BBC’s The Fall has been accused of being misogynistic.
On screen violence against women is increasingly detailed, intimate and frighteningly authentic – but there's often just no need.
CCTV footage is often seen to be decisive – an authoritative and objective witness that can tell us ‘what really happened’.
While potentially helpful in resolving extraordinary cases, an over-reliance on CCTV images to tell 'the truth' risks perpetuating certain myths regarding violence against women.
Mazher Mahmood unmasked.
The downfall – and tactics – of investigative reporter Mazher Mahmood are not typical of British journalism.
Gable Tostee was found not guilty of the murder of Warriena Wright, who fell from his balcony.
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Cases of homicide by falling are rare. But the Gable Tostee case is not the first instance of a fall from a building causing death being linked to criminal conduct.
Naming and shaming exacerbates criminal behaviour due to the stigma attached with such a label.
Changes that would widen the gulf between Australian practice and international standards should be avoided at all costs.
Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm is among those pushing for restrictions on the Adler shotgun to be lifted.
The hyperbole about the Adler shotgun simply does not match with the facts. This is symptomatic of the generally poor quality of debate around firearm policy in Australia.
The release of CCTV footage of Melbourne woman Jill Meagher’s last moments via social media channels assisted in apprehending her killer.
Like many other advancements in communication technology, social media has a good, a bad and an ugly side when it comes to its relationship with crime, criminal justice and the law.
How can justice be blind to race?
Criminal justice experts suggest one way to change the system to eliminate racial bias.
Australian jurisdions should focus attention on evidence-informed practice and policy to tackle domestic violence.
A domestic violence disclosure scheme does not in itself assist people to achieve safety from an abusive partnership.
From serial killers to attacks on prostitutes and soldiers, not everyone back in Britain during the war was heroic.
Tread carefully when relying on forensic footwear evidence.
A US report has cast doubt on a range of techniques commonly used to secure criminal convictions, such as identification using bite marks, hair strands or footwear.
Students make their feelings known during a fees protest at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
States do not record the structural violence of racism as part of crime statistics. But this invisible violence has driven some people to self-harm. It has also masked forms of suicide.
Tributes to Becky Godden.
Killer Christopher Halliwell almost escaped trial after a police officer bent the rules to find one of his victims.
From the depths of the dark web, the identities and location of pimps can be scrubbed.
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Two criminologists wanted to learn the tricks of the trade so they went to the source, interviewing over 70 pimps.
Two Polish police officers on the beat in Harlow, Essex.
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The death of Polish resident Arkadiusz Jóźwik has raised tensions in Harlow.
Sydney’s Kings Cross and CBD are safer as a result of the lockout measures, but it has come at a cost to the precincts’ ‘vibrancy’.
A review of Sydney's lockout laws found the objective of reducing alcohol- and drug-related assaults and anti-social behaviour remain valid, and the measures introduced are achieving this.
Research shows a link between violence against children and their subsequent criminality.
Reducing stubbornly high levels of violence can be achieved if there is a focus on ensuring that children are not exposed to violence or toxic stress at home.
Queensland’s new anti-bikie laws propose to ban the wearing of all gang colours in public.
What will Queensland's new laws to combat the bikie 'menace' actually achieve?
The apartheid government built universities for black students far from major cities or safe routes.
The system of apartheid is long gone. But its legacy of poor funding for historically black universities - and of planning that banished black universities to cities' margins - remains.
It could even help crack long-forgotten cold cases.