Little Rock gets funding for homicide study

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A University of Arkansas at Little Rock researcher will receive funding from the National Institute of Justice to study which residents are at greatest risk of becoming a homicide victim.

UALR announced Monday that assistant professor Emily Berthelot in the Department of Criminal Justice has been awarded $161,551 for the study.

The university says Berthelot will analyze the impact of community and individual characteristics to better understand a person's risk of becoming a homicide victim.

Berthelot says her research will examine individuals and community characteristics in an effort to determine whether being disadvantaged; or living in a disadvantaged neighborhood; or a combination of the two that increases the chances of being a homicide victim.

Berthelot says the results will be useful for academics, policy makers, and the criminal justice community.

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