Research is revealing that both families who have experienced adolescent family violence and those working with them feel the criminal justice system is not an appropriate way to respond to it.
In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Amee Meredith and Caterina Politi, who lost family members to random acts of violence, on their campaign to reform 'one-punch' laws.
Even though males represent around half the population, they account for about two-thirds of Australian homicide victims.
When it comes to homicide rates, the outlook for Australia is positive with continued reduction in the homicide rate. However, challenges remain.
When do words at an end-of-life decision constitute a crime? A law professor explains why lawmakers should act to clear up the gray area that remains.
Family violence will not always be ‘obvious’ to CCTV. Therefore measures must be put in place to ensure that footage cannot be used against victims should circumstances of violence be challenged.
Tax fraud combined with dirty money from criminal activity, including trafficking and terrorism – are seriously weakening the economic health of African states.
From cussing McDonald's Minions to wrongful conviction, mishearing what is said can be funny but also very serious.
Proceeds of crime are covered by federal and state laws, both of which could apply in a case like Schapelle Corby's.
Jeff Sessions wants prosecutors to 'charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense.' That's a step back to our failed experiment in mass incarceration.
The 19th century Irish crimewave that wasn't: how a change of policing brought the English counterfeiters to book.
Knowing why people with troubled childhoods may be more likely to engage in criminal activity is necessary to inform the development of effective prevention and early intervention initiatives.
The Channel 7 show Million Dollar Cold Case has seen Victoria Police dispense with the practice of not naming suspects until they are charged – a potentially fraught strategy.
At a time when many Australian jurisdictions are imprisoning more people than ever, any policies that increase prisoner numbers must be seriously reconsidered.
How do you punish a criminal robot?
Diners deployed a giant conga dance as a pretext to head outside to their cars and flee the scene.
Policy changes such as the 'lockout laws' have had profound impacts on inner Sydney nightlife. Transport data help us see whether these have caused problems to spill over into neighbouring areas.
Driverless cars may cut the number of traffic offences but they could open up a whole new area of litigation - who's responsible for any crash?
Let's take claims about the value of drug seizures with a grain of salt.
If you believe intoxicated people always give unreliable eyewitness testimonies, think again.