Murders of women in public spaces by strangers are not commonplace. And murders in Australia in general are on the decline. Compared to many countries, Australia is a safe place.
The ethical implications of putting vigilantes on the front line in the battle against child sex abuse.
Stories about mafias are often driven by ethnic stereotypes.
It may seem that having a public register which shows the whereabouts of dangerous people would keep the community safe. But evidence shows public sex offender registers do more harm than good.
Under new WA legislation, the state's attorney-general has the power to order serial killers and mass murders remain in jail, sometimes without judicial review.
Working abroad can be a profitable option for members of criminal groups.
At one time, law and order was seen by some as a sure-fire voter winner in elections - but that's changing after a concerted effort by Victoria's opposition appeared to backfire badly.
The ‘Monster of Worcester’ would have been released 24 years ago in Norway - would that have been better for everyone?
Following a fatal beating of a student, Chicago started a Safe Passage program in 2009 to ensure students get to and from school safely. Nine years on, how is it working?
As recent events show, we might get better media reporting if journalists questioned authorities more closely on the relevance of ethnicity and religion in crime reporting.
The politically and emotionally charged court of public opinion is not the place to make policy changes in areas as complex as corrections.
Scotland tends to take a more progressive approach to inequality, but how is it actually faring compared to the rest of the UK?
The Home Office's new strategy to tackle organised crime is more reactive than proactive.
Open gates, good food and communal living make for a very different approach to incarceration.
Young people are being put off claiming benefits – and it's costing both them, and society.
Why is the age of criminal responsibility in the UK the lowest in the European Union?
In order to change public opinion, campaigns need to move beyond awareness raising and start addressing the perpetrators and causes of domestic violence.
The chances of your genetic data being recorded by the state depend on who you are.
Teenagers become indentured to drug dealers after owing them money for weed, creating a hierarchy of exploitation with the user at the bottom.
Serious violence is rising, and there's little more that police can do to stop it. Of course, the real culprits are cutbacks to the nation's social protection systems.