The Australian justice system must do more to acknowledge the colonial system on which it is built, which inherently privileges whiteness.
With internet platforms and social media increase our access to direct, unedited and unfiltered media coverage. This has been used to great effect to deliberately distort our understanding of events.
Hysterical narratives promoting fear among some Americans may be more effective at sparking violence than hate speech is. Social media companies are expected to guard against both.
The University of Reading wrongly judged that Geras' essay, which discusses political violence, might fall foul of the government's Prevent strategy.
Mass murders like the killings at a Pittsburgh synagogue are seen as the work of disturbed individuals. But America has allowed violence to become unexceptional, ignoring its root cause.
Serious violence is rising, and there's little more that police can do to stop it. Of course, the real culprits are cutbacks to the nation's social protection systems.
Many young men still believe in traditional ideals of manhood, including fighting back when pushed, never saying no to sex and maintaining dominance over women.
What's really the most dangerous American city? The way crimes are currently counted in the US can easily confuse and mislead.
Increasing police patrols won't solve South Africa's high rates of violent crime. Underlying problems need to be addressed.
Violence against journalists is on the rise. Many people don't realize that such acts have a long tradition in the US, where partisan rancor was once a hallmark of American journalism.
Framing xenophobic violence as a question of immigrant victimisation invites divisions between neighbours.
Climate change poses a threat to our mental health. Building connected communities is one way to combat a rise in suicide rates as global temperatures increase.
After a violent brawl involving African Australians on Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggested Victoria Police needed to take a firmer hand – but it's far more complicated than that.
Frantz Fanon recognised mental illness as a real experience and offered an understanding of it being influenced by society and culture.
Sobriety tags monitor how much alcohol a person drinks – can they work to reduce crime?
Ciudad Juárez, on the US-Mexico border, has suffered high levels of deadly violence for over a decade. New suicide data reveals the severe mental health impacts of living with chronic violence.
Rigid gender roles and stereotypes are key drivers of violence against women. So let's challenge these by starting young.
After acts of violence, we want to make sense of what is right and wrong and where we stand in the world. But we must ensure our belief systems are periodically and systematically checked.
Central American youth are 10 times more likely to be murdered than children in the US. Child homicides in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are rising even as other violence declines.
Low-income women suffer evictions and violence in Canada's most "livable" cities.