In a recent Canadian court case, defence and prosecution argued over whether a suspect was required to provide his password to allow for a search warrant to be executed on his phone.
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.
In Scotland, researchers have been at the heart of police reforms – all very different to south of the border.
A new study examines how to best enforce and prevent animal abuse, including through a dedicated anti-cruelty policing unit.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
As a police officer, I was involved in many pursuits, investigated serious accidents and later became a researcher. Here's what I've learned about how police make decisions in a pursuit.
Interpol red notices play an important part in international policing. Here's how they work and how the system could be improved to safeguard human rights.
Over the 12 months of the research, more than 100 arrests and charges were – at least in part – assisted by AFR.
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.
Police practices like stop and frisk are often criticized as racial profiling. But it can be tricky to figure out from the data which officers are the worst offenders.
The police held to account those responsible for nearly 300,000 fewer offences between 2014 and 2018.
The chances of your genetic data being recorded by the state depend on who you are.
Detroit is Burning.
In 1967 race riots nearly tore Detroit apart. The next year, the Kerner Commission, appointed by president Lyndon Johnson, placed the blame on the way the police and had handled the response.
Efforts to keep the city segregated led to one of the largest civil rights rebellions of the 1960s, and interactions between citizens and police turned deadly.
Sobriety tags monitor how much alcohol a person drinks – can they work to reduce crime?
Distrust in the police is a surprisingly central factor when people arm themselves illegally.
It's still rare for cases of coercive control to reach prosecution.
New research in North Yorkshire has found most police officers are keen not to criminalise cannabis users.
As CCTV cameras become more widespread, it's becoming more difficult for people to protect their locational privacy in public.
We need to ensure we do not sacrifice our liberty in the pursuit of a goal that is at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive.