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Risk factors for femicide in abusive relationships: results from a multisite case control study.
TLDR
There are identifiable risk factors for intimate partner femicides and they include perpetrator's access to a gun and previous threat with a weapon, perpetrator's stepchild in the home, and estrangement, especially from a controlling partner.
The Danger Assessment
TLDR
The development, psychometric validation, and suggestions for use of the Danger Assessment are described, including possible improvements to the scoring algorithm with levels of risk.
Assessing Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Homicide
A team of researchers studied the Danger Assessment and found that despite certain limitations, the tool can with some reliability identify women who may be at risk of being killed by an intimate
News media framing of serious mental illness and gun violence in the United States, 1997-2012.
TLDR
"dangerous people" with SMI were more likely than "dangerous weapons" to be mentioned as a cause of gun violence across the study period, and most news coverage occurred in the wake of mass shootings.
Opioid Overdose Deaths and Florida's Crackdown on Pill Mills.
TLDR
Findings from this study indicate that laws regulating pain clinics and enforcement of these laws may, in combination, reduce opioid overdose deaths.
Effects of Baltimore’s Safe Streets Program on Gun Violence: A Replication of Chicago’s CeaseFire Program
TLDR
Program-related reductions in homicides appear to be linked with conflict mediations conducted by program outreach workers and in some instances, program effects extended to neighborhoods bordering the intervention areas.
Effects of news media messages about mass shootings on attitudes toward persons with serious mental illness and public support for gun control policies.
TLDR
The aftermath of mass shootings is often viewed as a window of opportunity to garner support for gun control policies, but it also exacerbates negative attitudes toward persons with serious mental illness.
Youth violence: What we know and what we need to know.
TLDR
It is argued that the prevention of youth violence should be a national priority, based on the evidence on some major risk factors and protective factors for youth violence and the implications of the current evidence.
After Newtown--public opinion on gun policy and mental illness.
The loss of life in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012 has prompted a national conversation about guns and mental illness. Public opinion surveys can help policymakers understand Americans'
Effects of domestic violence policies, alcohol taxes and police staffing levels on intimate partner homicide in large US cities
TLDR
Reducing access to firearms for DVRO defendants, increasing police staffing levels and allowing the warrantless arrest of DVROs violators may reduce the city-level risk of IPH.
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