In law and language, gun control talk raises red flags

April 10, 2018

The gun violence epidemic in the U.S. has led mental health experts, like Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD, to research effective prediction and prevention tactics. William James College and Dr. Kinscherff are working to better prepare clinicians in training to identify potential warning signs and conduct lethality assessments. “People often forget that especially for younger people, the direction of the violence from self to others can turn very quickly and so we’re looking to equip our students with greater skill in doing the assessments, more access to training in specialized risk assessment for violence including gun violence,” said Dr. Kinscherff in this article from New England Psychologist.