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How Many Students Have Been Traumatized by Active-Shooter Drills?
In a new report, two major teachers unions have called for schools to end or revise the drills, saying they’re harmful to children.
‘Emily Doe’ From the Brock Turner Case Is Ready for You to Know Her Name
It’s Chanel Miller.
Woman Says ‘Proud Boy’ Arrested for Beating Protesters Attacked Her Last Year
An anonymous Muslim woman says Geoffrey Young viciously attacked her at a protest last year, and bragged about it online afterward.
Psychologists: Stop Blaming Mass Shootings on Video Games
There’s a bit of dissent within the American Psychological Association about the role of video games in contributing to violence.
Here’s a New Effort to Study the Psychological Effects of Youth Violence
It involves recruiting members of frequently victimized groups to conduct interviews about the psychological toll of violence.
How Violence Warps Childhood Friendships in Chicago
Most kids simply gravitate toward peers who are similar to them. In violent parts of Chicago, children need to be a lot more deliberate.
A New Book Argues Concerns Over Violent Video Games Are a Moral Panic
In their new book
, two psychologists argue that video games are little understood and that fearmongering about them is rampant.
The Florida Airport Gunman Shows How Domestic Violence Predicts Mass Killing
Violence begets violence.
More Evidence That Violence Is Contagious
Like smoking or obesity, it travels along social networks.
What the States With the Most School Shootings Have in Common
Public spending matters.
Why There Probably Won’t Be Much Election Violence
An expert on one of the more infamous recent examples of election violence sees few warning signs in the U.S.
There’s No Explanation for Lone-Wolf Attacks, and Our Brains Can’t Handle That
It would be nice if there were some one-size-fits-all narrative that could explain Ahmad Khan Rahami and others like him, but there just isn’t.
Predictive Policing Isn’t an Exact Science, and That’s the Problem
Can algorithms predict murder?
If You Want Less Police Violence, Hire More Female Cops
Between culture, biology, and psychology, men are more aggressive. Especially when doing police work.
It Matters If You Think Crime Is a Monster or a Disease
Metaphors frame the way you think.
The Dallas Police Force Is Evidence That ‘De-escalation’ Policing Works
Seriously, there’s good news about American policing.
Do Warm Climates Really Make People More Violent?
“… they are less strict about time, they have less use of birth control, they have children earlier and more often.”
Rose McGowan Calls Out Sexist
The actress accused 20th Century Fox executives of using violence against women to market a product.
How to Predict Which Soldier Will Commit Violent Acts
“While you can’t predict these things with perfect accuracy, it’s pretty amazing how you can do a heck of a lot better than random.”
10 Trans Women Have Been Murdered in the U.S. This Year
Including India Clarke, who was found beaten to death in Tampa earlier this week.
An Author Explains How Mass Killings Happen
An interview with with Abram de Swaan, author of
The Killing Compartments
Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Rise in Mass Shootings
Violence in the U.S. is still on a long downward trajectory.
How Militarizing Police Can Increase Violence
Ferguson is part of a dangerous nationwide experiment.
Man Stands Up to Catcallers, Gets Knocked Unconscious
Police are still looking for the suspect.
Mass Shootings Aren’t On the Rise
We’re just paying more attention when they do occur.
Marriage and Fatherhood Aren’t Anti-Rape Tools
Shadows don’t cause good weather, and being single doesn’t cause rape.
Why School Shootings Happen and How to Stop Them
These shootings rarely come out of nowhere, but kids’ reluctance to tattle on their peers often leads to tragedy.
We Need to Get Better at Identifying Mass Killers Before They Strike
Mass killers tend to broadcast warning signs beforehand.
A Mental-Health Expert Explains How to Stop the Next Elliot Rodger
It should come as no surprise that Elliot Rodger showed all the warning signs.
If You Want Someone to Treat You Generously, Offer Them a Warm Drink
Temperature affects our mood and behavior a lot more than you might think.
There’s a Difference Between Misogyny and Severe Mental Illness
It’s a mistake to lump Elliot Rodger in with all the other misogynists out there.
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Violent Thoughts About a Man. How Can I Stop?
A reactionary take on Slate’s male feminist lust manifesto.
Rise of the Female Gun Nut
Hello Kitty handguns, concealed-carry bras, and a charged gender debate.
The School Shooting That Didn’t Change My Liberal, Pro-Gun Childhood
A boy opened fire at my school dance, but my Democratic parents remained pro-gun.
Why Hating Chris Brown Isn’t the Same As Supporting Rihanna
On bearing witness to a cycle of violence.