Facial expressions and gestures can impact the outcome of a trial that depends on the credibility of witnesses.
Indigenous Australians are vastly over-represented in the prison population, but the success of a new program is offering hope that it can be turned around.
The only quitting tool most Australian prisoners have access to is nicotine lozenges. These are being mixed with tea leaves to create a smokable product known as "teabacco".
Nigeria is failing to prosecute banking executives charged with fraud due to deep weaknesses in the system.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to display that wrongdoers of the Jacob Zuma era are going to be held accountable through prosecution.
Government and judicial interventions into the decisions of parole boards display a progressive loss of faith in these independent bodies.
Only 5% of rape complaints in the UK end in convictions – what a legacy for the #metoo generation.
South Africa is seeing a growing body of class action.
Stereotypes can undermine the fairness of criminal trials, but research can help us understand and counter the effect of stereotypes through law reform.
Finding justice in Ghana is a slow and often frustrating process. To speed things up, the courts in the country need to reform and modernise.
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.