A lack of federal funds stymies gun violence researchers.
Alan English CPA
Research is the foundation for evidence-based policies. But because of funding prohibitions, there's little US research to inform the contentious debate around gun violence and gun control.
Stars of TV Westerns embodied a Cowboy Code.
With mass shootings and sexual harassment reports on the rise, a psychologist reflects on how the evolving nature of male role models in the media may be contributing.
Who is a terrorist?
A scholar asks: If two acts of violence kill similar numbers of people, have similar effects on victims and communities, and spread fear and terror, should they not be seen as equally abhorrent?
More than 640,000 firearms, mainly rifles and shotguns, were surrendered during the 1996 and 2003 gun buybacks.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
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.
With no money to research guns, there’s no evidence to base policy on.
Horrific mass shootings in the US typically renew the national debate about gun policy. A gun researcher explains the lack of funding for study in this area and what that means for informed policy.
White men have committed more mass shootings than any other group.
In the terrible aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre people have been urgently trying to explain it. Some have put race at the centre of their explanations. Mass shootings, they argue, reveal something…
Michael Keenan claims an amnesty will help get illegal guns off Australian streets.
Let’s be realistic about what gun amnesties are, and are not, likely to deliver.
Anders Breivik, pictured in 2016.
New study finds potential cause of Breivik's crimes.
Outside the courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state's past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.
What’s in the mind of a solo attacker?
Man with gun image via shutterstock.com
Lone offender – sometimes called "lone wolf" – attacks may become a more prevalent threat. What can we understand about them and the people who carry them out?
One can’t accurately predict a rampage shooting based on exposure to violent video games or any other single factor.
ScreenShots of Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare/Brother Games screenshot
There is agreement that violent video games lead to aggression. But one can't accurately predict a rampage shooting based on exposure to violent video games or any other single factor.
Guns have another kind of price tag.
The current debate over the right to bear arms versus regulation is at a stalemate, but a new dialogue that focuses on the social burden of firearms might provide a new way forward.
A target shooting instructor and student.
As automobile technology advanced, so did our safety measures. UC Denver and MIT sociologists explain how to do the same with guns.
Mourners at a vigil after the Charleston shooting.
Six of the nine people who died were black women. One year later, a Brandeis professor examines how black women have endured a legacy of racial violence in the U.S.
How hard should it be for the FBI to get access to your iPhone’s data?
The court order to Apple is consistent with the existing law and previous Supreme Court decisions.
A Syrian refugee.
A look back at a year marked by terrorism, gun violence and clashes between police and African Americans.
A woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas.
AP Photo/John Locher
In the wake of the tragedy in Las Vegas, a criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.