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NCJ Number: 148066 Find in a Library
Title: Violence and the Public's Health
Journal: Health Affairs  Volume:12  Issue:4  Dated:special issue (Winter 1993)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): J H White
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 262
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue of Health Affairs focuses on on the role of health care providers, researchers, and policymakers in preventing violence.
Abstract: In the lead article, current and former officials of the Centers for Disease Control set out the parameters of a public health approach to preventing violence. Secretary of Human and Human Services Donna Shalala and a criminal justice expert offer their responses to that article. In other articles, authors examine the biological, behavioral, and emotional factors affecting violence and delinquency in children; drugs, alcohol, and violence; societal inequity and violence; a public health perspective on firearms; a classification of firearm policies; and a firearm policy research agenda. A physician urges colleagues to improve clinical recognition of domestic violence. In commentaries, authors discuss the Clinton Administration's priority of violence prevention; the effectiveness of school-based conflict resolution programs; the impact of violence on the U.S. trauma system; the societal costs of violence; the range of public opinion on gun policy; and the involvement of private philanthropy in violence prevention efforts.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Drug Related Crime; Drug research; Juvenile delinquency factors; Police; Statistics; Violence
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