Conviction can lead to dogmatism.
Convictions are where beliefs meet identity. But that can lead to trouble. Our supercharged politics make giving up a conviction feel like an act of self-betrayal and a betrayal of our tribe.
A man convicted of child pornography access and possession has won an employment discrimination case against Suncorp.
Insurance company Suncorp refused to hire a man due to his prior convictions relating to child pornography. The Australian Human Rights Commission the employer discriminated against the man.
How to wipe out science fraud.
Is the risk of a criminal conviction enough to deter scientists from publishing bogus research findings?
Premier Denis Napthine has acknowledged to the Victorian parliament that homosexual acts between consenting adults should never have been a crime.
Almost two years ago, The Conversation published an article, “Wiping the slate clean: historic convictions for gay sex must be expunged”. The article discussed the British government’s moves to remove…