Abolishing defensive homicide in Victoria was a mistake has left the law inflexibile in dealing with homicide offences.
Sometimes small changes can be the most effective at reducing violence – and these are seldom acknowledged.
Parents killing their children is uncommon, but there are some risk factors around the crime such as mental illness, previous abuse and domestic violence.
Did the government-funded gun buybacks introduced after the Port Arthur massacre have "no effect" in reducing gun deaths in Australia, as an audience member claimed on Q&A? Let's look at the evidence.
In one bloody week in June, 181 Rio residents were shot, including a baby in utero. It's now impossible not to notice that city's once-lauded favela "pacification" strategy has all but collapsed.
In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Amee Meredith and Caterina Politi, who lost family members to random acts of violence, on their campaign to reform 'one-punch' laws.
Even though males represent around half the population, they account for about two-thirds of Australian homicide victims.
When it comes to homicide rates, the outlook for Australia is positive with continued reduction in the homicide rate. However, challenges remain.
When do words at an end-of-life decision constitute a crime? A law professor explains why lawmakers should act to clear up the gray area that remains.
The figures have been taken out of context.
How does the police decide where to send dive teams to search for bodies? They ask scientists for advice.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Two teenagers have been sentenced to life for a double murder. But their crime is extremely rare.
Cases of homicide by falling are rare. But the Gable Tostee case is not the first instance of a fall from a building causing death being linked to criminal conduct.
But one thing is clear, only a small proportion of violence can be blamed on schizophrenia.
Reducing stubbornly high levels of violence can be achieved if there is a focus on ensuring that children are not exposed to violence or toxic stress at home.
South Africa has stubbornly high rates of violent crime. More concerning, though, is that the latest crime stats suggest the recent increase in murders is not slowing - it may even continue.
Women over 60 are being killed in their own homes - but little more is known about these crimes.
It was a true media bonanza – and we now know that the media played a powerful role in influencing public perception of guilt or innocence.
Gerard Baden-Clay's successful appeal against a conviction for the murder of his wife should not be misread as a sign of judicial tolerance of domestic violence.