Politicians on the left and right object to this practice, which the Trump administration is championing.
Genetic evidence has become a critical aspect of modern criminal investigations. What are the methods and approaches used in present-day DNA forensics?
Sex workers shouldn't be victims of violent crime and murder at work – and yet they continue to face daily dangers.
Fifty years ago, Jeffrey Horner watched news broadcasts of the riots that erupted just miles from his home. But he was worlds apart from the racial tensions that had been festering for decades.
The government seems hell-bent on pre-crime arrest, prosecution, and punishment for terror offenders – while falling short in providing the necessary long-term support.
When police coax information from low-level offenders with threats of harsh sentencing, it breeds distrust in the community and ultimately contributes to mass incarceration.
Latin America's murder rate is the highest in the world, accounting for one in every four homicides on the planet.
Even though males represent around half the population, they account for about two-thirds of Australian homicide victims.
Theresa May says they have. But let's take a closer look.
Policing culture is often associated with a lack of transparency and a resistance to external examination.
The figures don't really add up.
The 19th century Irish crimewave that wasn't: how a change of policing brought the English counterfeiters to book.
The new psychoactive drug Spice is taking its toll on frontline policing.
It is often assumed that police are at higher risk of suicide than other members of the community because of the stress involved in their jobs. But the picture is more complicated than that.
Ask when, not if, police in the UK 'shoot to kill' under revised policy.
You often hear police express a concern that their jobs will become more difficult if they are forced to work with ICE. We look at the evidence.
Portugal won the war on drugs by giving up. What lessons can South Africa learn from their approach?
Brazilian state governments increasingly use the military for services they should provide themselves.
All sexual offenders should be investigated and prosecuted equally.
The DOJ has found excessive use of force in the Baltimore, Ferguson and Chicago police departments. Could a solution be found by seeing the police as victims of violence as well?