The tortilla business can become an unexpected way out for former gang members.
Being part of a gang may increase the chance of dying young, but when gang members leave their old lives behind, they can find that their street smarts come in handy.
Contact with nature reduces stress and aggression, one reason scholars say urban green space may reduce violence.
Some parks reduce violence in the local vicinity. Other parks attract crime. The difference has to do with how these urban green spaces are designed, programmed and managed, experts say.
In this Sunday, June 9, 2019 frame grab from Sudan TV, Lt. Gen. Jamaleddine Omar, from the ruling military council, speaks on a broadcast.
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History shows that when government elites believe that there is a risk that they may lose control of the capital, they escalate targeted violence against civilians.
Social status and location affected Dutch Jews' chances of survival.
The burnt ruins of the St. Mary Baptist Church, one of three that recently burned down in Louisiana.
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When three African American churches were burned down in southern Louisiana, the man accused was said to be linked to black metal, a subgenre of heavy metal with a history of violence.
Muslim clerics and members of the Pakistani Christian minority light candles to commemorate the victims of this week’s bomb blasts in Sri Lanka. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
For centuries, Westerners viewed Islam as an inherently violent religion. But the struggle today, for all religions, including Christianity, is between liberals and conservatives, fundamentalists and moderates, reason and revelation.
A man hugs his family before leaving for the U.S. border with a migrant caravan from San Salvador, El Salvador, Jan. 16, 2019.
Thousands of Central American migrants are trying to cross the U.S. southern border. One scholar followed their paths to find out why they make the dangerous, sometimes deadly, journey.
Children from a Roma community play in a camp that was attacked on March 2, 2019, in Bobigny, near Paris.
Since March 2019, 25 attacks against Roma people have taken place, especially after false rumours of child abductions. Why do such negative stereotypes spread and what social mechanisms do they trigger?
Inmates, members of MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs, wait upon arrival at the maximum security prison in Zacatecoluca, 65 kilometres east of San Salvador, on August 9, 2017.
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Imaginaries of gangs as inherent forms of brutal anarchy promote particular political agendas and obscure the ways gangs can reveal the underlying dynamics of the contexts within which they emerge.
Women and children at a Red Cross camp for displaced victims of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg.
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The action plan offers no information about budgets, oversight, clear standards for measuring progress or accountability mechanisms.
In Ghana people use vigilantes to protect their political interests.
In Ghana vigilante groups are formed to act on behalf of political parties.
In Australia, you’re more likely to experience physical and sexual violence if you have a disability.
The royal commission will give people with disabilities an opportunity to share their experiences. But it needs to ensure they're supported and have the same access to services as others do.
Some men don’t realise their abusive behaviour constitutes domestic violence. This needs to change.
What's often missing from domestic violence responses are investments and strategies to stop men perpetrating violence in the first place.
Knife crime incidents are individual tragedies, but rising homicide rates reveal a changing society which is ill at ease.
Smartphones have put the tools for bullying and voyeurism in the pockets of schoolchildren.
France's #MeToo backlash has revealed just how deeply rooted sexism is in the country. Disguised as flirtation or child's play, sexual harassment begins as early as elementary school.
The word ‘terrorism’ was first used at the time of the French Revolution.
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Terrorism hasn't always been associated with individuals – in the past, it has described violence used by the state against its subjects.
Can 37-year-old Nayib Bukele get El Salvador back on track?
Thirty-seven-year-old Nayib Bukele is the first modern president who doesn't represent either of El Salvador's two mainstream parties. Can he fix what ails this troubled Central American country?
Soldiers burn cocaine and marijuana in southern Mexico.
The Mexican slow-down in life expectancy improvements coincides with an unprecedented rise in violence.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa during his 2019 State of the Nation Address.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
Nigerian police patrol a after a bomb blast in Kaduna.
Kaduna State in Nigeria has been the scene of ethnic and religious violence for years and there seems to be no end in sight.