The Godfather effect: how higher levels of education helped Italian mobsters earn more money and live in wealthier neighbourhoods.
New laws aiming to crack down on foreign interference in Australian politics suggest the concept of 'national security' is continually expanding.
New laws are often seen as an answer in tackling intimate partner violence, but our research shows it is not always the best response.
Tim Nicholls said the introduction of a youth curfew in the WA suburb of Northbridge 'saw a dramatic drop in crime and a reduction in the anti-social behaviour of young people'. Is that right?
Psychological abuse of intimate partners is a public health problem, and is not well-regulated by the law.
South Africa's Reserve Bank is facing a growing challenge of illicit financial flows and money laundering from gangs and errant businesses hell-bent on tricking regulators.
Young people from poor backgrounds are being radicalised by criminal gangs.
Major voter concerns for North Queensland reflect the expectations that minor party preferences will determine the election outcome.
Maybe it's time the government listened to the advice offered by its Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
It's time to shatter some common misconceptions about the recent crime wave.
Sometimes small changes can be the most effective at reducing violence – and these are seldom acknowledged.
Children as young as ten have been targeted for intensive policing under the NSW Police's secretive Suspect Targeting Management Plan.
Parents killing their children is uncommon, but there are some risk factors around the crime such as mental illness, previous abuse and domestic violence.
While research indicates there are likely to be fewer female psychopaths than male, this may be because their traits are less visible than their male counterparts.
The future of private security is beset by many challenges and what forms of regulation would be required to align it with the public interest.
Fingerprinting is a valuable police tool for tracking down suspects, but it's not perfect. However, we can reduce the risk of any mistaken identity if we work within the limits of fingerprinting.
Corruption, not gang warfare, is the root cause of the record violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Until public officials stop shielding criminal groups like MS-13, lawlessness will reign.
The enthusiasm around swift, certain and fair approaches to sentencing offenders may not be backed by evidence.
The long-term effects are much worse for exonerees than for guilty prisoners.
Horrific mass shootings in the US typically renew the national debate about gun policy. A gun researcher explains the lack of funding for study in this area and what that means for informed policy.