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Teens exposed to drug use, mental distress, violence at risk for HIV in adulthood
The psychological and social risks that adolescents experience can have a lasting impact on adulthood. (2017-12-21)

Stretching language to its limit
A disregard for human traditions, the brutality of predation, sacrifice, and sexual desire are ingrained in languages across cultures. This paper concerns a key linguistic feature reflecting this predicament: utterances that encapsulate their opposite and effectuate a U-turn in meaning. (2017-12-07)

One in 4 women at sexual health clinics reports coercion over their reproductive lives
As many as one in four women attending sexual and reproductive healthcare services say they are not allowed to take control of their own reproductive lives, reveals a review of the available evidence, published today in BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. (2019-01-07)

Are childhood blood lead levels associated with criminal behavior?
Researchers found no consistent association between childhood lead exposure and adult criminal behavior in New Zealand where low socioeconomic status, which confuses the association in settings with socioeconomic disparities, is less of a factor. (2017-12-26)

'NarcoLogic' computer model shows unintended consequences of cocaine interdiction
Efforts to curtail the flow of cocaine into the United States from South America have made drug trafficking operations more widespread and harder to eradicate. (2019-04-02)

Some men confuse sexual interest with consent regardless of the situation, new study shows
Some men tend to confuse sexual interest with consent, regardless of the situation, according to a new paper co-written by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2017-11-27)

Mindful yoga can reduce risky behaviors in troubled youth, says UC research
Study shows a marked reduction in risky sex and substance abuse in troubled 18- to 24-year-olds after several months of participating in mindful yoga and positive coping strategies. (2017-12-07)

Reducing severe violence among adolescents
A special section of the journal Child Development includes new research exploring severe youth violence. The articles discuss, for example, how male and female perpetrators of violence develop. Among other new research, the special section explores how early detection of violence can be improved in school settings. (2017-01-03)

Female criminals -- questioning popular perceptions
Is a female offender an anomaly? We tend to think of women as being less prone to violence than men. (2013-01-23)

Climate change increases potential for conflict and violence
Images of extensive flooding or fire-ravaged communities help us see how climate change is accelerating the severity of natural disasters. Iowa State researchers say what is not as clear is the indirect effect of these disasters and rapid climate change on violence and aggression. They have identified three ways climate change will increase the likelihood of violence. (2019-02-13)

The presence of sexual violence in neighborhoods erodes feelings of safety
Feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighborhood are significantly tied to women's -- but not men's -- perceptions of its safety, according to new research. (2018-01-15)

Where climate change is most likely to induce food violence
While climate change is expected to lead to more violence related to food scarcity, new research suggests that the strength of a country's government plays a vital role in preventing uprisings. (2017-06-08)

Conference on gender and social violence
An international conference entitled A gender prospective on social violence will be held in Rome, Italy on Tuesday 21 June. (2016-06-20)

Adolescents who self-harm more likely to commit violent crime
Young people who self-harm are three times more likely to commit violent crime than those who do not, according to new research from the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University. The study also found young people who self-harm and commit violent crime -- 'dual harmers' -- are more likely to have a history of childhood maltreatment and lower self-control than those who self-harm only. (2019-01-04)

Dating partners more violent and account for more domestic violence than spouses
More than 80 percent of intimate partner violence reported to local police involves current and former boyfriends and girlfriends, according to research from Susan B. Sorenson of the University of Pennsylvania. That's much higher than married partners: Current and ex-spouses account for less than 15 percent and 4 percent, respectively. (2018-01-31)

First public forecasts from ViEWS, a political Violence Early-Warning System
The challenges of preventing, mitigating, and adapting to largescale political violence are daunting, particularly when violence escalates where it is not expected. With funding from the European Research Council, ViEWS: a political Violence Early-Warning System at Uppsala University, is developing a system that is rigorous, data-based, and publicly available to researchers and the international community. On 7 June, ViEWS released its first public forecasts for Africa. (2018-06-08)

Research reveals restorative justice reduces recidivism
Restorative justice programs, such victim-offender mediation and community impact panels, are more effective in reducing recidivism rates among juvenile offenders than traditional court processing, a study by researchers at Sam Houston State University found. (2016-07-28)

Female sex offenders often have mental problems
Women who commit sexual offenses are just as likely to have mental problems or drug addictions as other violent female criminals. This according to the largest study ever conducted of women convicted of sexual offenses in Sweden. (2008-05-14)

Tampon makers could help reduce violence against women
Manufacturers of feminine hygiene products, including tampons and sanitary products, could dedicate a part of their revenues to support public health programmes that prevent violence against women, argues an expert in The BMJ this week. (2016-06-28)

The connection between child marriage and domestic violence
A new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology indicates that women across 34 countries are at increased risk for domestic violence if they marry before age 15. (2016-10-13)

Some teachers don't talk to anyone about violent incidents
One in five teachers who were the victims of physical or verbal violence at their schools didn't report the incidents to school administrators, according to a nationwide study. The results showed that significant minorities of teachers who experienced violence also didn't tell their colleagues (14 percent) or family (24 percent). (2018-03-07)

Penn study links heart rate to gender gap in criminal offending
A new study from the University of Pennsylvania published in the journal Criminology, addresses the incomplete understanding of why males are more criminal than females by examining gender differences in biological functioning and behavior. It is the first study to demonstrate that men's lower resting heart rate partly explains the higher rate of criminal offending. (2017-05-31)

