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Violence Prevention Research Program

VPRP publications

Identifying Armed Respondents to Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and Recovering Their Firearms: Process Evaluation of an Initiative in California (PDF).  Garen J. Wintemute, MD, MPH, Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, Barbara E. Claire, Katherine A. Vittes, PhD, MPH and Daniel W. Webster, ScD, MPH.  American Journal of Pubic Health, published online ahead of print December 12, 2013;e1-e6. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301484.

Support for a Comprehensive Background Check Requirement and Expanded Denial Criteria for Firearm Transfers: Findings from the Firearms Licensee Survey (PDF).  Garen J Wintemute. Journal of Urban Health:  Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. Published online 08 November 2013. DOI:10.1007/s11524-013-9842-7.

Removing Guns from Batterers: Findings from a Pilot Survey of Domestic Violence Restraining Order Recipients in California (PDF). Katherine A Vittes, Daniel W Webster, Shannon Frattaroli, Barbara E Claire, Garen J Wintemute.  Violence Against Women; 2013 19(5):602-616.

Frequency of and responses to illegal activity related to commerce in firearms: findings from the Firearms Licensee SurveyGaren J Wintemute.  Injury Prevention. Published online first: March 11, 2013.  DOI:10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040714.

Broadening Denial Criteria for the Purchase and Possession of Firearms (PDF). Garen J Wintemute.  In: Webster DW, Vernick J (eds).  Reducing Gun Violence in America. The Johns Hopkins University Press; 2013.  pp77-93.

Comprehensive Background Checks for Firearm Sales (PDF). Garen J Wintemute.  In: Webster W, Vernick J (eds).  Reducing Gun Violence in America. The Johns Hopkins University Press; 2013.  pp 95-107.

Tragedy's Legacy (PDF). Garen J Wintemute, MD, MPH.  The New England Journal of Medicine.  Published online:  26 December 2012 as DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1215491.

Characteristics of Federally Licensed Firearms Retailers and Retail Establishments in the United States:  Initial Findings from the Firearms Licensee Survey (PDF).  Garen J Wintemute, MD, MPH, Sacramento, California.  Journal of Urban Health:  Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine.  Published online:  31 August 2012 as DOI:10.1007/s11524-012-9754-y.

Epidemiology and clinical aspects of stray bullet shootings in the United States (PDF).  Garen J Wintemute, MD, MPH, Barbara E Claire, Vanessa S McHenry, and Mona A Wright, MPH, Sacramento, California.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg.  2012;73:215-223.

Stray Bullet Shootings in the United States (PDF).  Garen J Wintemute, MD, MPH, Barbara E Claire, Vanessa S McHenry, Mona A Wright, MPH.  Research Letter, Journal of the American Medical Association 2011 306(5):491-492.

Opportunities for State-Level Action to Reduce Firearm Violence: Proceeding From the Evidence (PDF).  Garen J Wintemute, MD, MPH, Anthony A Braga, PhD.  American Journal of Public Health.  Published on-line ahead of print on July 21, 2011, as 10.2105/APHA.2011.300328.

Firearm Retailers’ Willingness to Participate in an Illegal Gun Purchase (PDF).  Garen J Wintemute. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 2010 87;5:865-878.

Gun Shows and Gun Violence: Fatally Flawed Study Yields Misleading Results (PDF). Garen J Wintemute, MD, MPH, David Hemenway, PhD, Daniel Webster, ScD, MPH, Glenn Pierce, PhD, and Anthony A Braga, PhD. American Journal of Public Health. Published on-line, ahead of print on August 19, 2010, as 10.2105/AJPH.2010.191916.

Duggan M, Hjalmarsson R, Jacob B. Letter to Garen Wintemute, David Hemenway, Daniel Webster, Glenn Pierce, and Anthony Braga. (PDF)  December 14, 2008.

Private-Party Gun Sales, Regulation, and Public Safety. (PDF)  Garen J Wintemute, MD, MPH, Anthony A Braga, PhD, and David M Kennedy. The New England Journal of Medicine 2010;363;6:508-511.

Felonious or Violent Criminal Activity That Prohibits Gun Ownership Among Prior Purchasers of Handguns: Incidence and Risk Factors. (PDF)  Mona A Wright, MPH, and Garen J Wintemute, MD, MPH. The Journal of Trauma Injury, Infection, and Critical Care.  Published online May, 2010.

