Homicide Prevention http://wesa.fm en Preventing Homicides Through Early Intervention http://wesa.fm/post/preventing-homicides-through-early-intervention <p>Each year, the city of Pittsburgh sees more than 100 homicides.</p><p>A <a href="http://www.publichealth.pitt.edu/home/news/in-the-news/articleid/1560/pitt-public-health-study-finds-nearly-a-third-of-pittsburgh-homicides-might-have-been-prevented">new study </a>by the University of Pittsburgh suggests that 30% of last year’s homicides could have been prevented by early intervention.</p><p>Richard Garland, M.S.W., visiting instructor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Steven Albert, Ph.D., chairman of the department, co-authored the study and say most of the criminal activity was a result of peer violence, not gang-related violence.</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:10:12 +0000 Katherine Blackley 18698 at http://wesa.fm Preventing Homicides Through Early Intervention