Lawmakers to Hold Briefing on Preventing Homicide and Violence

Lawmakers to Hold Briefing on Preventing Homicide and Violence

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In a briefing announced last week before the murders in Aurora, Colorado, Reps. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott and Jobn Conyers (D-MI) will host a briefing called  Predicting and Preventing Homicide and Other Violence. The briefing is Tuesday, July 24. Press release below:

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, announced that he will be co-hosting a briefing with Congressman John Conyers, the Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary, on predicting and preventing homicide and other violence.

WHO: Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security; Congressman John Conyers, Ranking Member, Committee on the Judiciary;

Dr. Robert John Zagar, PhD, MPH, a clinical psychologist, researcher, educator, economist, consultant and author of over 40 articles and books, including Predicting & Preventing Homicide: A Cost Effective Empirical Approach from Infancy to Adulthood;

Professor Peter Scharf, EdD, Research Professor, Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, a researcher, consultant, and author or coauthor of 9 books and a number of journal articles;

Professor Catherine Gallagher, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Cochrane Collaboration College for Policy, Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University, a researcher, consultant and author of several articles for journals and other publications; and

Steve Trubow, Founder and head of Olympic Behavior Labs, a researcher and consultant.

WHAT: Predicting and Preventing Homicide and Other Violence: A Cost Effective Empirical Approach  Recent news reports are replete with accounts of murders and other violence by and against young people in some of our communities. For example, reports of homicides in Chicago this year surpass the number of U.S. troops killed in war torn Afghanistan. A recent report indicated that 228 have been killed in Chicago thus far this year while the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan during the same time period was 144.

Rates of homicide and violence are also disturbingly high in New Orleans, Detroit, Philadelphia and other U.S. cities. Yet, in cities such as New York and Los Angeles, rates of homicide and violence are at record lows.

Come hear from experts about why we are seeing these differences and how the violence can be stopped.

WHERE: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
WHEN: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 


 

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