#30 — Don’t Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, And The End of Violence In Inner City America

Don’t Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner City America by David M. Kennedy

  • Rating: 4/5
  • Required reading for any sociologist, criminologist or social worker?
  • The entire strategy is based on the assumption that everyone has a common interest to end violence and drug dealing, regardless of what “side” you are on. The idea is to mobile everyone to be on the same side
  • The book lays out the strategy, then how the principles are applied in different cities
  • Kennedy didn’t really accept permutations to the formula — it was his way or the highway