Should people with brain disorders receive different punishment for crimes?
Some believe neuroscience should change the way we punish criminals, but courts have been slow to embrace new approaches.
HMP Wandsworth in London.
It got top billing in the Queen's speech but is anyone actually any clearer on what the government's prison reforms are?
A whole-of-community approach works best in shifting cultural attitudes and behaviours.
Most Australian women (87%) have experienced some form of street harassment, whether it's whistles, stares, unwanted comments or being followed by strangers in the street – often before the age of 18.
Resolution and reconciliation following major conflicts takes time, has many dimensions, and takes place at all levels of society.
Indonesia needs a combination of retributive and restorative justice for the reconciliation of the 1965-66 anti-communist killings.
Some survivors are using social media and other online platforms to share their experiences of sexual violence and seek support.
By speaking out about sexual violence and creating safe online spaces to seek support, victim-survivors may also encourage others to report the crime.
Children’s ideas about what is fair can be different from those of adults.
Children have their own idea of justice, which develops fairly early. So, what's fair sharing for children? What do they think about rewards and what is their idea of fair punishment?
The Birmingham Six, from left, top; Patrick Hill, Hugh Callaghan and John Walker. Bottom; Richard McIlkenny, Gerard Hunter and William Power.
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The Birmingham Six were released after spending 17 years in prison for crimes they did not commit – there's still work to do to stop it happening again.
The scales of justice have been rebalanced.
Law lords ruled that a controversial law which has led to hundreds of murder convictions has been misconstrued.
AIDS activists demand that the government of then-South African president Thabo Mbeki show a clear plan to fight the disease.
One of the remarkable achievements of South Africa's Constitutional Court has been its role in improving the quality of the internal democratic processes within the governing ANC.
In the Netflix series Making a Murderer, Brendan Dassey is subject to interrogation tactics known as the ‘Reid technique’.
Innocent people do confess under interrogation to crimes they did not commit, even providing details about the crime. What leads them to falsely confess to very serious crimes?
Questions remain about the evidence against Steven Avery.
The Netflix documentary about the case against Wisconsin man Steven Avery has everyone talking. What can you do if you smell a rat?
South Africa is slowly transforming the retributive Western criminal justice system it inherited from colonial times to incorporate African principles of reconciliation and reparation.
The emergence of the restorative justice philosophy responds to the need to change South Africa's retributive criminal justice system to accommodate African legal practices.
Are leading questions swaying the scales of justice?
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Would you know if you were being asked a leading question?
Family Court clients often have specific needs and vulnerabilities.
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.
What are the arguments for and against the death penalty and do they stand up to examination?
Oscar Pistorius’ early release was a virtual certainty from the day he was sentenced.
Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide for what was deemed a tragic accident. In light of that verdict, he has not been subject to any special treatment in terms of his sentence.
Funding CCTV cameras annihilated a proposal in NSW to create a mentoring program directed at young women in prisons or undergoing release.
Women coming out of jail require forms of assistance that are not simply directed at technologies for prevention or elimination of recidivism, but rather that are focused on health and well-being.
Australia acknowledges the sacrifices of war veterans on commemorative occasions, but those who are charged with criminal offences can only hope the court shows understanding.
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The creation of veterans' courts could be part of a fundamental shift to a criminal justice system that genuinely tackles the causes of crime.
What does Lady Justice stand for?
One of the great issues of our day is inequality. Whether it is the Greek debt crisis, anxieties about Sydney real estate prices, the continuing resonance of “Occupy” and cries about the “1%”, or the publishing…
President Barack Obama and his inner circle follow the assassination of Osama bin Laden, which made headlines worldwide but is seemingly unimportant four years on.
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Memories of the killing of Osama bin Laden are fading, but the legacies of al-Qaeda and the war on terror's many 'own goals' haunt us in the form of multiplying threats and lost civil liberties.