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1/29/20-Social Work Today “Although trauma related to gun violence is usually associated with the victims and their social networks, there also is trauma related to perpetrators,” Natalie Kroovand Hipple, CJRA Expert.

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1/29/20-Social Work Today “Perhaps the most disturbing traumatic effect of gun violence is that it can lead to more violence. Feeling unsafe, expecting to be victimized, and doubting that police will protect them, people in high-violence communities may choose to carry firearms for protection,” Jesenia Pizarro, CJRA Expert.

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1/28/20-The Trace “The closest proxy for nonfatal shootings is the rate of aggravated assault, a category that includes many gun crimes among other kinds of assaults involving weapons,” Natalie Kroovand Hipple, CJRA Expert.

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1/27/20-Pennsylvania Capital Star “You throw a really wide net and you catch a lot of folks you aren’t intending to catch in that net,” Natalie Kroovand Hipple, CJRA Expert.

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1/23/20-The Appeal “You throw a really wide net and you catch a lot of folks you aren’t intending to catch in that net,” Natalie Kroovand Hipple, CJRA Expert.

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Prison gangs exploded onto the scene across the United States in the 1980s. While there is much speculation about these gangs, little research has been done to learn how they are organized and governed, who joins them, if people can leave them, and how gang membership affects people who are recently released from prison. A […]

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Read the December 2019 newsletter here.

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12/29/19-The Guardian “I don’t think it’s the norm, but I do have a couple of stories like that,” Tracy Tamborra, CJRA Expert.

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12/05/19-MedicalResearch.com “By focusing on the street segments that dispensaries are located on or directly adjacent to, we provide insight into the potential spatial effects that marijuana retail establishments can have on crime,” Nathan Connealy, CJRA Expert.

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12/04/19-Denverite “It seems to me if we were to pick one of the two related to dispensaries that the environmental and situational opportunity explanation holds,” Eric Piza, CJRA Expert.

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