The case of Tyre Nichols highlights how traffic stops can turn deadly. Traffic stops are also prone to racial bias, can break down community trust in police and yield few results, research shows.
The officers charged in the murder of a Black man in Memphis, Tenn., were part of the elite SCORPION squad. Such units have an ugly history.
In the face of violent crime, both real and imagined, too many U.S. police forces adhere to racist philosophies about rooting out ‘internal enemies’ as they did hundreds of years ago.
A pervasive history of bullying and sexual misconduct plagues law enforcement agencies and illustrates the failure of police forces to police themselves.
Our vehicles hold a remarkable amount of information, which can be used by digital forensic investigators in the detection of crime.
Black police officers can have bias against Black people – and act on it.
A policing expert on how ‘bad apples’ are supposed to be vetted and dealt with in UK police forces.
New research shows police budgets have continued to increase in all major Canadian cities in the aftermath of the defund the police movement.
Upcoming changes to how complaints against Ontario police officers are processed will make it even harder to monitor human rights violations by police.
Evidence confirms that minimum-force policing is safer and more effective than the style of policing so colourfully depicted in US crime shows and movies like Die Hard.
When communities face security challenges and lack legal protection, they find innovative ways to respond.
Sexual violence by police is more common than many might think. Failing to fully investigate can have a chilling effect on what is already the most underreported violent crime in Canada.
To resolve growing violence in schools, policy conversations about gun violence need to include community programs that dismantle systemic barriers and inequities.
The classic Marvel comic book anti-hero is known for ultra-violence and vigilante justice: why is he so appealing to law enforcement?
The arrest of a journalist could have been avoided, a policing expert says.
In England and Wales perpetrators of one of the gravest violent crimes, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, are very unlikely to receive any punishment at all
Kate Cocks, South Australia’s first policewoman, was no saint – but she helped solve major crimes including the poisoning of children, abortion rackets and drug smuggling.
Too many First Nations women have been killed by people who have a history of violence in relationships.
Some US law enforcement agencies are using a commercial app that tracks people all day long via their phones – without a court order or oversight.
Cities are clearing homeless encampments, sometimes violently, without providing those who live there any alternatives. Long-term solutions are needed to help people off the streets.