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Dual library exhibits for Gun Violence Initiative

The Gun Violence Initiative will showcase gun violence prevention research and resources through special, simultaneous exhibits at the John M. Olin Library on the Danforth Campus, and the Bernard Becker Medical Library on the Medical Campus, from September 21 to October 2, 2015.

These exhibits will include a display with key texts and articles with the latest research relating to gun violence prevention. The topic has become one of the top public health issues affecting our region and the rest of our country. The exhibitions are part of a slate of activities and events planned as part of the yearlong initiative Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis at Washington University.

Stop by during the exhibit for a deeper understanding about the public health challenge of death and injury as a result of gun violence. The exhibits are free and open to the public during library hours.

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A.A. Braga and D.L. Weisburd, “Focused Deterrence and the Prevention of Violent Gun Injuries: Practice Theoretical Principles, and Scientific Evidence,” Annual Review of Public Health 36 (2015): 55-68.

J.A. Butts, C. Gouvis Roman, L. Bostwick, and J.R. Porter, “Cure Violence: A Public Health model to Reduce Gun Violence,” Annual Review of Public Health 36 (2015): 39-53.

T.L. Cheng, D. Haynie, R. Brenner, J.L. Wright, S.E. Chung, and B.E. Simons-Morton, “Effectiveness of a Mentor-Implemented, Violence Prevention Intervention for Assault-Injured Youths Presenting to the Emergency Department: Results of a Randomized Trial,” Pediatrics 122 (2008): 938-946.

C. Cooper, D.M. Eslinger, and P.D. Stolley, “Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs Work,” Journal of Trauma 61 (2006): 534-537.

B. Hong, L. Olatude, K. Smith, T. Ridenour, A. Lucas, and C. North, “Violently Injured Patients Seen in the Emergency Department of Barnes-Jewish Hospital: A Descriptive Study of Context, Future Views, and Spirituality,” Missouri Medicine 105 (2008): 86-89.

L. Olatunde, “The Discipline: A Pastoral Care Methodology with Violent Victims of Violence,” Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 11 (2001): 103-116.

J. Purtle, R. Dicker, C. Cooper, T. Corbin, M.B. Greene, A. Mark, et. al., “Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs Save Lives and Money,” Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery 75 (2013), 331-333.

J. Purtle, L.J. Rich, S.L. Bloom, J.A. Rich, and T. J. Corbin, “Cost-Benefit Analysis Simulation of a Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program,” American Journal of Preventive Medicine 48 (2015), 162-169.

L.S. Zun, L. Downey, and J. Rosen, “The Effectiveness of an ED-Based Violence Prevention Program,” American Journal of Emergency Medicine 24 (2006): 8-13.


Elijah Anderson, Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1999. (Available at Brown School Library).

Arya, Santa Barbara, edit. Peace Through Health: How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World. West Hartford: Kumarian Press, 2008. (Available at Olin Library).

Geoffrey Canada. Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995. (Available at Brown School Library).

Chaskin, edit. Youth Gangs and Community Intervention: Research, Practice, and Evidence. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. (Available at Brown School Library).

Tom Christoffel and Stephen P. Teret, Protecting the Public: Legal Issues in Injury Prevention. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. (Available at Olin Library and Law Library).

Culhane, edit. Reconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health Perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. (Available at Brown School Library).

David M. Kennedy. Don’t Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2011. (Available at Olin Library).

Joseph Marshall, Jr. and Lonnie Wheeler. Street Soldier: One Man’s Struggle to Save a Generation, One Life at a Time. San Francisco: VisionLines Publishing, 1996. (Available at Brown School Library).

Jeffrey D. Monroe. Homicide and Gun Control: The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act and Homicide Rates. El Paso: LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2008. (Available at Olin Library).

Mark R. Pogrebin, Paul B. Stretesky, N. Prabha Unnithan. Guns, Violence, and Criminal Behavior: The Offender’s Perspective. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009. (Available at Law Library).

Dr. John A. Rich. Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Publishing, 2009. (Available at Olin Library).

Webster, Vernick, edit. Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Publishing, 2013. (Available at Law Library).

Adam Winkler. Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2011. (Available at Law Library).