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.
Politicians’ knee jerk dismissal of an idea that could help rehabilitate ex-offenders is
Dangerous, vulnerable or just plain stupid – these are some of the stereotypes which young people face when they come in contact with the law.
Move over Netflix, here’s whodunnit by headphones.
What kind of ‘swiper’ are you? A typology of people who steal from supermarkets at self-service checkouts.
The demise of the first academic department dedicated to policing at the University of California has left unanswered questions about the best way to educate cops.
In the wake of the MeToo and Time’s Up movements, a new model of sexual consent is required – one that needs a clear and unequivocal yes from all parties.