Browsing All posts tagged under »Crime prevention«

What Does Injury and Violence Prevention Look Like in Your Community?

May 18, 2012 by


The Centers for Disease Control want to know. Specifically, they are inviting people and organizations to participate in a video contest with cash (!) prizes. OK, you won’t be able to retire if you win, but still, it’s nice that they are offering something. As they explain: In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the […]

In Defense of Gun Culture

April 11, 2012 by


A gun was used to murder my friend and classmate when I was in elementary school. That death haunted not only my childhood, but my college and adult years. In some ways, entering the criminal justice field as an adult was an attempt to resolve that powerful tragedy of my youth. I can still picture […]

Where Does Your Hope Come From?

March 19, 2012 by


This is a question I often ask participants to consider at the close of trainings on crime victimization. It’s an ongoing discussion I’m having with practitioners, such as police officers, advocates, prosecutors, nurses, teachers, psychologists, and others. More than a few times someone has burst out either with tears or a tirade to exclaim that […]