Workers

A worksite intervention using unit-level data on violent events can lead to lower risks of patient-to-worker violence and injury to hospital staff, suggests a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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Study Finds Three Primary Categories Used by African-American Women Facing Intimate Partner Violence

African-American women in abusive relationships use a variety of strategies pulled from three general categories to survive intimate partner violence (IPV), according to a new University at Buffalo study recently published in the journal Social Work.

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African American Center Hosts Exhibits as ‘Remedy’ to Violence

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African American center to continue focus on remedies to violence







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