Tackling entrenched sexualised mistreatment in a large organisation such as the Australian Federal Police is far more than a numbers game.
To say a workplace problem is systemic means that its underlying causes are deeply embedded in the structures and everyday practices of an organisation.
A woman protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by Baton Rouge police.
No federal database provides reliable info on deaths that occur in police custody. It’s the same situation in 48 states. But now California and Texas are offering new models of accountability.
South Africa’s elite police unit, the Hawks, block a street during an operation.
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The main criticism leveled at the body that oversees the work of South Africa's elite police unit, the Hawks, is that it lacks the power to initiate investigations, making it ineffective.
Police armored cars drive down a Baltimore street following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015.
The Baltimore Police Department is found to have violated the civil rights of poor blacks. A historian explains why those findings are eerily similar to how the city treated blacks in the 1800s.
Gone but not forgotten.
Mark Duggan was shot by the police in 2011, but it took two-and-a-half years to complete an inquest into his death.
Are you receiving me?
Think it's stressful visiting a police station? Try doing it when you can't hear.
In just four swipes on the interface of your phone, another person can access a wealth of your personal information.
In what circumstances can police search your phone? Must they obtain a search warrant? And what will happen if you refuse to provide your passcode or fingerprint required to access your phone?
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.