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David M. Kennedy
A Working Anti-Violence Plan

Gang- and drug-related inner-city violence is a defining crime problem, and few initiatives have made much difference. But when David M. Kennedy, a self-taught criminologist, engineered the “Boston Miracle” crusade in the 1990s, it cut youth homicide by two-thirds and pointed the way toward a real solution. Kennedy, author of Don’t Shoot, details his progress; his “Operation Ceasefire” interventions; and his results in city after city: plummeting violence, dried-up drug markets, and a reset relationship between police and community. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with University Book Store. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation.

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