Hollywood pushes a fantasy version of what neuroscience can do in the courtroom. But the field does have real benefits to offer, right now: solid evidence on what would improve prisons.
What happens when outsiders step in with good intentions? As the crisis in Guatemala shows, it's complicated.
An overhaul of the probation system has left the justice system foundering.
Architecture can affect behaviour and the choices we make. The brief is out for a centre to replace the Don Dale facility, but word is, it's 'a disgrace'. We can do much better.
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.
Tough socio-economic conditions, among others, make kidnapping a thriving business in Nigeria. A strong justice system along with stiff punishment for the crime are needed.
For decades, the justice system has decided to live with ropey testimonies. Could that be about to change?
Is forensic science an oxymoron? A new White House report suggests there are major issues with many of the forensic disciplines used to convict defendants of crimes in the U.S.
Your memory of an event can be manipulated – and miscarriages of justice can follow.
Body-worn cameras may seem to be a boost for policing and criminal justice, but they raise a host of issues around admissibility, privacy and fairrness.
Criminal justice experts suggest one way to change the system to eliminate racial bias.
Innovative design could be key to improving prisoners' chances of rehabilitation and reducing their likelihood of re-offending.
The UK government's move to electronically track criminals on parole shows how wearable technology can become a virtual prison.
A new report’s findings provide a strong economic rationale for investing in early intervention to stem the flow of young people into homelessness.
Victoria's family violence system unintentionally protects male perpetrators by making them invisible and providing opportunities for them to avoid responsibility.
If you want to get away with doing something bad, don't tell anyone until after you've done it.
Prosecutors will no longer be able to fall back on racist stereotypes of gang violence.
It was a true media bonanza – and we now know that the media played a powerful role in influencing public perception of guilt or innocence.
Many young people in jail suffer fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Diagnosing these before sentencing will establish the most appropriate path for these vulnerable offenders, which often isn't jail.
How has a former judge with an avowed commitment to judicial independence and probity found himself at the centre of a very public controversy over his own impartiality?