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Coronavirus lockdown is a dangerous time for victims of domestic abuse – here’s what you need to know

Emphasis is currently being placed on people to self-isolate from their places of work and leisure, posing the home as a place of relative safety during the coronavirus pandemic. However, there is growing concern about what impact this might have on those trapped in intimate relationships with people who use violence and abuse. For some [...]

By |2020-03-24T17:36:19+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Violence|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

When mothers are killed by their partners, children often become ‘forgotten’ victims

Last month, eight women died as the result of male violence in Australia. Five were within one week. In six of the cases, the alleged perpetrator was a current or former partner. These figures seem all too familiar. This time last year, seven of the nine women allegedly killed by a male perpetrator were in [...]

By |2019-10-21T09:22:24+11:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Trauma, Violence|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The neuroscience of terrorism

The young man sitting in the waiting room of our neuroimaging facility wearing skinny jeans and trainers looked like a typical Spanish 20-year-old of Moroccan origin. Yassine* was bouncy, chatting up the research assistants, and generally in good spirits. He was like so many other Barcelona youths, except he openly expressed a desire to engage [...]

Boxing: can the sport really help turn young men away from violent crime?

Boxing is often praised as a way of teaching discipline, anger management and teamwork. Now, with violent crime on the rise in English cities – especially among young men and boys – the sport is being used to support those at risk of being drawn into knife crime and gang activity. For instance, Channel 4 [...]

By |2019-04-08T14:11:39+10:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Masculinity, Violence|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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