Prisons and jails have a long history, but they weren’t always used for the same kinds of punishment.
Increasing fears about crime in Chile can be attributed to the recent influx of immigrants, but research shows those concerns aren’t based in reality.
Organised crime gangs appear to have realised that committing fewer murders enables them to fly under the radar more easily.
Whenever there is talk of a “crime wave” in Indigenous communities, the response has always been paternalistic and harsh. The evidence shows it doesn’t work.
Mass shooters over the age of 60 are rare, but often differ from younger gunmen in motives and actions prior to their attack.
Research finds that the threat of being sentenced to death has no bearing on how people contemplate violent crime.
To protect communities, we must improve the likelihood that accused people can comply with their bail conditions by offering greater support on several fronts, from social services to law enforcement.
The mafia boss is the last known face of the Cosa Nostra crime syndicate. But his capture represents the end of an era, not the end of the mafia in Sicily.
The impressionistic tale of a young Edgar Allan Poe may not be based in fact, but it captures the essence of the young writer.
Our research has focused on finding out more about why offenders commit burglary, what they’re looking for and how they decide which house to target. Here’s what you need to know.
For the first time, researchers have been able to produce estimates of the rate of hate crimes against LGBTQ people.
When communities face security challenges and lack legal protection, they find innovative ways to respond.
In contrast to their depiction in most mafia films, women are an integral part of these groups with their own criminal knowledge and capacity for violence
South Africans would rather see efforts go into tackling other challenges – but climate change will intensify those challenges.
Sexual violence by police is more common than many might think. Failing to fully investigate can have a chilling effect on what is already the most underreported violent crime in Canada.
At least six people have been killed in an attack at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. It happened amid a surge of mass shootings in the US.
Victims of violence are often retraumatized by a legal process that puts prosecuting the accused ahead of supporting the victim.
People may think that green spaces often hide criminals. On the contrary, there is evidence they contribute to reducing crime.
A new analysis of this type of fraud shows it’s a growing problem that almost half of Americans consider an ‘acceptable’ crime.
Tracey Lien’s debut novel investigates a murder of a model student in a Cabramatta restaurant. Anh Nguyen Austen says it brilliantly conveys the complexities of the Vietnamese refugee experience.