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Gun Violence-Related Resources

This guide will point to resources to raise awareness focusing on the issues surrounding gun violence as a public health issue in our nation. Provided by the Becker Medical Library and the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis.


Durando, S. (2018). Under the gun : a children's hospital on the front line of an American crisis. [United States], Stu Durando.

Under the Gun documents how St. Louis Children's Hospital has gone about handling more gunshot injuries than any children's hospital in the country by looking inside the emergency and operating rooms. It also looks at the role of social workers and others who play a role in treating victims and tells the stories of patients and their families.”

Webster, D. W., J. S. . Vernick and (2013). Reducing gun violence in America : informing policy with evidence and analysis. Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins University Press.



Anderson, E. (1999). Code of the street : decency, violence, and the moral life of the inner city. New York, NY, W W Norton & Company, Inc.
Arya, A. N. and J. Santa Barbara (2008). Peace through health : how health professionals can work for a less violent world. Sterling, VA, Kumarian Press.
Canada, G. (1995). Fist, stick, knife, gun : a personal history of violence in America. Boston, Beacon Press.
Chaskin, R. J. (2010). Youth gangs and community intervention : research, practice, and evidence. New York, Columbia University Press.
Christoffel, T. and S. P. Teret (1993). Protecting the public : legal issues in injury prevention. New York, Oxford University Press.
Culhane, J. G. (2011). Reconsidering law and policy debates : a public health perspective. Cambridge ; New York, Cambridge University Press.
Gabor, T. (2016). Confronting gun violence in America. London: New York: Palgrave Macmillan, an imprint of Springer Nature,.
Gordon, C. A. (2008). Mapping decline St. Louis and the fate of the American city. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Hemenway, D. (2017)Private guns, public health (New edition. ed.). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press

Kennedy, D. M. (2011). Don't shoot : one man, a street fellowship, and the end of violence in inner-city America. New York, Bloomsbury USA.
Marshall, J. and L. Wheeler (1996). Street soldier : one man's struggle to save a generation, one life at a time. New York, Delacorte Press.
Monroe, J. D. (2008). Homicide and gun control : the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act and homicide rates. New York, LFB Scholarly Pub.
Pogrebin, M., P. Stretesky and N. P. Unnithan (2009). Guns, violence, and criminal behavior : the offender's perspective. Boulder, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Rich, J. A. (2009). Wrong place, wrong time : trauma and violence in the lives of young black men. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press.
Schaffer, L. A. (2013). The Unthinkable : life, loss, and a mother's mission to ban illegal guns: Dallas. Texas : Brown Books Publishing Group 

Winkler, A. (2011). Gunfight : the battle over the right to bear arms in America. New York, N.Y., W.W. Norton & Co.

Waldman, M. (2014). The Second Amendment : a biography (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster.