Victorian police are attributing a rise in car thefts to the "Grand Theft Auto Generation". But blaming video games just distracts from bigger questions of inequality and societal detachment.
Police are important, but not sufficient, in the crime-reduction effort. I have enormous faith in their abilities, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we need more of them.
An increase in the crime figures doesn't necessarily mean an increase in crime.
Two-thirds of released prisoners in the US are arrested again within three years. Here's how we could change that.
Crime rates have fallen - but our expert explains that it's too soon to celebrate.
The creation of veterans' courts could be part of a fundamental shift to a criminal justice system that genuinely tackles the causes of crime.
Research on the UK's only source of statistics on violent crime shows that domestic violence and violence against women are massively understated.
When it comes to crime and justice, the Conservatives don't convince.
Some claim rising crime rates justify jailing more people, others that such policies cut crime. Evidence from around the world shows those claims are wrong and that we should be looking at inequality.
Most crime in NSW has been declining since the early 2000s, and the state's current murder rate is half what it was in 1988. So why is the NSW prison population growing?
The Northern Territory stands out for having one of the highest imprisonment rates in the world - much higher even than in the US - and it's hard to argue that this does the community much good.
Indigenous people are jailed at a rate 18 times that of non-Aboriginal Western Australian adults, but the overall rate is high too. The great costs of this punitive approach yield few clear benefits.
Queensland's rates of imprisonment had been falling, but have undergone a sharp reversal - much of it driven by the nation's highest rates of return by prisoners released into the community.