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Bleeding out : the devastating consequences of urban violence--and a bold new plan for peace in the streets / Thomas Abt.

Author/creator Abt, Thomas author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : Basic Books, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionvii, 290 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Bleeding out -- Triage -- Diagnosis. Sticky situations ; Carrot and stick ; No justice, no peace -- Treatment. Pacifying shooters ; Cooling hot spots ; Guns, gangs, and drugs -- Prognosis. How talk informs action ; Redemption and recovery ; Getting started.
Abstract "Urban violence is one of the most divisive and allegedly intractable issues of our time. But as Harvard scholar Thomas Abt shows in Bleeding Out, we actually possess all the tools necessary to stem violence in our cities. Coupling the latest social science with firsthand experience as a crime-fighter, Abt proposes a relentless focus on violence itself -- not drugs, gangs, or guns. Because violence is "sticky," clustering among small groups of people and places, it can be predicted and prevented using a series of smart-on-crime strategies that do not require new laws or big budgets. Bringing these strategies together, Abt offers a concrete, cost-effective plan to reduce homicides by over 50 percent in eight years, saving more than 12,000 lives nationally. Violence acts as a linchpin for urban poverty, so curbing such crime can unlock the untapped potential of our cities' most disadvantaged communities and help us to bridge the nation's larger economic and social divides. Urgent yet hopeful, Bleeding Out offers practical solutions to the national emergency of urban violence -- and challenges readers to demand action." -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 245-272) and index.
LCCN 2018055824
ISBN9781541645721 hardcover
ISBN1541645723 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book
Standard identifier# 40029230757

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