Project Milwaukee
7:33 pm
Thu June 5, 2008

Youth Violence Endemic to Milwaukee

Gun violence reached epidemic proportions in Milwaukee in the 1990s. Today, it is endemic --woven into the fabric of everyday life. That's according to researcher and physician Dr. Steven Hargerten of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Hargarten views youth homicide, especially among minority males, as a disease.

Dr. Steven Hargarten teaches class at Medical College of Wisconsin.

He says therefore the community should use a public health approach for preventing it. That means working to pinpoint the causes of violence and its potential victims.