We know violence when we see it. Or do we? Criminologist and writer Laura Bui explores the hidden sides of violence. From our brains to our genes, our early lives, to our institutions, she reveals the risk factors that can make all the difference, and finally considers whether we can prevent violence.
What is violence?
Criminologist Laura Bui explores her early understanding of violence and outlines its definition and wider consequences.
Are people born violent?
Laura Bui explores how the nature vs nurture debate applies to those who commit homicide.
Where does violence come from?
The popular understanding of certain ideas in psychology have become so embedded that it’s easy to blame the parents when a young person commits a crime. Laura Bui looks to the past for evidence.
Why do victims become violent?
Witnessing both overt violence and coercive control can cause invisible harm to children. But preventing them from repeating that behaviour in the future remains a challenge.
What is structural violence?
Structural violence is seemingly invisible. But its tentacles have invaded every part of many people’s lives, thoughts, experiences and expectations, shaping them in ways they don’t even realise.