Violence

What Experts Know About Men Who Rape

He sat by his phone, skeptical that it would ring. “I didn’t think that anyone would want to respond,” said Samuel D. Smithyman, now 72 and a clinical psychologist in South Carolina. But the phone did ring. Nearly 200 times. … Early studies relied heavily on convicted rapists. This skewed More

Mass Killings May Have Created Contagion, Feeding on Itself

The New York Times: The horrifying rash of massacres during this violent summer suggests that public, widely covered rampage killings have led to a kind of contagion, prompting a small number of people with strong personal grievances and scant political ideology to mine previous attacks for both methods and potential More