As lawmakers debate the future of the primary federal program aimed at ending domestic violence, one scholar says the criminal system supported by the legislation isn't the way to stop that violence.
A new public opinion survey reveals Americans largely agree on sentencing reform, and how money spent on prisons could be reinvested in communities.
A wealth of research suggests prisons have serious detrimental effects on prisoners and prison workers.
A new study in Queensland shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are far more likely to be targeted by domestic violence protection orders than the general population.
Stanley Andrisse was once branded a career criminal and served time in prison. Today, he is a professor at two medical schools and an advocate for higher education for those who've served time.
A new female offender strategy in England and Wales plans to put fewer women in prisons. Here's why that's so important.
Remorse is a vital, but often overlooked and underused aspect of justice, for both the victim and the offender.
Research reveals that the factors that put youth at risk of sexual assault while in custody are significantly different from those that put adults at risk in prison.
The 1995 Tokyo sarin attack helped make Japanese criminal justice dramatically more punitive.
The use of big data in policing has clear benefits for struggling police forces. But society needs to maintain a critical perspective on moral and ethical grounds.
Years after their trials, he got in touch with the victims he thought he had helped. They described feeling ‘dumped’ by the system.
Experiencing homelessness increases the risk of criminal justice system involvement, and experiencing imprisonment increases the likelihood of homelessness.
The murder of toddler James Bulger 25 years ago by two 10-year-old boys was a rare and shocking case that still impacts the criminal justice system today.
An expert in criminology explains why you shouldn't believe everything you see on TV – organised crime is still a very British problem.
As former partner of TOWIE star Ferne McCann is sentenced for throwing acid in a nightclub, a criminologist considers the real reasons such attacks are on the rise.
A study of 100,000 convicted felons shows why rethinking parole may be the key to reversing mass incarceration.
Probation services in the UK are straining under a system that prioritises profit above rehabilitation.
Hollywood pushes a fantasy version of what neuroscience can do in the courtroom. But the field does have real benefits to offer, right now: solid evidence on what would improve prisons.
Children as young as ten have been targeted for intensive policing under the NSW Police's secretive Suspect Targeting Management Plan.
The FBI and police officials say they need to decrypt secure communications to fight crime. But they have other options, and modern threats make clear the importance of strong encryption.