Online Dating Aggression Linked to Community Violence

Alison Grodzinski Blog Posts, Media/News 1 Comment

We’ve seen the headlines about young people being bullied by boyfriends or girlfriends through digital means such as the Internet and smartphones. Now, the latest study from the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center finds that technology-delivered dating aggression is associated with the environment in which some youth are growing up, and with the likelihood that these behaviors will lead to physical …

New study examines the evidence on youth violence in social media

Alison Grodzinski Media/News 8 Comments

A new study from Dr. Desmond Patton at the University of Michigan School of Social Work was just published that demonstrates that youth violence, including bullying, gang violence, and self-directed violence, increasingly occurs in the online space.   The research team reviewed over 56 articles published between 2001 and 2013 on youth violence and online social media and found that  while …

New Publication: Identifying Violent Crime “Hot Spots” For More Effective Violence Prevention

Ashley Garrity Media/News, Publications 3 Comments

The American Journal of Public Health has just published a new article from Dr. Robert Lipton, faculty member of the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center and University of Michigan Injury Center. The publication, “The Geography of Violence, Alcohol Outlets, and Drug Arrests in Boston,” details how Dr. Lipton and his colleagues identified and mapped violent crime “hot spots” in Boston. …

Do Video Games Influence Violent Behavior?

Alison Grodzinski Blog Posts 85 Comments

By:  Roanna Cooper, MA and Marc Zimmerman, PhD, MI-YVPC Director An op-ed article appeared recently in the The New York Times  discussing the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down California’s law barring the sale or rental of violent video games to people under 18.  The author, Dr. Cheryl Olson,   describes how the proposed law was based on the erroneous assumption …