News: Gang violence

Desmond Patton Receives Early Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research

For his groundbreaking research on social media and youth violence prevention, Assistant Professor Desmond U. Patton has received the 2018…

July 19, 2018 @ 2:46 pm

New Study: Responses to Grief Predict Aggressive Tweets Among Gang-Involved Chicago Youth

Mounting evidence suggests a possible link between threats of violence on social media and real-world retaliations, fights, and shootings. In…

July 18, 2018 @ 9:43 pm

Assistant Professor Desmond Patton Receives Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center Fellowship

Columbia School of Social Work Assistant Professor Desmond U. Patton has been named as a 2017–18 fellow at the Berkman…

August 22, 2017 @ 6:55 pm

Professor Desmond Patton Collaborates with Data Scientist on ROADS-funded Project to Prevent Gang Violence

Firearm-related violence is up in major American cities in 2016. While we may not be facing the apocalypse Republican presidential…

August 5, 2016 @ 7:03 pm

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