Murder is no accident : understanding and preventing youth violence in America / Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Howard R. Spivak.

Publisher's description: Authors Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Howard R. Spivak-- two prominent Boston-area public health officials who played leading roles in that city's turnaround-- show that the key to Boston's success was creating an interdisciplinary citywide movement. The city...

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Main Author: Prothrow-Stith, Deborah, 1954-
Other Authors: Spivak, Howard R., 1947-
Format: Book
Published: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2004.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of contents
Table of Contents:
  • Shocked America: the epidemic spreads
  • Who are we?
  • What do we know and how do we know it
  • Understanding risk and resiliency
  • Guns: escalating the consequences
  • It's the television, stupid
  • The demonization of youth
  • Girls and violence: "The Rambettes"
  • Violence at home
  • Violence is preventable
  • The movement grows
  • There is no one model
  • The system is part of the problem
  • Going into the future.