Law enforcement agencies implement a variety of strategies and methods to combat crime and ensure public safety. Policing strategies extend beyond traditional models of responding to calls for service and often seek to increase crime prevention, intervention, and response effectiveness through such techniques that focus on gun violence prevention and intervention. These strategies are aimed at reducing gun-related crimes and homicides in neighborhoods and communities.
NIJ has funded research and evaluation projects to understand and address the issues of gun violence and gun violence prevention since the late 1990s.
Events and Trainings
- Interrupting the Cycle of Violence: Insights from the Urban Institute’s Research-Based Practice Guidance to Reduce Youth Gun and Gang/Group Violence
- NIJ-Funded Research on Mass Shootings to Advance Evidence-based Policy and Practice
- NIJ Funded Research on Firearms Violence in Urban Cities: Advancing Scientific Evidence to Inform Practice