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Police platform patrols create 'phantom effect' that cuts crime in London Underground

University of Cambridge

A massive experiment that deployed regular police patrols on platforms in the London Underground has shown that four 15-minute patrols a day in some of the capital's most crime-ridden stations reduced reported crime and disorder by 21%.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Crime and Forensic Science, Government/Law, Guns and Violence, Europe News, All Journal News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 11:20 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Program Proves Effective in Preventing Dating Violence with Middle School Students
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    13-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST

Program Proves Effective in Preventing Dating Violence with Middle School Students

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Coaching Boys Into Men, a program that seeks to prevent dating violence and sexual assault, reduces abusive behaviors among middle school male athletes toward their female peers, according to clinical trial results published today in JAMA Pediatrics.

Channels: All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Children's Health, Education, Sex and Relationships, Guns and Violence, JAMA,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 2:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Progressive Gender Beliefs in Teen Boys May Be Protective Against Violence

Progressive Gender Beliefs in Teen Boys May Be Protective Against Violence

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well as behave abusively toward their dates, compared to teenage boys who don’t witness such behaviors, according to a new study.

Channels: Bullying, Gender Issues, Guns and Violence, Sexual Harassment and #MeToo, All Journal News, Grant Funded News, LGBTQ Issues, Staff Picks,

Released:
27-Dec-2019 12:15 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Training Developed by Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor to Assess Intimate-Partner Violence Risk Now Offered to All Veterans Administration Clinical Staff
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10-Dec-2019 1:20 PM EST
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    9-Dec-2019 10:30 AM EST

Strategies to Lower Risk for Violent Crime and Gun Violence

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

With violent crimes and gun violence rising annually and the number of gun deaths in the U.S. surpassing all other nations, researchers at the annual meeting of The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) present a series of studies during its Study of Violent Crime and Gun Violence symposium which contributes several new frameworks that can be used toward improving laws, civilian strategies, legislation and police response, as well as the overall study of risk in society. The Symposium will occur on Monday, December 9 at 10:30 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

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Released:
18-Nov-2019 3:10 PM EST
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Law and Public Policy

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Gun Violence, Bullying and Poverty Again Named as Top Three Social Concerns for Youth by Chicago Parents

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Consistent with last year, Chicago parents again selected gun violence, bullying/cyberbullying and poverty as the top three social problems for children and adolescents in the city, according to the latest survey results released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Hunger was new to this year’s top 10 list of social issues facing youth, with 62 percent of parents across all community areas in Chicago considering it a big problem.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Education, Family and Parenting, Poverty, Guns and Violence,

Released:
3-Dec-2019 4:15 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Case Western Reserve part of $1 million grant to launch new domestic violence court

Case Western Reserve University

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded a $1 million grant to launch a special court docket for cases involving high-risk domestic offenders. The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court is partnering with social sciences researchers at Case Western Reserve University to develop, implement and evaluate the court docket.

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Released:
25-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Law and Public Policy

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Rutgers Experts Available to Speak on Santa Clarita, CA, School Shooting

Rutgers University

Paul Boxer is an expert on the development and management of aggressive behavior and director of the External Center on Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice at Rutgers University-Newark. Stephanie Bonne is assistant professor of surgery at New Jersey Medical School and director of the Hospital Violence Intervention Program at University Hospital in Newark, where she is a trauma surgeon and regularly treats gun-shot victims.

Channels: Government/Law, Guns and Violence, U.S. Politics,

Released:
15-Nov-2019 2:20 AM EST
Announcement

Law and Public Policy

Academics launch training resource to improve responses to violence against children

Queen's University Belfast

A new training resource aimed at enhancing child-centred responses to violence against children, co-designed with children and young people, has been launched today (Monday 11 November) by academics from the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast and Include Youth.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Education, Family and Parenting, Guns and Violence,

Released:
11-Nov-2019 4:15 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Bloomberg American Health Summit Kicks Off Tuesday Nov. 12 in Baltimore

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

After years of progress, the average life expectancy in the U.S. has been on the decline for three consecutive years. The second annual Bloomberg American Health Summit—taking place November 12 and 13, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland—will bring together national leaders, policymakers, advocates, and innovators from across the country to share new knowledge and evidence-based practices around five focus areas implicated in reducing U.S. life expectancy: addiction and overdose, adolescent health, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, and violence.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Environmental Health, Obesity, Public Health, Guns and Violence, Education,

Released:
11-Nov-2019 9:05 AM EST
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