Without proper checks, police could have significantly expanded scope to search homes and computers around the world.
Support from overseas law enforcement and tech companies is typically a slow and cumbersome process.
It's increasingly difficult to tell virtually-created images from those of real children.
Wider societal issues are driving road user behaviour, which cannot be fixed by taking a traditional road safety approach.
Photos are full of information, from your location to phone model, and digital forensics can help extract it.
Because physical security can only do so much, communities have a role to play.
Not every terrorist hostage taker will be open to hostage negotiations. But everything we know from psychology tells us that some of them might be.
Past presidents have made strange requests of the FBI, some of which were documented by J. Edgar Hoover.
Let's take claims about the value of drug seizures with a grain of salt.
The technical consensus is clear: Adding 'backdoors' to encryption algorithms weakens everyone's security. So what are the police and intelligence agencies to do?
Portugal won the war on drugs by giving up. What lessons can South Africa learn from their approach?
Two criminologists wanted to learn the tricks of the trade so they went to the source, interviewing over 70 pimps.
With citizens filming police, and police recording public encounters, the key to the truth is establishing a clear timeline of events.
The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody's report was meant to be a blueprint for reducing the disproportionate incarceration of Indigenous Australians and deaths in custody.
A report by a taskforce reviewing Queensland's anti-bikie laws is a step in the right direction for dealing with organised crime as a whole, rather than just focusing on one small sub-group.
Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm told parliament that of the $1.5 billion spent annually on drug law enforcement, 70% is attributable to cannabis. Are those numbers correct?
Drones are increasingly being used by law enforcement agencies around the world, but this raises some issues around privacy and regulation.
Drones can be plucked out of the sky but it's easier to disable them with a signal from the ground.
Fresh allegations have highlighted the uneasy relationship between paramilitary groups and the security services during the Troubles.
After two more fatal shootings by police of black men this week, we republish one legal scholar's argument that what needs addressing is the police's culture of masculinity.