If you believe intoxicated people always give unreliable eyewitness testimonies, think again.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Vigilantism challenges the formal boundary between crime and punishment, between law and justice. But its largely been overlooked as a legal topic worthy of in-depth consideration.
University students are learning with prisoners about crime and punishment.
Reliving trauma on a national scale.
Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said he thought that Victorians have never felt more unsafe, and that burglaries, assaults and murders are rising year-on-year. Is he right?
Traffic wastes time, creates pollution and costs money. But can it also affect us psychologically? A new study suggests that unexpected traffic can increase the incidence of domestic violence.
What one isolated case tells us about crime and community on this special island.
Our panel of experts examines whether immigration leads to more crime using data from across 200 metropolitan areas and 20 years of research.
Police remain critical in the effort to tackling family violence in all its forms. But more than just a commitment to extra police and training is needed to improve outcomes for victim-survivors.
Any policy governing police pursuits must balance the need to apprehend offenders with the safety of the community.
Australia needs to be very careful not to allow the bail system to become a political scapegoat at the hands of commentators exercising 20/20 hindsight.
In the age of social media and online self-promotion, being the subject of a moral panic can not only be a source of pride, but also an inducement to offend.
A Canadian police force on Prince Edward Island is threatening drink drivers with Nickelback – continuing a tried and tested method of punishment.
Coercive and controlling behaviour is a crime – police now need to join the dots to save women at threat from partners.
Is the risk of a criminal conviction enough to deter scientists from publishing bogus research findings?
Fear is a potent emotion that influences our decision-making. Each presidential candidate has tried to harness it during the last stretch of the campaign.
Here's how we can repurpose places that have witnessed unspeakable crimes.
On screen violence against women is increasingly detailed, intimate and frighteningly authentic – but there's often just no need.
While potentially helpful in resolving extraordinary cases, an over-reliance on CCTV images to tell 'the truth' risks perpetuating certain myths regarding violence against women.