Police violence makes COVID-19 worse for black Americans

Police violence and the toll it takes on black Americans makes the devestation of COVID-19 even worse, argue researchers.

Ivan Natividad-UC Berkeley • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 stress bias united-states racism featured health-and-medicine violence police-officers race-and-ethnicity

Stay-at-home orders intensify domestic violence fears

Stay-at-home orders offer the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But for those dealing with domestic violence, home is not always a safe place.

Michele Berger-Penn • futurity
April 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 abuse relationships health-and-medicine violence

Climate disasters up armed conflict risk in vulnerable countries

The risk for armed conflict goes up after severe weather disasters, researchers say, but only in countries that fit certain criteria.

U. Melbourne • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change natural-disasters democracy society-and-culture earth-and-environment violence

Some kids in rural areas start carrying handguns as early as 12

Roughly one-third of boys and 1 in 10 of girls in rural communities have carried a handgun and many started as early as the sixth grade, researchers say.

U. Washington • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: childrens-health rural-communities society-and-culture health-and-medicine violence guns

38% of mass shooters have committed domestic violence

New research on the overlap between domestic violence and mass shootings suggests firearm restrictions could help prevent these tragedies.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: united-states abuse featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine violence laws crimes guns weapons

Fighting more likely for teen boys who witness gender violence

"Our findings highlight the wide-ranging impact that witnessing sexual harassment and dating violence has on our teenage boys..."

Andrea Kunicky-Pittsburgh • futurity
Jan. 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers gender childrens-health abuse society-and-culture violence beliefs

Teen brains don’t react to all movie violence the same way

How do teen brains react to movie violence? It depends on whether the violence is justified or not, according to new research.

Michael Rozansky-Penn • futurity
Dec. 11, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: teenagers brains featured society-and-culture violence imaging-technology guns movies

System uses video from 3 phones to find shooters

A new system can locate shooters through video and audio from 3 smartphones, which could help protect human rights workers and journalists.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Nov. 20, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning video mobile-devices science-and-technology violence sounds guns weapons

New book refutes ‘boys will be boys’

A new book examines masculinity and traces the origins of the idea that "boys will be boys."

Brown University • futurity
Nov. 12, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: gender stereotypes featured society-and-culture violence beliefs

School safety policies can amp up racial inequity

Policies meant to boost school safety tend to exacerbate racial and ethnic discipline disparities, but restorative justice could offer a better way.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 1, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: education bias safety society-and-culture violence race-and-ethnicity

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