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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

Academic Centers

Violence, Intervention and Prevention Center
The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center works with faculty, staff, students and community partners at the University of Kentucky toward the mission of eliminating the perpetration of power-based personal violence, including sexual assault, partner violence and stalking.

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV), a research program of the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was founded in 1992 to provide informed assistance to groups committed to understanding and preventing violence, particularly adolescent violence.

Harvard Injury Control Research Center
Focuses primarily on the interdisciplinary study of the causes and etiology of injury and its application for the development and evaluation of prevention and intervention strategies and policy. A multidisciplinary approach is taken for all research and training activities.

University of Pennsylvania, Firearm & Injury Center at Penn (FICAP)
Works to create safer communities through the systematic reduction of firearm injury and its repercussions to the individual, family, and society. FICAP seeks to achieve its mission by stimulating firearm injury research, supporting efforts to translate research findings into practice, and broadly disseminating information to policymakers.

Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP)
The VPRP is an organized research program of the University of California, Davis that addresses the causes, nature, and prevention of violence. Numerous firearm injury prevention research papers are available online from this site.


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Academic Centers
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