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.
What's really the most dangerous American city? The way crimes are currently counted in the US can easily confuse and mislead.
Brett Kavanaugh presented himself as a good and reputable man in his recent Senate hearing. But a man's social status and education tell us nothing about whether he's likely to commit sexual assault.
Drug users aren't the problem – the current 'war on drugs' is.
Whether the sins of our past stay with us forever has become a pertinent question of our time. A philosopher argues we don't need to carry our past burdens – although there are some moral conditions.
Street lighting may not actually reduce crime – but it can make people feel safer at night.
In early 20th-century Australia, a series of highly publicised murders of women saw newspapers widely discuss sadism.
Police forces say they use Twitter to engage with the community. But new research suggests they're usually tweeting to one another.
Well trained and experienced staff are a crucial part of improvements.
The Department of Education says there were 240 school shootings during a recent school year. Another database only counts 29. How could the numbers be so different -- and who is right?
Dangerous, vulnerable or just plain stupid – these are some of the stereotypes which young people face when they come in contact with the law.
India is the most dangerous country for women in 2018, according to a new survey. Putting more women in government is a necessary first step in preventing rape and better protecting abuse survivors.