How can investigators get into digital files?
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The technical consensus is clear: Adding 'backdoors' to encryption algorithms weakens everyone's security. So what are the police and intelligence agencies to do?
Young people using the infamous ‘nyaope’ drug in Johannesburg.
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Portugal won the war on drugs by giving up. What lessons can South Africa learn from their approach?
From the depths of the dark web, the identities and location of pimps can be scrubbed.
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Two criminologists wanted to learn the tricks of the trade so they went to the source, interviewing over 70 pimps.
The police accountability, or cop-watching, movement includes activists who go out on regular patrols to videotape arrests.
Mary Angela Bock
With citizens filming police, and police recording public encounters, the key to the truth is establishing a clear timeline of events.
Indigenous prison and police custody rates have actually increased since the royal commission tabled its report.
The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody's report was meant to be a blueprint for reducing the disproportionate incarceration of Indigenous Australians and deaths in custody.
Queensland’s laws targeting bikies are set to be replaced with more workable ones.
A report by a taskforce reviewing Queensland's anti-bikie laws is a step in the right direction for dealing with organised crime as a whole, rather than just focusing on one small sub-group.
Was David Leyonhjelm correct about the proportion of drug law enforcement costs attributable to cannabis?
Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm told parliament that of the $1.5 billion spent annually on drug law enforcement, 70% is attributable to cannabis. Are those numbers correct?
Some people are concerned by the presence of drones in the air above them.
Drones are increasingly being used by law enforcement agencies around the world, but this raises some issues around privacy and regulation.
Drone on the loose.
Drones can be plucked out of the sky but it's easier to disable them with a signal from the ground.
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Fresh allegations have highlighted the uneasy relationship between paramilitary groups and the security services during the Troubles.
Texas Councilman Jonathan Miller is seen in a still image taken from the body camera of a police officer on October 8 2015.
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After two more fatal shootings by police of black men this week, we republish one legal scholar's argument that what needs addressing is the police's culture of masculinity.
Attempts to disrupt the supply of ice have helped reveal the nature of the problem in Australia.
To tackle the ice problem, the government must learn from experience and avoid adopting a blinkered law enforcement approach.
Why are there so many escalations with the police on campus?
Paul A. Hernandez
Routine interrogations between police officers and students have escalated into physical conflicts. Why do such escalations occur?
Just your everyday community police presence.
Provocative, violent and discriminatory policing has sparked riots in both the UK and America.
Public pressure to be ‘tough’ on crime can lead governments to neglect some of our deadliest problems, such as family violence.
Queensland has a new Labor minority government, led by Annastacia Palaszczuk, after the shock defeat of the Liberal National Party. Labor’s pre-election promises were “modest”, leaving many now wondering…
Chemical weapons could be making a stealthy comeback.
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On October 26 2002, to end a three-day siege on a theatre in Moscow by Chechen terrorists, Russian security forces used a secret incapacitating chemical agent (ICA) weapon believed to affect the central…
Colonel Mustard, in the kitchen, with the rope.
An increasingly popular weekend pastime among fans of Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Inspector Morse and others, are murder mystery parties at which participants pit their wits against secret killers. But…
The use of crystal meth among Australians continues to increase and remains at a high level, according to a new report.
The 2012-13 Australian Crime Commission (ACC) Illicit Drug Data Report, released earlier this week, provides mounting evidence that crystal meth is becoming a large-scale problem for law enforcement and…
Most wanted: James ‘Whitey’ Bulger.
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October 7 this year will see the launch of the National Crime Agency (NCA). According to a white paper presented to parliament by Theresa May, the NCA will be responsible for co-ordinating the fight against…