A new paper analyzing “family annihilators” in Britain breaks down these murderers into four basic types
Climate change may be one of the factors contributing to violence within and among societies, according to the latest study.
Law enforcement reminders of the consequences of criminal behavior are supposed to curb illegal activity, but some of these intimidation strategies may be backfiring, especially among youth.
Differences in the way the media have covered Trayvon Martin and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s cannabis use are a troubling reminder of the racism that still largely prevents us from seeing drugs as a health issue
Violent behavior is a complex product of biology and upbringing, and when that violence involves murder and destruction to the extent that erupted at the Boston Marathon, the questions about what drives such aggression become all …
While criminal activity can’t be reduced to a brain image, understanding changes in brain function could improve the way criminals are rehabilitated.
A surprising percent of offenders move to restricted areas
New York City police boosted arrests for public possession of marijuana in recent years, on the assumption that the action would improve public safety.
Mistaken eyewitness identification is a major cause of false convictions, but a new lineup technique could improve bystanders’ accuracy
Kindergarten — that bastion of macaroni crafts, crayon-eating and life lessons in sharing — is actually a major driver of crime, at least according to data collected by New Hampshire state legislator Bob Kingsbury.
It’s not news that becoming a parent changes everything. But a new study suggests that fatherhood’s transformative power is responsible for new dads’ decreased rates of tobacco and alcohol use and crime.
Is violence a virus? The literal answer is no, but the metaphor offers important insight into stopping the epidemic.
To cut crime, raise education and income levels, and reduce addiction rates among the poor, no program offers more bang for the buck than preschool, as a new study published in Science demonstrates.