Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale.
Abalone poaching in Cape Town succeeds because there is a motivated offender, a suitable target and a lack of security.
Does immigration lead to more crime? Here's what the research says.
Government and judicial interventions into the decisions of parole boards display a progressive loss of faith in these independent bodies.
To justify giving police military-style weapons, there must be both a credible threat and an identified deficiency in current police capabilities.
Crime is way down in one Flint, Michigan, neighborhood, where locals have teamed up to revamp neglected public spaces. Here, why 'busy streets' can prevent violence and save cities money.
George Pell's current committal hearing engages the principle of 'open justice' and some of its most important exceptions.
The powers exist but must be used with caution, explains a legal expert. They don't form a vigilante's charter.
Russia isn't the only suspect when it comes to the practice known as 'wetwork'.
Whenever gun control enters public debate, the high emotions and moralising tend to take over rational, evidence-based debate.
Research is the foundation for evidence-based policies. But because of funding prohibitions, there's little US research to inform the contentious debate around gun violence and gun control.
The prime minister conceded that the UK must continue to abide by European Court of Justice rulings, even after Brexit.
Stabbing deaths among young people are at an eight-year high – and the government is not doing anything effective to solve it.
More cats and dogs are being stolen than ever before – here's what you need to know.
There’s a much larger issue at play when people have an opportunity to do something about sexual violence but instead choose to remain silent.
Lotto scamming — a criminal enterprise largely targeting elderly Americans — is lucrative in western Jamaica, where it is thought to be behind 50 percent of all area murders last year.
Upholding victims' rights on parole decisions means respectfully enabling their active participation in decisions that affect their personal interests.
Speaking with: Professor David Field about unusual crimes that have changed the law.
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Sleepwalking murders and 'battered wife' syndrome are unique precedents set by extraordinary cases. David Field talks about unusual cases that have shaped Australian law.
Intimate partner homicides where there is no known history of violence are not uncommon.
Recent media reports of South Sudanese 'crime gangs' do nothing to offer young people what they most need: inclusion, acceptance and employment.