A spate of recent attacks using acid have gained attention, but little is known about the motivations of the perpetrators.
Restorative justice has worked for other offenders and their victims. New research has looked at whether it is suitable for organised crime.
In one bloody week in June, 181 Rio residents were shot, including a baby in utero. It's now impossible not to notice that city's once-lauded favela "pacification" strategy has all but collapsed.
Child eyewitnesses make more mistakes than adults when identifying criminals. A new police lineup design could help us assess their reliability and prevent wrongful convictions.
Turns out eyewitness testimony is one of the least reliable forms of evidence.
Tough socio-economic conditions, among others, make kidnapping a thriving business in Nigeria. A strong justice system along with stiff punishment for the crime are needed.
But with many different demands on police time, some not relating to crime, it's hard to estimate.
Waste crime has the potential for easy, high profits and as such is set to join ranks with drugs and human trafficking.
The 'privilege of unknowing' allows onlookers to learn not to see, or otherwise sense, queer difference.
Research is revealing that both families who have experienced adolescent family violence and those working with them feel the criminal justice system is not an appropriate way to respond to it.
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.
When do words at an end-of-life decision constitute a crime? A law professor explains why lawmakers should act to clear up the gray area that remains.
Family violence will not always be ‘obvious’ to CCTV. Therefore measures must be put in place to ensure that footage cannot be used against victims should circumstances of violence be challenged.
Tax fraud combined with dirty money from criminal activity, including trafficking and terrorism – are seriously weakening the economic health of African states.
From cussing McDonald's Minions to wrongful conviction, mishearing what is said can be funny but also very serious.
Proceeds of crime are covered by federal and state laws, both of which could apply in a case like Schapelle Corby's.
Jeff Sessions wants prosecutors to 'charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense.' That's a step back to our failed experiment in mass incarceration.
The 19th century Irish crimewave that wasn't: how a change of policing brought the English counterfeiters to book.