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What Drives Men to Commit Violence?

Researchers at Kansas State University say that adherence to an “honor culture” is a predictor of violent male behavior in many parts of the US—but such behavior isn’t admired by peers if the violence is unprovoked.

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Chicago’s Twin Maladies: Youth Violence and Unemployment

Many have come to view the rampant violence in low-income neighborhoods as a consequence of the city’s failure to invest in those who live there. There aren’t enough jobs, and the young people vying for them are unprepared because of gaps in schooling and upbringing. One advocate says violence and youth joblessness are “tragically intertwined.”