Nearly 90% of emergency service staff have experienced stress, low mood and poor mental health.
With officers being hit by illness, arrests have dropped during the coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile crime rates have remained static, or even fallen. Is it time to rethink policing?
Many people are unaware of their rights and options if they receive a penalty notice, especially if they think they've done nothing wrong.
We need to be clearer about what’s at stake when deciding how, for what purpose, and against whom, police authority is deployed.
We need any new laws on what we can and can't do to be clear to all, applied consistently and transparently, which is not the case at the moment.
It is important that police forces and the CPS are able to recognise that coercive control and couple violence are different and require different handling.
In a survey, Trump supporters showed the lowest faith in the Supreme Court, the federal government, the media and other pillars of society.
The RCMP have long been responsible for violence against Indigenous people.
Diversity among officers lags behind the general population. But is police culture a greater problem when it comes to combating excessive force?
Police should take a wider view to join the dots that link the networks behind slavery and drugs.
Rather than helping and providing new unbiased tools for policing, police surveillance technologies tend to be reactionary and biased.
Negro Matapacos became famous in Chile in 2011 for joining student protests. His image has now popped up around the world.
Recruiting 20,000 new police officers may sound like a massive boost, but the reality is that the Conservative's proposal will simply replace the 20,600 police officers who have already been cut.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized for his city's 'stop-and-frisk' police strategy. Two criminologists argue it isn't necessarily inherently racist – though New York's program was.
After months of respecting the boundaries of university campuses, the Hong Kong police moved in to make arrests. Now, protesters are defending what had once been sanctified spaces.
Police are almost always the first responders in cases of mental health crisis. Too often these encounters turn bad, even deadly. But police were never meant to be in charge of US mental health care.
Women and children remain vulnerable to harm even after intimate violence has occurred. Coordinating a community's response can help avoid educational, employment, social, housing and legal problems.
A study looked at fines in 93 California cities. Cities with more black residents and more disproportionately white police forces tended to rely the most on fines.
A sociologist spent time as a volunteer firefighter – and learned more about how institutional culture can shape a person's behavior.
Although opportunities have expanded for women in policing, the numbers of women on most forces remain well below 50% and women are very underrepresented in senior roles.