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Women in prison: An issue of blaming the individual for social problems
Researchers have long claimed that physical abuse and marginalization lead to criminal activity; however, women in prison are taught to overlook socioeconomic issues and blame only themselves for their behavior, according to the new study (2011-10-11)

The beauty of the accused unfairly affects perceptions of their culpability
A study from the University of Granada based on police surveys indicates that in domestic violence crimes in which the woman kills her abuser, if she is more attractive she is perceived as guiltier. (2012-10-09)

Boston University researcher awarded 2 NIH grants
Patricia F. Coogan, Sc.D., an associate professor of epidemiology at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center, recently was awarded funding for two grants from the National Institutes of Health. The first is a five-year grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences The second award is for a three-year grant funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. (2011-12-20)

Surveys indicate decline in children's exposure to violence
Children's exposure to violence and crime declined between 2003 and 2011. (2014-04-28)

UBC study finds psychedelic drugs may reduce domestic violence
Psychedelic drugs may help curb domestic violence committed by men with substance abuse problems, according to a new UBC study. The UBC Okanagan study found that 42 percent of US adult male inmates who did not take psychedelic drugs were arrested within six years for domestic battery after their release, compared to a rate of 27 percent for those who had taken drugs such as LSD, psilocybin (commonly known as magic mushrooms) and MDMA (ecstasy). (2016-04-26)

ACP Annual Session April 22-24, 2004
More than 6,000 doctors of internal medicine will attend the ACP Annual Session in New Orleans, Thurs.-Sat., April 22-24, 2004, to learn the latest on the diagnosis and treatment of illness in adults and adolescents. (2004-02-12)

Turkish health workers condone wife beating
Domestic violence is an inherent problem in Turkey, and healthcare workers are doing little to combat the prevalence of wife beating, according to research published in the online open access journal, BMC Public Health. A survey of medical personnel reveals that a lack of training and a cultural acceptance of domestic violence may prevent victims from obtaining the support they desperately require. (2007-12-12)

Making UK schools more inclusive places could help reduce bullying and promote well-being
Restorative practice - bringing together pupils involved in bullying, conflict or misbehaviour to appreciate the harms caused and improve relationships - could help tackle bullying, improve mental health and lower rates of regular smoking and drinking alcohol in secondary school, according to new research published in The Lancet. (2018-11-22)

In Iraq, mixed-religion soccer teams helped build social cohesion, healed wounds after war
A new study in Science used sports to promote reconciliation between Christians, who were displaced and persecuted under ISIS in Iraq, and their Muslim neighbors. Players who'd been randomly assigned to have Muslim players on their teams changed attitudes, which persisted even after the season ended. However, the changes only related to Muslim league players, and did not extend off the field. (2020-08-13)

Natural resources governance -- responsibilization of citizens or forcing responsibility on them?
The possibilities of citizens to participate in natural resource governance are increasing. Responsive and collaborative models of natural resource governance can open up new opportunities, but can also lead to unreasonable responsibilization, or even force responsibility on under-resourced organizations and individuals. (2020-11-30)

Identifying strategies to advance research on traumatic brain injury's effect on women
Analysis from a workshop convened by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in 2017 reveals gaps in and opportunities for research to improve understanding of the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women. A new paper in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation summarizes and updates the findings presented during the 'Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury in Women' workshop and provides strategies for advancing research efforts in this area. NINDS is part of the National Institutes of Health. (2021-01-06)

Verbal abuse in the workplace: Are men or women most at risk?
There is no significant difference in the prevalence of verbal abuse in the workplace between men and women, according to a systematic review of the literature conducted by researchers at the Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal and the University of Montreal. (2014-11-17)

Study challenges assumptions on wartime sexual violence
A new study by the Simon Fraser University-based Human Security Report Project, released today at the United Nations headquarters in New York, finds that there is no compelling evidence to support a host of widely held beliefs regarding wartime sexual violence. (2012-10-10)

Depressive symptoms in adolescent girls may be related to increased risk of partner violence later
Teenage girls with symptoms of depression may have a higher risk of subsequent physical abuse by their partners than those who don't have symptoms of depression, according to a study in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-03-06)

