A study shows that some Cape Town gangsters choose to stand alone, preferring their independence to taking orders from a gang boss.
Even after becoming an 'ex', former gang members must still negotiate gang associations and activities in the communities they remain in.
Harvey Weinstein's conviction isn't the norm for perpetrators of sexual violence.
Psychological abuse and controlling behaviours can be apparent before perpetrators murder their partners. So let's take these coercive behaviours more seriously and make them a crime.
From Super Bowl ads to Netflix documentaries, the complicated issues of criminal justice are portrayed in simplistic and highly political ways.
In the early 1900s, fortune-telling provided entertainment, social connection and a job for some Australians. Its legal status made criminals of women, yet allowed others entry to the police force.
Ethology, social psychology and criminology can help us understand why humans lie and why scammer scam.
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.
Faced with cutbacks to youth services and limited opportunities, risk-taking behaviour can, for some, become highly alluring.
Readers are invited to a special screening and Q&A with former detective Jackie Malton, criminologist Fiona Brookman and forensic scientist Martin Evison.
DNA profiling is one of the most reliable techniques we have, but it can be misused.
‘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.
People with disability face a number of barriers to justice, not least that crimes against them are often seen as less serious. This needs to stop.
As a police officer, I was involved in many pursuits, investigated serious accidents and later became a researcher. Here's what I've learned about how police make decisions in a pursuit.
New research on facial recognition technology trials by the police calls for tighter regulation to protect human rights.
Here's some advice for concerned working parents with kids at home during school holidays, based on our research on home security, burglaries and young offenders.
Introducing companion animals to South African prisoners and encouraging them to write could aid their rehabilitation.
Authorities need a better way to identify so-called super recognisers who match suspects to CCTV footage.
Research shows the deterrent effect of capital punishment is a myth.
The 'illumination hypothesis' – suggests that criminals like enough light to ply their trade, but not so much as to increase their chance of apprehension.