National Institute of Justice Hosts Seminar on Preventing Gun Violence

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is hosting a seminar titled “Preventing Gun Violence: Understanding Law Enforcement Responses and Improving Multi-disciplinary Partnership for Peace” on Wednesday, August 24th in Washington DC. The NIJ periodically organizes seminars that feature research pertaining to current policies and practices. The seminar will feature four panelists: professor Charles Wellford of the University of Maryland, David Hemenway, Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, professor Susan Sorenson of the University of Pennsylvania, and Prince George’s County Police Department Chief Hank Stawinski. The seminar will be moderated by Deputy Director and Chief of Staff Howard Spivak of the National Institute of Justice.

The seminar will focus on “common police practices for responding to gun violence and the extent to which they are contributing to reductions in violent incidents. The panel will also explore the role of multi-disciplinary partners such as the public health sector in reducing gun violence, and discuss promising practices for law enforcement partnerships to leverage complimentary violence reduction efforts”.

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