Advocates say the recent quashing of Sally Challen's murder conviction brought attention to a hidden feature of domestic violence. But it may have also painted Challen as an unstable woman.
Psychologists are debating whether the presence of one trait – boldness – is the key to determining if someone is a psychopath, or just a garden-variety criminal.
At least one child is killed by a parent in Australia every fortnight. The latest report from the Australian Institute of Criminology shows the nature of filicide in Australia.
Controversy around Winnie Madikizela-Mandela continues in death as it did in life.
A recent spate of attacks have left local people scared for their safety in rural Madagascar, threatening vital conservation work in the nearby rainforest.
The Crown said this case was an example of the worst type of murder, but the judge disagreed, arguing the killer, when freed, would be less of a threat to the wider community than some other killers.
Will it embolden or neuter the Arab world's autocratic regimes?
Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was no ordinary reporter. His contacts included the Royal Family as well as known terrorists.
Data from victim and crime perception surveys help make sense of South Africa's crime statistics.
In early 20th-century Australia, a series of highly publicised murders of women saw newspapers widely discuss sadism.
Stepfathers are less likely to kill their children than previous researchers have claimed.
Increasing police patrols won't solve South Africa's high rates of violent crime. Underlying problems need to be addressed.
A court has ruled that pre-existing mental health problems can be taken into account.
White shooters are nearly 95 percent more likely to have their crimes attributed to mental illness than black shooters.
The murder of a parent by their child, known as parricide, is a relatively uncommon form of family violence. We need to know much more about it to better understand and prevent it.
El Día Después is an important initiative led by the cultural and intellectual elite, for all Mexicans.
Move over Netflix, here's whodunnit by headphones.
Iwao Hakamada was tried for quadruple murder in 1966, but the evidence that convicted him is regarded with widespread scepticism.
More than 90% of violent crimes in South Africa fall outside the categories named in the police's new anti-crime strategy.
At least one in six older people experience some form of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse each year.