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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each year in the United States around 35,000 people are killed as the result of gun violence, and another 100,000 or so suffer nonfatal gunshot injuries. While everyone agrees that these figures are too high, any attempts to reduce the number of gunshot injuries presents policy makers and citizens with difficult trade-offs. In this important new book Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig quantify the social costs of gun  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 0195303377 9780195303377 0195153847 9780195153842
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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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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"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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