Using computers to identify people's faces can be helpful as well as worrisome. To properly understand the legal and privacy ramifications, we need to know how facial recognition technology works.
We need to redirect government spending on crime prevention to programs and policies that the research tells us are most effective.
A Canadian police force on Prince Edward Island is threatening drink drivers with Nickelback – continuing a tried and tested method of punishment.
Police are important, but not sufficient, in the crime-reduction effort. I have enormous faith in their abilities, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we need more of them.
Two-thirds of released prisoners in the US are arrested again within three years. Here's how we could change that.
A new report on the future of humanity explains what we really need to be worrying about over the next 35 years.
Approaches to crime that rely on punitive methods have proved to be ineffective and counter-productive. Rehabilitation programmes not only prevent crime, but are cost-effective and practical.