The Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) is a multi-disciplinary program of research and policy development at the University of California, Davis. We study the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence. Over thirty years ago, we helped develop the public health approach to firearm violence, and we apply that approach to everything we do.
New VPRP Research
Views of American Democracy and Society and Support for Political Violence: First report from a nationwide population representative survey.
Do people's views vary by party affiliation?
Party Affiliation, Political Ideology, Views of American Democracy and Society, and Support for Political Violence. Findings from a Nationwide Population Representative Survey.
Are MAGA Republicans a distinct group?
MAGA Republicans and support for political violence.
Developing Knowledge and Driving Change
VPRP research informs policies and programs that prevent violence and empowers communities to help realize a safer future. Read the Spotlight on VPRP to learn how VPRP is developing knowledge and driving change.
Preventing Firearm Injury: What Clinicians Can Do
This is a free, 1-hour, on-demand continuing education course by the BulletPoints Project. Learners can earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from the California Medical Association or 1 continuing education credit from the American Psychological Association.
The Bullet Points Project: Providing Tools for Firearm Injury Prevention
Information on firearm injury epidemiology, firearm storage options, and the clinician’s role in firearm violence prevention – as well as a broad range of educational materials and resources.
California’s Red Flag laws and mass shootings
Extreme Risk Protection Orders to prevent mass shootings? What do researchers know? VPRP has just issued a summary of the most important research on extreme risk protection orders, also known as red-flag laws.
California Firearm Violence Research
Experiences of Violence in Daily Life Among Adults in California. Most research on violence focuses on direct or witnessed victimization, but in this study we asked adults in California about their experiences of six broader areas of violence in their communities.
New from VPRP
VPRP researchers found California's 'red flag' law utilized for 58 threatened mass shootings.
The Center for Violence Prevention Research
Learn more about the Center for Violence Prevention Research, one of UC Davis' Big Ideas.
Did you know?
A priority of our work at the Violence Prevention Research Program is communicating and disseminating complex scientific research so that it is informative for intervention and actionable for decision makers.
Learn more about Post-Doc opportunities in Violence Prevention research.
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