The biggest problem with using the military to fight rime is that soldiers are not trained for law enforcement, but warfare, using maximum force.
The boxing gym can be a place for young people to escape street life – but it's also the home of a violent sport.
View from an expert in criminal justice – who also lives in one of the UK's most deprived areas.
Knife crime incidents are individual tragedies, but rising homicide rates reveal a changing society which is ill at ease.
Nations like Scotland and New Zealand have pioneered community-centred strategies to tackle knife crime – it's time for the rest of the UK to follow suit.
In a pilot program, older prisoners sentenced to life mentor younger prisoners who have a chance to lead productive, lawful lives when they get out. The focus is on healing trauma.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
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.
London is struggling to manage a violent crime epidemic, yet the Manchester attack attracted global attention.
When people don't trust the government, the media or police, they are less inclined to play by the rules and more likely to lash out violently.
Former young offenders can be uniquely well-equipped to support teenagers at risk of getting caught up in crime.
Drug users aren't the problem – the current 'war on drugs' is.
Data from victim and crime perception surveys help make sense of South Africa's crime statistics.
People opposing medical marijuana are often concerned about increased crime rates, but analysis of city-level data across the US found medical marijuana laws have little effect on crime.
Distrust in the police is a surprisingly central factor when people arm themselves illegally.
The Law and Order Index says South Africans feel less secure than people in Yemen, the DRC and Libya, countries all affected by violent conflict.
There are no easy answers when it comes to tackling knife crime but young people must be at the centre of any possible solution.
More than 90% of violent crimes in South Africa fall outside the categories named in the police's new anti-crime strategy.
When big data is used for police profiling and surveillance, it puts human rights on the line.
Break-and-enters are consistently common among incarcerated sex offenders as their first, or gateway, offence. But police forces' statistical manipulation allows them to go entirely undetected.