Research finds that the threat of being sentenced to death has no bearing on how people contemplate violent crime.
To convict Alec Baldwin of manslaughter for the on-set deadly shooting of Halyna Hutchins in 2021, prosecution will need to show that the actor was either reckless or criminally negligent.
Will specific dog theft laws actually help stop this crime? The practical effects aren’t clear cut, but such laws do have symbolic value, recognising dogs aren’t merely property.
The House Committee’s criminal referrals show that the proceedings are not just about a historical record – they argue that Trump should be held accountable for four criminal charges.
Indonesia’s new Criminal Code carries problematic articles that threaten democracy and freedom of speech, and have the potential to disrupt the private spaces of the citizens.
When cheating in sport leads to injury, it’s not always clear when the courts should intervene.
A central repository system offers practical solutions to reducing the large number of awaiting-trial inmates in Nigeria.
What people consider to be fair and just today are in line with the laws of ancient Mesopotamia and the Tang Dynasty in China – suggesting that these intuitions are part of human nature.
It’s highly unusual for a journalist to pursue someone he thinks has been involved in foul play by publishing a popular podcast. But the trial verdict will give Hedley Thomas enormous gratification.
Grand juries are meeting in Georgia and Washington, D.C., as part of investigations into attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. How do they work?
White supremacist groups seek to solidify their control over the US by changing the government, sometimes by violence.
Criminal libel and seditious libel laws have existed under both military and constitutional rule in Ghana.
The underlying behaviour in the former doctor’s near-poisoning of his partner is more common than might be assumed.
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.
People who forge their own vaccine cards, or buy forged cards, are already facing legal problems, including criminal charges.
While guilty people are more receptive to plea offers, innocent defendants can also see pleading guilty as an attractive option.
Critics say only links to real or threatened violence should justify the proposed criminalisation of hate speech. But New Zealand law already regulates all kinds of non-violent speech.
The lawsuit resembles earlier legal efforts to make tobacco companies remedy wrongdoing.
Free speech is a long American tradition – but so are attempts to restrict free speech. A First Amendment scholar writes about measures a century ago to silence those criticizing government.
If storing DNA for criminal investigations helps identity the perpetrators and eliminate the innocent, why don’t we include samples from everyone?