A new study finds sample episodes of the recently cancelled Police Ten 7 TV show disproportionately featured Māori and Pasifika suspects or offenders. It also under-represented Polynesian officers.
Research highlights at least six different motivations for perpetrators that commit arson.
A 25-year old sex offender was given a 10% discount on his sentence due to his age, and ended up getting home detention. But is 25 really too young to understand the gravity of sexual assault?
Fear has important consequences for how people vote, what they spend their money on, who they consider to be part of their communities, and who they treat as outsiders.
From Tupac to Jay-Z, many a rap artist has set pen to paper to pay homage to the women who gave them birth.
Crimestoppers was originally founded in 1988 and now receives more than half a million reports each year.
A threshold has been crossed, with a pessimistic outlook becoming more dominant than an optimistic one.
A pipe in the hand could end or save a life.
Experiencing nature helps people in times of joy and pain. However, inequity of access to green spaces means that South Africans cannot enjoy nature when they need to.
Ghana needs a more effective approach to juvenile justice reform that considers the long-term impact of detention on youth offenders.
New Zealand came very close to having an independent sentencing council to help set sentencing guidelines for crimes. For the sake of consistency, it might be time to revive the idea.
Those determining bail must reflect on their own beliefs and show restraint as they determine risk to avoid relying on false racist narratives. So should those calling for bail reform.
How do police forces make artificially aged images of people who have been missing for years?
There are many different reasons why men and women commit these acts, but the small number of cases makes it difficult to track.
Our vehicles hold a remarkable amount of information, which can be used by digital forensic investigators in the detection of crime.
Prisons and jails have a long history, but they weren’t always used for the same kinds of punishment.
Increasing fears about crime in Chile can be attributed to the recent influx of immigrants, but research shows those concerns aren’t based in reality.
Organised crime gangs appear to have realised that committing fewer murders enables them to fly under the radar more easily.
Whenever there is talk of a “crime wave” in Indigenous communities, the response has always been paternalistic and harsh. The evidence shows it doesn’t work.
Mass shooters over the age of 60 are rare, but often differ from younger gunmen in motives and actions prior to their attack.