Emerging Issues in Public Health: Gun Violence, 1st Edition

  • Bradley Steffens
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  • ISBN-10: 1682826708
  • ISBN-13: 9781682826706
  • DDC: 363.330973
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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More than one hundred people die from gunshot injuries every day, and the rate of gunshot deaths and injuries keeps climbing every year. This book looks at the contributing factors behind this public health crisis and uses anecdotes and first-person accounts to explore the short- and long-term effects it is having on survivors, the wounded, and society as a whole.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Introduction: A Deadly Epidemic.
1: The Making of a Crisis.
2: When Gun Violence Becomes Commonplace.
3: Guns and Suicide.
4: The Human Toll of Gun Violence.
5: What Is Being Done to Reduce Gun Violence?.
Source Notes.
Organizations and Websites.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.