It's a worn-out debate based on no strong evidence, and if violent themes are going to be picked apart, then the real-world violence they're mimicking must be too.
Gentrification happens when attempts to build bridges between disenfranchised people and their better-off peers go awry – but it doesn't have to be this way.
A round up of evidence-based views on the knife crime epidemic – including what action is really needed to prevent more young lives being lost.
Previous policies aimed at ending gangs and youth violence have failed. The government should avoid the same mistakes.
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.
Knife crime is a symptom of the toxic environments that adults create around children.
Youth workers try to use a 'window of opportunity' to help young victims of violent crime get out of a cycle of violence.
Teens who have high hopes for the future were less likely to threaten or injure someone with a weapon, a recent study reports. Could helping youth build dreams for the future also curb violence?
Thousands of young people have got on their bikes to make a political statement in London's streets. The government would do well to pay attention.
Research is revealing that both families who have experienced adolescent family violence and those working with them feel the criminal justice system is not an appropriate way to respond to it.