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Mass violence

Protecting Against Stress & Trauma: Research Lessons for Law Enforcement – Next Steps

October 2019
At this Research for the Real World seminar, NIJ brought together law enforcement practitioners and leading researchers in the field of stress to discuss the current research evidence and practical benefits of targeted stress-management interventions and how they can promote officer mental wellness. In addition, this gathering provided an exploration into what additional research is needed to best support officer health and wellness, potentially highlighting priority areas for future research.

Rare Incidents Data Collection Methods to Advance Research on Mass Violence

Thank you and welcome. It is most gratifying for us at NIJ to host, interact with, and learn from our expert research partners. 

We appreciate that you’ve come from all over the country to convene with us here in San Antonio, Texas—the home of “The Alamo.” 

The Importance of Mass Violence Research 

I am David Muhlhausen, the Director of the National Institute of Justice. As you know, NIJ is the scientific research, development, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Why Is the United States the Most Homicidal Nation in the Affluent World?

December 2013

Ohio State University Since World War II, the homicide rate in the U.S. has been three to ten times higher than in Canada, Western Europe, and Japan. This, however, has not always been the case. What caused the dramatic change? Dr. Roth discussed how and why rates of different kinds of homicide have varied across time and space over the past 450 years, including an examination of the murder of children by parents or caregivers, intimate partner violence, and homicides among unrelated adults.