Genetic evidence has become a critical aspect of modern criminal investigations. What are the methods and approaches used in present-day DNA forensics?
Reporting child sexual abuse to police, and any subsequent investigation or trial, is a time of profound instability for victims and their families.
Sex workers shouldn't be victims of violent crime and murder at work – and yet they continue to face daily dangers.
The successful prosecution of the first criminal cartel case may be seen as a vindication of the decision to criminalise cartel conduct.
Using mind reading technologies in court could become common practice.
Some reports say crime is rising, but others that it is falling. Can they both be right?
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.