Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
Kaduna State in Nigeria has been the scene of ethnic and religious violence for years and there seems to be no end in sight.
Women in prison with brain injury are at increased risk of substance abuse, poor mental health and suicide. Yet support for these women is scant.
President López Obrador campaigned on some outside-the-box ideas to 'pacify' Mexico after 12 years of extreme violence. But so far his government has emphasized traditional law-and-order policies.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is defying a constitutional court order to release a UN-backed prosecutor his government arrested and allow his corruption investigation to continue.
American military personnel must pass a fitness for duty exam before they serve. Nuclear weapons handlers undergo a rigorous screening process. Shouldn't the president also undergo such exams?
A recent spate of attacks have left local people scared for their safety in rural Madagascar, threatening vital conservation work in the nearby rainforest.
The UN has declared all violence against children a violation of human rights. But it still happens even in schools.
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.