Factors Affecting a Recently Purchased Handgun's Risk for Use in Crime under Circumstances That Suggest Gun Trafficking. (PDF)  Mona A Wright, Garen J Wintemute, Daniel W Webster. Journal of Urban Health:  Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 2010 87;3:352-364.

Erratum to: Factors Affecting a Recently Purchased Handgun's Risk for Use in Crime under Circumstances That Suggest Gun Trafficking. (PDF)  Mona A Wright, Garen J Wintemute, Daniel W Webster.  Journal of Urban Health:  Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 2010 87;5:898.

Disproportionate sales of crime guns among licensed handgun retailers in the United States: a case control study. (PDF) Garen J Wintemute.  Injury Prevention  2009 15:291-299.

Gun Suicide by Young People in California: Descriptive Epidemiology and Gun Ownership. (PDF)  Mona A Wright, Garen J Wintemute, Barbara E Claire.  Journal of Adolescent Health 2008 43:619-622.

Guns, Fear, the Constitution, and the Public's Health. (PDF)  Garen J Wintemute.  The New England Journal of Medicine 2008 358;14:1421-1424.

Handgun Violence, Public health, and the Law. (PDF)  Curfman GD, Morrissey S, Drazen JM.  Editorial, The New England Journal of Medicine 2008 358;14:1503-1504.

Gun shows across a multistate American gun market: observational evidence of the effects of regulatory policies. (PDF)  Wintemute GJ.  Injury Prevention 2007 13:150-155.

Risk factors among handgun retailers for frequent and disproportionate sales of guns used in violent and firearm related crimes. Wintemute GJ, Cook PJ, Wright MA. Injury Prevention 2005 11:357-363.

People and guns involved in denied and completed handgun sales. Wright MA, Wintemute GJ, Claire BE. Injury Prevention 2005 11:247-250.

The Life Cycle of Crime Guns: A Description Based on Guns Recovered From Young People in California (Abstract) (Original Research) - Wintemute GJ, Romero MP, Wright MA, et al. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2004 43:733-742. This document is available upon request from our "Publication Request Form" page.  See following editorial.

Treating Gun Violence Before the 911 Call (Editorial) - Kellermann AL. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2004 43:743-745. This document is available upon request from our "Publication Request Form" page.

Handgun Commerce in California, 2000. Sacramento, CA: Violence Prevention Research Program, 2004. This document is available in PDF format and is also available as a printed book from our "Publication Request Form" page.

Shall Issue Policy and Criminal Activity among Applicants for Permits to Carry Concealed Firearms. Romero MP, Wintemute GJ, Wright MA, Parham CA. Injury Prevention 2003 9:367-9.

Gun Carrying Among Male Adolescents as a Function of Gun Ownership in the General Population (Letter to the Editor). Wintemute GJ. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2003 41(3):428-429. (The text of this letter is available upon request.)

Association Between Handgun Purchase and Mortality from Firearm Injury. Grassel KM, Wintemute GJ, Wright MA, Romero MP. Injury Prevention 2003 9:48-52.

Increased Risk of Intimate Partner Homicide Among California Women Who Purchased Handguns (Letter). Wintemute GJ, Wright MA, Drake, CM. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2003 41(2):281-283. (The text of this letter is available upon request.)

Handgun Commerce in California, 1999. Sacramento, CA: Violence Prevention Research Program, 2002. This document is available in PDF format and is also available as a printed book from our "Publication Request Form" page.

Where the Guns Come From: The Gun Industry and Gun Commerce. Wintemute GJ. The Future of Children 2002 12(2):55-71.

The Epidemiology of Firearm Suicide in the United States. (PDF) Romero, MP, Wintemute GJ. Journal of Urban Health 2002 79(1):39-48.

Denial of Handgun Purchase to Violent Misdemeanants (Letter). Wintemute GJ. Journal of the American Medical Association 2001 285(21):5-6.

Subsequent Criminal Activity Among Violent Misdemeanants Who Seek to Purchase Handguns, Risk Factors and Effectiveness of Denying Handgun Purchase. Wintemute GJ, Wright MA, Drake CM, Beaumont JJ. Journal of the American Medical Association 2001 285(8):1019-1026.

Complementary Strategies to Prevent Firearm Injury (Editorial). Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH. Journal of the American Medical Association 2001 285(8):1071.

