States do not record the structural violence of racism as part of crime statistics. But this invisible violence has driven some people to self-harm. It has also masked forms of suicide.
A year of violence continues with bombs in NYC and a stabbing in Minnesota, leaving many asking, why? A psychologist explains what research has revealed about the minds of violent extremists.
A review of Sydney's lockout laws found the objective of reducing alcohol- and drug-related assaults and anti-social behaviour remain valid, and the measures introduced are achieving this.
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.
Researchers have studied the part of the brain associated with disgust to reveal people's true attitudes.
Are Americans at increasing risk of being killed in a terrorist attack? A sociologist explains how the way we remember the dead may make it feel that way.
Barack Obama assumed office in January 2009 amid public euphoria and high expectations of greater racial harmony and reduced gun violence at home and a more stable and peaceful international order.
Does including torture or other human rights violations in video games trivialize the actions? Or might it force us to think more critically about them?
The Gurindji people of the Northern Territory made history 50 years ago by standing up for their rights to land and better pay. But a new book reveals the deeper story behind the Wave Hill Walk-Off.
With #BlackLivesMatter and a never-ending list of African Americans being killed by police, the film ‘Do The Right Thing’ is even more relevant now than when it was released 27 years ago.
Could their affinity for a certain type of television drama help explain why they're drawn to his rhetoric?
Instead of seeking to blame immigrants or Islamic State, Europeans need to rise to the challenge posed by the modern world.
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.
Witnessing violence harms all children, even if it only on screen. However, for gifted children the impact could be more severe.
Unscrupulous politicians are adept at using regressive story lines that feed insecurities. That could be dangerous ahead of South Africa's hotly-contested municipal elections.
Video of Philando Castile's death has been seen around the world – and it's all the more powerful because of who shot it.
Mining proposals are often hugely controversial in South Africa and can even lead to violence. Better strategic assessments based on participation and precaution would help.
Terrorism is a denial of the basic tenets of almost all religions.
The past decade has shown a strong connection between political protests and the looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa. Research shows that local leaders use protests to maintain their power.
As automobile technology advanced, so did our safety measures. UC Denver and MIT sociologists explain how to do the same with guns.