About 1.6 million minors are arrested in the U.S. every year.
In a survey, 56% of Americans aged 14 to 24 said they knew little to nothing about the juvenile justice system.
The U.S. incarcerates more people than any other place in the world. Warehousing people in prison is costly and unsustainable.
Putting more people in prison is not the answer to reducing crime. New fair and bias free assessment tools may help.
In jail, suicides occur for 50 deaths per 100,000 inmates.
People in jail kill themselves at a rate 3.5 times higher than that of the general population.
Honduran Indigenous environmentalist Berta Caceres who was killed in March 2016.
The reported number of deaths of people campaigning to protect the environment has tripled over a 15 year period.
Access to justice has been diminished by swinging budget cuts in England and Wales.
Seventy years after it was first launched, legal aid's principles of equality are a shadow of what they once were.
Tribal members in a jirga, or circle – one traditional avenue for justice in Afghanistan.
In countries where people access different justice providers, a hybrid model could pull them together and ensure better oversight and human rights.
Not everyone has a chance to die in peace and dignity.
There are many conversations these days around 'successful dying.' Two African American scholars argue why these conversations need to include race and how it impacts life span.
Environmental crimes such as asbestos dumping are far from victimless.
AAP Image/CFMEU, Dave Kirner
Evidence shows restorative justice can help fix environmental crime – so why isn't Australia using it more?
A failure to introduce robust science means forensic science has reached crisis point. The UK has to act now to address this threat to justice.
Witness testimony is often a key element of a trial. While nonverbal behaviours such as crossed arms or furtive glances can influence decision-makers, often their beliefs about such cues are inaccurate.
Facial expressions and gestures can impact the outcome of a trial that depends on the credibility of witnesses.
In Australia, you’re more likely to experience physical and sexual violence if you have a disability.
The royal commission will give people with disabilities an opportunity to share their experiences. But it needs to ensure they're supported and have the same access to services as others do.
The campaign continues.
Police have to analyse over 31m documents, 2,500 pieces of evidence and 2,332 witness statements. This makes Grenfell the biggest and most complex corporate manslaughter case ever brought.
Unconscious biases can trigger aggressive behaviour and lead to miscarriages of justice.
Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Côte d’Ivoire, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The recent acquittals should be seen as a vindication of the ICC as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
When people can testify in their own language, this increases their access to justice.
Forensic linguistics can play a valuable role in interpreting evidence.
The Law on the Constitutional Court states that the court’s decisions shall be final and binding.
Some Indonesian law enforcers are simply not aware of Constitutional Court decisions. But some are blatantly ignoring them.
The government’s website for FARA.
The initial aim of the 1937 Foreign Agents Registration Act was long forgotten: the prosecution of Nazis for interfering with American democracy. But that law is startlingly relevant to the US now.
This photo from May 2018 shows Cyntoia Brown at her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. On Jan. 7, 2019, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted executive clemency to Brown, serving a life sentence for a murder that happened after she was forced into sex work.
(Lacy Atkins /The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)
Cyntoia Brown has been granted clemency for killing a man when she was a teenager and forced into the sex trade. The case showed why the justice system must stop punishing women for defending themselves.
One way to tackle this violent crime is through DNA profiling.
Self-examination DNA collection techniques can help women bring the perpetrators of sexual violence to justice.
Any children born of genome editing are genetic mosaics with uncertain resistance to disease.
Chinese researcher, Jainkui He claims to have created the world's first genome-edited twins. Such action would pose unknown risks to the lives of these children and to humanity as a whole.