At a time when many Australian jurisdictions are imprisoning more people than ever, any policies that increase prisoner numbers must be seriously reconsidered.
How do you punish a criminal robot?
Diners deployed a giant conga dance as a pretext to head outside to their cars and flee the scene.
Policy changes such as the 'lockout laws' have had profound impacts on inner Sydney nightlife. Transport data help us see whether these have caused problems to spill over into neighbouring areas.
Driverless cars may cut the number of traffic offences but they could open up a whole new area of litigation - who's responsible for any crash?
Let's take claims about the value of drug seizures with a grain of salt.
If you believe intoxicated people always give unreliable eyewitness testimonies, think again.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Vigilantism challenges the formal boundary between crime and punishment, between law and justice. But its largely been overlooked as a legal topic worthy of in-depth consideration.
University students are learning with prisoners about crime and punishment.
Reliving trauma on a national scale.
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?
Traffic wastes time, creates pollution and costs money. But can it also affect us psychologically? A new study suggests that unexpected traffic can increase the incidence of domestic violence.
What one isolated case tells us about crime and community on this special island.
Our panel of experts examines whether immigration leads to more crime using data from across 200 metropolitan areas and 20 years of research.
Police remain critical in the effort to tackling family violence in all its forms. But more than just a commitment to extra police and training is needed to improve outcomes for victim-survivors.
Any policy governing police pursuits must balance the need to apprehend offenders with the safety of the community.
Australia needs to be very careful not to allow the bail system to become a political scapegoat at the hands of commentators exercising 20/20 hindsight.
In the age of social media and online self-promotion, being the subject of a moral panic can not only be a source of pride, but also an inducement to offend.
A Canadian police force on Prince Edward Island is threatening drink drivers with Nickelback – continuing a tried and tested method of punishment.