Understanding Violence: How do we stop the bleeding?

We hear about terrible acts of violence every day: stories of mass shootings, gang hits and tragedies borne of domestic disputes all over North America. But what leads some individuals to commit violent acts? Is it something we’re all capable of or are some people wired differently? Some believe easy access to guns and other weapons is the problem and that better gun control laws are required. Others suggest we need to focus on identifying violent people before they act. How can our society better understand the root causes of violence and take steps towards eradicating it?