Year: 1994 Source: American Journal of Public Health, v.84, no.4, (April 1994), p.539-541 SIEC No: 19940175

Suicide & assault are sometimes called “intentional injury.” This Editorial suggests that a way to proceed in research on violence is to learn from the productive work done on unintentional injuries & develop information that is sufficiently specific to allow successful prevention of the many manifestations of violence. Researchers must identify types of violence that can be studied & addressed specifically. The lack of unanimity on a definition of violence & future research areas are discussed.