A failure to introduce robust science means forensic science has reached crisis point. The UK has to act now to address this threat to justice.
Witness testimony is often a key element of a trial. While nonverbal behaviours such as crossed arms or furtive glances can influence decision-makers, often their beliefs about such cues are inaccurate.
Facial expressions and gestures can impact the outcome of a trial that depends on the credibility of witnesses.
In Australia, you’re more likely to experience physical and sexual violence if you have a disability.
The royal commission will give people with disabilities an opportunity to share their experiences. But it needs to ensure they're supported and have the same access to services as others do.
The campaign continues.
Police have to analyse over 31m documents, 2,500 pieces of evidence and 2,332 witness statements. This makes Grenfell the biggest and most complex corporate manslaughter case ever brought.
Unconscious biases can trigger aggressive behaviour and lead to miscarriages of justice.
Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Côte d’Ivoire, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The recent acquittals should be seen as a vindication of the ICC as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
When people can testify in their own language, this increases their access to justice.
Forensic linguistics can play a valuable role in interpreting evidence.
The Law on the Constitutional Court states that the court’s decisions shall be final and binding.
Some Indonesian law enforcers are simply not aware of Constitutional Court decisions. But some are blatantly ignoring them.
The government’s website for FARA.
The initial aim of the 1937 Foreign Agents Registration Act was long forgotten: the prosecution of Nazis for interfering with American democracy. But that law is startlingly relevant to the US now.
This photo from May 2018 shows Cyntoia Brown at her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. On Jan. 7, 2019, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted executive clemency to Brown, serving a life sentence for a murder that happened after she was forced into sex work.
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Cyntoia Brown has been granted clemency for killing a man when she was a teenager and forced into the sex trade. The case showed why the justice system must stop punishing women for defending themselves.
One way to tackle this violent crime is through DNA profiling.
Self-examination DNA collection techniques can help women bring the perpetrators of sexual violence to justice.
Any children born of genome editing are genetic mosaics with uncertain resistance to disease.
Chinese researcher, Jainkui He claims to have created the world's first genome-edited twins. Such action would pose unknown risks to the lives of these children and to humanity as a whole.
The idea of restorative justice is to redress crime, while ensuring offenders can reintegrate back into the community.
Restorative justice allows us to uphold justice while respecting the human rights of offenders.
Police in Ghana have a reputation for intimidation, violence and corruption.
Poor supervision, poor training, and unfair treatment of lower-ranked officers make misconduct more likely to happen among Ghana's police force.
How much have you had to drink?
New research found a disparity between the sentences women and men are given for offence when alcohol is an aggravating factor.
Jordanian Bedouin border guards on parade.
The old ways of doing things still matter – it's just that some of it now takes place online.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was recently the subject of a racist video rant.
Calls to impose harsh prison sentences for verbal crimen injuria are often premised on the need to deter such behaviour.
The #MeToo movement and more recent allegations against Brett Kavanaugh have posed questions about past conduct.
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Whether the sins of our past stay with us forever has become a pertinent question of our time. A philosopher argues we don't need to carry our past burdens – although there are some moral conditions.
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From cannibalism to carbolic smoke balls, these are some of the fascinating cases that have made the law of England and Wales what it is today.
Barbed wire surrounds the the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.