Drug seizures are on the rise, but so too are production, consumption, trafficking and violence. The current drug control regime is showing its limits, yet the changes needed require consensus.
The US has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. When it comes to violent offenders and the Black community, the system isn’t working, argue criminologists.
As the year ends, how has New Zealand fared on global and domestic measurements, from social and economic freedoms to tackling poverty and homelessness?
The UN committee against torture is concerned about the continued overincarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their deaths in custody.
Increasing the prison population will put England and Wales out of step with their neighbours.
During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world released many prisoners, but this has now slowed or stopped. Here’s why those releases should continue.
The Productivity Commission is examining Australia’s incarceration rates, arguing our jails are not providing value for money.
Whether or not someone is eventually convicted, an arrest alone is enough to significantly impair a Black man’s job and earning prospects.
Research shows supporting newly released prisoners to move to a new area can slash reincarceration rates.
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?
Colten Boushie’s death and the subsequent acquittal of his killer has fuelled loud calls for reforms to Canada’s criminal justice system and its treatment of the Indigenous. Why has it taken so long?
The backlash against the alt-right has ignited debates about free speech. But not all right-wing thought constitutes hate speech, and we need to identify the dividing line.