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27 J. Offender Rehab. 1 (1998)

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   Journal of Offender RehabIlltatIon, Vol. 27(1/2), 1996. Pp. 1-13.
   @ 1998 by The Haworth Press, Inc. Allrights reserved.

   Spinal Cord Injury

   as  a Permanent Consequence

   of  Victimization in Random Violence:

   A  Public Health Perspective

   Eastern Kentucky University

   Kentucky State University

   Paralyzed Veterans of America, Washington

   ABSTRACT In many inner-cities  across America, there are growing num-
   bers of violent crime victims, including a burgeoning number of those who
   become  paralyzed through spinal cord injury inflicted during episodes of
   criminal violence. Among those who are disproportionately represented
   among  victims are uninsured minorities, especially African-Americans,
   who  significantly contribute to a declining health care system. [Article
   copies available for a fee ftvm The Haworth Document Delive'y Service:
   1-800-342-9678. E-mail address: getinfo@haworthpsssinc.com]

   The  FBI's Uniform  Crime  Reports  (UCR)  estimates that each year
25,052  Americans  are the victims of homicide. These  death totals are
reported to the FBI each year by 16,000 participating police organizations.
On  close observations, homicide rates reveal significant relationships that

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