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Submission + - Homicide is infectious (npr.org)

Med-trump writes: "We think of individuals who commit homicide as being unlike the rest of us," said April Zeoli, a public health researcher at Michigan State University's School of Criminal Justice. "We looked at homicide as an infectious disease," Zeoli said in an interview with NPR. "To spread, an infectious disease needs three things: a source of the infection; a mode of transmission; and we need a susceptible population." The researchers studied every homicide that occurred in the city of Newark, N.J., over a period of a quarter century, from January 1982 to September 2007. Zeoli said that the model could make specific predictions about how and where homicide would spread in the future — information that could prove very valuable to police and other city officials, according to NPR
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