Two deadly mass shootings have California on edge.
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Mass shooters over the age of 60 are rare, but often differ from younger gunmen in motives and actions prior to their attack.
Kenya last executed a prisoner in 1987 but continues to hand down the death sentence.
Research finds that the threat of being sentenced to death has no bearing on how people contemplate violent crime.
Bail hearings are underway for the eight teenage girls charged in the murder of a man in Toronto.
Eight teen girls are charged in the stabbing death of a homeless man in Toronto. Research shows that jurors tend to respond when the perpetrator of a crime is or appears to be younger.
Only about 1 in 3 LGBTQ victims of violent hate crimes seek professional help for mental health issues that emerge after an attack.
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For the first time, researchers have been able to produce estimates of the rate of hate crimes against LGBTQ people.
Support for victims must include forms of restorative justice that allows them to have their voices heard.
Victims of violence are often retraumatized by a legal process that puts prosecuting the accused ahead of supporting the victim.
Sam Uffindell experienced a form of forgiveness after assaulting a younger schoolboy 22 years ago. But this should be the norm under NZ’s child justice system, which is overdue for reform.
Many mass shooters show signs of distress before their attack.
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When young people plan a mass shooting, especially at a school, they typically reveal their plans in advance. Two scholars weigh in on whether the warning signs are being heeded in the right way.
Residents fleeing their homes in Plateau State, north central Nigeria, on April 12, 2022 after their houses were burnt during an attack by bandits.
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The Nigerian government needs to understand that banditry is an act of warfare and should be treated as such.
There is plenty we still don’t understand about how anger influences behaviour.
Violent crime causes untold harm and anger is known to fuel violence. But recent research suggests that the way anger and crime tie together in youth is a bit more complicated than expected.
South African police prepare guns handed in during one of several amnesties for destruction.
If proposed amendments to the law are passed, it will no longer be possible to acquire a firearm licence for self-defence in the country. This has sparked heated debate.
Older adults’ experience of violent death is different to that of younger adults, our new research finds.
In criminology, there are many theories to account for why men are more likely than women to commit crimes – and they may hold the key to changing those figures.
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Recent political arguments about policing methods aren’t supported by the evidence: New Zealand crime rates are static, and even declining in some categories.
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.