Media reporting often unfairly stigmatises people with mental illness and promotes the stereotype that mental illness causes violent behaviour. New guidelines offer tips for more responsible reporting.
Action-packed police procedurals can often give audiences the false impression that violent crime excuses the excessive use of force by police.
Television shows about police often perpetuate false narratives about violent crime that excuse police violence.
The murder weapon in the Palme case was never found.
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Prosecutors say they've closed Sweden's most famous cold case. But many Swedes still have doubts. The crime and botched investigation have been a 'national trauma' for this normally peaceful place.
The research doesn’t say what some lawmakers suggest every time there’s a mass shooting.
On the whole, results from psychology research studies don't support a direct connection between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior.
Shaldene Prins is supported by a policewoman at the funeral of her husband who was killed during gang violence.
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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.
Social exclusion: boarded-up homes in Liverpool, UK.
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.
Former Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks with inmates.
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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.
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.
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador with the families of the 43 students who went missing in 2014 in Guerrero state. He has ordered a truth commission to investigate the unsolved disappearance.
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.
An attack in London left a man dead. But did you hear about it?
London is struggling to manage a violent crime epidemic, yet the Manchester attack attracted global attention.
History repeats itself.
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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.
There’s been a decline in many crimes in South Africa but the murder rate has increased for the sixth year.
Data from victim and crime perception surveys help make sense of South Africa's crime statistics.
Since California passed the first medical marijuana law in 1996, 30 US states and the District of Columbia have legalised medical marijuana.
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.
Knife crime is on the rise in England and Wales.
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Distrust in the police is a surprisingly central factor when people arm themselves illegally.
A global survey claims South Africans don’t trust their police.
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.