The scope and complexity of gun reform are not always related to the impact that changes may have.
Sometimes small changes can be the most effective at reducing violence – and these are seldom acknowledged.
Comparatively little is known about the crime of filicide.
Parents killing their children is uncommon, but there are some risk factors around the crime such as mental illness, previous abuse and domestic violence.
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.
Police take aim at drug dealers in Rio’s City of God favela as locals look on.
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.
Amee Meredith and Caterina Politi turned the worst day of their lives into a campaign for meaningful law reform.
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.
Male victims are most likely to be killed by somebody they know – usually a friend or acquaintance.
Even though males represent around half the population, they account for about two-thirds of Australian homicide victims.
Firearms are not the main weapon of choice in homicides in Australia.
When it comes to homicide rates, the outlook for Australia is positive with continued reduction in the homicide rate. However, challenges remain.
Michelle Carter after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
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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.
A march for the missing in Mexico City in May 2017.
The figures have been taken out of context.
A search for a teenager who went missing in Tyrone (Northern Ireland) in 1994, presumed murdered.
How does the police decide where to send dive teams to search for bodies? They ask scientists for advice.
A woman holds a flag as she looks out over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Tributes left to Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie, murdered in April 2016.
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Two teenagers have been sentenced to life for a double murder. But their crime is extremely rare.
Gable Tostee was found not guilty of the murder of Warriena Wright, who fell from his balcony.
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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.
Research shows a link between violence against children and their subsequent criminality.
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 needs to urgently work out why its high rate of fatal violence is not slowing.
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.
O.J. Simpson, flanked by his lawyers, pumps his fists after the verdict is read in October 1995.
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.
The community must be careful of what it demands of the court system.
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.
Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare.
It's important to look beyond the same old gender sterotypes.