New research hopes to stop police lineups leading to false identification or criminals walking free.
Businesses have traded on graffiti and the air of edginess that draws visitors to Melbourne's laneways. But they draw the line at sharing space with the homeless, whose right to the city is denied.
Using a robotic video camera to digitally recreate a crime scene could give juries greater insight without the logistical nightmare and potential bias of a physical visit.
A South African Olympic silver medallist achieved something remarkable, especially after testing positive for methamphetamine use in 2012. But care needs to be taken in how this narrative is framed.
Money and resources in Latin America often don't reach those who need them most – and criminal gangs are on hand to take advantage.
The internet and social media have expanded the potential for more enduring forms of non-judicial punishment by way of continued denigration, humiliation and abuse.
The once-taboo topics of domestic violence and institutional abuse are now front-page news, but repeated reports of incest have not registered in public awareness as evidence of a serious problem.
Mark Duggan was shot by the police in 2011, but it took two-and-a-half years to complete an inquest into his death.
Forensic scientists should be encouraged to help detect patterns of behaviour in the incidents they investigate. This could lead to changes in the way some things are done and potentially save lives.
Machine learning is being used to see if it's possible to predict whether someone will commit a crime some time in the future. But does this risk condemning people for a crime they haven’t committed?
Prevention and education are key to tackling hate crime in Britain.
Online fraud is now the most common type of crime, so what should the police and tech firms do to put a stop to these often invisible attacks.
Philip Green has been vilified by MPs just as Theresa May vows to take on bad behaviour in big business. New research reveals just how urgent a task this is for voters.
Delving into the graphic past of tattoos.
The widely-held assumption that murder rates have been increasing in South Africa in the past two decades is incorrect – and it may divert attention from a new problem that needs attention.
Not only do healthy, well-maintained trees provide shade and benefit the ecosystem, they can have a meaningful social impact: people in newly greened neighbourhoods start to look out for each other.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for killing his girlfriend. It comes after a well-publicised TV interview which some believe was used to influence the judge.
There are billions of wireless devices around the world and every one has a unique fingerprint. That can be very useful if a device is stolen.
English hooliganism may be on the decline but new research reveals worrying links with organised crime.
The popular Labour MP died serving her local constituents at her surgery – a vital part of any MP's job.