Urban violence in Los Angeles in the aftermath of theriots : a perspective from health care professionals, with implications for social reconstruction.
Beginning April 29, 1992, Los Angeles, Calif, was engulfed in a 3-day insurrection reflecting the residents'responses to a legal ruling.
Unlike the mediapainted picture, this article argues that the enormous outburst of violence and consequential property destruction was not the exclusive domain of the citizens of South-Central Los Angeles and that available data will not support the maintenance of the prevailing uneven distribution of civic and state resources in health care, educational programs, and economic opportunities.
What it does support is the proposal for a more equitable allocation of resources among institutions, groups, and peoples, complemented by community empowerment, a more civic-oriented police operation, and a more rational approach to social reconstruction in which all elements of the society are full participants.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Etats Unis, Violence, Education, Médecin, Los Angeles, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, United States, Violence, Education, Physician, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0433460
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.