Recruiting 20,000 new police officers may sound like a massive boost, but the reality is that the Conservative's proposal will simply replace the 20,600 police officers who have already been cut.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized for his city's 'stop-and-frisk' police strategy. Two criminologists argue it isn't necessarily inherently racist – though New York's program was.
After months of respecting the boundaries of university campuses, the Hong Kong police moved in to make arrests. Now, protesters are defending what had once been sanctified spaces.
Police are almost always the first responders in cases of mental health crisis. Too often these encounters turn bad, even deadly. But police were never meant to be in charge of US mental health care.
Women and children remain vulnerable to harm even after intimate violence has occurred. Coordinating a community's response can help avoid educational, employment, social, housing and legal problems.
A study looked at fines in 93 California cities. Cities with more black residents and more disproportionately white police forces tended to rely the most on fines.
A sociologist spent time as a volunteer firefighter – and learned more about how institutional culture can shape a person's behavior.
Although opportunities have expanded for women in policing, the numbers of women on most forces remain well below 50% and women are very underrepresented in senior roles.
Police tactics in Hong Kong have not helped the cycle of protest, repression and further protest.
There are potential issues with any use of machine learning in policing. But if used in the right way, it could go a long way towards more effective policing.
Police crackdown operations are likely to exacerbate the structural inequalities that can influence criminality in the first place.
According to a new study, about 52 of every 100,000 men and boys, and about 3 of every 100,000 women and girls, are killed by police in the US.
More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.
A new project looks at the race of on-duty police officers and civilians involved in 917 fatal shootings in 2015.
The US legal system often gives the police the benefit of the doubt.
Most drug use among Australian festival goers appears to be occasional and isn't problematic. But a small group experience higher rates of drug-related harms.
Laws against 'revenge porn', upskirting, deepfake pornography are piecemeal, and a review will take years to conduct. Here are three things government can do now to support victims.
Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.
There's been a rise in partnerships, over the past 20 years, between private security companies and police units in Kenya
American cities are getting more diverse, but neighbors of different races don't necessarily socialize with each other. A sociologist in North Carolina discovered one surprising reason why.