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PBPL 26302: Practicum: Interview Project on Gun Violence

Course guide for Professor Chad Broughton's Spring 2020 course.

Policy Research

Resources focus on federal-level information, but include some state/local information.


Chicago City Council

116th Congress

H.R.4573 - Gun Violence Research Act of 2017

Section 3. Research on mental health, gun violence, and how they intersect

Section 4: Report on effects of gun violence on public health
None of the funds made available in this title may be used, in whole or in part, to advocate or promote gun control. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit funding for the conduct or support of research on mental health, gun violence, and how they intersect.

Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service shall submit to Congress a report on the effects on public health, including mental health, of gun violence in the United States during the preceding year, and the status of actions taken to address such effects.

HR 5942 Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018

To improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes.

H.R.3610 - Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997, The Dickey Amendment

Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, and for other purposes.

Google for Gov

A great deal of government information is available on the Internet, directly from the websites of federal and state agencies and departments.  If you know the agency involved in your research area, you can search its website directly.  If you're not sure, try this Google trick:

In a Google search, enter "site:gov" + keyword(s).  This will search for your keyword(s) only on websites that have the domain .gov.