ABSTRACT

Violence Prevention - Who's Responsible? Public Health, Criminal Justice, or Both   [open pdf - 54KB]

This document explains why a coordinated effort between the public health and criminal justice system is essential to reducing violence in the U.S. "Aside from the criminal justice costs associated with violence - that is property damage, security, prosecution, and incarceration - the most significant cost is the cost of shattered lives. Loss of quality of life and loss of productivity not only have significant public health implications but impact every facet of our society. Heavy emphasis on implementing public health programs geared toward violence prevention and early intervention is essential to reducing the toll that violence has on society."

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Date:
2002
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Public Domain
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Office of Minority Health: http://www.omhrc.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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