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IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH with Dr. Celine Gounder

50 EpisodesProduced by JUST HUMAN PRODUCTIONSWebsite

JUST HUMAN PRODUCTIONS: Our vision is to change the way people think about health and social justice. Our mission is to build community and collaboration around issues of health disparity and to bring about healing.


S3E14 / Gun Violence in America / The Instrumentality of Guns

In the late 1950s, England and Wales switched from coal-based gas to natural gas in their ovens, which was a lot less toxic. Suicide rates dropped dramatically. This has a lot to teach us about gun violence. Instrumentality refers to how good a weapon is as an instrument of killing. Gas was cheap, available and lethal — as are guns in the U.S. today. So how can we reduce the instrumentality of a weapon? Guests: Ronald Clarke, Professor and former Dean of the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University; Franklin Zimring, Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley and author of The Great American Crime Decline; and Michael Anestis, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi and author of Guns and Suicide: An American Epidemic. | |

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