Violence in Society & Forensic Epidemiology

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35 Years Of American Death

Mortality rates for leading causes of death in every U.S. county from 1980 to 2014.<p>Researchers have long argued that where we live can help predict …

Public Health

Rethinking Domestic Violence

Violence Against Women

Behind Closed Doors

Page 43 - And I got rather angry and slapped her in the face three or four times and I said, don't you ever say that to me again! And we haven't had …

Violence Against Women

Daily chart: The world’s most dangerous cities

Daily chartThe world’s most dangerous cities<p>The cities with the highest homicide rates are once again nearly all in Latin America<p>Graphic detail<p>Mar …

Latin America

Join forces to reduce US violence, says UK expert

Violence in the US can be reduced if police and health agencies join forces, says a leading UK expert.<p>Evaluations show that policing and violence …

Public Health

The cause of death that dare not speak its name: austerity

The reasons for knife crime are complex, but it’s wrong to ignore the impact of cuts to youth funding<p>On Monday Cedric Anderson, the estranged husband of a special education teacher, Karen Smith, walked into her primary school classroom in San Bernardino, California, and shot dead both her and …

Sociology

I was on United flight 3411. Here's what I saw.

Unfortunately, I was aboard United Airlines flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville, Ky., on Sunday. Even more unfortunate was the fact that I was returning from a spring break trip with seven of my students from Louisville Male High School who also witnessed the unconscionable treatment of the …

Aviation

Domestic violence and guns: the hidden American crisis ending women's lives

The shooting death of a teacher in San Bernardino, California, by her estranged husband was hardly an outlier – an estimated 50 women a month are shot to death in the US by former or current partners<p>In one mass shooting after another, some gun control advocates and journalists see a common thread: …

Gun Control

More guns mean more gun murders. Here's how we know.

After the San Bernardino shooting and the intense debate over guns that has followed, some conservative commentators are pushing back on the evidence that more guns mean more gun deaths, citing their own data and charts. But they're making a grave statistical mistake.<p>Over at National Review, for …

Gun Control

Brutal domestic attack caught on CCTV

A man's brutal attack on his girlfriend was caught on CCTV.<p>Mark Power, 37, assaulted the woman in the stairwell of a multi-occupancy house in Frances Road, Erdington, Birmingham.<p>His victim was left unconscious and suffering fractures to her pelvis, eye-socket and to the back of her head.<p>Power has …

Extremism

'We're all car-crash snoopers now': the truth about the TV true-crime wave

From Serial to Making a Murderer, our appetite for unsolved cases is insatiable. But does it suggest dark impulses – or are we addicted to proving innocence?<p>Not long ago, sales of Faroe Isle jumpers like the one worn by detective Sarah Lund in Danish murder drama The Killing went through the roof …

Documentaries

The Campaign for Real British Crime (CRBC)

When immigrants began moving to Scarfolk in the mid-1970s, many local criminals worried that foreign offenders would threaten their livelihoods. They …

' A woman takes pride in being beaten by her husband': The country where domestic violence is a sign of love

Salimata was always told she should be proud to come from a family of wife beaters.<p>"You're the daughter of a woman whose husband broke her hands. …

Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm - Bloomberg

On Aug. 18, 2010, a police lieutenant in Gary, Ind., received an e-mail, the subject line of which would be right at home in the first few scenes of …

Is Philip Davies fit to be an MP?

With his serial opposition to measures tackling domestic and sexual violence, the Tory MP looks less like a politician and more like an internet troll<p>The Conservative MP Philip Davies has once again used his position in the House of Commons to attempt to undermine a bill relating to domestic and …

Gender

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Rise in hospital admissions for stab wounds

Last week we collaborated with <i>The Sunday Times</i> on an investigation into the rise in hospital admissions for stab wounds (£).<p>In the twelve months to …

The crime rate in Sweden? It's just fine.

<b>On Saturday 18 February, Donald Trump threw an unscripted line into his speech at a campaign rally in Florida, suggesting that a major terrorist</b> …

Donald Trump

Husbands Are Deadlier Than Terrorists

With the President Trump Reality Show, it’s easy to be distracted by ANGRY ALL-CAPITAL TWEETS or Oval Office tantrums. But resist, and stay focused on matters of life and death.<p>Consider two critical issues: refugees and guns. Trump is going berserk over the former, but wants to ease rules on the …

Alcohol leads to more violence than other drugs, but you'd never know from the headlines

Mainstream media tend to report more stories about illicit drugs than alcohol.<p>Stories about illicit drugs are also more negative. The media is more …

Addiction

The Single Best Anti-Gun-Death Policy? Ending the Drug War

Universal gun confiscation is impossible, and even aggressive gun control might not dramatically reduce gun-related deaths. But ending our ridiculous and expensive war on drugs could.<p><i>Universal gun confiscation is impossible, and even aggressive gun control might not dramatically reduce gun-related</i> …

Trump Says U.S. Murder Rate at Highest Level in 45 Years. That’s Not Even Close to Being True

"I'd say that in a speech and everybody was surprised because the press doesn't like to tell it like it is," Trump said during a morning meeting with …

America's murder rate is rising at its fastest pace since the early 1970s

An analysis of 50 cities by The Economist<p>MURDER, which grew rarer for 20 years, is on the rise again. But by how much? In 2015, the number of murders …

The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns

According to the New America Foundation, jihadists killed 94 people inside the United States between 2005 and 2015. During that same time period, 301,797 people in the US were shot dead, Politifact reports.<p>At first blush, these numbers might seem to indicate that Donald Trump’s temporary ban on …

You're more likely to be killed by your own clothes than by an immigrant terrorist

The odds of being killed by a refugee terrorist? One in 3.6 billion.<p>On Friday evening, President Trump issued an executive order barring refugees from entering the country for 120 days — and Syrian refugees indefinitely. It also bans people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the …

Terrorism

What Motivates Public Place Murders?

Few details have come to light about what motivated Vester Lee Flanagan, the shooter of two Virginia television reporters, to commit his atrocious …

New US Case Law on Causal Methodology

Injury causation is a poorly understood topic, and one for which no standard instruction exists in medical school curricula. While many causal …

Russia should not decriminalise wife-beating

Why are we even having this argument?<p>VICTORIAN England was a good place to be an abusive husband. Even “the vilest malefactor has some wretched woman …

Making Sense of Crime

Even prolific offenders spend most of their lives on the right side of the law, and most of the rest of us occasionally stray onto the wrong side of …

Health