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NJ School Emergency Preparedness and Built Environment Aspects Related to Gun...

Objective:In accordance with New Jersey (NJ) state administrative code, the NJ Safe Schools Program (NJSS) reviews safety and health (S&H) plans regarding...

The Lived Experience of Gun Ownership

Objective:Over 17.25 million U.S. citizens hold a legal license to carry a handgun. Why do Americans carry guns? What are the psychological...

The Extremist: From Cambodia’s Killing Fields to Charlottesville

Objective:In March 2016, Professor Alex Hinton faced off with a genocidal extremist, Pol Pot’s “Brother Number Two,” while serving as an expert...

State Mental Health Agency Expenditures and Violent Crime: Implications for Public...

Objective:To investigate whether state mental health agency spending is associated with reductions in violent crime rates, with an emphasis on crimes committed...

The Effect of Community Violence on Threat Processing in Low-SES Adults

Objective:The major goal of this application is to investigate the relationship between community violence and responses to threat among adults living in...

Racial Differences in the Relationship between Legal Firearm Availability and Gun...

Objective: Research suggests that greater access to firearms increases the risk for gun violence. However, few studies have examined how legal firearm...

A Machine Learning Approach to Enhancing Policing Effectiveness During Critical Incidents...

Objective:The current project will perform an exploratory analysis of the NIBRS and LEOKA datasets with the goal of identifying factors that have...

Exploring Risk Factors for Gun-related Death in New Jersey

Objective:Nationally, more than 300,000 persons died from gun-related violence from 2003-2012. The estimated cost of gun related injuries were $174.1 billion in...