What's really the most dangerous American city? The way crimes are currently counted in the US can easily confuse and mislead.
Brett Kavanaugh presented himself as a good and reputable man in his recent Senate hearing. But a man's social status and education tell us nothing about whether he's likely to commit sexual assault.
Drug users aren't the problem – the current 'war on drugs' is.
Whether the sins of our past stay with us forever has become a pertinent question of our time. A philosopher argues we don't need to carry our past burdens – although there are some moral conditions.
Street lighting may not actually reduce crime – but it can make people feel safer at night.
In early 20th-century Australia, a series of highly publicised murders of women saw newspapers widely discuss sadism.
Police forces say they use Twitter to engage with the community. But new research suggests they're usually tweeting to one another.
Well trained and experienced staff are a crucial part of improvements.
The Department of Education says there were 240 school shootings during a recent school year. Another database only counts 29. How could the numbers be so different -- and who is right?
Dangerous, vulnerable or just plain stupid – these are some of the stereotypes which young people face when they come in contact with the law.
India is the most dangerous country for women in 2018, according to a new survey. Putting more women in government is a necessary first step in preventing rape and better protecting abuse survivors.
Research reveals the flaws in earwitness testimony – and why better guidelines are needed.
Distrust in the police is a surprisingly central factor when people arm themselves illegally.
Even with the best will in the world, there's only so much social policy can do to stop organised crime.
Australians have lost more than $76 million to fraud so far this year. These are the tactics that online offenders use to dupe their victims.
Data and statistical analysis were used to find an association - if any - between extreme weather conditions and crime in South Africa's capital.
Increasing numbers of parents are being accused of child abuse.
The problem is the disproportionate amount of attention on the so-called African gang problem and the way these incidents are being reported.
New research finds that a quarter of respondents have experienced sexual assault.
Does it make sense to compare the percentage of black Americans shot by police to the percentage of black Americans in the population? A new analysis suggests a different way of looking at the data.