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In the early 1990s, Boston experienced epidemic proportions of youth violence. By the end of the decade, there were no juvenile homicides and overall levels of youth violence dropped dramatically. Deborah Prothrow-Stith of the Harvard School of Public Health explains how communities across the country can duplicate Boston’s success.
- Deborah Prothrow-Stith Associate dean at the Harvard School of Public Health and co-author of "Murder Is No Accident" (Jossey-Bass).
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