There are no easy answers to stop city violence

October 24, 2009

Elliot Currie, Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, is quoted in the Patriot-News.

From the Patriot-News: 

Dr. Elliot Currie, a highly regarded scholar at the University of California, Irvine, states it succinctly: “The kind of inequality that seems most associated with violent crime around the world is best understood as a broader and more multifaceted condition of social disadvantage.” He goes on to speak to the issue of social exclusion, a situation where those at the bottom of the social order become more and more separated from the rest of society, blocked from access to many of the social services that shore up the social institutions that support family life.

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