Violence in Society & Forensic Epidemiology

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Why so many young British men are choosing to carry knives

Concern is mounting about a recent surge in violent knife crime in Britain’s biggest cities.<p>Crime figures for the 12 months to March 2017 showed an …

Knives

Violence towards emergency nurses: A narrative review of theories and frameworks. - PubMed

INTRODUCTION:<p>Workplace Violence in the health environment is a growing issue worldwide. Emergency department have been identified asa high-risk …

The Workplace

Firearm-Related Injury and Death: A U.S. Health Care Crisis in Need of Health Care Professionals

by Darren B. Taichman, Howard Bauchner, Jeffrey M. Drazen, Christine Laine, Larry PeiperlThe U.S.-based Editors of ICMJE journals call for …

Health Care

Random Acts of Violence? Examining Probabilistic Independence of the Temporal Distribution of Mass Killing Events in the United States.

2017 Oct 10. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-16-00039. [Epub ahead of print]<p>1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.<p>Abstract<p>Recent mass killings, …

Research

The knife crime crisis is national. The solutions must be local

The latest figures suggest that the scale and causes vary between London and the rest of the country. Understanding microclimates is crucial<p>Black male life expectancy in Washington DC is lower than male life expectancy in Gaza: black infant mortality in America’s capital is worse than in Libya. …

Human Geography

Beyond the blade: the truth about knife crime in Britain

Teenage knife crime is a tabloid obsession, blamed on feral youth running riot in our cities. But the reality is much more complex – and we cannot save lives if we do not understand it<p>On Monday 23 January, shortly after 3pm, the regular din of children turning out of the Capital Academy secondary …

Bob Marley

UK needs coordinated strategy to tackle knife crime, says MP

Croydon MP Sarah Jones calls for 10-year multiagency approach to knife crime among young people, similar to one that led to fall in teenage pregnancy rates<p>Britain needs a 10-year, coordinated strategy to tackle knife crime among young people, similar to the successful long-term effort to reduce …

Brexit

Youth violence and murder soar in London, new crime figures show, as man is stabbed to death for his iPhone

A charity worker stabbed to death for his iPhone by a moped gang today became the latest victim of surging violent crime in London.<p>Abdul Samad, 28, …

Crime

Scotland sees 10% spike in homicides over last year

The number of murder and culpable homicide victims in Scotland has risen by 10 per cent.<p>Official figures show there were 64 homicide victims cases in …

Crime

What’s Behind the Decline in the Death Penalty?

Filed 10:00 p.m.<p>10.02.2017<p>Q&A<p>A new book explores the slow demise of the ultimate punishment.<p>There are four men left on death row in Virginia, and …

Prison

Why are girls in deprived areas six times more likely than girls in affluent areas to be injured in violence?

<i>Professor Jonathan Shepherd</i><p><i>Professor Jonathan Shepherd describes discoveries from the Violence Society Group’s investigations into the issue and</i> …

Parenting

More Guns Do Not Stop More Crimes, Evidence Shows

After I pulled the trigger and recovered from the recoil, I slowly refocused my eyes on the target. There it was—a tiny but distinct circle next to …

Guns

Here’s What Actually Reduces Gun Violence

Guns aren’t going away in America. But studies have found several ways to reduce the current annual toll of 30,000 gun deaths — from universal background checks to smart policing.

Gun Control

Motive doesn't matter: Las Vegas was a terror attack, and US politicians are complicit

The gun used to kill more than 50 Americans was bought in a country where such military-level weaponry is freely available. The intention of its …

Las Vegas

What Bullets Do to Bodies - Highline

Credits<p>Story - Jason Fagone<p>Jason is a contributing writer for Highline. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, GQ, New York and Wired. His latest book, <i>The Woman Who Smashed Codes</i>, about the American codebreaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman, will be published this year.<p>Photography - Finlay …

New York Times

Necessary Violence

This is what I remember: It is late June or early July of 1992. I am a new doctor in the emergency department at San Francisco General Hospital, …

Mind

From Crime to Punishment - Online Course

Online course<p>From Crime to Punishment: an Introduction to Criminal Justice<p>What is crime? How does criminal justice work in England and Wales? Find …

The Newsworthiness of Death. Biased towards the ‘simple, immediate and spectacular’.

<b>“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic”</b>, feels like an astonishingly callous sentiment. It’s been attributed to Joseph Stalin; …

Joseph Stalin

Kenya election: The men of violence making a fresh start

<b>The world watched in horror as violence swept across Kenya 10 years ago, in the wake of a contested election. A decade later, two men heavily involved in that violence have united to try to prevent a repetition after Tuesday's vote. But they know, reports Alice McCool, that a return to violence is</b> …

Africa

Putney Bridge: CCTV of jogger 'pushing' woman in front of bus

A woman has escaped serious injury after appearing to be pushed by a jogger into the path of a bus.<p>CCTV of the incident shows a man running along Putney Bridge in west London and appearing to shove the 33-year-old into the road.<p>The oncoming bus is forced to swerve into the adjacent lane to avoid …

Crime

Ex-Gang-Member Explains Why Acid Attacks Are on the Rise | Good Morning Britain

Crime: Crash Course Sociology #20

Unrest in Dalston: the death of Rashan Charles took place in a divided community

Cohesive local relationships have been replaced by envy.<p>The death of Rashan Charles, a 20-year-old black man who was restrained by police in the …

Largest crime rise in England and Wales for 10 years

<b>Crime in England and Wales has seen its largest annual rise in a decade, according to the Office for National Statistics.</b><p>The total number of crimes reported to and recorded by the police rose by 10% between April 2016 and March 2017 to almost five million.<p>Violent crime was up by 18%, robbery by 16% …

Crime

John McDonnell says Grenfell Tower disaster was 'social murder'

Shadow chancellor says he stands by comments that victims of fire were murdered by political decisions<p>John McDonnell has said people responsible for “social murder” at Grenfell Tower should be held to account.<p>The shadow chancellor insisted he had no regrets about saying the victims of the disaster …

Referendums

Acid attacks are a crime without pity, and a mirror on our unforgiving times

Though it is hard to explain the growth of these offences, they do seem to reflect the rising anger around us<p>• Deborah Orr is a Guardian columnist<p>Sometimes fantastically nasty cultural phenomena simply creep up. A decade ago it was fairly rare to see a media report of an acid attack in the UK. Now …

Extremism

Murder inquiry after man injured in Glasgow pitched battle dies

Police call for witnesses as more than dozen men with guns and knives involved in ‘wild west’ fight near playground<p>Police in Scotland have launched a murder inquiry after a man injured in a pitched battle in Glasgow involving more than a dozen men died in hospital on Sunday night.<p>The men fought …

Crime

Cardiff Model: How does it work to cut violence?

The Cardiff Model was launched 20 years ago to fill gaps in police knowledge into violent incidents.<p>It has led to changes such as plastic glasses in bars, real-time CCTV usage and pedestrian areas in trouble-spots.<p>Now it could be used to help cut road accidents, with a funding bid to trial it in …

Cardiff