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Center for Gun Policy and Research

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The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research is engaged in original scholarly research, policy analysis and agenda-setting public discourse. Our goal is to bring public health expertise and perspectives to the complex policy issues related to gun violence prevention.

An important part of the Center's mission is to serve as an objective and informative resource for the news media, thereby providing the public with accurate information about gun injuries, prevention strategies, and policies.

What's New?

Center director Daniel Webster named 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award

Award given by the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association.
For more information, please click here.

Weekly Graduate Seminars on Injury Research and Policy, focused on violence prevention research

Instructor Dr. Daniel Webster
Mondays 12:10 – 1:20 p.m.
All seminars will be recorded and videos will be posted here once available.
For more information, contact Shani Buggs at sbuggs1@jhu.edu

Legal Gun Carrying in Public Places: Impacts on Violence and Policy Implications
Monday, August 28, 2017
Daniel Webster and Alex McCourt, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, Dept. of Health Policy and Management
Watch the recorded seminar here.

Use of Social Media Data in Violence Prevention
Monday, September 11, 2017
Mark Dredze, PhD, Dept. of Computer Science, JHU
Watch the recorded seminar here.

Impacts of Drug Policy on Violence
Monday, September 18, 2017

Daniel Webster, Susan Sherman, Brendan Saloner and Michael Boticelli.

Racial Redlining and Violence in Philadelphia
Monday, Sept 25, 2017

Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, RN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

A Comparison of Two Gun Violence Reduction Strategies: Successes and Challenges in Reaching Gang-Involved Youth and Young Adults
Monday, Oct 2, 2017

Caterina G. Roman, Ph.D., Temple University, Dept. of Criminal Justice

Gender-Based Violence and Access to Justice and Support Services
Monday, Oct 9, 2017
Michelle Decker, ScD, Associate Professor and Director, Women's Health & Rights Program, Center for Public Health & Human Rights, JHBSPH

Promise and Pitfalls of Proactive Gun Law Enforcement
Monday, Oct 16, 2017
Cynthia Lum, PhD, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University

Dr. Cassandra Crifasi Winner of the Jess Kraus Award for paper in Injury Epidemiology
Assistant Professor Crifasi will accept the award during a ceremony on May 25th at Columbia University.
For more information on the award, please click here.

New Fact Sheet on the Gun Center:
We have a new fact sheet describing our Center and highlighting some of our accomplishments.

Center director Daniel Webster examines some hopeful possibilities that exist for a controversial public policy conundrum during his TEDMED talk. Please email Alicia Samuels (asamuels@jhu.edu) for information on how to watch. A copy of his talk (as prepared for delivery) has been posted here.

Center director Daniel Webster gave the Distinguished Faculty Seminar at the University of Michigan on October 16th. Click here to watch his talk.

Center director Daniel Webster's research is highlighted in the Joyce Foundation's annual report. Listen to his story here.

Updated Evidence and Policy Developments on Reducing Gun Violence in America edited by Daniel W. Webster and Jon S. Vernick

book coverThis digital update to Reducing Gun Violence in America presents new research and policy developments in the effort to address the staggering toll of gun violence in the United States.  

An essential companion to Reducing Gun Violence in America, the reliable, empirical research and legal analysis in this e-book will help lawmakers, opinion leaders and concerned citizens identify policy changes to address gun violence that takes an average of 80 lives every day.

If you prefer to read the Update on your e-reader, please click here.

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