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The Economics of Domestic Violence

South Africa does not yet understand much about the relationship between poverty and crime. About the closest we ever come is the 'poverty-and-violence-causes-crime' thesis. However, this explanation not only libels the poor and unemployed generally, ...

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There's a Sting in This Evolutionary Tale

Recent news reports have highlighted research around rape by sociobiologists Randy Thornhill and Craig Palmer. Their claim about the cause of rape is controversial indeed.Essentially, they state that rape is a behaviour evolved by unsuccessful ...

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Rape Statistics Are Not a Closed Subject

Nineteen ninety-nine was the year we discovered that a rape in South Africa doesn't occur every 17 seconds, every 23 seconds, every 25 seconds or even every 83 seconds, casting doubt on the claim that ...

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