New research confirms that unfair police treatment is psychologically damaging and that the consequences are decidedly worse for certain racial and ethnic groups.
A quarter of prisoners report a cognitive, intellectual or developmental disability. But the true figure could be even higher.
Many people do not realise victims do not have access to their own lawyers to protect their privacy and individual interests at trial.
Victim-survivors want to have their experiences heard and the wrong against them acknowledged — sadly, the opposite often occurs.
In the wake of high-profile allegations of sexual assault, it is important people know there are informal avenues for survivors to report their stories.
Research shows giving the commissioner greater oversight of complaints could help deliver justice for those failed by the system.
Victim impact statements give survivors a voice in the criminal justice process. But research shows their wrenching personal testimonies may not bring closure and can add racial bias into sentencing.
Criminal trials may hold offenders to account but they are far from perfect. The Victorian Law Reform Commission is looking at how restorative justice could be used for sexual offences.
The first of a series of fatal flaws in the idea is about where to draw the line.
Whether or not someone is eventually convicted, an arrest alone is enough to significantly impair a Black man's job and earning prospects.
In the 1790s, penal reformers rebuilt America's squalid jails as airy, hygienic places meant to keep residents – and by extension society – healthy. Now they're hotbeds of COVID-19. What went wrong?
Decriminalizing medical and recreational marijuana may exacerbate racial inequality within the criminal justice system, among other things.
Achieving justice in response to sexual violence is complex, and we should treat the Weinstein conviction with some caution.
Those living in rural areas have more punitive attitudes toward crime and how to control it than city-dwellers, and it's a major component of the growing urban-rural divide in Canada.
Powerful men often proclaim baseless accusations to be a 'witch hunt.' But American witch trials have always targeted a persecuted minority: women.
Private prisons have long been a topic of controversy in the U.S. A professor of sociology explains what they are and why they matter.
The debate about the reliability of forensic evidence reflects a lack of understanding of how forensic science is best used in the justice system, rather than a problem with forensic science itself.
Supporting mums in prison and whose babies are in care to breastfeed has benefits for mums, their children and wider society.
Mother's Day was originally a call for peace and justice. Some are advocating it be returned to a day of action and reflection.
A failure to introduce robust science means forensic science has reached crisis point. The UK has to act now to address this threat to justice.