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Tapping into the Wire The Real Urban Crisis

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ISBN-10: 1421411903

ISBN-13: 9781421411903

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter L. Beilenson, Patrick A. McGuire, David Simon

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Did Omar Little die of lead poisoning? Would a decriminalization strategy like the one in Hamsterdam end the War on Drugs? What will it take to save neglected kids like Wallace and Dukie? Tapping into 'The Wire' uses the acclaimed television series as a road map for exploring connections between inner-city poverty and drug-related violence. Past Baltimore City health commissioner Peter Beilenson teams up with former Baltimore Sun reporter Patrick A. McGuire to deliver a compelling, highly readable examination of urban policy and public health issues affecting cities across the nation. Each chapter recounts scenes from episodes of the HBO series, placing the characters' challenges into the…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 9/13/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

David Simon, M.D., is Medical Director of The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.

Foreword A Conversation with David Simon Creator of The Wire
The New Public Health Crisis: Wallace's World
Heroin Central: The Street Life of Bubbles, Mario, and Johnny
Losing the War on Drugs: The Pit versus the Police
Medicalize or Legalize: Hamsterdam
Needle Exchange and the AIDS Dilemma: Sticking It to "the Bug"
Treatment on Demand as a Strategy: Walon's Success Story
School Performance and the MIA Parent: The Tragedy of Dukie's Education
Teenage Pregnancy and STDs: Shardene's Escape
Firepower: Snoop's Beretta, Avon's Heckler, and Omar's Mossberg
Place Matters: Why Didn't Bodie Just Leave?
Of Paint and Guns: Did Omar Die of Lead Poisoning?
Obese Yet Malnourished: The Weighty Contradiction of Prop Joe
Public Health and Politics: The Promise and Peril of Tommy Carcetti
Epilogue Learning from The Wire: Practicing Politics to Practice Medicine
Cast of Characters