Violent Crime

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The Staggering Cost Of Violent Crimes

OTTAWA - Violent crimes in Canada come with a huge financial cost, to victims and to the justice system, says a new Justice Canada report.Five types of violent crimes that occurred in 2009 had an econ...
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Let's Talk About Mental Health, Not "Evil"

The events in Newtown sparked a lot of discussion on gun control and the media's representation of children following violent events. However, as is the case with most well-covered human tragedies, mental health discourse was decidedly missing from the reporting. "Evil visited this community today," the Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said following the shooting. Such words are not uncommon following acts of violence, but their prominence still made me cringe. I have to ask, whose "evil" are we talking about when we classify this tragedy as such?