Journalist Sarah Ferguson has spent six months on the front line of domestic and family violence.
Part one of the ABC's Hitting Home provides an insight into the work of those responding to domestic violence on the front line – including police, courts, refuges, and a specialist forensic unit.
Are textbooks having an impact on the framing of race issues?
Textbook language can influence thinking. So, what do some textbooks say on issues of race?
Off to nab a would-be criminal?
Preventing crime before it happens, while saving resources, sounds like a great use of big data. But these calculated probabilities raise big questions about civil liberties.
Modern video technology can make matters public, but accountability still depends on political processes to produce just outcomes.
Mobile video technology means outrageous behaviour and abuses can rapidly become public knowledge, but achieving just outcomes still depends on a political willingness to act on such knowledge.
It is a rarely discussed fact that some police officers commit domestic violence.
Police are entrusted with enforcing the laws against domestic violence – the same laws that some are breaking in their own relationships.
Police in NSW will soon be equipped with body cameras – as will their counterparts on Queensland’s Gold Coast in domestic violence incidents.
Police-worn body cameras could be a helpful tool for law enforcement in cases involving domestic violence. But they could also have unintended consequences.
Up in smoke.
The UK government has proposed to extend the remit of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to cover other emergency services, including fire and rescue. The system has been called a “failed experiment…
Insufficient responses to pleas for help and protection by police is a factor contributing to domestic violence-related deaths.
Can the Queensland government's domestic violence reforms address the heightened risk involved in leaving an abusive or controlling partner?
By appointing former police officer Roman Quaedvlieg to head a uniformed branch that replaced an administrative agency, the Abbott government all but guaranteed a more aggressive enforcement culture.
While the Australian Border Force's Operation Fortitude caused an outcry, people might be surprised at the extent of official powers to check their immigration status in a range of circumstances.
A New Orleans policeman during a boat rescue mission in New Orleans on September 6 2005.
New Orleans police have been eulogized as heroes and condemned as racists in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. A scholar examines the legacy of conflicting narratives and points to a way forward.
The biopic Straight Outta Compton tells the story of rise and fall of Los Angeles rap group NWA.
Though they presented themselves as hardened gangsters, the only rap sheets NWA had were notebooks full of song lyrics.
Social networks gotta lotta cheek.
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Easy media stereotypes rather than clear evidence attributes performance enhancing drug supplies to organised criminals.
The Stockwell memorial to Jean Charles de Menezes.
It has been 10 years since British police shot and killed an innocent man in Stockwell station.
Statistics don’t reflect the real picture of violent crime in the UK.
Research on the UK's only source of statistics on violent crime shows that domestic violence and violence against women are massively understated.
Preparing for scrutiny. Wednesday’s FIFA press conference gets ready to roll.
Football's governing body and its President Sepp Blatter are used to annual meetings which run like clockwork. US and Swiss police have made sure this time it's different.
A bit of crowd control – nothing heavy-handed.
Better handling of peaceful protests at the death of Freddie Gray might have prevented the riots.
Senior Queensland Police at the 2014 launch of the Stay on Track Outback road safety project, sponsored by Santos, Izuzu and others.
Queensland Police Service
The Queensland Police will now disclose all sponsorships, after a backlash over almost A$700,000 in unnamed donations. But what are the lessons from elsewhere about police and corporate donors?
Melbourne teenager Jake Bilardi was troubled and thus susceptible to Islamic State propaganda well before he joined them and died as a suicide bomber.
The instinctive response to Islamic State propaganda is to counter it with more propaganda. But my analysis shows that's not working. We should not play their game on their field with their ball.
EPA/Stephen B. Morton
We still blindly accept the police accounts of their behaviour. Why?
The advent of autonomous cars may mean the end of the traffic ticket.
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The dawn of self-driving vehicles will likely lead to the sunset of the modern police force as rule-abiding cars eliminate the need for traffic enforcement.