Despite privacy concerns over police use of DNA uploaded to ancestry websites, many people are just excited that their genetic material could get a killer off the streets.
Electronic monitoring can help deter people from committing further crimes, but it needs to be used along with other crime prevention methods.
Kidnapping in Nigeria has blossomed into a burgeoning criminal enterprise.
New study reveals small variations in the background colour of photos in police lineups can increase misidentification.
Examining 302 police reports in Detroit, a new study shows that animal cruelty is tightly connected to human relationships.
Before marijuana was legalized, people argued over how it would affect taxes, crime and teens. But only now is there enough data to settle some of these debates.
View from an expert in criminal justice – who also lives in one of the UK's most deprived areas.
Some prisoners love and care for each other, but others physically, verbally and emotionally abuse each other. These offences can threaten safety and the good order of the prison.
Vulnerable young people have been failed by austerity policies that have decimated the services meant to protect them.
Through stories of redemption, a professor who oversees a Maryland prison education program says the time has come to restore federal financial aid for America's incarcerated.
Somali community leaders should help to foster links with their traditional culture.
Washington, California and Florida are mulling a permanent switch to DST. Proponents say that doing so could improve health, save energy and prevent crime.
The National Death Penalty Archive collects documents and paraphernalia behind the thousands of executions that have taken place on American soil.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
As politically polarized as the country may seem, when it comes to marijuana, Americans across the spectrum have changed their minds. A new study says it's all thanks to the media.
Murders of women in public spaces by strangers are not commonplace. And murders in Australia in general are on the decline. Compared to many countries, Australia is a safe place.
The ethical implications of putting vigilantes on the front line in the battle against child sex abuse.
Stories about mafias are often driven by ethnic stereotypes.
It may seem that having a public register which shows the whereabouts of dangerous people would keep the community safe. But evidence shows public sex offender registers do more harm than good.
Under new WA legislation, the state's attorney-general has the power to order serial killers and mass murders remain in jail, sometimes without judicial review.