Planning matters. The 2005 riots in France started in badly designed housing projects, while innovative planning helped Medellín, Colombia, shed its reputation as the most violent city in the world.
South Africa's legal position regarding crime victim compensation is unsatisfactory.
Efforts to regulate social media and censor drill music are wasted. Instead, teachers and police need to give young people opportunities to grow.
Local fishermen or young men looking for work in the Riau Islands Special Economic Zones earn extra income by mugging boats in the Malacca Strait at night.
Was the suspect in Toronto's van attack inspired by a misogynist mass killer in the United States?
The Toronto cop who apprehended the van attack suspect is being lauded internationally for refraining from using deadly force as he apprehended him. Here's how everything went right for the constable.
Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale.
Abalone poaching in Cape Town succeeds because there is a motivated offender, a suitable target and a lack of security.
Does immigration lead to more crime? Here's what the research says.
Government and judicial interventions into the decisions of parole boards display a progressive loss of faith in these independent bodies.
To justify giving police military-style weapons, there must be both a credible threat and an identified deficiency in current police capabilities.
Crime is way down in one Flint, Michigan, neighborhood, where locals have teamed up to revamp neglected public spaces. Here, why 'busy streets' can prevent violence and save cities money.
George Pell's current committal hearing engages the principle of 'open justice' and some of its most important exceptions.
The powers exist but must be used with caution, explains a legal expert. They don't form a vigilante's charter.
Russia isn't the only suspect when it comes to the practice known as 'wetwork'.
Whenever gun control enters public debate, the high emotions and moralising tend to take over rational, evidence-based debate.
Research is the foundation for evidence-based policies. But because of funding prohibitions, there's little US research to inform the contentious debate around gun violence and gun control.
The prime minister conceded that the UK must continue to abide by European Court of Justice rulings, even after Brexit.
Stabbing deaths among young people are at an eight-year high – and the government is not doing anything effective to solve it.
More cats and dogs are being stolen than ever before – here's what you need to know.