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Corporate Author: National Research Council
Cmssn on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
United States of America

Harvard University
John F Kennedy School of Government
Program in Criminal Justice Policy Management
United States
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 118
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
New York, NY 10015
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
National Academies Press
Washington, DC 20001
National Research Council
Washington, DC 20418
Publication Number: ISBN 0-309-05039-1
Sale Source: National Academies Press
500 Fifth Street, N.W.
Keck 360
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book summarizes the findings of the Conference on Urban Violence, which brought together leading scholars on violence along with citizens and public officials engaged in efforts to counter it.
Abstract: To provide a way for participants to focus on potential strategies and interventions rather than a restatement of the problem, the conference was organized as a problemsolving exercise, using a case study approach. The participants were sent the case study prior to their arrival at the conference with instructions that they would be asked to develop realistic steps that could be taken by the major and other leaders of a fictional city in response to the city's increase in violence. Participants were divided into five task forces, each led by an urban mayor. Each conference task force deliberated and developed a set of recommendations to guide the mayor of the fictional city. The reports were presented and discussed at the conference's closing plenary session, which also included a discussion of the Federal role in preventing local violence. This report summarizes the conference discussions. There was wide agreement on the assumptions and general objectives that should guide strategic responses to urban violence at the neighborhood, city, State, and Federal levels. The conference generated ideas about organizational innovations to increase the effectiveness of local governments in supporting community-based responses and Federal efforts in supporting local responses. Appended conference case study and summaries of conclusions in recent studies of violence
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Juveniles; Urban criminality; Victims of Crime; Violence prevention; Violent crimes
Note: This book summarizes the Confernece on Urban Violence, which was held October 7-9, 1993.
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