A woman holds a flag as she looks out over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg speaking on Q&A.
Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said he thought that Victorians have never felt more unsafe, and that burglaries, assaults and murders are rising year-on-year. Is he right?
What one isolated case tells us about crime and community on this special island.
Legislation designed to bring large business to book should be deployed to bring accountability to the cell block.
Research shows the vastly different ways the two newspapers approach this important issue.
Tributes left to Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie, murdered in April 2016.
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Two teenagers have been sentenced to life for a double murder. But their crime is extremely rare.
BBC’s The Fall has been accused of being misogynistic.
On screen violence against women is increasingly detailed, intimate and frighteningly authentic – but there's often just no need.
Gable Tostee was found not guilty of the murder of Warriena Wright, who fell from his balcony.
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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.
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Victorians revelled in images and descriptions of murder and mutilation which would today be regarded as shocking.
Tributes to Becky Godden.
Killer Christopher Halliwell almost escaped trial after a police officer bent the rules to find one of his victims.
Family murder was understood as a sign of larger ills.
During the 1980s, press coverage of South African family murders suggested that something was ‘wrong’ with white society – and with the white Afrikaans men who were usually seen as perpetrators.
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrives at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for his sentencing.
Under South African law, murder carries a minimum sentence of 15 years for first-time offenders. But courts may deviate from this if they find ‘substantial and compelling circumstances’ to do so.
Oscar Pistorius walks without his prosthetic legs at a recent hearing at the Pretoria High Court.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for killing his girlfriend. It comes after a well-publicised TV interview which some believe was used to influence the judge.
Supporters angered by the ANC’s choice of a mayoral candidate went on the rampage in Tshwane, South Africa, .
The increase in rioting ahead of municipal elections in South Africa, such as that in Pretoria, suggests that the country's general election in 2019 could be more violent than previous elections.
Women over 60 are being killed in their own homes - but little more is known about these crimes.
For years, Talese’s subject, Gerald Foos, spied on his motel guests.
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When Gay Talese signed a confidentiality agreement with a motel-owning voyeur, he got access to the voyeur's journals and secret viewing perch. But he also allowed the spying to continue for over a decade.
A new study reveals that we are more likely to trust people who follow simple moral rules – or at least give moral problems some serious thought.
All to often, true crime books have glorified male violence and reproduced crude sexist stereotypes.
The genre that brought us the writings of Mark "Chopper" Read isn't known for its impeccable gender politics. But two new books cast a critical eye on a culture of male violence.
Rumors abounded in the days after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
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How do rational people get sucked into believing conspiracies? According to research, we're more susceptible than you'd think.
Milly Dowler was abducted and killed in 2002.
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Her case followed certain well known patterns, but the Surrey teenager's killer was not identified for years after her death.