Many people do not realise victims do not have access to their own lawyers to protect their privacy and individual interests at trial.
A new book by journalist Louise Milligan exposes the brutality of many witnesses’ encounters with the criminal trial process.. It is informed, too, by her own experience of cross-examination.
Young people often swallow any drugs they have on them when they encounter police, risking overdose to avoid a drug possession charge.
Hong Kong still has a competitive advantage over mainland Chinese rivals for international commerce.
New research show a justice system designed to deal with adult perpetrators rather than children is inadvertently making matters worse.
Being a trans parent isn't easy. Consistent legal recognition would change lives for the better.
The fallout from the Huffman case has been intense, with much anger centered on the light punishment meted out to a white A-list celebrity versus the excessive charges levelled at Black defendants.
The use of big data by companies, even when perfectly legal, can harm people.
Part of a law that goes into effect in New York state on Aug. 14 allows victims more time sue in civil court. Epstein's victims can still go after his estate.
Providing the first empirical analysis of the court's performance in high-profile cases between 2004 and 2016, our research indicates that its independence from the government remains intact.
As a society, we often don’t think about how legal professionals might be affected by the work that they do.
UK forensic science and technology is lurching from crisis to crisis. A fundamental reform of governance and policy making is needed.
George Pell's conviction has opened a rift in Australian society, with many people questioning the guilty verdict. Pell's lawyer has said he will appeal. On what grounds could he do that?
A 69-year-old man is in jail for encouraging his wife to suicide but some have wondered why he wasn't charged with a more serious offence.
Kavanaugh thinks judges 'must be an umpire – a neutral and impartial arbiter.' So does Chief Justice Roberts. But more liberal jurists believe that the application of the law is inherently subjective.
Nigeria is failing to prosecute banking executives charged with fraud due to deep weaknesses in the system.
Not all false beliefs arise from malicious misinformation. Some legal precedents rest on the status of everyday 'common knowledge', since shown to be false, but embedded in our law nonetheless.
The revised Indonesian criminal code will affect everyone. It needs to consider all aspects, not just legal ones, to avoid doing more harm than good.
Racial bias likely played a role in the Gerald Stanley case. This article explains how racial dynamics and process failures enabled systemic racism to play a part in Stanley’s acquittal.
South African commercial law courses do not address the question of what norms and procedures govern business relations in indigenous African communities.