Coronavirus calls on police to ensure people are obeying the new rules, and to continue their essential function of keeping the peace.
Recently, police forces have come under criticism for their engagement of facial recognition technologies. But pandemic response plans may increasingly incorporate surveillance.
There are few guarantees that the facial recognition system is secure or even that it is accurate.
Cyber security firms have sparked a revolution similar to the spread of private police forces.
The RCMP have long been responsible for violence against Indigenous people.
Diversity among officers lags behind the general population. But is police culture a greater problem when it comes to combating excessive force?
Rather than helping and providing new unbiased tools for policing, police surveillance technologies tend to be reactionary and biased.
"Super-recognisers" who can identify a range of ethnicities could help increase fraud detection rates at passport control and decrease false conviction rates that have relied on CCTV.
Recruiting 20,000 new police officers may sound like a massive boost, but the reality is that the Conservative's proposal will simply replace the 20,600 police officers who have already been cut.
The reasons the homicide rate is declining are complex, but a reduction in alcohol consumption and access to weapons are contributors.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized for his city's 'stop-and-frisk' police strategy. Two criminologists argue it isn't necessarily inherently racist – though New York's program was.
A terrorism expert explains the legislation that led to the attacker's release.
Trials of the program found about 5% of offending drivers used their mobile phone with both hands, while the vehicle was moving.
A study looked at fines in 93 California cities. Cities with more black residents and more disproportionately white police forces tended to rely the most on fines.
A new batch of female crime writers are bringing their real life experiences of law enforcement to their work in a way that rings true for readers.
To fight the black market, the price of legal cannabis has to be relatively low. But if nothing else is done, the black market will persist.
The new AFP commissioner faces challenges unlike those of his predecessors, such as ensuring the independence and integrity of the police force within the Home Affairs ministry.
In a recent Canadian court case, defence and prosecution argued over whether a suspect was required to provide his password to allow for a search warrant to be executed on his phone.
These days surveillance isn't just CCTV. Police now have access to body cams, drones and facial recognition systems – and it's helping police not only solve crime, but prevent it too.
In Scotland, researchers have been at the heart of police reforms – all very different to south of the border.