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.
Advising women to "stay safe" is problematic because it transfers the responsibility for men's violence onto women, and distracts us from more difficult conversations.
From genes to wounds, science is making it easier to establish the order of events in criminal cases.
The British government is not facing up to the serious challenges it faces.
There have been more than 50 murders in London already in 2018, and more in February and March than in New York.
The murder of toddler James Bulger 25 years ago by two 10-year-old boys was a rare and shocking case that still impacts the criminal justice system today.
As Toronto reacts to the news that a killer was preying on victims in the city’s gay village, an expert on serial killers explains how violent offenders are more strategic than previously thought.
Intimate partner homicides where there is no known history of violence are not uncommon.
Why is it acceptable to leer at photos of murdered women in the name of entertainment?
Charles Manson, who has died aged 83, was a cult leader par excellence.
Once typecast as 'bad' or 'good' in true crime tales, women are now more likely to be presented as complex figures in them. And many more women are writing true crime themselves.
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.