Author: Jenna Hillhouse

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In Focus: Disaster Fatigue

New In Focus now available on the Disaster Fatigue. A collection of resources focused on disaster fatigue of first responders. Described by Fresno County Director of Behavioral Health Dawan Utecht, “Disaster fatigue is a term used to really describe a collision of many disasters.” Back-to-back crises can lead to the decomposition...

In Focus: Impeachment 2021

New In Focus now available on the 2021 Presidential Impeachment of Donald J. Trump. A collection of resources focused on the 2021 impeachment proceedings of President Trump. The House voted to approve a single article of impeachment, accusing President Trump of “inciting violence against the government of the United States” in his...

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In Focus: Online Extremism

New In Focus now available on Online Extremism. A collection of reports focused on how people can become radicalized to certain beliefs or actions by way of online media such as social networks. According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICAP), Online radicalization to violence is the process by...

In Focus: Vaccine Hesitancy

New In Focus now available on Vaccine Hesitancy. A collection of reports focused on how misinformation, skepticism, and fear all play a role in dissuading people from receiving vaccination from COVID-19 and other diseases.  According to a report by the Aspen Institute, “[A] combination of factors—including misinformation spread on social media;...

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In Focus: Food Insecurity in America

New In Focus now available on Food Insecurity in America. A collection of reports focused on the nation’s households’ inability to “provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life” (Feeding America).  The list specifically focuses on the effect that COVID-19 has had on households’ food supply and...

In Focus: Supreme Court Nominations

New In Focus now available on Supreme Court Nominations. A collection of reports focused on the process and appointment of new justices to the Supreme Court of the United States.  The list includes information about the process as a whole, considerations for congressional members when a justice is nominated during election...

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In Focus: Policing Protests

New In Focus now available on Policing Protests. A collection of reports focused on police responses to protests across the country.  The comprehensive list includes research to help facilitate peaceful protests, policing policies that have worked well to contribute to successful and safe demonstrations, as well as lessons learned on how...

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In Focus: COVID Conspiracies

New In Focus now available on COVID Conspiracies. A collection of reports focused on the COVID-19-related conspiracy theory beliefs and the implications and negative consequences they can have on recovery. According to the Conspiracy Theory Handbook, conspiracy theories “tend to persist for a long time even when there is no decisive...

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In Focus: Contact Tracing

New In Focus now available on Contact Tracing. A collection of reports focused on the process of Contact Tracing, which is being able to identify, assess, and manage people who have been exposed to a disease to prevent further transmission. These reports aim to define contact tracing and to give guidance...

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In Focus: Police Reform

New In Focus now available on Police Reform. A collection of reports focused on the assessment of current policing procedures and recommendations for reform, in response to longstanding concerns over excessive use of force, disproportionate application to people of color, and how improved policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while...