Turns out eyewitness testimony is one of the least reliable forms of evidence.
In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Amee Meredith and Caterina Politi, who lost family members to random acts of violence, on their campaign to reform 'one-punch' laws.
Even though males represent around half the population, they account for about two-thirds of Australian homicide victims.
When it comes to homicide rates, the outlook for Australia is positive with continued reduction in the homicide rate. However, challenges remain.
Tupac's sensitivity, intelligence and creativity confronted the hostile forces that antagonized black youth across the country in the 1970s and 1980s.
Cyntoia Brown was just 16 years old when she shot and killed a man in 2004. Under Tennessee law, she won't be eligible for parole until she is 67 years old. Is such a harsh sentence constitutional?
An investigation has been reopened into the 'Kevin' case, in which two young boys were accused of murdering a four-year-old.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said he thought that Victorians have never felt more unsafe, and that burglaries, assaults and murders are rising year-on-year. Is he right?
What one isolated case tells us about crime and community on this special island.
Legislation designed to bring large business to book should be deployed to bring accountability to the cell block.
Research shows the vastly different ways the two newspapers approach this important issue.
Two teenagers have been sentenced to life for a double murder. But their crime is extremely rare.
On screen violence against women is increasingly detailed, intimate and frighteningly authentic – but there's often just no need.
Cases of homicide by falling are rare. But the Gable Tostee case is not the first instance of a fall from a building causing death being linked to criminal conduct.
Victorians revelled in images and descriptions of murder and mutilation which would today be regarded as shocking.
Killer Christopher Halliwell almost escaped trial after a police officer bent the rules to find one of his victims.
During the 1980s, press coverage of South African family murders suggested that something was ‘wrong’ with white society – and with the white Afrikaans men who were usually seen as perpetrators.
Under South African law, murder carries a minimum sentence of 15 years for first-time offenders. But courts may deviate from this if they find ‘substantial and compelling circumstances’ to do so.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for killing his girlfriend. It comes after a well-publicised TV interview which some believe was used to influence the judge.