If your nation has one of the highest murder rates in the world, it’s news when a day goes by without a killing. It’s also a national pastime in Jamaica to propose and investigate different hypotheses for its high number of homicides. The economy, drug trade, and dancehall music have all been pointed to for the alarming rate of violence on the small island. A short video, Seeing Red: The Science of Violence, by UWI and UNESCO looks at the role played by human psychology on violent behavior.
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