Wintemute GJ. Guns and gun violence. In: Blumstein A, Wallman J (eds). The Crime Drop in America. Cambridge University Press; 2000. pp. 45-96. (This book chapter is available upon request).

Relationship Between Illegal Use of Handguns and Handgun Sales Volume (Research Letter). Wintemute GJ. Journal of the American Medical Association 2000 284(5):566-567.

Mortality among Recent Purchasers of Handguns. Wintemute GJ, Parham CA, Beaumont JJ, Wright MA, Drake C. The New England Journal of Medicine 1999 341(21):1583-1589. See following editorial.

Firearms and Suicide. Rosenberg ML, Mercy JA, Potter LB. Editorial, The New England Journal of Medicine 1999 341(21):1609-1611.

The Future of Firearm Violence Prevention: Building on Success. Wintemute GJ. Journal of the American Medical Association 1999 282(5):475-478.

Denial of Handgun Purchase: A Description of the Affected Population and a Controlled Study of their Handgun Perferences. Wintemute GJ, Wright MA, Parham CA, Drake CM, Beaumont JJ. Journal of Criminal Justice 1999 27(1):21-31. (This article is available upon request). 

Effectiveness of Denial of Handgun Purchase to Persons Believed to be at High Risk for Firearm Violence. Wright MA, Wintemute GJ, Rivara FP. American Journal of Public Health 1999 89(1):88-90. (This article is available upon request).

Prior Misdemeanor Convictions as a Risk Factor for Later Violent and Firearm-Related Criminal Activity Among Authorized Purchasers of Handguns. Wintemute GJ, Drake CM, Beaumont JJ, Wright MA, Parham CA. Journal of the American Medical Association 1998 280:2083-2087.

Handgun Purchasers With Misdemeanor Convictions. Sarah Brady, Jim Brady and Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH. Editorial, Journal of the American Medical Association 1998 280:2120-2121.

Characteristics of a Gun Exchange Program, and an Assessment of Potential Benefits. Romero, M, Wintemute GJ, Vernick JS. Injury Prevention 1998 4:206-210.

Support for New Policies to Regulate Firearms (Results of Two National Surveys). Teret SP, Webster DW, Vernick JS, Smith TW, Leff D, Wintemute GJ, et. al. New England Journal of Medicine 1998 339:813-818.

Criminal Activity and Assault-Type Handguns: A Study of Young Adults. (PDF)  Wintemute GJ, Wright MA, Parham CA, Drake CM, Beaumont JJ. Annals of Emergency Medicine July 1998 32:44-50.

Predicting Criminal Behavior Among Authorized Purchasers of Handguns. (pdf format) or (text format).
Wintemute GJ (Summary of a Presentation), National Institute of Justice/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Research Preview; 1998 April.

Weapons of Choice: Previous Criminal History, Later Criminal Activity, and Firearm Preference among Legally Authorized Young Adult Purchasers of Handguns. Wintemute GJ, Parham CA, Wright MA, Beaumont JJ, Drake, CM. Journal of Trauma 1998; January.

Gun Confiscations: A Case Study of the City of Sacramento in 1995. Robinson-Haynes E, Wintemute GJ, Violence Prevention Research Program, Sacramento, CA; 1997.

California's Guns and Crime: New Evidence. Wintemute GJ, Violence Prevention Research Program, Sacramento, CA; 1997

The Relationship Between Firearm Design and Firearm Violence: Handguns in the 1990s. (PDF)  Wintemute GJ. Journal of the American Medical Association 1996 June 12; 275:1749-1753.

Trauma in Transition: Trends in Deaths from Firearm and Motor Vehicle Injuries. Wintemute GJ, Violence Prevention Research Program, Sacramento, CA; 1995.

Does California Have Crime Guns? An Analysis of Justice Department Data. Wintemute GJ, Violence Prevention Research Program, Sacramento, CA; 1995.

Ring of Fire: The Handgun Makers of Southern California (PDF). Wintemute GJ, Violence Prevention Research Program, Sacramento, CA; 1994.      

Frontline on PBS presents:  Hot Guns. Ring of Fire.  The Handgun Makers of Southern California.

 

 

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Single copies of VPRP publications are available at no cost (go to order form).

There is a charge of $5.00 for the printed book,  Ring of Fire (go to order form).