Is It Time to Treat Violence Like a Contagious Disease?

Of all the debates about violence that have been recently discussed, I think this recently published article in Wired is the most interesting.  It explains the work of Cure Violence, a Chicago-based NGO dedicated to interrupting the cycle of violence in U.S. cities.  What do you think?  Is this a fitting analogy?  What is the role of the health system if violence can be treated like an infectious disease? 

 

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