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Center Conducts 2017 LGBT+ Conceal & Carry Survey

Researchers attending the Summer Research Institute attended the 2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival June 24-25 to proctor a novel conceal & carry survey aimed at eliciting the observations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people about their stance on firearms for self-defense. A previous survey found that only 15% of LGBT people owned or possessed …

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Center for Homicide Research (Spanish version)

El Center for Homicide Research es una organización de investigación académica comprometida con identificar formas de prevenir el homicidio. ¡Nuestra creencia fundamental es que el homicidio se puede prevenir! El asesinato de un ser humano por otro, excepto en circunstancias de autodefensa, es aborrecible. Se sabe mucho sobre el problema de matar. Aunque en gran …

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American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies

The Center for Homicide Research is partnering with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies. This organization offers high quality training on a regular basis. Most classes are held at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Although their in-person seminars are offered mainly in Minnesota, they also conduct online training webinars. Many …

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Homicide Center Staff in New Orleans for Training

CHR researchers returned recently from attending the meetings of the American Society of Criminology (ASC). Criminologists met together in New Orleans, Louisiana to present and discuss ground-breaking developments in the understanding and prevention of crime, including homicide. The conference was held November 15-19, 2016. New Orleans is often a chosen conference site to help support …

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American Society of Criminology Conference 2016

A presentation at the November 2016 meeting of the American Society of Criminology included John Hipp of the Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime in Irvine, CA. This was one of 1,270 research presentation sessions. Hipp’s session was part of a crime and place or geo-spatial theme. DONATION LEVELS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The Center for …

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Native American Historical Homicide Project

Our Center for Homicide Research was very fortunate to receive a $5,000 grant in late 2015 from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures) for a new study investigating the relationship between homicide of Native Americans between 1850 and 1930 and food access in Minnesota. Student researchers from the Summer Research Institute worked tirelessly on this …

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Research Brief Assesses Accidental Discharge Risk of Arming Schoolteachers

With the enactment of new laws and a national debate on whether teachers should be armed, the Center for Homicide Research examined the issue of accidental discharges by schoolteachers. Researchers found that one group of current firearm users were also experiencing accidental discharges – the police. Firearm advocates propose that teacher training should match that …

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Homicide in North Minneapolis — A Public Health Issue

Minneapolis, MN, July 29 – The origin of a homicide cluster in North Minneapolis dates back to the early 1960s, say researchers at the Center for Homicide Research. This finding, discovered through an epidemiological approach, will direct upcoming research into community history and the development of interventions to prevent future homicides. There is general agreement …

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Scholarships Awarded to Seven Center Students

The University of Minnesota held its annual Recognition Reception on May 14th at Coffman Union. This reception is to distinguish students who have received internships through the Community Engagement Scholars Program. Seven students were Center for Homicide Research interns, who over the last year, have each received the $1,500 intern scholarship award. This award is only …

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Twin Cities Pride Festival Homicide Prevention Survey –2014

Center for Homicide Research staff surveyed over 400 festival-goers at the Twin Cities Pride Festival held in Minneapolis June 28-29, 2014. The survey asked questions about various topics relating to the prevention of homicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) people. The purpose of the survey was to determine the prevalence of various risk …

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