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American Psychological Association Releases Report on Preventing Gun Violence

In February 2013 the American Psychological Association commissioned this report by a panel of experts to convey research-based conclusions and recommendations (and to identify gaps in such knowledge) on how to reduce the incidence of gun violence in the USA, whether by homicide, suicide, or mass shootings.

The eventuating report from the APA (released 16 Dec. 2013), “Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy,” consolidates psychological research findings on precursors to shootings and highlights prevention strategies. The report identifies the need for both primary and secondary prevention programs.

Direct link to overview and full report here: http://www.apa.org/pubs/info/reports/gun-violence-prevention.aspx