For many Americans, law and order has long been as much a private matter as something for the government to handle.
Confronting the massive social problems caused by the coronavirus requires policies built on compassion, solidarity and justice – core values of virtuous societies worldwide.
We all think we want equality, but in reality it's often fairness that is more important to us.
When we arrest adults, we are often arresting parents. But protections for children are haphazard and kids are falling through the cracks.
As we emerge from the pandemic, we need to rebuild our justice system to invest more in First Nations communities, not prisons. It is vital we not return to the status quo.
Though genocide survivors would ideally want Kabuga to be prosecuted in Rwanda, it won't be possible, for legal or political reasons.
Victoria and the ACT just joined other states in implementing judge-alone trials during the pandemic. Such a significant change deserves much more public scrutiny than it has received.
Over the course of his three voyages, Cook was frustrated by the refusal of Indigenous people to embrace Western ways. He grew increasingly punitive, embodying the 'savagery' he ostensibly despised.
Most of the accused in criminal cases in South Africa would not be able to understand the record of their court proceedings.
The novel coronavirus has necessitated judicial reforms that should have been the norm.
Research shows criminal defendants and asylum seekers can be at a disadvantage when they appear remotely in court. But changes to the set-up and protocols of video hearings can help.
One person’s stockpiling can mean another one’s shortage. A philosopher reminds us of our social and moral obligations at this time.
The effective response to crime has always been a matter of debate. But evidence is mounting in favour of treatment and support, rather than punishment.
Harvey Weinstein's conviction isn't the norm for perpetrators of sexual violence.
A group known as The Satanic Temple was started with the political goal of advocating for the value of church-state separation. This group is now challenging the traditional definition of religion.
New Zealand will pardon religious Māori leader Rua Kēnana, who was arrested more than a century ago for "moral resistance", but the pardon fails to acknowledge the miscarriage of justice.
Plato's Republic is one of the most influential books in history. It has been claimed by people on all sides of the political spectrum and continues to resonate today.
In a survey, 56% of Americans aged 14 to 24 said they knew little to nothing about the juvenile justice system.
Putting more people in prison is not the answer to reducing crime. New fair and bias free assessment tools may help.
People in jail kill themselves at a rate 3.5 times higher than that of the general population.