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Updated: Dr. April Zeoli on the link between domestic violence and mass shootings

RCGV faculty and Criminal Justice professor April Zeoli has been featured in several articles and media appearances about the link between domestic violence and mass shootings.
You can hear Dr. Zeoli on NPR’s On Point here, or read about her important work in this area through the following articles:
NBC New York, November 10, 2017, “Access to guns to easy for domestic abusers: Experts”
VICE Tonic, November 8, 2017, “Don’t blame the Texas church shooting on mental health.”
VICE Broadly, November, 7, 2017, “How closing the ‘boyfriend loophole’ in gun laws could save lives.”
Buzzfeed, November 7, 2017, “Many mass shooters have a history of domestic violence.” 
Time Magazine, November 7, 2017, “Domestic violence is the ‘canary in the coal mine’ for mass shootings.
Dr. Zeoli has also published a new study:
Zeoli AM, McCourt A, Buggs S, Frattaroli S, Lilley D, Webster DW. Analysis of the strength of legal firearms restrictions for perpetrators of domestic violence and their associations with intimate partner homicide. American Journal of Epidemiology. Online first Nov. 29. Doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx362
Press on the study can be found at the following sources:
The Trace, November 29, 2017 “States with tougher restrictions on gun ownership experience fewer domestic violence murders.”
Michigan Radio, November 29, 2017,
“Study: Gun restrictions could cut intimate partner homicides.”
US News & World Report