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Andreas Zick wins 2016 Communicator Award
A Bielefeld professor is recognized for science communication contributions in the fields of conflict research, discrimination and violence in society. The award ceremony is on July 4 in Mainz. (2016-04-19)

Exposure to violence during pregnancy increases risk of prematurity and low birthweight
Queen Mary University of London and University of Leicester study suggests stress-induced events have negative effects on unborn children in early pregnancy. (2016-04-18)

Can group meditation prevent violent crime? Surprisingly, the data suggests yes: New study
A new study, in a series spanning decades, suggests again that a sufficiently large group practicing an advanced program of Transcendental Meditation, the TM-Sidhi program, is associated with decreased violence in the whole society. From 2007-2010 the homicide rate dropped nationally 21.2 percent (5.3 percent per year), and violent urban crime dropped 18.5 percent (4.6 percent per year) for a sample of 206 urban areas nationwide with a population over 100,000. Both reductions were relative to prior trends, 2002-2006. (2016-04-14)

High levels of mental illness reported by victims of human trafficking in the UK
New research reveals the severe mental health problems experienced by men and women trafficked to the UK for sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and forced labor, including high levels of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. (2016-04-14)

The brain of male batterers functions differently than that of other delinquents
Researchers from the Mind, Brain, and Behavior Center of the University of Granada have analyzed the brain of aggressors against intimate partners through functional magnetic resonance imaging, making it one of only three studies in the world to study this topic. (2016-04-14)

Sexist video games decrease empathy for female violence victims
Young male gamers who strongly identify with male characters in sexist, violent video games show less empathy than others toward female violence victims, a new study found. (2016-04-13)

International college students are less likely to experience violent crimes
International students attending universities in the United States, particularly females, may be less at risk for violent, non-sexual victimization than their domestic counterparts, due, in part, to their choices in lifestyles and activities, new research suggests. (2016-04-12)

HKU releases study findings on help-seeking behaviors of ethnic minority and immigrant victims
The Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the University of Hong Kong Ms. Puja Kapai released the findings of her comparative, empirical study into the help-seeking behaviours of ethnic minority women in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong on October 3, 2015. (2016-04-11)

Violent video games eventually lose their ability to produce guilt in gamers
Rapidly advancing technology has created ever more realistic video games. Images are sharp, settings have depth and detail, and the audio is crisp and authentic. It appears so real that research has consistently found that gamers feel guilty committing unjustified acts of violence within the game. Now, a new University at Buffalo-led study suggests that the moral response produced by the initial exposure to a video game decreases as experience with the game develops. (2016-04-08)

Report recommends ways to break cycle of domestic violence
Victims of domestic violence are hindered from leaving their abusers by internal and external factors, including the response of the criminal justice system, fear, perceived control, and self-esteem, according to the latest report from the Crime Victims' Institute. (2016-04-07)

Practitioners' views on submission and dominant sex
Strong emotional experiences, an opportunity to find your place in the world, a clear set of rules and the knowledge that other people regard it as immoral and shameful. These are just some of the views held by perpetrators of BDSM that Charlotta Carlström, Malmö University, examines. (2016-04-07)

USDA announces $1.2 million in available funding for aquaculture research
The US Department of Agriculture today announced more than $1.2 million in available funding to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture in the United States. This funding is available through the Aquaculture Research Program, administered through USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. (2016-04-06)

Honduras: 215 LGBT people killed in 7 years
A new report from Index on Censorship exposes how many LGBT activists in Honduras risk torture, prison and assassination. (2016-04-06)

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics April theme: Intimate partner violence
Papers published in the latest issue of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO) identify factors associated with violence against women. The papers specifically focus on intimate partner violence (IPV) in regional, national, and international settings, and provide valuable information for the healthcare community and policymakers worldwide. The research contributes to efforts to establish ways in which individuals at risk of IPV can be identified and to the development of successful interventions. (2016-04-04)

Crime: Measuring by 'damage to victims' will improve policing and public safety
Current crime stats are 'legacy of 19th century' that push police to chase minor offences instead of preventing most serious crimes. New Cambridge 'crime harm index' quantifies true cost of crime: damage caused to victims and society. Simple tool based on 'imprisonable days' allows targeted policing of areas and perpetrators producing greatest victim harm. Experts call on governments to adopt low-cost metric for greater transparency of crime trends and risks. (2016-04-03)

Minorities' homicide victimization rates fall significantly compared to whites'
A new study reveals that while homicide victimization rates declined for whites, blacks, and Hispanics in the United States from 1990-2010, the drop was much more precipitous for the two minority groups. (2016-03-31)

Stories about Breivik make his terror attack a personal rather than a societal problem
Authors, journalists and researchers who have tried to explain Anders Behring Breivik's terror attack in Norway on July 22, 2011, tend to separate Breivik from Norwegian society and instead attribute the tragedy to his personal failure to 'fit in.' This is the conclusion of a new doctoral thesis in gender studies from the University of Gothenburg. (2016-03-30)

The risks of growing up in interface communities in northern Ireland
A joint report produced by the University of Liverpool's Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Notre Dame, Indiana released today (Friday, March 25, 2016) sheds new light on the risks encountered by young people and children growing up in places of high religious segregation. (2016-03-24)

Leading global health commission calls for reform of drug policies worldwide
A leading global public health commission is calling for new policies that would transform our approach to drug use, addiction and control worldwide, including the decriminalization of minor and non-violent drug offenses. (2016-03-24)

