VPRP studies political violence using a public health approach. We research scope, risk, and protective factors to drive effective prevention strategies.
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.
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.
Preventing Firearm Injury: What Clinicians can do.
This brief 60-minute continuing education course focuses on areas where clinicians can help reduce the risk of firearm-related injury and death, including suicide, dementia, intimate partner violence, unintentional injury, and mass shootings. Learners can earn one CE credit from the California Medical Association or 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.
The Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) is a multi-disciplinary program of research and policy development at the University of California, Davis. Thirty years ago, we helped develop what has come to be known as the public health approach to firearm violence, and we apply that approach to everything we do.
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.
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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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