Correlates, Causes, and Solutions


Firearm Violence in America

Correlates, Causes, and Solutions for
Firearm Violence in America


OUR PARTNERS

CLAS BENNETT FUND FOR INNOVATIVE EDUCATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIETY
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HARTFORD CAMPUS
INSTITUTE FOR COLLABORATION ON HEALTH, INTERVENTION, AND POLICY (InCHIP)
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES
COLLABORATORY ON SCHOOL AND CHILD HEALTH
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
SCHOLARS STRATEGY NETWORK

Conference

The University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy is proud to present, in partnership with Connecticut’s public sector and nonprofit associations, Correlates, Causes and Solutions for Firearm Violence in America. The goal of the conference is to address three themes:

  1. Community and Social Movement Organizing: How do activists understand the causes of and solutions to gun violence? What are the different approaches that activists take and how does their social location (e.g., urban/suburban; survivors) influence their strategies? What explains the approaches activists take in seeking institutional, cultural, and political change designed to reduce gun violence?
  2. Community-Level Factors in Gun Violence: For example, how does income inequality relate to firearm violence? Do communities with higher gun ownership rates have higher firearm casualties? How do individual-level factors combine with community-level factors to influence gun violence?
  3. Policies and Prevention Strategies: The evaluation of public policies or other prevention strategies aimed at reducing the number of gun injuries in the United States. This might include gun injuries, gun homicides, and/ or gun-related suicides.

Organizers and Sponsors

The conference organizers are Professors Kerri Raissian (kerri.raissian@uconn.edu), Mary Bernstein (mary.bernstein@uconn.edu), and Blair Johnson (blair.t.johnson@uconn.edu). We are scholars interested in understanding evidence-based solutions to gun violence in America.

Local sponsors include grant funding from the CLAS Bennett Fund for Innovative Education in Health and Society, University of Connecticut Hartford Campus, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP), Department of Public Policy, Department of Sociology, Department of Psychological Sciences, Collaboratory on School and Child Health, School of Social Work, and the Scholars Strategy Network.

Itinerary

Thursday, April 4 at the Hartford Club in the Yacht Club

8:30am – 9:30am Registration and Breakfast
9:30am – 9:50am Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:50am – 11:50am Paper Presentations
12:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Dr. David Hemenway (Harvard University)
2:15pm – 4:15pm Paper Presentations
4:15pm – 4:30pm Closing Remarks, Invitation to Reception
5:00pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception, Hartford Times Building

Friday, April 5 at the Hartford Club in the Yacht Club

8:30am – 9:30am Breakfast and Conversation
9:30am – 9:45am Opening Remarks
9:45am – 11:00am Research, Policy, and Practice
11:15am – 12:00pm Special Foundation Guests
12:00pm Lunch and Closing Conversations

 

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Papers

TITLES AUTHORS
The Impact of Secondary Exposure to Gun Violence Fatality on Mental Health Outcomes in Four Urban Settings Melissa Edmondson Smith, Tanya L. Sharpe, Joseph Richardson, Rohini Pahwa, Dominique Smith, Jordan DeVylder
The Tale of Two Cities Christopher R. Herrmann
Predictors of state-level reaction to high-profile shootings: An analysis of Google search data Jonathan Jay
Factors Related to Mass Shootings in America Blair T. Johnson, Mary K. Brisca, Brad J. Bushman
Factors Related to Gun Violence in the United States, 2014-2017 Blair T. Johnson, Emily Alden Hennessy, Michaela R. Matos, Rebecca L. Acabchuk, Kun Chen, and Anthony Sisti
A trial of the use of public messaging to promote safe firearm storage among U.S. military veterans Elizabeth Karras, Cara M. Stokes, Sara C. Warfield, Shannon K. Barth, Robert M. Bossarte
Risk and Framing: Policy Implications of Movement Actors Understandings of Gun Violence Jordan McMillan, Mary Bernstein
Estimating the benefit of conducting firearm safety interventions in US emergency departments: A simulation study Michael C. Monuteaux, Matthew Miller
Youth-focused Gun Laws and Youth Gun Carrying in the United States Ziming Xuan

 

Location

Conference Venue

The Hartford Club
46 Prospect Street
Hartford, CT 06103


Hotels

Hartford Marriott
200 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103

While many hotel options exist, a reduced rate is available at the Hartford Marriott, which is within easy walking distance to the conference venue.  Ask for the UCONN conference rate of $199 per night.


Restaurants

Bear's Smokehouse Barbecue
25 Front Street

El Pollo Guapo
26 Front Street

Ted's Montana Grill
35 Front Street

The Capital Grille
44 Front Street

 

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