Substance Abuse and Violence Essay

Substance use is a significant public health problem with an estimated 14 million Americans (approximately 6% of the U.S. population) currently using illicit substances. Marijuana is the most...

Suicidality Nomenclature Essay

Suicide terminology or nomenclature describes the continuum of behaviors, actions, and events related to suicidal acts. A standard vocabulary and understanding of the distinction between commonly used terms...

Suicidality Risk and Protective Factors Essay

Each year since 2001, over 30,000 people have died by suicide in the United States. At least 650,000 persons each year receive emergency treatment after attempting suicide. Over...

Suicide by Cop Essay

Based on the legal standards set forth in Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985) and Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989), police officers are authorized to...

Suicide Clusters and Suicide Pacts Essay

Suicide clusters are generally defined as groups of suicides, suicide attempts, or both that are closer in time and space than normally expected in a given location. Suicide...

Sting Operations Essay

Sting operations are inherently deceptive covert operations designed to develop evidence of criminal wrongdoing, identify offenders and offenses, apprehend and arrest offenders, and facilitate successful criminal prosecutions. Sting...

Stop and Frisk Essay

The stop and frisk strategy  (also known  as a “Terry stop and frisk”) is commonly used by law enforcement in the United States. While stop and frisk procedures...

Stop Violence against Women Formula Grant Program Essay

The STOP (Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program was first authorized in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994 and was reauthorized in...

Stress and Violence Essay

Stress is defined as mental, emotional, or physical strain. Stress can derive from various sources. Biological sources such as neurotransmitter imbalances, brain damage, and testosterone can influence overreaction...

Subcultures of Violence Essay

Subcultures of violence are generally characterized by identifiable values, norms, or shared expectations for interaction that dictate the use of violence in some situations. Subcultures are not totally...