Our findings on stop and account and vehicle stop checks potentially shine a light on why these powers may disproportionately affect black people.
Police organizations in the United States have become political players in the election. This is due to politicians' responses to the Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality movements.
Has the digital revolution in Nigeria influenced crime-fighting and law enforcement?
It's time to talk about police in Nigeria and the issues around special forces.
They are often framed as lazy and fraudulent and are constantly harassed by the police. Now, it seems they have had enough. We explore what it takes to be a young Nigerian living in Nigeria.
The dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad is the first step, but Nigeria needs a complete reform of its police.
This bill would provide 'authorised officers' with unprecedented, extraordinary powers and rely too heavily on a punitive approach, with too few checks and balances.
Lockdowns have a key role in controlling COVID-19 but we must be aware of the risks of isolating people who are vulnerable to suicidal distress.
Young people often swallow any drugs they have on them when they encounter police, risking overdose to avoid a drug possession charge.
Surveillance tools such as these are perfectly legal in Australia, despite privacy concerns. But safeguards should still be put into place.
Around 75,000 New Zealanders have been sentenced for a cannabis-related offence since 1975. With the drug more popular than ever, is it time we let the evidence guide our decisions?
The Republican National Convention wrapped up with Trump sounding familiar themes but speaking from an unusual location.
When police arrest a suspect who is then convicted of the crime, it is a rare exception rather than the rule in the US.
Anti-black violence exists against the backdrop of the political and cultural dehumanization of Black people. How did this happen and where do we go from here?
The way this genre represents police is just the tip of the iceberg.
The massive increase in internet-connected devices will create an informal surveillance network that could be used to target protestors and activists.
The issues facing Black Americans are not confined to only racial discrimination. Gender plays a part too.
Proposals in NSW to force someone who spits at or bites a frontline worker to be tested for HIV and other blood-borne viruses are a real problem - for workers and the public.
For many Americans, law and order has long been as much a private matter as something for the government to handle.
Eyewitness testimony can hold a lot of weight with jurors. But eyewitnesses aren't always right, and poor investigative practices can make matters worse.