Speaking with: Professor David Field about unusual crimes that have changed the law.
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Sleepwalking murders and 'battered wife' syndrome are unique precedents set by extraordinary cases. David Field talks about unusual cases that have shaped Australian law.
Sex discrimination law has limited capacity to address the gender pay gap.
Stereotypes can undermine the fairness of criminal trials, but research can help us understand and counter the effect of stereotypes through law reform.
Finding justice in Ghana is a slow and often frustrating process. To speed things up, the courts in the country need to reform and modernise.
The enthusiasm around swift, certain and fair approaches to sentencing offenders may not be backed by evidence.
Provincial governments are making moves to increase the minimum wage for its citizens. But when will jurors get compensated fairly?
The high-profile Charlie Gard case could change the way end-of-life decisions play out around the world.
The killing of a newborn baby by its mother is the most shocking of crimes - but more needs to be done to understand the mental condition of the women that do it.
Local and national authorities are curtailing civil liberties in the name of 'security'.
Forensics has a way to go before it's a mature, academic science. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just terminated an independent commission charged with helping it get there.
Thanks to a recent Federal Court decision, the industry that helps to fund class actions will now be regulated in part by the courts. But is this the best way?
The downfall – and tactics – of investigative reporter Mazher Mahmood are not typical of British journalism.
Philip Green has been vilified by MPs just as Theresa May vows to take on bad behaviour in big business. New research reveals just how urgent a task this is for voters.
It's a battle of online privacy versus a crackdown on crime, but is a total ban on the popular app, WhatsApp, the right way to go?
Do women in the Oval Office or the courtroom make a genuine difference? Research from English juries suggest they do.
Would you know if you were being asked a leading question?
Biology is out of our control but can influence our behaviour. But should people be given shorter sentences because of their genes?
Part one of the ABC's Hitting Home provides an insight into the work of those responding to domestic violence on the front line – including police, courts, refuges, and a specialist forensic unit.
Universities were widely criticised for turning to the courts during a series of student protests in South Africa. So why did they do it, and did the interdict process work?
Merging the back-end operations of Australia's federal courts could have significant implications for the way in which resources are allocated to meet the needs of family courts and their clients.