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Thomas McWeeney, a public administration faculty member in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration at CSUSB and the director of the college’s Institute for Public Management and Governance, was among the organizers of the “Zero Tolerance: A Different Approach to Preventing School Shootings” event at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus who was interviewed for a segment on KESQ.
The event on school safety on March 31 was specifically geared toward teachers, school administrators, staff, parents and government officials, and showcased a self-assessment approach that has been successfully used by the FBI and other organizations seeking to prevent a tragic event from occurring.
The event was jointly presented by Cal State San Bernardino and George Mason University, and featured guest speakers Dale Watson, executive assistant director, FBI (Ret.) and Angela C. Pohlen, executive director, Catholic Academy of Bridgeport, and was moderated by McWeeney.
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Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was quoted in an article about the sentencing of a man found guilty of fatally shooting a gay teen in Kansas City, Mo.
FBI data released in March showed a jump of nearly 12 per cent in hate crimes in 2021, with the majority of victims targeted due to their race, and 16 per cent targeted due to sexual orientation. “We are in a unique and disturbing era where hate crimes overall stay elevated for longer, punctuated by broken records,” Levin said after the FBI report was published.
Pablo Gómez (psychology) was part of a team of researchers that published a study on masked priming (in which a visual prime is presented followed by a visual mask at the same position or surrounding the same position), usually thought to require a laboratory setup with a known monitor and keyboard. The researchers sought to determine whether this technique could be safely used in an online setting.
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