24 Sep , 2018

CRPC Completely Dominates Most Downloaded Research By Economics, Law, Business, and Criminology Researchers in Crime areas at the Social Science Research Network

The Crime Prevention Research Center research has had an impact.  The Social Science Research Network, with 820,883 research papers from 395,351 researchers from across 30 disciplines, has seen our research continue to dominate research on crime.  Not only does how frequently research is downloaded show how much researchers are interested in these studies, but the most downloaded research gets the attention of other researchers.…

24 Sep , 2018

This week the CPRC had the Second most downloaded academic paper at the Social Science Research Network

This week the CPRC has the second most downloaded academic paper at the Social Science Research Network. The Social Science Research Network has 820,883 research papers from 395,351 researchers from across 30 disciplines. Our research on country comparisons of mass public shootings ranks second. This is the third week that this paper ranked either second or third in terms of the most downloads on the website.…

22 Sep , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network to discuss Mass Public Shootings across countries worldwide and Obama’s false claims about Trump and Charlottesville

Dr. John Lott talked to Scot Bertram on the Michigan Talk Network about Mass Public Shootings across countries worldwide and Obama’s false claims about Trump and Charlottesville.

(Tuesday, September 18, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:54 AM)

21 Sep , 2018

At Townhall.com: Media Bias Has Real Consequences

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on how even a very smart person gets taken in sometimes by media bias.

Media bias has real consequences. Ohio’s wealthiest supporter of the Republican party, Leslie Wexner, has withdrawn his support because he was ‘ashamed’ by President Trump’s response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. 

20 Sep , 2018

At the Daily Caller: There are lots of ways social media outlets can bias political debate

Dr. John Lott has an op-ed at the Daily Caller about the social media bias that we have faced at Facebook.

There are lots of ways that social media outlets can bias political debates. We have heard of everything from accounts being closed down to deciding what stories are listed as trending.

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18 Sep , 2018

On Dana Loesch’s Relentless about VICE’s claims that guns make you and your family less safe

John Lott talks to Dana Loesch on Relentless. VICE.com recycles old false claims by the Violence Policy Center about the rareness of defensive gun uses. They use justifiable homicide numbers from the FBI without noting that the very few police departments report these numbers and the ones that do often miss cases.…

18 Sep , 2018

Concealed handgun permit holder hailed as hero for coming to aid of Cicero, Illinois police officer

UPDATE: It is now clear that the good Samaritan is the one who wounded the criminal who had shot the one police officer four times and was shooting at the other officer. The video that provides that information is from CBS Channel 2 in Chicago.

Original: From the Chicago Sun-Times:

A man with a concealed-carry license was commended for coming to the aid of Cicero police who were engaged in a shootout with a man who shot and wounded an officer near the Stevenson Expressway Thursday, authorities said.

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17 Sep , 2018

On the Leland Conway Show to talk about our new research on mass public shooting rates in countries around the world

Dr. John Lott was on the Leland Conway Show on the giant 50,000-watt WHAS-AM and also WLAP-AM to discuss our new research on mass public shooting rates in countries around the world.

(Friday, September 14, 2018, from 8:35 to 8:47 AM)

16 Sep , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network about our new research on mass public shootings around the world

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about our new research on mass public shootings around the world.

(Tuesday, September 4, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:54 AM)