APA Monitor: 3 questions for Robert Kinscherff

A spike in gun violence during the pandemic speaks to the urgent need for a comprehensive public health approach to prevention

For major cities across the country, 2020 was a deadly year not only because of the pandemic but because of dramatic increases in gun violence. The roots of this problem, according to Dr. Robert Kinscherff, professor of Clinical Psychology and a faculty member in the Doctoral Clinical Concentrations in Forensic Psychology and Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR), lie in the way we view gun violence. 

“America does not have a single gun violence problem,” Kinscherff told the APA Monitor on...
 
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