Rachel Tunstill, 26, killed Mia Kelly soon after giving birth to her in the bathroom of her flat in Burnley, Lancashire, in January 2017.
The killing of a newborn baby by its mother is the most shocking of crimes - but more needs to be done to understand the mental condition of the women that do it.
Local and national authorities are curtailing civil liberties in the name of 'security'.
When lawyers submit forensic evidence in court, is there legit science to back it up?
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Forensics has a way to go before it's a mature, academic science. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just terminated an independent commission charged with helping it get there.
Barrister Allan Myers leads part of a large legal team into the Federal Court of Australia.
Thanks to a recent Federal Court decision, the industry that helps to fund class actions will now be regulated in part by the courts. But is this the best way?
Mazher Mahmood unmasked.
The downfall – and tactics – of investigative reporter Mazher Mahmood are not typical of British journalism.
Philip Green: hit hard by MPs.
Philip Green has been vilified by MPs just as Theresa May vows to take on bad behaviour in big business. New research reveals just how urgent a task this is for voters.
It’s not the first time attempts have been made to block WhatsApp in Brazil.
It's a battle of online privacy versus a crackdown on crime, but is a total ban on the popular app, WhatsApp, the right way to go?
Does gender make a difference on a jury?
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Do women in the Oval Office or the courtroom make a genuine difference? Research from English juries suggest they do.
Are leading questions swaying the scales of justice?
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Would you know if you were being asked a leading question?
Is he really guilty if he had a genetic predisposition towards impulsive behaviour?
Biology is out of our control but can influence our behaviour. But should people be given shorter sentences because of their genes?
Journalist Sarah Ferguson has spent six months on the front line of domestic and family violence.
Part one of the ABC's Hitting Home provides an insight into the work of those responding to domestic violence on the front line – including police, courts, refuges, and a specialist forensic unit.
Some South African universities said they felt sufficiently threatened to obtain interdicts against protesting students.
Universities were widely criticised for turning to the courts during a series of student protests in South Africa. So why did they do it, and did the interdict process work?
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.
The court ruled that Dutch citizens have a legal right to be protected from climate change.
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For the first time, a court has ordered a government to strengthen its climate targets. It's a watershed, not just for the Netherlands but potentially for countries such as Australia whose targets have been criticised.
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.
The standard of proof that applies in different types of judicial proceedings may result in quite different verdicts.
After saying he was 'deeply suspicious', a judge cleared a man of child pornography offences. We need to understand the standard of proof to make sense of verdicts, including AFL rulings on doping.
Cases involving mental health are mostly heard in Victoria’s Supreme Court. They are complex, costly - and rare.
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Few things cause more public alarm than the notion of the “crazed killer” walking our streets. A common figure in newspaper headlines and current affairs shows, he (occasionally she) is often accompanied…
Justice must be seen to be done.
It was June 4 2014. That was the date the British public learned that, in spite of their relatively free media, the power of the state – as expressed by the executive and the judiciary – was poised to…
Suspects are protected - but what about victims and witnesses?
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A campaign is at large to secure statutory anonymity for all young people under 18 who are accused of crime. Lawyers, criminologists, judges, sociologists, academics, and politicians are in on it. It is…
Shadow cast over Chetham’s School of Music.
The recent publication of a serious case review into the suicide of Frances Andrade reveals how difficult it is for a sexual assault victim to stand and testify against an accuser in court. Keir Starmer…