A delegate wears a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ button at the Republican National Convention.
The movement was on the offensive. Then two men changed the game by killing cops.
The morning after.
France has been in a state of emergency since November 2015, and yet a man was still able to plough a truck through a huge Bastille Day crowd.
The gap is wide.
The gap between American police departments and the black communities they're meant to protect is huge – but it can be closed.
Race relations with the US police are again under focus.
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Technology poses a challenge to how we treat suspects and police society.
The world is looking.
Video of Philando Castile's death has been seen around the world – and it's all the more powerful because of who shot it.
A vigil in memory of Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
For 50 years, we have worked to make U.S. police more diverse and less intrusive. Why haven't we made more progress?
How effective are drug-detection dogs in minimising harm?
Drug-detection dogs don't stop most drug use. And they have been shown to encourage more dangerous practices, criminalise and traumatise marginalised groups, and render all as potential suspects.
In response to the surge of crime in the mid-1990s, suburban dwellers in South Africa began to fortress their houses.
In response to high levels of crime, South Africans have turned their homes into fortresses, seeking security behind high walls. But doing so might be counter-productive.
Police tap into social media to do their job.
Government agencies are turning to social media as a new way to engage with their constituencies. Practitioners in the trenches are excited about the possibilities – while some academics are less so.
With former chief constable Stephen House.
With the Scottish government's reputation for policing and justice charred from nine years in office, here's what the future looks like.
A harsh criminal justice system – in particular, more prisons and people behind bars – has apparently become a hallmark of good government.
Australia has become less compassionate, more punitive and more ready to blame individuals for their alleged failings since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
A political police force?
Many of us will be able to vote for police chiefs next month, but has the system managed to soothe the concerns of its critics?
Welcome Culture comes to Calais.
French efforts to dismantle the Jungle migrant camp are leaving crucial volunteer services at risk.
Chicago Police Department officers walk down Michigan Avenue during a protest of last year’s shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
Reform of police departments must include a reexamination of why cops and civilians come in contact so frequently in the first place.
In the Netflix series Making a Murderer, Brendan Dassey is subject to interrogation tactics known as the ‘Reid technique’.
Innocent people do confess under interrogation to crimes they did not commit, even providing details about the crime. What leads them to falsely confess to very serious crimes?
Consorting laws have been introduced under the pretext of combating organised crime – including that committed by bikie gangs.
Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia have introduced restrictive "consorting" laws. But are the laws justified? Are they an efficient and effective way to combat organised crime?
There has been a rapid expansion of the tasks now carried out on a daily basis around Australia by private security personnel.
The legal status of private security staff is, for the most part, decidedly uncertain.
Australia has more police relative to population than ever before and they are a costly form of crime prevention.
Police are important, but not sufficient, in the crime-reduction effort. I have enormous faith in their abilities, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we need more of them.
Sydney’s Kings Cross precinct has 3AM ‘last-drinks’ laws and 1:30AM lockouts for premises that serve alcohol.
As Queensland considers new laws to curb alcohol-fuelled violence in response to a one-punch death, several policy experiments that have occurred in recent years can provide valuable lessons.
Demonstrators protest Laquan McDonald’s shooting in Chicago.
More than 1,000 people have been killed by police in the US this year alone. Unlike the officer who shot Laquan McDonald, few are ever charged.