In Oregon and Washington, the costs of seeking and administering the death penalty have increased significantly since the 1980s.
Entities at the centre of the storm engulfing South Africa's social grants distribution system have claimed to be champions of financial inclusion. The claim in itself is scandalous.
Augmented reality and holographic projections could hold benefits for victims testifying against sexual assault.
The unfolding social grant payment crisis in South Africa threatens the livelihoods of a third of the country's population.
All eyes are on the next move from President Jacob Zuma after he survived a bid from senior ANC colleagues to remove him. The fallout is expected to be focused on the economic cluster of government.
Former South Africa's President, Thab Mbeki, has made a remarkable intervention that condemns parliament's failure to act against President Jacob Zuma. But he is eight years too late.
A recent Australian high court case has highlighted a problem that also exists in UK and Ireland.
Using a robotic video camera to digitally recreate a crime scene could give juries greater insight without the logistical nightmare and potential bias of a physical visit.
TV cameras will be coming to a court near you.