Some areas of Merseyside have more children at risk from gangs than in London. So why isn’t it studied more?
When policymakers reduce electricity scarcity to a few factors like theft and vandalism, to be solved with technology and stiff penalties, they miss other factors that contribute to electricity theft.
Research shows black men are less likely to exercise in white neighborhoods. Those who do jog report having police called and neighbors shun them.
‘This is going to affect how we determine time since death’: how studying body donors in the bush is changing forensic science.
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On the outskirts of Sydney, in a secret bushland location, lies what's officially known as the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research. In books or movies, it'd be called a body farm.
Media coverage often uses the label ‘homeless’ in ways that link the plight of tens of thousands of Australians to criminality. But a homeless person is much more likely to be vulnerable than violent.
Corrupt politicians and public servants will be under the spotlight of the new federal corruption watchdog. But if its proposed powers are any clue, it will have neither bark nor bite. Here’s why.
In many places across the US, law prohibits people with felony convictions to serve on juries. Research puts the thinking behind these laws to the test.
The murder of toddler James Bulger 25 years ago by two 10-year-old boys was a rare and shocking case that still impacts the criminal justice system today.
As former partner of TOWIE star Ferne McCann is sentenced for throwing acid in a nightclub, a criminologist considers the real reasons such attacks are on the rise.
The 19th century Irish crimewave that wasn’t: how a change of policing brought the English counterfeiters to book.
During the war, fear of being undermined by the enemy sparked restrictions on freedom of speech. As a result, thousands of Americans were prosecuted.
Violence is on the rise in French Guiana. To understand this phenomenon, scholars delve into the often tragic history of the region.
Our panel of experts examines whether immigration leads to more crime using data from across 200 metropolitan areas and 20 years of research.
Some youths find in gangs the love and social standing that’s missing in their home lives.
Machine learning is being used to see if it’s possible to predict whether someone will commit a crime some time in the future. But does this risk condemning people for a crime they haven’t committed?
Philip Green has been vilified by MPs just as Theresa May vows to take on bad behaviour in big business. New research reveals just how urgent a task this is for voters.
Some believe neuroscience should change the way we punish criminals, but courts have been slow to embrace new approaches.
Two-thirds of released prisoners in the US are arrested again within three years. Here’s how we could change that.
In the Northern Territory, public drunkenness can force someone into an alcohol treatment centre for three months. The policy has no basis in evidence and discriminates against Aboriginal people.
Male serial killers get all the press. But what does the research say about female serial killers?