TITLE: Street conflict mediation to prevent youth violence: Conflict characteristics and outcomes (2012)
SOURCE: Injury Prevention
AUTHOR(S): Jennifer M. Whitehill, Daniel W. Webster, Jon S. Vernick
WEB STATS: https://bitly.com/12hQ0Bz+
RESEARCH QUESTION: What associations exist between conflict risk factors & successful nonviolent resolution/mediation strategies? (Action Research study in Baltimore totaling 158 cases of conflict that involved youth, gangs, weapons, etc.)
FINDINGS: nonviolent resolution for 65% of mediated conflicts; an additional 23% were at least temporarily resolved without violence.
TITLE: Protect Children, Not Guns (2012)
SOURCE: Children’s Defense Fund
BITLY WEB STATS/TWEETS: http://bit.ly/PFlSJ0+
FINDINGS: in ‘08 & ‘09, 5,740 kids were killed by guns. Represents yearly average of 150 accidental deaths of kids, yearly average of 774 child suicides by firearm, & yearly average of 17,193 nonfatal firearm injuries.
NOTES: 87% of those who are under 15 & killed by guns in the top 23 high-income countries lived in the US, 8 children are killed by firearms each day.
TITLE: Reducing Gun Violence: Results from an Intervention in East Los Angeles (2010)
WEB STATS: http://bit.ly/VF4Y3W+
AUTHORS: Tita, G., Riley, K. J., Ridgeway, G., Grammich, C. A., Abrahamse, A. F., Greenwood, P. W.
FIELD: Political Science
NOTES: Gun control works! After Operation Ceasefire launched in 1996, youth homicides fell by 2/3rds in Boston. Policy was tested for applicability by RAND researchers in East LA & found to be effective in reducing violent crime in targeted and surrounding communities.