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Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Priorities for a Public Health Research Agenda to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence

Title Priorities for research to reduce the threat of firearm-related violence / Committee on Priorities for a Public Health Research Agenda to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence ; Executive Office, Institute of Medicine ; Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; Alan I. Leshner, Bruce M. Altevogt, Arlene F. Lee, Margaret A. McCoy, and Patrick W. Kelley, editors ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 109 pages)
Contents Summary -- Introduction -- Scope of the public health problem -- Firearm-related violence as a public health issue -- Applying public health strategies to reducing firearm violence -- Study goals, methods, and organization of the report -- An overarching issue: research design and data -- Impact of existing federal restrictions on firearm violence research -- Data quality, accessibility, and aggregation -- Data to assess gun acquisition and storage -- Data fragmentation and standardization -- Research methods and challenges -- Characteristics of firearm violence -- Types and numbers of firearms -- Types of firearm violence -- Risk and protective factors associated with firearm-related violence -- Society-level factors -- Community-level factors -- Situational factors -- Individual-level factors -- Firearm violence prevention and other interventions -- Targeting unauthorized gun possession or use -- Individual risk and protective factors -- Social, physical, and virtual environmental interventions -- Impact of gun safety technology -- Gun technology safety features -- Overview of past and ongoing research on gun safety technology -- Challenges to developing gun safety technologies -- Current and ongoing research -- Video games and other media -- Overview of past and ongoing research on media violence and violent acts -- Longer-term longitudinal studies in youth on exposure to media violence
Summary "In 2010, more than 105,000 people were injured or killed in the United States as the result of a firearm-related incident. Recent, highly publicized, tragic mass shootings in Newtown, CT; Aurora, CO; Oak Creek, WI; and Tucson, AZ, have sharpened the American public's interest in protecting our children and communities from the harmful effects of firearm violence. While many Americans legally use firearms for a variety of activities, fatal and nonfatal firearm violence poses a serious threat to public safety and welfare. In January 2013, President Barack Obama issued 23 executive orders directing federal agencies to improve knowledge of the causes of firearm violence, what might help prevent it, and how to minimize its burden on public health. One of these orders directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to, along with other federal agencies, immediately begin identifying the most pressing problems in firearm violence research. The CDC and the CDC Foundation asked the IOM, in collaboration with the National Research Council, to convene a committee tasked with developing a potential research agenda that focuses on the causes of, possible interventions to, and strategies to minimize the burden of firearm-related violence. Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence focuses on the characteristics of firearm violence, risk and protective factors, interventions and strategies, the impact of gun safety technology, and the influence of video games and other media"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-88)
Notes Online resource; title from electronic title page (National Academies Press, viewed on November 4, 2013)
Subject Firearms and crime -- Research -- United States.
Firearms and crime -- United States.
Firearms ownership -- United States.
Violence -- United States -- Prevention.
Violence -- United States.
Firearms -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Violence -- prevention & control.
Public Health.
Social Control, Formal.
Violence -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Wounds, Gunshot -- epidemiology.
Wounds, Gunshot -- prevention & control.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Altevogt, Bruce M., editor
Kelley, Patrick W., editor
Lee, Arlene F., editor
Leshner, Alan I., 1944- editor
McCoy, Margaret A., editor
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Executive Office, issuing body
ISBN 0309284392 (electronic bk.)
9780309284394 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Research to reduce the threat of firearm-related violence