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In November the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) hosted and event at HKS with leading researcher of gun violence, Philip J. Cook. Cook is also the ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy at Duke University.
In 1976 when Cook published his first research on gun violence titled, 'The Great American Gun War', there was a dearth of rigorous, un-biased studies on gun violence, and the gun debate was conducted largely on the basis of propaganda. Since that time criminologists, economist, public health scholars, political scientists, and the work of Cook himself have dramatically changed the research landscape, providing many substantive lessons on gun violence in America... Learn more