Tagged: violence

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Explosive Violence Incidents Globally

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has released a comprehensive eight-year overview of global explosive violence. The report consists of data collected from 2011 to 2018, including numbers of both armed and civilian casualties, location of explosions, as well as the strike methods. According to the report, the overall number of...

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Violent Escalation Logic Among Extremists

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) released a study that looks into reasons why certain ‘extremist groups’ choose violence while others do not. In addressing this complex phenomenon, the authors use three different case studies to highlight unique group dynamics that lead to violence. The primary...

Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy

In February 2013, the American Psychological Association (APA) commissioned a panel of experts to conduct research and analysis on gun violence in the United States. The panel’s research culminated this week in a final APA report: “Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy.” The report seeks to “convey research-based conclusions and...

Connecticut State’s Attorney Releases Sandy Hook Investigation Report

The Office of the Connecticut State Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury released yesterday its investigation report on the Sandy Hook shootings of December 2012. “The purpose of this report is to identify the person or persons criminally responsible for the twenty-seven homicides that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, on...

Most Pressing Research Priorities for Reducing the Threat of Gun Violence in the United States

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council have released a prepublication report that identifies research priorities for the most pressing gun violence problems in the United States. The report, “Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence,” “proposes priorities for a research agenda to improve understanding...

Analysis of Aurora Colorado Century Theater Shooting

The City of Aurora Colorado released the report “Century Theater Shooting: Aurora Fire Department Preliminary Incident Analysis”. From the executive summary of the report: “On July 20th, 2012, at approximately 12:40 am, a gunman opened fire in Century 16 Theater #9 where more than 400 people were attending the premier...