Following in the footsteps of the UK, Ireland will recognize psychological abuse as a crime, thus giving legal recourse to victims of controlling or coercive behavior.
During a mass shooting, the most effective place to focus is on the patients not the perpetrators. If civilians and first responders are equipped with how to handle trauma, they can be instrumental in saving lives.
The members of a fraternity that upheld a "bro code" made an egregious, irresponsible mistake when 37 young men failed to get help for a fellow brother who became unconscious and died as a result of hazing. The prison time of the perpetrators and disbanding of the fraternity was a small price to pay for [...]
Victims of domestic violence often don't know their rights and how to protect themselves against their perpetrators. It is critical that first respondents and law enforcement be educated and trained to best protect victims to help guide them through every step of the system.
A recent Harvard public health researchers report found that 1,166 people were killed by police in the US in 2015 and is the first report to quanitfy the rampant under-reporting of police-related deaths. Should the public be entitled to more transparent, accurate, comprehensive data that is properly updated and maintained?
It's not just the news headlines. The FBI's annual Crime in the United States report found a 3.4% increase in violent crime vs. last year and a nearly 10% increase in murder and nonnegligent manslaughter rates.