Police crackdown operations are likely to exacerbate the structural inequalities that can influence criminality in the first place.
According to a new study, about 52 of every 100,000 men and boys, and about 3 of every 100,000 women and girls, are killed by police in the US.
More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.
A new project looks at the race of on-duty police officers and civilians involved in 917 fatal shootings in 2015.
The US legal system often gives the police the benefit of the doubt.
Most drug use among Australian festival goers appears to be occasional and isn't problematic. But a small group experience higher rates of drug-related harms.
Laws against 'revenge porn', upskirting, deepfake pornography are piecemeal, and a review will take years to conduct. Here are three things government can do now to support victims.
Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.
There's been a rise in partnerships, over the past 20 years, between private security companies and police units in Kenya
American cities are getting more diverse, but neighbors of different races don't necessarily socialize with each other. A sociologist in North Carolina discovered one surprising reason why.
New study reveals small variations in the background colour of photos in police lineups can increase misidentification.
Facial expressions and gestures can impact the outcome of a trial that depends on the credibility of witnesses.
View from an expert in criminal justice – who also lives in one of the UK's most deprived areas.
A new study examines how to best enforce and prevent animal abuse, including through a dedicated anti-cruelty policing unit.
Police have to analyse over 31m documents, 2,500 pieces of evidence and 2,332 witness statements. This makes Grenfell the biggest and most complex corporate manslaughter case ever brought.
Terrorism hasn't always been associated with individuals – in the past, it has described violence used by the state against its subjects.
Nations like Scotland and New Zealand have pioneered community-centred strategies to tackle knife crime – it's time for the rest of the UK to follow suit.
As a police officer, I was involved in many pursuits, investigated serious accidents and later became a researcher. Here's what I've learned about how police make decisions in a pursuit.
New research on facial recognition technology trials by the police calls for tighter regulation to protect human rights.
Rapper Jamal Knox was convicted of making terroristic threats against two Pittsburgh police officers in a rap song. Now his case is before the Supreme Court, with serious implications for free speech.