John Dillinger, played by Warren Oates (pictured) in the 1973 film ‘Dillinger,’ allegedly robbed 24 banks.
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The number of bank robberies is at about the lowest since the 1960s. A researcher investigates why.
Convicted rapist Jayden Meyer was given a nine months home detention, sparking protests and an appeal from crown prosecutors. But the sentence is in line with the law. Is it time for change?
Protesters and police clash during a march against illegal immigrants in South Africa.
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Scapegoating immigrants will not result in significantly improved healthcare service provision, reduced crime or less unemployment.
Family of the victims of a series of stabbings on the James Smith Cree Nation reserve in Saskatchewan hug following a news conference in Saskatoon on Sept. 7.
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Myles Sanderson was given statutory release from prison prior to a stabbing rampage that left 10 people dead. But a legal expert says his case is unrepresentative of how people behave on this form of release.
As the possibilities of the metaverse expand, it will occupy an increasing role in everyday life.
As businesses establish themselves in the metaverse, the amount of financial transactions there will increase. This will come with previously unknown risks.
The execution chamber inside Oklahoma State Penitentiary.
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In 1972, justices handed down a decision that attacked discriminatory and capricious death sentences. But it left the door ajar for states to continue the practice.
For young New Zealand European fathers with a criminal conviction, having a son seems to have a large and persistent positive impact. What cultural and gender forces might be at work?
Loss of formal employment in the mining industry and drought conditions in neighbouring countries are some of the factors that drive illegal mining.
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Artisanal gold mining is highly organised and rule-bound. Men, women and even children participate a hierarchy sustained by a web of buyers, sponsors and customers.
Former South African president Thabo Mbeki.
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Every South African who cares about the future of the country will agree with former president Mbeki that, to avert disaster, something must be done urgently about its deep socio-economic problems.
The hijacking of U.S. aircraft – like the three hijacked in 1970 by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – made it impossible for American policymakers to ignore the threat.
From 1968 to 1974, US airlines experienced 130 hijackings. But it was Cooper’s hijacking-as-extortion plot that captured the public’s imagination – and inspired a copycat crime wave.
Preventing people with domestic violence records obtaining guns would be a life-saver.
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Congress has pushed through its first gun control legislation in 30 years. Included in the legislation is a provision to expand a firearm ban to dating partners accused of domestic violence.
History shows there is no magic bullet for solving gang crime. Only an evidence-based approach, coupled with mutually agreed targets and indicators, will start to achieve real change.
Family members wash away blood at the scene of a shooting in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, where seven people were shot dead in May.
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The study highlights the flimsy boundaries between different forms of violence: torture and extrajudicial punishment, lawful arrest, and an unlawful kidnapping.
Parents and relatives of abducted students demanding the release of their families who had spent 55 days in captivity as at March 12, 2021.
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Nigerians are at risk of kidnapping as the cost of committing this crime is far less than its benefits.
The Clinton-era ban on assault weapons ushered in a period of fewer mass shooting deaths.
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Analysis of the 10 years in which the US banned sales of assault weapons shows that it correlates with a drop in mass shooting deaths – a trend that reversed as soon as the ban expired.
Some physical developments contribute to crime in Nigeria.
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Nigeria’s built environment should ideally be part of a broader, integrated approach to crime prevention and community policing.
Refugees and asylum seekers were forced to live in the open in Cape Town following xenophobic attacks in 2019.
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Despite regular incidents of anti-migrant violence, peaceful and mutually beneficial relationships between South Africans and migrants can and do exist.
Racial hatred is a factor in 13% of mass shootings at grocery stores.
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A suspect apparently motivated by a white supremacist agenda shot dead 10 shoppers. Analysis shows that mass shootings – and those at grocery stores – are on the rise.
Through her photographs and activism, Letizia Battaglia sought to wrest Palermo from the grip of the Mafia.
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Letizia Battaglia’s images of Mafia bloodshed made it impossible for people to turn a blind eye to the criminal outfit’s reign of terror.
Hakeem Odumosu, former Lagos State Police Commissioner, addressing journalists during a protest in Lagos.
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Public trust and confidence in the police is a concern in many parts of the world. How can Nigeria get it right?