It’s easy to assume the latest opposition to NSW police taking part in the annual festival is a response to recent events. Really, it’s the result of a long, painful history.
Evidence from NYC shows that stop-and-frisk policing leads to greater mistrust of police and more racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
Police use of surveillance technologies — like security cameras and artificial intelligence — is becoming more widespread. Measures are needed to protect people’s privacy and avoid misidentification.
Stopping someone against their will can be false imprisonment or even kidnapping. There are laws that determine who is acting as a hero and who is acting as a vigilante.
What do coroner’s inquests do, what don’t they do, and why are they often dominated by police perspectives rather than the community’s or the victim’s?
The food theft crisis is framed as a threat to paying customers. This furthers the divide between those who can still afford groceries and those who cannot.
The Casey review found the Met’s firearms teams had the worst behaviour.
Despite public calls to defund the police in 2020, the budgets of Canadian police forces have continued to rise.
Legal experts worry the “doubling down” on demonstrators who are opposed to the planned giant police training facility could undermine the right to protest.
The very low public trust in the Ghanaian police suggests a crisis of legitimacy.
The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission has handed down a damning report into an unlawful policing strategy. It’s the latest example of First Nations children being over-policed.
Certain offences have shown increases in Victoria, NSW and Queensland over the past couple years, but the overall youth crime trend lines have been declining in the past decade.
Leonard Mack spent years in a US jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Here’s how identification procedures can, and have, led to wrongful convictions, and what can be done to prevent it.
Current laws governing policing don’t take into account the capacity of AI to process massive amounts of information quickly – leaving New Zealanders vulnerable to police overreach.
Front-line workers who support unhoused people say far from being a form of support, mixed police squads add a layer of surveillance and harassment.
Research shows police officers issue more traffic tickets and judges impose more fines when their city gets the money and when the budget is tight.
While Americans tend not to use the word “peace,” and instead opt for terms like “safety and security,” their desires and fears are not so different from what people in war-torn places express.
Black youth felt their age and inexperience were often disregarded by police officers who held them wholly responsible for knowing and abiding by the law.
The public’s right to know often gives way to concerns about privacy, public safety and protecting evidence.
Research finds that police officers engage in discriminatory behaviours towards 2SLGBTQ+ survivors of intimate partner violence.