Teen dating violence prevention programs fall short
While teen dating violence prevention programs increased knowledge and changed student attitudes to be less supportive of such behavior, they did not actually reduce dating violence, according to this meta-analysis of research on middle- and high school intervention programs. (2016-03-23)

New research program aims to improve health care staff's approach to domestic violence
Researchers at the University of Bristol have received more than £2.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research to carry out research that aims to increase the safety and well-being of victims of domestic violence and abuse. (2016-03-22)

Homosexuality as common in Uganda as in other countries
Uganda has one of the harshest standpoints on homosexuality in the world. Homosexual acts are prohibited by law and have previously been suggested to warrant the death penalty. However, a study from Lund University in Sweden shows that homosexuality among young people is as common in Uganda as in other countries. (2016-03-17)

Intimate partner violence simulation training at MU is first in nation
Intimate partner violence (IPV), has become a prevalent health care issue. Instances of assault, battery, rape, stalking and emotional abuse in relationships can be difficult for nurses to handle as they often lack the appropriate training to feel confident enough to screen patients for IPV. A new training program developed in the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri, provides a powerful tool to better equip nurses in assisting victims of IPV. (2016-03-16)

Researchers seek ways to extract rare earth minerals from coal
Virginia Tech researchers are working with academic and industry partners in a $1 million pilot project to recover rare earth elements from coal. (2016-03-15)

Profane relations: The irony of offensive jokes in India
The ability of offensive jokes to undermine intolerance is the subject of a study by a University of Kent anthropologist. In a paper published by the journal History and Anthropology, Dr Andrew Sanchez, Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University's School of Anthropology and Conservation, explains how exchanges of offensive humor enable people to distance themselves from the values that inform religious and ethnic violence. (2016-03-15)

What does your smartphone say when you tell it you were raped?
What does a smartphone say when you tell it you were raped, want to commit suicide, feel depressed or are being abused? (2016-03-14)

New project seeks to understand what your cat is trying to say
Do you understand what your cat is saying? And does your cat understand what you are trying to communicate? The new research project 'Melody in human-cat communication' at Lund University in Sweden may soon find the answer. (2016-03-10)

The Lancet: Universal background checks for purchasing guns and ammunition could substantially cut gun deaths in the USA
A nationwide study analyzing gun-control laws in the USA has found that just nine of the 25 state laws are effective in reducing firearm deaths. The research, published in The Lancet, suggests that if all US states were to expand the three laws that have the strongest effect on gun deaths -- universal background checks for purchasing guns and ammunition, and firearm identification -- the national rate of gun deaths could be cut by over 90 percent. (2016-03-10)

Gamers don't notice the ads when they're busy killing
When people playing violent video games focus on killing and maiming, they don't often remember the corporate brands they see along the way. (2016-03-09)

Victims of violence stop breastfeeding sooner
One in four women who have been victims of violence as adults are at risk of stopping breastfeeding before their baby is four months old. (2016-03-09)

Can yoga help those experiencing depression, anxiety or PTSD?
Across the country, health and human service providers have shown a growing interest in using yoga as an option for treating people who experience mental health problems. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that while there are some promising benefits to using yoga, there isn't yet enough evidence to support the practice as a standalone solution for improving mental health and well-being. (2016-03-09)

Dingo skull resistant to change from cross breeding with dogs, research shows
Australia's largest predator, the dingo, is resistant to one of the main threats to its survival as a species -- changes to skull shape brought about by cross breeding (hybridization) with dogs, research shows. (2016-03-09)

Do gun restrictions help reduce gun deaths?
Researchers looked at the associations between firearm-related laws and firearm homicides, suicides, and unintentional injuries and deaths. The results indicate that gun violence tended to decline after countries passed new restrictions on gun purchasing and ownership. The paper is the first to explore the evidence from around the world on gun laws and gun violence to determine whether gun restrictions help reduce gun deaths. (2016-03-08)

Domestic violence during pregnancy doubles risk of preterm birth and low birth weight
Domestic violence by a partner or ex-partner during pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight and small-for-gestational-age babies, finds a study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. (2016-03-08)

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)

Could cutting urban blight reduce teen murders?
Analyzing the immediate neighborhood surroundings of teenaged homicide victims, Philadelphia researchers found that neglected conditions -- vacant lots, poor street lighting, fewer parks and less-traveled thoroughfares --were in much greater abundance compared to neighborhoods where adolescents were safer. Without attributing cause-and-effect, the new study adds to previous research suggesting that modifying specific outdoor features with low-cost improvements may foster community interaction and potentially reduce youth violence in cities. (2016-03-07)

Scientists map roots of premeditated, violent 'intent' in animal brain
The bad intentions that often precede violence originate in a specific brain region, according to a study in mice led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center and published in Nature Neuroscience online March 7. (2016-03-07)

Violence linked to early signs of blood vessel disease in women
Middle-aged Mexican women who had experienced physical violence as adults may have an increased risk of developing heart and blood vessel disease. (2016-03-03)

Brief educational program can help curb dating violence among teens
Researchers learned that even as few as five lessons from a community-based dating violence prevention program can effect changes in student attitudes and behaviors. A study by researchers at Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center confirmed that teens who attend relationship classes have lower tolerance for aggression and dating violence. Healthier dating attitudes can be acquired after even brief involvement in an anti-violence curriculum. (2016-03-02)

Researchers ID risk factors that predict violence in adults with mental illness
Researchers have identified three risk factors that make adults with mental illness more likely to engage in violent behavior. The findings give mental health professionals and others working with adults with mental illness a suite of characteristics they can use as potential warning signs, allowing them to intervene and hopefully prevent violent behavior. (2016-03-01)

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