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Boston Gun Project

  • By: Lorenzo M. Boyd
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The Boston Gun Project, also known as “Operation Ceasefire,” is a deterrence-based, problem-oriented criminal justice intervention that occurred in 1996 and 1997. The project was intended to reduce youth homicide and youth firearms violence in Boston, Massachusetts. The ...

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