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Organised crime costs the EU economy an estimated €110 billion a year. via shutterstock.com

Could talking help tackle organised crime?

Restorative justice has worked for other offenders and their victims. New research has looked at whether it is suitable for organised crime.
Children who witness crime are more vulnerable to error than adults when identifying the perpetrator. (Shutterstock)

Helping child witnesses: A new design for police lineups

Child eyewitnesses make more mistakes than adults when identifying criminals. A new police lineup design could help us assess their reliability and prevent wrongful convictions.
Adolescent family violence has detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of families, and is surrounded by stigma and shame. shutterstock

Long ignored, adolescent family violence needs our attention

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.
Anti-corruption bilboard in Uganda. futureatlas.com/Flickr

Tax evasion and dirty money are draining Africa

Tax fraud combined with dirty money from criminal activity, including trafficking and terrorism – are seriously weakening the economic health of African states.
Children currently in – or who have histories with – residential care services are more likely to have contact with the justice system. AAP/Julian Smith

How resilience can break the link between a ‘bad’ childhood and the youth justice system

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.

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