The 2 worlds of kids' morals
Children's moral behavior and attitudes in the real world largely carry over to the virtual world of computers, the Internet, video games and cell phones. Interestingly, there are marked gender and race differences in the way children rate morally questionable virtual behaviors, according to Professor Linda Jackson and her team from Michigan State University in the US. The study was published online in Springer's journal, Sex Roles. (2009-03-02)

From neighbors to killers: Book explores the personal horror of Rwanda's genocide
A new book by UW-Madison political scientist Scott Straus deals head-on with one of the most disturbing aspects of the 1994 genocide campaign in Rwanda -- that it was carried out, in essence, by everyday people, who quickly transformed from neighbors to killers. (2006-03-21)

Carnegie Mellon's Paul Eiss analyzes how social media shaped the 'drug war' in Mexico
Over the past decade, increased access to the Internet, cellphones and other digital media has drastically changed the landscape of the so-called 'drug war' in Mexico. In a new article published in 'Latin American Perspectives,' Carnegie Mellon University's Paul Eiss examines how both sides of the drug war -- the cartel operatives as well as government and security forces -- have used and responded to digital and social media. (2014-03-03)

Suicide-by-firearm rates shift in 2 states after changes in state gun laws
A new study examining changes in gun policy in two states finds that handgun purchaser licensing requirements influence suicide rates. Researchers estimate that Connecticut's 1995 law requiring individuals to obtain a permit or license to purchase a handgun after passing a background check was associated with a 15.4 percent reduction in firearm suicide rates, while Missouri's repeal of its handgun purchaser licensing law in 2007 was associated with a 16.1 percent increase in firearm suicide rates. (2015-09-01)

Studies explore effects of war on former child soldiers
Two studies found that how child soldiers adapt upon returning home depends on the communities they return to. The first study, of 150 former child soldiers in Sierra Leone, found that children who lived in communities where they felt accepted were less depressed and more confident. The second study, of 330 former Ugandan child soldiers, found that the most resilient children were those who returned to less violent communities and better family socioeconomic situations. (2010-07-15)

Neighborhood features associated with decreased odds of homicide in adolescents
Neighborhood features including street lighting, parks, public transportation and maintained vacant lots were associated with lower odds of homicide among young people ages 13 to 20, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (2016-03-07)

Barrow finds correlation in TBI and concussions
Physicians and researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute have identified a link between domestic violence and traumatic brain injury. The findings could have important implications in the treatment of domestic violence survivors, both in medical and social service communities. The research, led by Dr. Glynnis Zieman, was published in the July issue of Journal of Neurotrauma. (2016-10-11)

Study finds more than 3000 new mothers abused in N.C. each year
Each year, more than 3% of new mothers in North Carolina, which means more than 3,000 women, are being physically abused, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. Although most of them were injured, only about 25% received treatment. Virtually all, however, brought their babies to see clinicians for well-baby care. Therefore, clinicians should ask women about violence and refer women to appropriate violence-related services. (2001-03-26)

New data allows for unique conflict research
Which factors increase the risk for armed conflict and war? What circumstances make conflict resolution more likely to be successful? If work for peace is to bear fruit; these questions needs to be answered. Today, the Uppsala Conflict Data Program releases a new dataset which opens up new possibilities for the study of armed conflict. Using these data, useful findings relating to climate change and armed conflict have already been made. (2011-12-08)

Ethnic minorities do stick with clinical research
A significant number of people from ethnic minority backgrounds can be persuaded to take part in research studies, according to a report published in the online open access journal, BMC Public Health. This contradicts previous research that suggests that ethnic minorities are less likely to volunteer for clinical research, possibly due to famous breaches of medical ethics, such as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. (2007-09-05)

What motivates men who kill police?
Who intentionally seeks to kill a policeman and why? In 2014 the rate of policemen purposely killed in the line of duty in the US was nearly 1.5 times greater than in 2013. These incidents and what may have motivated the killers is the focus of an in-depth article in the peer-reviewed journal Violence and Gender. (2015-03-18)

