This bill would provide 'authorised officers' with unprecedented, extraordinary powers and rely too heavily on a punitive approach, with too few checks and balances.
Lockdowns have a key role in controlling COVID-19 but we must be aware of the risks of isolating people who are vulnerable to suicidal distress.
Young people often swallow any drugs they have on them when they encounter police, risking overdose to avoid a drug possession charge.
Surveillance tools such as these are perfectly legal in Australia, despite privacy concerns. But safeguards should still be put into place.
Around 75,000 New Zealanders have been sentenced for a cannabis-related offence since 1975. With the drug more popular than ever, is it time we let the evidence guide our decisions?
The Republican National Convention wrapped up with Trump sounding familiar themes but speaking from an unusual location.
When police arrest a suspect who is then convicted of the crime, it is a rare exception rather than the rule in the US.
Anti-black violence exists against the backdrop of the political and cultural dehumanization of Black people. How did this happen and where do we go from here?
The way this genre represents police is just the tip of the iceberg.
The massive increase in internet-connected devices will create an informal surveillance network that could be used to target protestors and activists.
The issues facing Black Americans are not confined to only racial discrimination. Gender plays a part too.
Proposals in NSW to force someone who spits at or bites a frontline worker to be tested for HIV and other blood-borne viruses are a real problem - for workers and the public.
For many Americans, law and order has long been as much a private matter as something for the government to handle.
Eyewitness testimony can hold a lot of weight with jurors. But eyewitnesses aren't always right, and poor investigative practices can make matters worse.
Race, class and national identity mean that views within the American Muslim community vary when it comes to such hot-button issues as policing, protests and discrimination.
A decadeslong process of recruiting a more diverse police force has led to more peaceful communities and widespread, bipartisan trust in policing in Northern Ireland.
Television shows about police often perpetuate false narratives about violent crime that excuse police violence.
Scholars who study policing explain what they have found that could help reduce police prejudice and violence.
As a former NZ Police sergeant, I know firsthand how police fatalities shape one's behaviour. The recent shooting of two officers in Auckland cuts to the heart of NZ's trust-based policing policies.
Police departments have suggested using contact tracing approaches to track protesters, raising concerns about data and privacy.