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Barriers to health care for violence victims

Oct 30, 2020

Violence is a serious health concern and is one of the leading causes of death for adults under the age of 45 in the United States. Among those who are injured during a violent crime, only half of those who need medical treatment use health care services. Penn State researchers are exploring…
News Topics: CriminologyViolence

Why Social Science? Because It Can Teach Police Nonviolence and How to Work with Local Residents

Jun 30, 2020

By Kirssa Cline Ryckman, Jennifer Earl, Jessica Maves Braithwaite, University of Arizona Police have a saying, “better to be judged by 12 than carried by six,” acknowledging they might face a jury if they use excessive force, but it’s preferable to being killed in the line of duty. Many police …

Pandemic lockdown increases child abuse and family violence

May 14, 2020

Articles in U.S. News, The Atlantic, and the American Psychological Association quote SSRI cofunds Brian Allen, Jennie Noll, and Yo Jackson on how the pandemic is creating situations of isolation and parental stress, which are major risk factors for child abuse.

Penn State-led project works to help prevent violence in schools

May 12, 2020

Children in remote locations, including children in military families, can face a variety of struggles, including violence in schools and other environments. Penn State researchers developed a new publication that will assist schools in evaluating the violence prevention resources they may be using…

Prenatal substance exposure may impact adolescent attitudes toward gun violence

Apr 14, 2020

The wave of mass shootings across the United States in the last two decades has reignited the discussion of gun violence and the role it plays on childhood development. New research has found that prenatal substance exposure may contribute to positive attitudes toward guns and violence among…

Active-duty service members' children to benefit from new partnership

Jan 30, 2019

Proactively identifying and addressing behavioral threats among students has long been a challenge for many school districts. If teachers, administrators, staff and fellow students can identify and safely report risky behavior, researchers hope that shooting tragedies like those that occurred at…

Congressional briefing on school violence and march taking place

Mar 19, 2018

Just last month, Parkland High School was the scene of one of the deadliest school shootings in the world. Now these Parkland students, as well as students all over the country, are uniting as advocates for change and marching in the March for Our Lives demonstration that is taking place in…
News Topics: SchoolViolence