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NCJ Number: 250456 Find in a Library
Title: Preventing Gun Violence: Understanding Law Enforcement Response and Improving Multi-disciplinary Partnerships for Peace
Author(s): Howard Spivak M.D.; Charles Wellford Ph.D.; David Hemenway Ph.D.; Susan Sorenson Ph.D.; Hank Stawinsk
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: August 2016
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|HTML (Transcript)|Video (6 parts, 01:17:23)
Agency Summary: 
Type: Instructional Material; Issue Overview; Presentation (Multimedia); Technical Assistance
Format: Document (Online); Video (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video and accompanying transcript present a panel presentation from the Research for the Real World Seminar on common police practices for responding to gun violence and the extent to which they are contributing to reductions in violent incidents, the role of multidisciplinary partners in reducing gun violence, and promising practices for law enforcement partnerships in leveraging complementary violence-reduction efforts.
Abstract: Opening remarks by Beth McGarry, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Justice Department‘s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), reviews the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) research projects that are giving law enforcement agencies the tools they need to protect their communities from gun violence. They emphasize partnerships with researchers in order to produce a reliable understanding of the problem and the strategies that are most likely to yield positive, sustainable results. The panel presentations in this video report on what works, based on NIJ-funded research. David Hemenway, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, provides an overview of firearms injuries. Charles Wellford, a Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, reports on a project that involves the Prince George’s County Police Department (Maryland) in reducing gun violence. Susan Sorenson, who works at the University of Pennsylvania in the public health field of family and sexual violence, reports on her work regarding firearms and domestic violence. Hank Sawinski, Chief of Police of the Prince George’s County Police Department (Maryland) discusses research presentations and their relevance to the work of the police department.
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Gun Violence; Maryland; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Police research; Research programs; Research uses in policymaking
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