Legislation designed to bring large business to book should be deployed to bring accountability to the cell block.
Famously freewheeling -- but also violent and unequal -- Rio de Janeiro has elected a right-wing former pentecostal bishop as mayor. What's at stake for this 'gay, black and tolerant' Brazilian city?
Social justice is not just a phrase for protesting students. Instead it is something that defines them.
How to psychologically cope with living in a country with more fatalities than a war zone? For Mexicans, the response is increasingly detachment, depersonalisation, and adherence to daily routines.
The Fall writer Alan Cubitt is 'hurt and upset' at being accused of misogyny. But maybe misogyny isn’t the point.
South African universities are aflame as student protests for free education turn violent. But, would a non-violent approach, as preached by Martin Luther King, be more effective in their cause?
Who am I, as an academic, to decide in advance what is or what is not triggering to others?
But one thing is clear, only a small proportion of violence can be blamed on schizophrenia.
Victorians revelled in images and descriptions of murder and mutilation which would today be regarded as shocking.
A domestic violence disclosure scheme does not in itself assist people to achieve safety from an abusive partnership.
Protest movements become radicalised by two factors: escalating policing and competitive escalation between political adversaries and other protesting groups.
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.