violence Tag

With more than a dozen awards for his efforts to reduce the crime rate at underprivileged locations and eighty plus scholarly journal articles, fifty book chapters, and dozens of commentaries, editorials, and monographs to his name, Anthony Braga is an enthusiast of reducing violence in communities. Professor and Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice of the Northeastern University, Braga has worked with...

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violence

Have you heard of the “first YouTube War”? It is a name given to the situation in Syria where the incidents were reflected by various violence inflicting videos that were taken by activists and journalists around the world. Jeff Howe, assistant professor of Journalism at Northeastern University discusses the term ‘crowdsourcing’ which explains how conflict is shaped through these videos of violence. According to Howe,...

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nuclear

It isn’t always bad to withdraw a commitment. That’s what the United States felt when President Donald Trump withdrew the landmark international nuclear deal with Iran, announcing that stringent economic sanctions against Tehran will be reinstated. Trump, in his statement, stated that this deal is not less than terrible and defective. He, in his bold words, warned Iran against renewing its nuclear program. As usual,...

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ferguson

We all, on our moral ground, believe that a sinless person shouldn’t be harmed at any cost. And our unwavering belief on our police authorities keeps us far away from even imagining that our protectors would soon turn into our enemies. When this trust is shattered, the outburst of the people is seen on the streets. A similar incident happened in the town of Ferguson,...

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riots

Gordana Rabrenovic, an associate professor of Sociology and Education at Northeastern University, and the associate director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, discussed about the riots that erupted in London and throughout England earlier exposing a broad discontent among Britain’s disadvantaged youth. She raised her strong opinions on what caused the riots and why the young people in Britain turned to violence.   The reports...

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child abuse

Family problems don’t mean small skirmishes in the household anymore; there have been many incidents where tortures, violence, gaslighting, and other ways are seen to trouble the families. Recently, a couple from California was found guilty of torturing their children – there were 13 of them. The children were held captive for years and it comes across as a surprise now that no one found...

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goodness

Toni Morrison was one of the best, beautiful additions to  African-American Literature. To honour her memory, let’s look at the time when she graced the Northeastern University with her presence. Morrison was then the keynote speaker in Blackman Auditorium in an event hosted by the University. The event was called “No Welcome Home: Remembering Harms and Restoring Justice”. It was held in the honour of...

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the red flag law will reduce gun violence

In the wake of recent mass shootings in America, President Donald Trump, Sens. Lindsey Graham, Richard Blumenthal, and many other congressmen are encouraging the implementation of ERPO- Extreme Risk Protection Orders, also referred to as the “Red Flag Law” in America. This gun violence prevention law is believed to be a way to make society a much safer place. Researchers say this will not only...

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wives

Women do not claim and demand importance. They do not strive to be among the very elite called classes. What they only demand is to be treated equally with the men. Not in terms of physical aspects but the need and struggle for cerebral equality. Whitney Kelting, an assistant professor of religion at the Northeastern University, observes an exceptional contrast between two religions of the same...

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