Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
The latest decision in the Civic Creche case highlights a gap in the Criminal Cases Review Commission's ability to look at appeals from beyond the grave.
It's hard to see how there will be any appeal for the Australian mass gunman who was jailed for life without parole since he was so accepting of his fate.
New Zealand and Australia have no prisoner transfer agreement. By negotiating one, we could deport the Christchurch terrorist and help resolve the trans-Tasman prisoner problem in the process.
Framing cats as responsible for declines in biodiversity is based on faulty scientific logic and fails to account for the real culprit – human activity.
Canadians should know more about how our government co-operates with other countries in criminal cases. Are we unwittingly risking the lives or rights of those accused of crimes?
For many Americans, law and order has long been as much a private matter as something for the government to handle.
Confronting the massive social problems caused by the coronavirus requires policies built on compassion, solidarity and justice – core values of virtuous societies worldwide.
We all think we want equality, but in reality it's often fairness that is more important to us.
When we arrest adults, we are often arresting parents. But protections for children are haphazard and kids are falling through the cracks.
As we emerge from the pandemic, we need to rebuild our justice system to invest more in First Nations communities, not prisons. It is vital we not return to the status quo.
Though genocide survivors would ideally want Kabuga to be prosecuted in Rwanda, it won't be possible, for legal or political reasons.
Victoria and the ACT just joined other states in implementing judge-alone trials during the pandemic. Such a significant change deserves much more public scrutiny than it has received.
Over the course of his three voyages, Cook was frustrated by the refusal of Indigenous people to embrace Western ways. He grew increasingly punitive, embodying the 'savagery' he ostensibly despised.
Most of the accused in criminal cases in South Africa would not be able to understand the record of their court proceedings.
The novel coronavirus has necessitated judicial reforms that should have been the norm.
Research shows criminal defendants and asylum seekers can be at a disadvantage when they appear remotely in court. But changes to the set-up and protocols of video hearings can help.
One person’s stockpiling can mean another one’s shortage. A philosopher reminds us of our social and moral obligations at this time.
The effective response to crime has always been a matter of debate. But evidence is mounting in favour of treatment and support, rather than punishment.
Harvey Weinstein's conviction isn't the norm for perpetrators of sexual violence.