Victims of violence stop breastfeeding sooner
One in four women who have been victims of violence as adults are at risk of stopping breastfeeding before their baby is four months old. (2016-03-09)

Exposure to police violence reported often, associated with mental health issues
Exposure to police violence is increasingly recognized as a public health issue in the United States. In this survey study of 1,000 adults in Baltimore, Md., and New York, N.Y., exposure to police violence was reported by many residents, especially those who were racial/ethnic and sexual minorities. (2018-11-21)

Bisexual college students most vulnerable to sexual assault
A new study of sexual assault on college campuses found that nearly two of every five bisexual female college students experienced sexual assault after four years in college. About one in four gay and bisexual men are victims of sexual assault during college, which is similar to the frequency reported by heterosexual women, according to the study published in the journal Violence and Gender. (2016-05-31)

Child sexual abuse in US costs up to $1.5 million per child death, study finds
Child sexual abuse in the United States is costly, with an average lifetime cost of $1.1 million per death of female victims and $1.5 million per death of male victims, according to a new study. (2018-03-29)

Study finds higher rates of sexual violence among bisexual women
In a new study, Lehigh University Assistant Professor Nicole Johnson proposes multiple factors that contribute to why bi women experience higher rates of sexual violence when compared to lesbian and straight women, as well as why bi women may have worse mental health outcomes following sexual violence. (2017-11-15)

Laws against juveniles are sweeping the country, says Temple University professor
Laws relating to juvenile crime, including treating young people as adults, have risen since the mid 1990s because of public outcry, fear, and concern over juvenile violence, according to Temple University criminal justice professor Joan McCord, Ph.D. (2001-03-12)

Radiologists can help identify victims of domestic violence
Radiologists may play a crucial role in identifying signs of intimate partner violence, a type of domestic violence, according to a new study. Radiologists can identify potential violence-related patterns of injury and work closely with referring providers to provide care for the victims. (2019-02-05)

Violence declines with medication use in some with schizophrenia
Some schizophrenia patients become less prone to violence when taking medication, but those with a history of childhood conduct problems continue to pose a higher risk even with treatment, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center. (2008-07-01)

New study shows youth violence on decline
Contrary to popular perception, a new study by Boston University professor Christopher Salas- Wright finds that youth violence is declining -- and at noteworthy rates. Between 2002 and 2014, Salas-Wright and his colleagues found a 29 percent decrease in the relative proportion of young people involved in violence in the United States. The study also reveals a persistent pattern of racial and ethnic disparities in youth violence. (2017-04-25)

Two-year study of gun policy research finds gaps, proposes fixes
The nation is once again debating whether to adopt new regulations on guns, but what does the evidence say about what has been done thus far? One of the largest-ever studies of US gun policy finds there is a shortage of evidence about the effects of most gun laws, although researchers say there is persuasive evidence about the effects of child access prevention laws and several other common gun policies. (2018-03-02)

Parents may help prep kids for healthier, less violent relationships
Warm, nurturing parents may pass along strategies for building and maintaining positive relationships to their kids, setting them up for healthier, less-violent romantic relationships as young adults, according to researchers. In a study, adolescents who reported a positive family climate and their parents using more effective parenting strategies tended to go on to have better relationship problem-solving skills and less-violent romantic relationships as young adults. (2018-04-27)

Three-quarters of Americans see head injuries in football as major problem
A new national poll released today found three-quarters of fans say head injuries in football are a major problem and that playing football causes brain injuries, including CTE, which those surveyed said is a serious public health issue. (2017-09-06)

Cannabis consumption increases violent behaviour in young people in psychiatric care
A new study on cannabis use that involved 1,136 patients (from 18 to 40 years of age) with mental illnesses who had been seen five times during the year after discharge from a psychiatric hospital demonstrates that sustained used of cannabis is associated with an increase in violent behaviour in young people. Moreover, the association between persistent cannabis use and violence is stronger than that associated with alcohol or cocaine. (2017-10-06)

Child marriage remains widespread in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa
Child marriage harms girls' health and development throughout the world. Although child marriage has become less common in sub-Saharan Africa, more than one third of girls continue to marry before reaching their 18th birthday in over half of the 31 countries examined in a new study from McGill University published in Population and Development Review. (2017-03-13)

Campaign increases likelihood parents will ask about guns before a playdate
The Asking Saves Kids (ASK) campaign is effective in increasing parents' comfort level in asking if there is a gun where their child plays, according to research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2017 National Conference & Exhibition in Chicago Monday, Sept. 18. (2017-09-15)

Food abundance driving conflict in Africa, not food scarcity
In Africa, food abundance may be driving violent conflict rather than food scarcity, according to a study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, a publication of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. The study refutes the notion that climate change will increase the frequency of civil war in Africa as a result of food scarcity triggered by rising temperatures and drought. (2018-03-01)

Concerns rise over transgender violence since the 2016 US presidential election
A national sample of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals reported high levels of concern about violence and discrimination related to the 2016 US Presidential election in a new study. (2018-03-13)

New in the Hastings Center Report, March-April 2018
Daniel Callahan on Steven Pinker's new book, rethinking the right to know incidental findings, mental illness and gun control, and more in the March-April 2018 issue. (2018-04-05)

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