A recent jury examining murders of women urged the federal government to add the term femicide and its definition to the Criminal Code.
Historically, most mass shootings in South Africa have been associated with three main things: gang conflicts, rivalries in the minibus taxi sector and factional or inter-group feuds.
A host of problems are behind police failures, including poor evidence gathering and the mistreatment of witnesses.
A suspect apparently motivated by a white supremacist agenda shot dead 10 shoppers. Analysis shows that mass shootings – and those at grocery stores – are on the rise.
Letizia Battaglia’s images of Mafia bloodshed made it impossible for people to turn a blind eye to the criminal outfit’s reign of terror.
Two books on historical gay hate crimes – the murder of George Duncan in Adelaide, 1972, and army officer Warwick Meale in Townsville, 1942 – aim to create positive change by revealing past injustice.
Australia has recorded a small rise in the number of murders in 2019-20. We need to know more about these cases to make sure this does not become a trend.
Experts help explain the context around the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and subsequent trial and convictions of Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan.
If proposed amendments to the law are passed, it will no longer be possible to acquire a firearm licence for self-defence in the country. This has sparked heated debate.
Life prison sentences are getting longer and longer.
The science behind today’s petition to pardon Kathleen Folbigg has been peer reviewed. Here’s what it says.
A new book, about the suburban women who poisoned their husbands in post-war Sydney, explores their cold-blooded modus operandi and the hot dinners they prepared.
Victim impact statements give survivors a voice in the criminal justice process. But research shows their wrenching personal testimonies may not bring closure and can add racial bias into sentencing.
Why are teenagers still being let down?
Prosecutors say they’ve closed Sweden’s most famous cold case. But many Swedes still have doubts. The crime and botched investigation have been a ‘national trauma’ for this normally peaceful place.
COVID-19 is not a cause of domestic abuse and focusing on this event obscures the underlying causes, offering perpetrators excuses for their abusive behaviour.
South Africa’s numerous interventions in Lesotho contribute to the acrimonious nature of its political culture.
Power is visibly draining away from Tom Thabane. But, even at 80 years old, he remains a wily operator, and seems determined to cause maximum trouble to secure his immunity from prosecution.
Psychological abuse and controlling behaviours can be apparent before perpetrators murder their partners. So let’s take these coercive behaviours more seriously and make them a crime.
President Ramaphosa’s emphasis on fighting crime is well placed. Most categories of violent crimes have risen dramatically over the past eight years.