Violence

When Helping Hurts: The Unexpected Costs of Post-War Reconciliation

War! What is it good for? Civil war dissolves social structures and threatens personal livelihoods, domestically displacing both combatants and...

Back to the Future: A Duke historian’s take on modern terrorism

Duke University professor Dr. Martin Miller discusses important historical trends in terrorism, root causes, and how we should think about breaking the cycle.

The Power of the Pen: E.J. Dionne on Journalism, Politics, and Propaganda

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne discusses journalism’s impact on everything from the upcoming 2016 Presidential race to countering extremist propaganda.

Violence in Mexico: Beyond Ayotzinapa

The horrifying Ayotzinapa massacre is just the tip of the iceberg in a country with high levels of crime, assassination, and violence in general: an infographic by the Chicago Policy Review.

Live Fast, Die Young, Defend Your Status: The Code of Retaliation

A harsh childhood can lead to a life strategy that condones violence in response to status threats. An economic game shows that such a worldview is linked to heightened envy in unfair situations.

Stop, Children, What’s That Sound? The Unintended Consequences of Police Contact on Juveniles

Study finds that “stop, question, and frisk” interactions between juveniles and police lead to an enhanced likelihood of future youth delinquency.

Another Path: Can school-based gang prevention programs show youth a way out?

An evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. program, implemented as a school-based response to gang activity among youths, finds that students enrolled in the program are less likely than their peers to join gangs or have negative attitudes towards the police.

Recipe for Disaster: The Link Between Urban Planning and Karachi’s Political Violence

Researchers explain political violence in Pakistan’s largest city in terms of informal urban planning rather than ethnic tensions.

Friends to the End: How the Wrong Social Network Increases Risk of Homicide Victimization

Within a high-risk population, are the occurences of homicide victimization largely random or more closely related?

Enduring Damage: The Effects of Childhood Poverty on Adult Health

For young children, poverty’s most damaging effects manifest over time.

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