There is a link between venues with high incidences of violence and alcohol promotions like ‘happy hour’.
Statistics might lend the impression that going out at night anywhere in inner-city Melbourne is risky. But assaults in licensed premises are highly concentrated in specific venues.
Spare us the blood and guts.
Performers and audiences alike are undermined by graphic depictions of violence, like Michieletto's Guillaume Tell.
Take a bow.
The violence of the Royal Opera House's production of William Tell should shock us - but that doesn't mean it's wrong.
The aftermath of a day of terror.
Religious killing is the ultimate ideological statement, but it will not solve the murderer's grievances.
Some things belong in the past.
Symbols matter – and there's no stronger symbol than a flag in a post-conflict society.
Gender equality is associated with less use of violence by men.
To prevent men from using violence in their households, violence against children needs to stop before they become adults.
Statistics don’t reflect the real picture of violent crime in the UK.
Research on the UK's only source of statistics on violent crime shows that domestic violence and violence against women are massively understated.
Early closing times reduce alcohol-fuelled violence but still face opposition from businesses.
The Queensland government has said it will push ahead with its plan to introduce lockouts and 3am closing times for pubs and clubs. This is a good idea for patrons and businesses alike.
Domestic violence needn’t be only physical, but can extend to online harassment and control.
Technology violence is a term that encompasses all types of harassment and abuse that occurs online and serves to control or intimidate women in particular.
More than two decades after the World Medical Association called for a ban on boxing, knocking a person senseless is still condoned, even celebrated.
The death of a 23-year-old boxer and the lifting of cage-fighting bans in every state but Western Australia raise the question of why we allow violence that would be criminal outside a ring or cage.
Desert-colored is all the rage this year.
While the US still dominates global arms exports, Russia takes a close second as rising instability increases demand for the latest high-tech weaponry and surveillance gear.
Deadly mob justice happens across Indonesia – 300 people were killed in incidents last year.
Recently, incidents of motorcycle robberies on the streets of greater Jakarta have increased – along with deadly mob violence associated with it.
Some midwives are reluctant to routinely enquire about domestic violence.
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Violence during pregnancy can cause women to miscarry, go into labour prematurely and deliver low-birthweight babies.
Smartphones allow users to access help, information, or support anonymously and privately.
For every woman who reports domestic abuse, many more remain silent through fear, shame or simply because they don’t know who to turn to. But new digital programs could help.
2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty has helped highlight the prevalence of domestic violence in the community.
Domestic violence has been an agenda item for some time. It is not something that society, nor governments, have recently discovered.
Many services in NSW that previously operated as specialist women’s refuges have been dramatically transformed under recent reforms.
Research about specialist women’s domestic violence and other refuges does not support the claims made by NSW Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton that recent sweeping changes to these…
The Allied bombing of Dresden, which killed 25,000 civilians, during the Second World War is but one example of state terrorism.
German Federal Archive
To overcome the kind of relativism captured by the cliché “one person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter”, we need to define terrorism independently of who is employing it. Here is the definition…
Can abusive men change their ways after group sessions?
“Can a leopard really change its spots?” “Does everyone deserve a second chance?” “Do perpetrator programmes work?” These are some of the questions we are being asked this week as we release findings from…
Laughter and violence have two things in common: they’re both non-verbal and they both occur when words fail.
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It should come as no surprise that comedians would feel threatened by the attack on Charlie Hebdo: the freedom to offend is the source of their livelihood, and many who have offended have been threatened…
Break up the fights early.
Teenage fight via Olly/Shutterstock
Teenagers' opinions about when violence is acceptable or not can be influenced by the way they perceive men and women and the relationships between them. Simply telling young people that violence is wrong…