Violence is like an epidemic disease … and it can be effectively prevented using health methods.
Violence Is Contagious — Like an Epidemic Disease
Exposure to violence has been scientifically shown to increase a person’s risk of adopting violent behavior themselves, meaning that violent behavior transmits and spreads based on exposure – just like an epidemic disease.
Health Approaches Work
Public health has a long track record of managing epidemics and changing behaviors. Public health methods have been extremely successful in reducing violence in communities around the world.