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Recently, police services have begun to set in place strategies designed to improve the response to mental health problems among their members. shutterstock

Police officer suicide: it’s not just about workplace stress, but culture too

It is often assumed that police are at higher risk of suicide than other members of the community because of the stress involved in their jobs. But the picture is more complicated than that.
In Queensland, police can issue on-the-spot ten-day banning orders to patrons who engage in violent or anti-social behaviour in and around licensed venues. AAP/Dan Peled

Banning orders won’t solve alcohol-fuelled violence – but they can be part of the solution

Banning orders can encourage personal responsibility and demonstrate that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
‘Rapist, killer cops’: protesters march in Paris’s 18th arrondisement. Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Police and French youth: A long and brutal history

Governments' continual use of security forces to 'keep order' in low-income and minority neighborhoods masks their inability find solutions other than force.
People rally in New Brunswick, N.J. against President Trump’s ‘travel ban.’ AP Photo/Mel Evans

Immigration and crime: What does the research say?

Our panel of experts examines whether immigration leads to more crime using data from across 200 metropolitan areas and 20 years of research.
Police across Victoria made it clear that family violence was considered to be ‘different’ to the primary investigative mandate of their work. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

More police won’t necessarily lead to better outcomes on family violence – here’s what we need

Police remain critical in the effort to tackling family violence in all its forms. But more than just a commitment to extra police and training is needed to improve outcomes for victim-survivors.
South African President Jacob Zuma just escaped a bid by some of his senior colleagues in the governing ANC to remove him. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

The South African economy will be bolstered if Zuma falls

The South African economy stands to benefit if the country's president steps aside because he has had a destructive economic impact.

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