To protect communities, we must improve the likelihood that accused people can comply with their bail conditions by offering greater support on several fronts, from social services to law enforcement.
All criminal matters start in the local court. The more serious ones work their way up to the higher courts for sentence or trial.
Research shows that removing guns from violent abusers saves lives. But laws doing just that are at risk of being ruled unconstitutional, following a landmark Supreme Court guns case.
A central repository system offers practical solutions to reducing the large number of awaiting-trial inmates in Nigeria.
‘No body, no parole’ laws may at first appear to be in the public interest. But there’s a lack of evidence they work and a risk they may disproportionately penalise the wrongfully convicted.
A new study reveals a reliable pathway to make U.S. courtrooms – and senior-level positions – more diverse.
Complicating things is the fact the prosecution plans to call Wilkinson as a witness in the trial.
Are the same forces that threaten the right to abortion in the United States coming to Australia?
Intimate partner violence can take many forms – and it doesn’t always fit society’s stereotypes.
The death of a 22-year-old man in a ‘no-knock’ raid in Minneapolis has sparked fresh concern over the associated risk to the public and police alike.
After five days of deliberations, a jury found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of five counts relating to the sexual abuse of girls.
Donald Trump asked former aides not to testify before a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. The Department of Justice has now charged one over that refusal.
The former R&B star faces the possibility of life in prison after being found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking. The trial exposed the role of enablers within his inner circle, too.
Unlike other professions dealing with human trauma, criminal lawyers are very rarely offered psychological support. New research aims to learn how best to improve this.
Polish-born Holocaust survivor paved the way for atheists to refuse pledge to God in citizenship oath. But discrimination against nonreligious Americans remains.
When big investors like Blackrock get worried about their returns, they have the power and incentive to make fossil fuel companies take action.
In a survey of over 200 judges in NSW, a quarter said they received threats on their lives and nearly a third reported experiencing trauma from the daily exposure to violent crimes.
The actions of the chief justice undermine the independence, impartiality and competence of the judiciary, which erodes public confidence in the courts.
The solution to a defective, sexist Criminal Code ban can be found in the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
An appeals court described the EPA’s effort as ‘a series of tortured misreadings’ of US law.