Double damage: Partner violence impacts mental health of over half-million Californians
Violence from an intimate partner does not just brutalize a victim physically; exposure to violence can result in disproportionately higher rates of mental health distress, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Researchers found that of the 3.5 million Californians who reported experiencing intimate partner violence, more than half a million also reported recent symptoms of (2011-08-30)

High rates of violence, HIV infection for adolescents in sex trade on US-Mexico border
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that more than one in four female sex workers in two Mexican cities on the US border entered the sex trade younger than age 18; one in eight before their 16th birthday. These women were more than three times more likely to become infected with HIV than those who started sex work as adults. (2015-08-04)

Health costs of income inequality in marriage, jealousy and parenting, humor and conflict
In time for Valentine's Day, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin is featuring several new studies all about relationships -- including the link between income in marriage and health, the role of jealousy in becoming a parent, and how humor affects romantic couples in conflict. (2013-02-07)

Violent boys in unsafe conditions less prone to depression
Violent adolescent boys in neighborhoods where they routinely witness violence tend to be less depressed than other violent youths, says a new study by Raymond Swisher of Cornell University and former student Robert D. Latzman. The study is published in the Journal of Community Psychology (33: 355-371, May 2005). (2005-06-20)

Reducing gun violence by addressing heavy drinking and off-premise alcohol outlets
New research has found that heavy drinking and being near off-premise alcohol outlets, such as take-out establishments and delis, can increase the risk of gun violence. Reducing the density of off-premise alcohol outlets, and better training of servers in these outlets, may help to reduce gun violence. (2009-03-10)

Sex and violence may not really sell products
If there's one thing advertisers think they know, it is that sex and violence sell. A new analysis, however, provides some of the best evidence to date that this widely accepted adage just isn't true. (2015-07-21)

Police violence: What the public doesn't know
In the article 'Police Violence: A Two Way Street,' retired police officer and psychologist Matthew Logan, Ph.D., explores the 'untold story' behind accounts of police violence in the media. He provides insights into why a small percentage of violent incidents involving the police dominate the headlines, encourages greater public airing of the police perspective, and predicts how policing might change in the new climate of hatred and distrust. (2016-02-25)

Triple threat to health
African-American women who have suffered abuse throughout their lives have worse physical and mental health than their counterparts. (2009-02-24)

HIV Ties To Victimization Often Overlooked
AIDS prevention and treatment should take into account the powerful impact that rape, mugging, and other violence have on HIV-infected inner city African-American women, say researchers. They found that HIV-infected low-income New Orleans women were two to five times more likely to be victims of violence than their uninfected counterparts. (1999-01-12)

National anti-gun violence program largely successful, Michigan State finds
Project Safe Neighborhoods -- a community-based policing effort launched in 2001 -- has been largely successful in its goal of reducing violent crime, according to an analysis by Michigan State University, the national research and training partner of the federal initiative. (2009-11-09)

Intervention to screen women for partner violence does not improve health outcomes
Screening women for partner violence and providing a resource list did not influence the number of hospitalizations, emergency department, or outpatient care visits compared with women only receiving a resource list or receiving no intervention over three years, according to a study in the Aug. 4 issue of JAMA, a violence/human rights theme issue. (2015-08-04)

Social bullying prevalent in children's television
Children ages 2-11 view an alarming amount of television shows that contain forms of social bullying or social aggression. Physical aggression in television for children is greatly documented, but this is the first in-depth analysis on children's exposure to behaviors like cruel gossiping and manipulation of friendship. (2012-09-27)

Global Uncertainties Fellowships announced
How individuals, communities and nation states form their ideas and beliefs about security and insecurity will form the basis for 14 new fellowships under the Research Council's Global Uncertainties program. (2009-05-14)

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 8, 2012, online issue
This release contains information about two articles being published in the May 8 online issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The information is not intended to substitute for the full articles as sources of information. Annals of Internal Medicine attribution is required for all coverage. (2012-05-07)

Neglected boys may turn into violent adolescents
Parents who physically neglect their boys may increase the risk that they will raise violent adolescents, according to Penn State sociologists. (2014-08-18)

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