Describes in detail the problem of gun violence in Boston; the program designed to address it: the Boston Gun Project's Operation Ceasefire; the problems confronted in designing, implementing, & evaluating the effort; & the strategies adopted in responding to obstacles encountered. Both successes & failures are discussed, & recommendations are made for future programs. The project was directed by members of Harvard Univ's. John F. Kennedy School of Government. Charts, tables & maps.Kennedy, David M. is the author of 'Reducing Gun Violence The Boston Gun Project's Operation Ceasefire', published 2004 under ISBN 9780756723675 and ISBN 0756723671.