Using terrestrial forensic science to point the finger of blame to criminals in space will be much harder than it looks.
ISIS fighters celebrating in Mosul, Iraq, in 2014. Criminological studies suggest terrorists would use diverse tactics to neutralise feelings of guilt.
Do ISIS fighters feel guilty about the violence they perpetrate? Not likely, according to criminological research, which suggests terrorists "neutralise" their guilt, just as many other criminals do.
From the depths of the dark web, the identities and location of pimps can be scrubbed.
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Two criminologists wanted to learn the tricks of the trade so they went to the source, interviewing over 70 pimps.
The research data is mixed and flawed.
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A popular misconception is that most child sex offenders were once victims themselves.
New research hopes to stop police lineups leading to false identification or criminals walking free.
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There are many similarities between wildlife poaching and the cultivation of drug plants like the coca bush or the opium poppy.
Peter Dutton dismissed many of the ‘Nauru files’, including those documenting sexual assault, as ‘false allegations in an attempt to get to Australia’.
Peter Dutton’s comments reinforced historically ingrained ideas about sexual assault victims as being 'unreliable' or 'untrustworthy'.
Hate crime or terrorism?
Was this a crime about hate or political ideology? Extremist experts use data to explain what type of crime took place in Florida, and why it matters.
Is Pauline Hanson right to suggest that with bombs and stabbings and murders featured nightly on TV that the situation in Australia is growing worse?
Was Pauline Hanson right to say that crime is getting worse in Australia?
A new technique could help the police identify more criminals from just their footprints.
Milly Dowler was abducted and killed in 2002.
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Her case followed certain well known patterns, but the Surrey teenager's killer was not identified for years after her death.
Panellists discussed domestic violence on Q&A on February 1, 2016.
Are domestic violence figures actually on the decline? FactCheck investigates.
Is there a better way to predict whether someone once released will return behind bars?
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Two-thirds of released prisoners in the US are arrested again within three years. Here's how we could change that.
Uber is popular. But is it ‘no safer than hitchhiking’?
The NSW Taxi Council says ridesharing platforms like uberX are no safer than hitchhiking. Is that supported by the evidence?
Joyce Mitchell appears in court in Plattsburgh, New York on July 28 2015.
When it comes to their targets and tactics, inmates follow a predictable pattern.
Television serial killer Dexter may be more of a psychopath than a sociopath due to his methodically delivered kills.
Psychopaths and sociopaths have similar characteristics, lacking remorse or empathy for others. And they can both be violent, deceitful and manipulative. But what are the differences between the two?
Female serial killers are more likely to murder friends and family.
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Male serial killers get all the press. But what does the research say about female serial killers?
Run, don’t walk.
Time for politicians to get honest about crime statistics.
In matters of ‘security’ social problems, the persistent undesirable condition has been that of the ‘boat people’.
In matters of national security, who is deviant and poses a threat to our safety depends on the claims made by those in positions of power and the sociopolitical climate. The news media are crucial in…
The painting of the Sistine Chapel was an exercise in logistics, which can be analysed for insights into who and what was involved in its creation. The same goes for any crime requiring some organisation.
Mention the word “logistics” and most people would probably think of trucks or the shipping of freight at a mundane best. A more textbook definition might be that logistics is the managed movement of resources…