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About the Course

Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change is designed to provide learners with the best available science and insights from top scholars across the country as well as the skills to understand which interventions are the most effective to offer a path forward for reducing gun violence in our homes, schools, and communities. Through this course, you will learn how to: 1. Appreciate the scope of gun violence and the importance of considering the issue across a variety of contexts. 2. Describe the role of law and policy in addressing gun violence at the federal, state, and local levels. 3. Compare the effectiveness of gun violence policies and highlight the importance of changing the way we talk about gun violence. 4. Describe state standards for civilian gun carrying and use and how those standards affect crime and violence. 5. Describe how firearm design is regulated, the effective and just enforcement of firearm laws, and strategies for reducing police-involved shootings. 6. Identify and explain evidence-based programs to reduce gun violence and understand public opinion on gun policy. As a student of this course, it’s important to recognize that you are part of an international learning community. We understand that gun violence can be a difficult issue to discuss and we all have our own set of opinions and beliefs. However, we ask you to please remember that gun violence is something that affects every person differently. It’s important to understand that this course is intended to generate productive and meaningful conversation. We ask students of this course to abide by the rules outlined and expected of you by Coursera’s Code of Conduct Policy. Please help us promote a healthy, productive, and sustainable learning environment for all and practice the following principles: Be polite.  Treat your fellow learners with respect.  Insulting, condescending, or abusive words will not be tolerated.  Do not harass other learners.  Polite debate is welcome as long as you are discussing the ideas or the evidence, not attacking the person. Be sensitive.  Remember that Coursera is a global forum with learners from many different cultures and backgrounds.  Be kind, thoughtful, and open-minded when discussing race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or controversial topics since others likely have differing perspectives. Post appropriate content.  Content that violates the Honor Code or Terms of Service is not permitted.  You may not post inappropriate (e.g., pornographic or obscene) content.  Do not post copyrighted content.  Do not advertise or promote outside products or organizations.  Do not spam the forums with repetitive content. Please note that violations of Coursera’s Code of Conduct, Honor Code, or Terms of service are not permitted and may result in:  Deletion of posted content.  Removal from the course.  Losing access to the Coursera site. *It is important to also note that certain policies and laws mentioned in this course are likely to change and develop over time. As a result, we understand that course content may need to be updated to reflect such changes. While we will strive to do this as quickly as possible, we appreciate your patience. All information included in the course is reported accurately at the time of recording and we intend to update lectures as soon as possible and to the best of our ability. The development of this course was made possible through generous financial support provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, an organization committed to improving the lives of children, enabling the creative pursuit of science, advancing reproductive health, and conserving and restoring the earth’s natural systems....

Top reviews

Jul 17, 2019

Outstanding course, I am so very pleased these experts and educators came together to create this. I have and will continue to highly recommend it to people I know.

Jun 13, 2019

This is an excellent, thoughtful, and thought-provoking course, one that should be required for all legislators and people with any interest in guns or gun control.

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By Robert P

Jul 22, 2019

Thank you for putting in the work to inform us on the problems and solutions to the epidemic of gun violence in our country.

By William S

Jun 19, 2019

I highly recommend taking this course for anyone interested in learning more about gun violence and gun policy in America.

By William M

Dec 1, 2019

I found this course valuable in working to promote good public policy for gun safety and to reduce gun violence.

By Joseph I

Mar 3, 2020

Solid, evidence-based course exploring an important topic from multiple angles.

By Joaquina E

Jun 11, 2020

Very informative course. A step by Step to learning from highly recommended

By Scarlett B

Aug 18, 2019

So informative! Really changed my opinion about gun violence

By Sarah L B

Jul 19, 2019

Excellent evidence-based solutions to begin the dialogue.

By Michele M

Jul 23, 2019

quite good, I liked the format and the knowledge gained

By Lisa R

Aug 30, 2020

Very informative and well-done. Thank you.


Apr 12, 2020

I have learned so much from this course!!

By Michael J S

Jul 24, 2020

nice tatoos on the female

By Jonah M

Aug 7, 2020

Great course!

By Abdullah S

Jul 13, 2020

Good Course

By sherri b

Jul 26, 2019

Thank you.

By Jeffrey S

Jun 10, 2020

The problem is not the content; information is current and insightful although opinions presented are biased. The problem is HOW the content is presented. It should be more scripted to relieve learners of having to listen to all of verbal cliches and uptalking.

By Joy S

Oct 9, 2019

This is a course that everybody should take. It is a super important issue and it is really good to have the best up-to-date information.