Some prisoners love and care for each other, but others physically, verbally and emotionally abuse each other. These offences can threaten safety and the good order of the prison.
Vulnerable young people have been failed by austerity policies that have decimated the services meant to protect them.
Through stories of redemption, a professor who oversees a Maryland prison education program says the time has come to restore federal financial aid for America's incarcerated.
Somali community leaders should help to foster links with their traditional culture.
Washington, California and Florida are mulling a permanent switch to DST. Proponents say that doing so could improve health, save energy and prevent crime.
The National Death Penalty Archive collects documents and paraphernalia behind the thousands of executions that have taken place on American soil.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
As politically polarized as the country may seem, when it comes to marijuana, Americans across the spectrum have changed their minds. A new study says it's all thanks to the media.
Murders of women in public spaces by strangers are not commonplace. And murders in Australia in general are on the decline. Compared to many countries, Australia is a safe place.
The ethical implications of putting vigilantes on the front line in the battle against child sex abuse.
Stories about mafias are often driven by ethnic stereotypes.
It may seem that having a public register which shows the whereabouts of dangerous people would keep the community safe. But evidence shows public sex offender registers do more harm than good.
Under new WA legislation, the state's attorney-general has the power to order serial killers and mass murders remain in jail, sometimes without judicial review.
Working abroad can be a profitable option for members of criminal groups.
At one time, law and order was seen by some as a sure-fire voter winner in elections - but that's changing after a concerted effort by Victoria's opposition appeared to backfire badly.
The ‘Monster of Worcester’ would have been released 24 years ago in Norway - would that have been better for everyone?
Following a fatal beating of a student, Chicago started a Safe Passage program in 2009 to ensure students get to and from school safely. Nine years on, how is it working?
As recent events show, we might get better media reporting if journalists questioned authorities more closely on the relevance of ethnicity and religion in crime reporting.
The politically and emotionally charged court of public opinion is not the place to make policy changes in areas as complex as corrections.
Scotland tends to take a more progressive approach to inequality, but how is it actually faring compared to the rest of the UK?