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Gun violence : the real costs

Author: Philip J Cook; Jens Ludwig
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
Series: Studies in crime and public policy.
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This study aims to quantify the social costs of gun violence in order to help policy makers determine how many and which violence programmes to support. The authors offer detailed information about  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Cook; Jens Ludwig
ISBN: 0195137930 9780195137934
OCLC Number: 43657023
Description: xiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Gun violence and life in America --
Victimization risks --
How guns matter --
What counts --
Medical costs: gross versus net --
The mythical importance of productivity losses --
Avoidance and prevention --
Willingness-to-pay to reduce gun violence --
Remedies --
Appendix A: Data sources for injury and mortality rates --
Appendix B: Computation of net medical cost estimates --
Appendix C: Computation of productivity losses --
Appendix D: Computation of contingent-valuation and quality-of-life estimates.
Series Title: Studies in crime and public policy.
Responsibility: Philip J. Cook, Jens Ludwig.
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"The first effort to make a comprehensive estimate of the price the nation pays for criminal shootings, gun accidents, and suicides committed with guns."--The New York Times"Marshalls new information Read more...

 
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