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Mass shooting sends us messages on gun control, misogyny and the pick-up culture
Supporters of the National Rifle Association were quick to offer the usual useless rebuttals
Indian rape case: tenacious problems in a fast-changing but troubled country
Charles Taylor should face 80 years in jail, UN prosecution urges
'After the trial, Courtenay Griffiths QC, Taylor's lead counsel, accused the international justice community of targeting African leaders excessively. He said that Africans were being sent for trial and detention thousands of miles away to Europe "in handcuffs and chains". He added: "This is a 21st-century form of colonialism."'
Woman beaten in San Diego attack to be buried in Iraq
"Iraqi-American Shaima Alawadi was found unconscious in her home with note next to her body that said 'go back to your country, you terrorist'."
Bin Laden’s Crimes, and Ours
"Until we no longer excuse the mass murder that our own government commits, we’re not in much of a position to celebrate."
The crossbow cannibal
On Stephen Griffiths, the UK killer doing a PhD in criminology [on homicide], with comments from David Wilson
A life of crime: Professor David Wilson trying to understand why serial killers kill
The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained
"The latest on how a teenager armed with Skittles and iced tea got gunned down by an overeager neighborhood watch captain."
Surge in brutal killings of gay and 'Emo' youth
"Security forces say they are unable to stop crimes against the subculture that is widely perceived in the country as being homosexual."
Violent crime down 12%
2011 National Victimization Survey USA
Witchcraft murder: Couple jailed for Kristy Bamu killing
"A couple who tortured and murdered a 15-year-old boy they accused of using witchcraft have been jailed for life."
Teenage girls at risk from 'generation of wife beaters'
"Britain is facing the threat of a "new generation" of wife beaters amid a surge in domestic violence by teenagers."
Wild West in Chicago
City officials fight back as murder rate outstrips N.Y., L.A. – even Kabul
'They even murdered my nine year old brother': Holocaust survivor returns to death camps 70 years after his whole family was wiped out
In the final days of the Second World War, Jack was among 600 people forced on a 100-mile death march as American troops advanced into Germany....
Reading the Riots – community conversations
Phase two: police, victims and the courts. Huge amounts of data.
Reading the Riots - investigating England's summer of disorder
Phase 1: Guardian-LSE study of riots – involving hundreds of interviews with participants – reveals deep antipathy towards officers. Huge amounts of data.
Living with murder: The agony of Detroit's neighborhoods - and their cry for help
Horrifying account of Detroit's murder rate and victims
The crimewave that shames the world
"It's one of the last great taboos: the murder of at least 20,000 women a year in the name of 'honour'."
Fury at army and police over Egypt soccer riot deaths
"Egyptian police have fired tear gas at thousands of demonstrators outside the Interior Ministry protesting the security forces' failure to prevent a riot that killed 74 people."
Sympathy for Moat is normal
"David Cameron should realise that, no matter how depraved the crimes, sympathy is normal."
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