Introducing the Harry Frank Guggenheim 2022 Emerging Scholars: Claudia Torres Patino, Salih Noor, Daniel Solomon, Liana Woskie, Patrick Hoehne, Christine Chalifoux, Alex Diamond, and Norman Joshua. The eight doctoral candidates are working to advance knowledge of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence around the world.
Though Florida’s crime rate has exceeded the national average for most of the past sixty years, the state has benefited from the national drop in crime that began in the early 1990s. In Projecting Florida Crime Rates and the Impact of Prison Population Reductions, authors James Austin, Richard Rosenfeld and Todd Clear project that the state’s crime rates will return to a declining annual rate—once past the uptick of the COVID years—even if Florida downsizes its prison population.
The recent mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde and Tulsa have once more renewed debates on how to curb gun violence in the US. Last year HFG released Mass Shootings: Causes and Prevention by Mark Obie. The report presents key findings from leading research on mass shootings and offers short- and long-term preventative measures, from universal background checks & restrictions on high-capacity magazines to better early-warning systems.