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NO MORE Week of Action

Each year, millions of people, including those attending, working at, or affiliated with colleges and universities, are affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that on average, 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner, nearly 2 million are sexually assaulted in a year, and more than 7 million women and men are victims of stalking in a year. In 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice, a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers, and major corporations launched NO MORE to galvanize public awareness and engagement around ending domestic violence and sexual assault.
March 5-11, 2017 is NO MORE Week: Louder Together, a campaign asking communities to end the silence and inaction around these issues and work together to create a world without violence. Your campus can get involved by:
  • Activating: Gather your friends, coworkers or neighbors to host a community event. Find events across on the country using the NO MORE Week Map and add your event to the map.
  • Giving: Domestic violence and sexual assault programs are oftentimes under-funded and under-resourced. Join the NO MORE Challenge to help local programs win cash prizes to continue their vital work. 
  • Talking: Amplify the conversation by adding your support to the social media Thunderclap! Follow @NOMOREorg to join the conversation, and share photos and messages using #NOMOREweek and #LouderTogether on social media.
NO MORE offers a variety of tools for raising awareness, including campus and workplace information and resources, visuals and artwork, online and social materials, event planning tools, and many others. Learn more about the NO MORE Campaign through their website and access the NO MAS Campaign to engage the Latin community. 

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Similarities and Differences Between Lone Wolf Terrorists and Mass Murderers

The article was prompted by an increase in the term "lone wolves" in media reports, also known as lone actor terrorists, and new concerns about preventing these types of terrorist attacks when an individual appears to be acting alone. The report examined whether any differences exist between lone actor terrorists and mass murderers. While the two are often assumed to be distinct, specifically regarding their motivation, they both participate in public and highly publicized acts of violence using similar weapons.
After analyzing 71 lone actor terrorists and 115 solo mass murderers, researchers found that there is little to differentiate these two offender types from a socio-demographic perspective. The behavior differences lie in three specific areas: the degree to which they interact with co-conspirators, their antecedent event behaviors, and the degree to which they leak information prior to the attack. Specifically, lone actor terrorists were significantly more likely to verbalize their intent to commit violence to their friends, family, or a wider audience and make people aware of their desire to hurt others. This is particularly useful information for campus safety officials who may glean information through social media threat alerts, receive reports from other students with concerning information, or work with campus threat assessment teams. If you missed our previous free webinars on social media use in campus safety or behavioral threat assessment on campus, you can view them on demand in our webinar archives. You can also find numerous threat assessment resources in our library.
Further, researchers found that mass murderers lack an ideology behind their violent actions in contrast to lone actor terrorists. The majority (57%) of mass murderers are motivated by personal feelings of being wronged by a specific person. They also do not concern themselves with post-event activity and analysis. This approach is in direct contrast to lone actor terrorists who make decisions based on research and specific calculations related to political and security climates. However, even with these distinctions, similar threat and risk assessment strategies are viable for both types of offenders.
While the researchers acknowledge that few in-depth studies have been conducted on this subject leading to shortcoming of information, this study provides important insight into the topic. The report also includes risk factors related to lone actor violent events and more than a dozen case studies.

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Professional Development Opportunities:

Title: Bulletproof Spirit - Emotional Survival and Wellness Strategies
Organization: American Crime Prevention Institute
Date: March 27, 2017
Location: Rapid City, SD
Fee: Registration fee
Title: Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts (AWR-122)
Organization: National Center for Biomedical Research and Training
Dates: March 28-29, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Fee: Free

Title: Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness (MGT312)
Organization: Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
Date: March 31, 2017
Location: Garner, NC
Fee: Free

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.
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