We need to ensure we do not sacrifice our liberty in the pursuit of a goal that is at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive.
The demise of the first academic department dedicated to policing at the University of California has left unanswered questions about the best way to educate cops.
Security in cities can make some people feel safe while excluding others. New ways of planning and policing public space are needed to ensure cities are safe and accessible for all.
AI has a role to play in trying to prevent crime, but how much control should we give our robo cops?
The Toronto cop who apprehended the van attack suspect is being lauded internationally for refraining from using deadly force as he apprehended him. Here's how everything went right for the constable.
The former Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex argues that more resources can help, but any available funds need to be spent by the right agencies in the right way.
To justify giving police military-style weapons, there must be both a credible threat and an identified deficiency in current police capabilities.
Research on implicit bias, machismo and community relations may shed light on what drives police-citizen violence.
The delegation of authority to police to assess their own use of force is no longer something that can be applied solely on trust.
As the service becomes more professional and diverse, the less it can be influenced by boys' clubs.
Under recently announced Victoria Police changes, family violence will be investigated as major crime by specialised units.
Children as young as ten have been targeted for intensive policing under the NSW Police's secretive Suspect Targeting Management Plan.
Parents killing their children is uncommon, but there are some risk factors around the crime such as mental illness, previous abuse and domestic violence.
The future of private security is beset by many challenges and what forms of regulation would be required to align it with the public interest.
The AWU case is not the first time the AFP has been embroiled in politics, nor will it be the last.
DNA evidence has a profile which it might not deserve.
Politicians on the left and right object to this practice, which the Trump administration is championing.
Genetic evidence has become a critical aspect of modern criminal investigations. What are the methods and approaches used in present-day DNA forensics?
Sex workers shouldn't be victims of violent crime and murder at work – and yet they continue to face daily dangers.
Fifty years ago, Jeffrey Horner watched news broadcasts of the riots that erupted just miles from his home. But he was worlds apart from the racial tensions that had been festering for decades.