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LR university gets funding for homicide study

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 17, 2014 at 3:19 p.m.

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock researcher will receive funding from the National Institute of Justice to study which residents are at greatest risk of becoming a homicide victim.

UALR announced Monday that assistant professor Emily Berthelot in the Department of Criminal Justice has been awarded $161,551 for the study.

The university says Berthelot will analyze the impact of community and individual characteristics to better understand a person's risk of becoming a homicide victim.

Berthelot says her research will examine individuals and community characteristics in an effort to determine whether being disadvantaged, living in a disadvantaged neighborhood or a combination of the two increases the chances of being a homicide victim.

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aimee says... February 17, 2014 at 6:32 p.m.

Gun possession increases the risk of homicide...

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HOTDEMN says... February 17, 2014 at 7:49 p.m.

"in an effort to determine whether being disadvantaged, living in a disadvantaged neighborhood or a combination of the two increases the chances of being a homicide victim.".............DUHH

Also running into a " black male approximately 5'9" , 18-31 years old wearing a black hoody" could also impact your chances of living a full life.

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BillSmithFreeSpiritMan says... February 17, 2014 at 8:28 p.m.

Hotdemn ... just a southern racist.

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RBBrittain says... February 17, 2014 at 9:29 p.m.

@aimee: Depends on who possesses the gun.

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flipflop says... February 18, 2014 at 6:06 a.m.

Living in the SWLR ghetto is a huge risk. Please get back on your psych meds aimee

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SRBROTHERINLAW says... February 18, 2014 at 7:12 a.m.

aimee...gun possession decreases your risks of being the homicide victim. Grow up.

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