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Recent legal changes may not be enough to improve conditions in controversial police mental health detentions.
Nigerians don’t trust the police and often resort to mob justice.
Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.
If a woman fights back, it does not necessarily mean she’s the primary aggressor in a family violence situation.
Police sometimes misidentify victims as perpetrators – because the real perpetrator has misled them, or because the victim is not displaying "typical" behaviour.
Young people are experiencing patterns of oppressive policing that are harmful to them, their families and the community.
Children as young as ten have been targeted for intensive policing under the NSW Police's secretive Suspect Targeting Management Plan.
A mural in memory of Alton Sterling, who was shot several times at close range by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 5, 2016.
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Neither the spurious 'facts' about killings of police nor the supposedly 'colour-blind' logic of the backlash against Black Lives Matter hold up under scrutiny. Instead, they confirm its point.
The functions of the AFP differ from state police forces in that it has a major role in combating crime impacting on Australia’s national security.
The AWU case is not the first time the AFP has been embroiled in politics, nor will it be the last.
Nottingham: no more human trafficking.
Slavery is a local issue – and stopping it requires a local approach.
DNA evidence has a profile which it might not deserve.
A few of the ways violence may create even more violence.
Danny Lim, Sydney, was convicted of ‘offensive behaviour’ for a sign that referred to Tony Abbott and alluded to the c-bomb. The conviction was dismissed in August this year.
Australia has a reputation for swearing. Yet this sits at odds with laws that criminalise offensive words.
Police gather in West London after the incident.
Terrorists are changing their tactics, so security services must too.
Australian police often have to request data about suspects from overseas.
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Support from overseas law enforcement and tech companies is typically a slow and cumbersome process.
And yet it's still technically legal in the UK.
Road trauma is already the ninth leading cause of death worldwide.
Wider societal issues are driving road user behaviour, which cannot be fixed by taking a traditional road safety approach.
328 football clubs, spanning all tiers of the game, are currently involved in the inquiry.
Has D.A.R.E. moved beyond the “just say no” days of the ‘80’s and '90’s?
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Jeff Sessions was met with considerable skepticism when he announced his desire to revive D.A.R.E. But it turns out that the current program is nothing like the ineffective D.A.R.E. of the '80's and '90's.
Should we be worried?
Some reports say crime is rising, but others that it is falling. Can they both be right?
Riot police in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.
Children who witness crime are more vulnerable to error than adults when identifying the perpetrator.
Child eyewitnesses make more mistakes than adults when identifying criminals. A new police lineup design could help us assess their reliability and prevent wrongful convictions.
Eyewitness recollections are easily distorted by the views of others.
Turns out eyewitness testimony is one of the least reliable forms of evidence.