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"Violent crime tragically ruins lives and communities, yet we know how to stop it and help victims. Governments agree on how to get results at the United Nations, but do not act locally. Science and Secrets of Ending Violent Crime is the result of a lifetime career working to get violence prevention science applied and frustration with too many preventable tragedies. Irvin Waller explains the proven solutions that tackle the causes of violence, and, ways to persuade politicians to buy-in to invest in the appropriate solutions. Investing in effective violence prevention is more affordable and successful than policymakers think; a modest equivalent of 10 percent of what they spend on police, courts, and corrections will do it and often before the next election! Violence prevention is achievable because voters, contrary to what the media tells us, want much more than reaction, they want prevention. Irvin Waller shines a light on the challenges of violent crime, and shows how to reduce and ultimately stop it by considering how governments spend our money, manage our cities, and legislate our community safety. Waller brings the truth to the reader, increasing not only their knowledge of the problem at hand but introducing practical ways to get more involved in making our world free from violence." -- Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-320) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Part I. The challenge of violent crime. Too many tragedies Part II. The science of effective solutions. Violence prevention science at our finger tips Smarter use of police and prisons Helping youth flourish upstream Gendering safety Putting victims at zenith Part III. Essentials for successful implementation. Governments agree on essentials Learning from early adopters Cities leading the way Part IV. Secrets to get buy-in. Big benefits from smart investment Affordable and achievable Marketing political buy-in Epilogue the time has come Appendix: Figures and their sources Notes Principal sources Index About the author.
K5055 .W35 2019
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Online version: Waller, Irvin, author. Science and secrets of ending violent crime Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield,