University of Michigan researchers in disciplines ranging from the social sciences and the arts to engineering and public health are working together to formulate and answer critical questions about firearm injury prevention. Our teams’ collaborative efforts have placed U-M at the forefront of firearm injury prevention research.
Media Mention: Will closing the ‘boyfriend loophole’ in gun legislation save lives? Here’s what the research says
The U.S. Congress has passed a bipartisan gun safety bill, representing the first federal gun safety legislation to be passed in a generation. The legislation, which will now be signed into law by President Joe Biden, is limited in scope. But among its provisions is the closing of the so-called “boyfriend loophole” which allows some people with […]
National Public Radio A1 includes Dr. April Zeoli in a conversation on June 28 ,2022 about the bipartisan gun legislation, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. Listen to the full podcast (32 minutes).
National Public Radio interviews Dr. April Zeoli about the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act on June 23, 2022. Read the article and listen to the full interview.
The New York Times features an article about American researchers who focus exclusively on how to prevent gun violence, including Dr. April Zeoli on June 26, 2022. Read the full article.
Reuters writes about the first case against parents of a teenager for failing to secure a gun used by a student in a school shooting. Read the full article.
Dr. April Zeoli is a leading expert on the relationship between intimate partner violence and gun violence. Her interdisciplinary research—which aims to bring together the fields of public health, criminology, and criminal justice—is currently focused on understanding the criminal histories of those who commit intimate partner homicide in order to identify potential intervention points. She […]
Mass shootings have unfortunately become an all too common occurrence in the United States, claiming thousands of victims killed or injured in the last decade alone. Mass public attacks in particular appear to have increased in regularity and severity, leading to a heightened sense of national fear and insecurity. Addressing this urgent problem requires evidence-based […]
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