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NIJ Funded Research on Firearms Violence in Urban Cities: Advancing Scientific Evidence to Inform Practice

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In this full thematic panel, renowned experts will present a series of papers summarizing the newest findings of NIJ-funded research projects on criminal offenses with firearms in urban areas.

Researchers used various criminological and other theories, including routine activity theory, socio-ecological and socio-environmental perspectives, and advanced mixed-study methods, including surveys and spatio-temporal designs, to produce scientific evidence to inform practice.

Issues concerning gun-involvement among youth living in urban areas, the impact of demolishing or rehabilitating vacant and decaying buildings on firearm violence, and a relationship between the built environment and socio-economic traits on firearm violence will be discussed.

A moderated discussion will follow the presentations focusing on the implications findings have on criminal justice and future research.

Date Created: September 23, 2021