Why hunter gatherers weren't as peaceful as you may think.
You're at the park with the kids. Everyone's having fun, and then a strange dog appears, baring its teeth. Your protective response is the evolutionary function of anger.
As Queensland considers new laws to curb alcohol-fuelled violence in response to a one-punch death, several policy experiments that have occurred in recent years can provide valuable lessons.
Solving the problem of street violence is not just about alcohol -- it's also about design of the urban environment.
This has been a remarkably violent year – and many of the worst threats to human security are no less a problem than they were a year ago.
School principals are experiencing increasing levels of violence and threats from students and parents. What needs to change?
Just because acid isn't generally used for mass-casualty attacks doesn't mean that it doesn't pose a very real threat.
Murders, corruption and suspicion are eating away at Bangladeshi society – and some surprising forces are fuelling the chaos.
A new book documents how the gay rights movement has catered to a certain type of LGBT person: white, gay, male and middle-class.
Part one of the ABC's Hitting Home provides an insight into the work of those responding to domestic violence on the front line – including police, courts, refuges, and a specialist forensic unit.
A growing field of policy analysis now focuses on reducing armed violence. Remarkable consensus has emerged at high policy levels around the basic elements of an approach to reduce violence.
When adult children abuse their parents, feelings of parental love and responsibility coupled with shame and guilt often stop the parent from seeking help and protecting themselves.
How India's prime minister secured a rehabilitation from a legacy of post-colonial violence.
If we want to develop truly effective policies to reduce gun violence and its impacts on individuals, families and communities, we need to start basing Australian debate on Australian facts.
There is growing evidence indicating that violence against women may be the consequence of society's rigid and stereotyped beliefs about what it means to be a “real man”.
Whenever the crisis in Burundi is discussed, the economy is often overlooked, even though it is central to understanding the backdrop to the most severe crisis since the end of the civil war.
Western media tropes of black widows, deviant sexuality and unthinking compliance fail to explain why violence crosses the gender divide.
New research shows that the old advertising maxim 'sex and violence sell' may be bad for business.
Classifying killers into particular types is intuitively appealing. It helps us make sense of what otherwise seems senseless. But this approach tells us only the smallest fraction of their motivation.
If someone wants to create panic with a gun and a smartphone, they can. If journalists want to protect the public from disturbing images, they can't.