A new narrative on gun violence

Bernadette Callahan Hohl, Michael B. Siegel, Daniel W. Webster

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Chapter 3 offers narratives about gun violence; these narratives draw from public health tenets and practice. Contributors sketch a road map to how people with differing philosophies can act together to prevent gun deaths: Michael B. Siegel describes public health principles that can shape thinking about gun policy. Drawing from his experiences in Baltimore, Daniel W. Webster illustrates how gun violence has influenced urban life, examining the implications of aggressive law enforcement. His work with police and community members and his involvement with a gun violence reduction consortium yield strategies for reducing harm. Zeroing in on the community environments in which gun violence occurs, Bernadette Callahan Hohl illustrates how a public health approach can improve safety. Using examples from community-driven projects, she offers evidence that strengthening neighborhoods pays off. The chapter concludes an action agenda.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCommunity Resilience
Subtitle of host publicationEquitable Practices for an Uncertain Future
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780197559383
StatePublished - Apr 22 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


  • Baltimore
  • Community resilience
  • Culture of health
  • Greening
  • Gun policy
  • Gun violence
  • Guns
  • Health equity
  • Public health
  • Violence prevention


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