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Failure to put the real facts about kids' behavior into context has generated an unnecessary atmosphere of fear. The Justice Policy Institute's Vincent Schiraldi draws on Berkeley Media Studies Group research to show how out of sync media portrayals of youth violence are with actual violent crimes involving young people.

by Vincent Schiraldi | Los Angeles Times
Monday, November 22, 1999

In this letter to the editor, BMSG's Katie Woodruff makes recommendations for suicide prevention. Among them: implementing technology to prevent guns from being used by anyone other than their lawful owner.

by Katie Woodruff | The New York Times
Saturday, October 23, 1999

Far more people die from gun-related suicides than from gun-related homicides. And youth are more likely to die from self-inflicted gunshot wounds than from school shootings. Yet suicide can be prevented. As former BMSG director Lawrence Wallack and Portland State University associate professor Mark Kaplan show, limiting easy access to firearms is one way to make prevention possible.

by Lawrence Wallack | The Oregonian
Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Firearms continue to be a leading cause of preventable injury and death. Limiting gun access is key to reducing both homicides and suicides.

by Lawrence Wallack | The New York Times
Wednesday, September 1, 1999

How can crime be prevented? What community resources are available to someone who is violent? What does crime cost a community? These are some of the questions that journalist and BMSG consultant Jane Stevens suggested could improve the Philadelphia Inquirer's reporting on violence after an audit found its crime stories lacking. The audit helped the Inquirer take a more solution-oriented approach to crime coverage.

by Arlene Notoro Morgan | The Philadelphia Inquirer
Monday, October 5, 1998
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