16th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference – Gun Violence: Myths, Realities, and Responses

April 06 - April 07, 2017
UMSL, J.C. Penney Conference Center

This two-day conference features criminological and psychological approaches to understanding gun violence and its negative consequences for individuals, neighborhoods, and society at large. Speakers will address a number of myths and realities of gun violence and discuss potential responses to the current gun violence epidemic.

Main Topics:

  • Trends in Gun Violence
  • Inner Cities in the Gun Control Debate
  • Guns and Rap Music
  • Accessing and Engaging High-Risk Populations
  • Social Networks and the Risk of Victimization
  • Survey Evidence on Gun Use in Crime
  • Emotions and Gun Violence
  • Gangs and Gun Violence
  • Trauma and Gun Violence

The registration fee is $35 for one day or $50 for both days (breakfast and lunch included). To register:

Please park on the top level of the West Drive Garage.  It is number 52 on this map.  Parking elsewhere without an UMSL parking sticker may result in a ticket.

Event Sponsors: University of Missouri-St. Louis