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Professor Urges Students to Act if They Suspect Someone of Violence

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Students on college campuses should not hesitate to call the police if they suspect another student or faculty member could commit a violent act, says a criminal justice professor who has written extensively on the subject of school safety. In light of recent shootings at campuses in Illinois and Arkansas, Chester Quarles said students have a collective responsibility to act and diffuse potentially violent situations.

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National Campus Safety and Security Expert Harold Huffman Available for Interviews

Harold Huffman, campus safety and security program manager, is a nationally-consulted expert in the areas of prevention, response and recovery of educational-facility implemented violence from bullying to aggravated assault behaviors "“ all relevant issues in our state and nation.

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Security Authority Available To Speak About Northern Illinois University

Tragically, the Northern Illinois University and others like it illustrate the profound need for heightened security in large public spaces such as malls, corporate campuses, schools, and health care facilities. Security expert, John X. Adiletta discusses steps to improve security and public spaces and financial ramifications for increased security.

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Keep Schools Open After Shooting, Psychologist Advises

Schools have a tendency to close for the entire week after a shooting incident but it would be better if they remained open. At the very least they should be open for counseling, says a psychologist who has written four books on school crises and served on counseling teams after the shootings at Littleton, CO and Red Lake, MN.

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School Violence Prevention: Watching for the Warning Signs

School shootings, while heinous and frightening, remain relatively rare events, However, they leave behind a devastating aftermath of loss and psychological trauma and we need to take steps to recognize kids at risk to prevent further carnage.

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Major Gaps in Gun Safety Where Children Are Concerned

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A study by Vanderbilt's Shari Barkin, M.D., and colleagues found that a high number of families who own guns admit their guns are not always safely stored.

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Few Families Report Safe Firearm Storage

Few families store their firearms safely, according to a pediatric researcher at Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Robert H. DuRant, Ph.D., and his colleagues' research study results are published in the June issue of Pediatrics.

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Expertise Improves Shoot-no Shoot Decisions in Police Officers and Lessens Potential for Racial Bias

From three experiments of video simulations of shoot-no shoot decision scenarios with police officers, community members and college students, researchers from the University of Chicago, the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Denver determined that training and experience is effective in minimizing decisions based on stereotyped views.

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Tougher Gun Laws: Can They Stop the Violence?

In the wake of the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, America is asking tough questions about its gun laws. But at the same time, Americans are also asking if stricter gun laws will really lead to less violence. Maria Kefalas, Ph.D., sociologist and director of Saint Joseph's University's Institute for Violence Research and Prevention is not convinced that it's the guns that equal violence.

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The People Who Could Have Survived Did Survive

In the hours immediately following the worst mass shooting in American history, a group of neighboring students, faculty, and administrators sprang into action to assist those in need, from the most grievously injured to the simply stunned student body at Virginia Tech.







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