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Criminal Justice Professors Peterson and Erickson Publish in JAMA

Criminal Justice Professors Jillian Peterson and Gina Erickson published a new article in JAMA looking at the presence of an armed officer and casualty rates in 133 school shootings.

An armed officer was on scene 23% of the time, and in these instances the rate of death was nearly three times higher.An armed officer on scene was second only to use of an assault rifle in predicting an increase in the number of shooting casualties.

Thanks to all of the Hamline Criminal Justice students who helped with coding the data.

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