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Letters Tackling knife violence

Young men view things differently

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 10 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2903
  1. Damien W Riggs, lecturer in social work1,
  2. Marek Palasinski, researcher in psychology2
  1. 1School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia
  2. 2Department of Psychology, Fylde College, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK
  1. damien.riggs{at}

While appreciating Shepherd and Brennan’s1 call for an integrated approach to tackling knife crime, findings from our interview study undertaken with a sample of young white British males attending a youth centre in a large British city suggest further factors that require attention in terms of injury …

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