April Zeoli

In A Nutshell

 April Zeoli studies the role that guns play in homicides related to domestic violence -- and, through her work, has confirmed the effectiveness of an often overlooked strategy to reduce mass shootings. 

About April

April Zeoli is a leading expert on the relationship between intimate partner violence and gun violence. Her interdisciplinary research—which aims to bring together the fields of public health, criminology, and criminal justice—is currently focused on understanding the criminal histories of those who commit intimate partner homicide in order to identify potential intervention points. She is also studying the implementation of firearm relinquishment procedures for those intimate partner violence offenders who can no longer legally possess them. An associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, April is on the editorial board of the scholarly journal Injury Prevention and serves as the research expert for the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center.

Learn More

Analysis of the Strength of Legal Firearms Restrictions for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence and Their Associations With Intimate Partner Homicide.” American Journal of Epidemiology. 2018.

Removing Firearms From Those Prohibited From Possession by Domestic Violence Restraining Orders.” SAGE Journals. 2017.

Risks and Targeted Interventions: Firearms in Intimate Partner Violence.” Epidemiology Reviews. 2016.

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Public Health Criminologist