USA Today – Nancy Lanza was a victim, too: Column

James Alan Fox

James Alan Fox, Lipman Professor of Criminology, says we should assume Nancy Lanza had the best intentions for her son. She was a struggling parent, and a victim, too.

Boston.com – Takeaways from the Sandy Hook Report

James Alan Fox

Jamie Fox, our resident criminologist, outlines a few key takeaways from the recently released report on the Sandy Hook shootings.

Prof. Timothy Hoff Awarded Contract to Write VHA Policy White Paper

TimHoff

Timothy Hoff, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, Health Care Systems, and Health Policy, and a recognized expert in primary care delivery and health care quality, has been awarded a contract for $114,701 from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to prepare a policy white paper addressing the VHA’s recent introduction of interdisciplinary general mental health teams to care for Veterans with ongoing behavioral health needs.

USA Today – Mentally ill doesn’t mean murderer: Column

James Alan Fox

A new Gallup poll taken after last week’s tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard reveals that Americans fault the mental health system for mass shootings, even more than inadequate gun laws. Apparently, according to Joe Public, guns don’t kill, psychotic people do.

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