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Center for Gun Policy and Research

Reducing Gun Violence in America
To order a copy of “Reducing Gun Violence in America” from JHU Press, please click here. To read the 2014 Update, please click here. More
Gun Policy Summit January 14-15, 2013
Johns Hopkins University convened more than 20 global experts on gun policy and violence to summarize relevant research and its implications for policymakers and concerned citizens. Click here for archived video of the event
The Case for Gun Policy Reforms
A synthesis of prior research and analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research examines policy reforms and initiatives for reducing gun violence in the U.S. Download the Report
Legal Issues
The Center monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of major gun laws, including those related to: "Saturday night special" handguns; handgun registration and licensing; child access prevention; and minimum purchase and possession age. More
Gun Trafficking
The Center is committed to studying and reducing illegal firearm trafficking. The Center's work in this area focuses on the role of gun dealers, straw purchases, and firearm theft in the transfer of guns from legal to illegal markets. More
Keeping Guns from Youth
The Center studies policies and behaviors related to gun access and carrying among youth. Center research focuses on trends and prevention of youth homicide, suicide, violence, and unintentional injury by firearms. More
Domestic Violence
The Center studies policies and behaviors related to gun violence perpetrated by domestic violence offenders. Center research seeks to identify whether current legal practices effectively keep guns out of the hands of batterers. More

Education

Center faculty play important roles in educating Johns Hopkins public health students who are interested in the prevention of gun violence. Courses at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health addressing gun violence prevention include: Issues in Injury and Violence Prevention, Understanding and Preventing Violence, Public Health and the Law, Making Change Through Policy, Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy, and Epidemiologic Methods in Injury and Violence Control. Center faculty also participate in training programs for students interested in violence prevention.

Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy

The focus of the Graduate Seminar on Injury Research and Policy for the 4th term in 2013 will be violence prevention.  The seminar series is jointly sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, and the Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The seminars are open to all students and faculty as well as to the public. Students taking the seminar for course credit are expected to attend all seminars and participate in an end of term discussion session. To get course credit, students attend the final discussion session and at least six of the seven seminars. If you need additional information, please contact the Course Administrator, Rachel Lemley at rahoward@jhsph.edu (410-955-0038), or the Teaching Assistant, Cassandra Kercher at ckercher@jhsph.edu.

The schedule for the 2014 third term Graduate Seminar on Injury Research and Policy is below.


3rd Term Seminar Topic: Research to Advance the Prevention of Violence
 

January 27, 2014
 

Progress and Challenges in Gun Policy One Year Following Johns Hopkins’ Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America
Daniel Webster, ScD, MPH
Professor and Director
Stephen Teret, JD, MPH
Professor
Jon Vernick, JD, MPH
Associate Professor and Co-Director
Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Emma McGinty, PhD
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

February 3, 2014
 

Connected in Crime: Using Network Analysis to Understand America’s Gun Violence Epidemic
Andrew Papachristos, PhD

Yale University

February 10, 2014
 

Measuring Key Components in the Cure Violence Model of Violence Prevention
Jeffrey Butts, PhD

John Jay School of Criminal Justice

February 17, 2014
 

Agent Based Modeling of Factors Influencing Community Health: Modeling Community Crime and Neighborhood Intervention Programs
Jessica G. Burke, PhD

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

February 24, 2014
 

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD
Ryan Shields, PhD

Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
Department of Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

March 3, 2014
 

Theory and Evidence on Focused Deterrence Strategies to Reduce Urban Violence
David Kennedy

John Jay School of Criminal Justice

March 10, 2014
 

Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Assaults and Homicides to Law Enforcement Officers
Cassandra Kercher, MPH, PhD Candidate

Center for Gun Policy and Research
Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
 

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