Understanding, Not Acceptance
The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. When loved ones are lost to violent crime, some say the more appropriate final stage is not acceptance, but understanding. With a rise in Kansas City's homicide rate, experts and citizens discuss the psychological fallout of living with the reality of violent crime.
- Donald Lang, grief counselor, Ad Hoc Group Against Crime
- David May, sociology professor, Mississippi State University, author, Fear of Crime: Causes, Consequences and Contradictions
- Katie Greer, resident of the Northeast Neighborhood
- Troy Robertson, man with a sign that reads "My Life Matters"