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James A. Mercy & W. Rodney Hammond

In: Studying and Preventing Homicide: Issues and Challenges

Chapter 14: Preventing Homicide: A Public Health Perspective

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Preventing Homicide: A Public Health Perspective
Preventing homicide: A public health perspective

There is overwhelming evidence that homicide and nonfatal assaultive violence are major contributors to premature death, injury, and disability in the United States and around the world. Although few in research, government, and criminal justice dispute the impact of violence on health, many question whether the public health sector can make significant contributions toward preventing and mitigating the health consequences of violence. The aim of this chapter is to allay such skepticism by describing a public health approach to violence and discussing how such an approach can contribute to effective solutions. We will discuss briefly the global health impact of homicide and assaultive violence, the public health process for finding solutions, and a conceptual ...

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