(HC) Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence--And a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets: By Thomas Abt

(HC) Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence--And a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets: By Thomas Abt

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"Coupling the latest social science with firsthand experience as a crime-fighter, Abt proposes a ... focus on [urban] violence itself--not drugs, gangs, or guns. Because violence is 'sticky,' clustering among small groups of people and places, [he believes] it can be predicted and prevented using a series of smart-on-crime strategies that do not require new laws or big budgets. Bringing these strategies together, Abt offers a ... plan to reduce homicides by over 50 percent in eight years, saving more than 12,000 lives nationally"--Dust jacket