James Gargasoulas was convicted of six murders using a vehicle in Melbourne’s CBD in 2017.
David Crosling/ AAP
In three years, 173 people died from 17 ramming vehicle attacks worldwide. This week, Victoria police announced a policy supporting officers to shoot drivers of weaponised cars.
An institution’s culture can affect the behavior of individual participants.
A sociologist spent time as a volunteer firefighter – and learned more about how institutional culture can shape a person's behavior.
A range of laws allow Australian agencies such as local governments to peer over security agencies’ shoulder at your personal data.
Under controversial national security laws, parts of your mobile phone data is accessible by federal police and counterterrorism agencies. But in reality dozens of other organisations can access it too.
Festival goers bring their phones. So why not use them to receive tweets about high-dose drugs in circulation, as the UK is doing?
from Vinnikava Viktoryia/www.shutterstock.com
There are many ways to reduce harm from drugs at music festivals beyond the much publicised pill testing. Here's what else we can do.
United Kingdom officials suggest that messaging apps should build in law enforcement access to encrypted text, raising concerns about user privacy.
A recent proposal by the United Kingdom's Government Communications Headquarters agency suggests building in law enforcement access to encrypted communications. This has implications for users' digital rights and privacy.
Poaching of African elephants has fallen, but the species is still at risk. Law enforcement and ivory bans help, but tackling poverty is key to stopping poaching at the source.
A flag is flown during the annual marijuana 420 gathering in Toronto.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada's federal government is running out of time before the summer session to pass a bill that would pardon those convicted of minor cannabis possession.
In the Boston bombing case, police used CCTV footage to help identify the suspects.
These days surveillance isn't just CCTV. Police now have access to body cams, drones and facial recognition systems – and it's helping police not only solve crime, but prevent it too.
The New York district attorney dropped a financial fraud investigation of Ivanka Trump, left, and her brother, Donald Jr., right.
The investigations into the financial dealings of Donald Trump and his associates join a growing body of evidence pointing to lax enforcement of certain high-level financial crime.
Searches and arrests across Europe in December 2018.
Working abroad can be a profitable option for members of criminal groups.
Gavin McInnes speaks on stage with members of the Proud Boys.
Law enforcement's historical tendency to treat crimes committed by white power groups as isolated incidents has allowed them to flourish.
Some police reform efforts encourage stations to hire more educated officers.
Officers with college degrees were significantly more likely to pull over drivers for less serious violations, search drivers or their vehicles and make arrests on discretionary grounds.
Research into how the Toronto police force uses Twitter shows that they use the social media platform mostly to talk among themselves, not engage with the community.
Police forces say they use Twitter to engage with the community. But new research suggests they're usually tweeting to one another.
What secrets will your DNA give away?
When you send off a cheek swab to one of the private genome companies, you may sacrifice not just your own privacy but that of your family and your ancestors.
Most recreational users get their drugs from 'social suppliers'. Law enforcement should concentrate on organised crime instead.
The E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse houses the FISA court.
AP Photo/ Evan Vucci
No probable cause, no public records – this is not a typical criminal court.
An expert in criminology explains why you shouldn't believe everything you see on TV – organised crime is still a very British problem.
The functions of the AFP differ from state police forces in that it has a major role in combating crime impacting on Australia’s national security.
The AWU case is not the first time the AFP has been embroiled in politics, nor will it be the last.
The government doesn’t need a giant biometric database.
Governments must stop thinking that owning as much data as possible is the only way to protect national security and prevent crime.
Police operations online sometimes have shaky legal grounds.
U.S. Justice Department/Handout via REUTERS
Without proper checks, police could have significantly expanded scope to search homes and computers around the world.