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Violence as a Communicable Disease

Resilient.  Infectious.  Highly contagious.  Does violence follow the same patterns as a communicable disease?  Yes, says the founder of CeaseFire, a gang intervention group. CeaseFire’s founder, Gary Slutkin, is an epidemiologist and a physician who for 10 years battled infectious diseases in … Continue reading

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Science vs. Not!Science

Ok, so, let’s get something straight.  Just because something involves numbers and percentages?  Doesn’t make it science.  Sometimes, it doesn’t even make it proper statistics.  Sometimes, it just makes it guesses with a veneer of respectability slapped over it. Case … Continue reading

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