In the age of social media and online self-promotion, being the subject of a moral panic can not only be a source of pride, but also an inducement to offend.
A Canadian police force on Prince Edward Island is threatening drink drivers with Nickelback – continuing a tried and tested method of punishment.
Coercive and controlling behaviour is a crime – police now need to join the dots to save women at threat from partners.
Is the risk of a criminal conviction enough to deter scientists from publishing bogus research findings?
Fear is a potent emotion that influences our decision-making. Each presidential candidate has tried to harness it during the last stretch of the campaign.
Here's how we can repurpose places that have witnessed unspeakable crimes.
On screen violence against women is increasingly detailed, intimate and frighteningly authentic – but there's often just no need.
While potentially helpful in resolving extraordinary cases, an over-reliance on CCTV images to tell 'the truth' risks perpetuating certain myths regarding violence against women.
The downfall – and tactics – of investigative reporter Mazher Mahmood are not typical of British journalism.
Cases of homicide by falling are rare. But the Gable Tostee case is not the first instance of a fall from a building causing death being linked to criminal conduct.
Changes that would widen the gulf between Australian practice and international standards should be avoided at all costs.
The hyperbole about the Adler shotgun simply does not match with the facts. This is symptomatic of the generally poor quality of debate around firearm policy in Australia.
Like many other advancements in communication technology, social media has a good, a bad and an ugly side when it comes to its relationship with crime, criminal justice and the law.
Criminal justice experts suggest one way to change the system to eliminate racial bias.
A domestic violence disclosure scheme does not in itself assist people to achieve safety from an abusive partnership.
From serial killers to attacks on prostitutes and soldiers, not everyone back in Britain during the war was heroic.
A US report has cast doubt on a range of techniques commonly used to secure criminal convictions, such as identification using bite marks, hair strands or footwear.
States do not record the structural violence of racism as part of crime statistics. But this invisible violence has driven some people to self-harm. It has also masked forms of suicide.
Killer Christopher Halliwell almost escaped trial after a police officer bent the rules to find one of his victims.
Two criminologists wanted to learn the tricks of the trade so they went to the source, interviewing over 70 pimps.