Assessing and Responding to the Recent Homicide Rise in the United States

  title={Assessing and Responding to the Recent Homicide Rise in the United States},
  author={Richard Rosenfeld and Shytierra Gaston and Howard R. Spivak and Seri Palla Irazola},
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