Crime and the law

28 January 2015

How to prevent terrorism in five easy steps!

Jon Holbrook’s top tips for playing your role in the fight against terrorism.

26 January 2015

Journalists should not be ‘beneath the law’, either

The trials of UK tabloid reporters reveal the state’s contempt for press freedom.

20 January 2015

Stuart Kerner: a criminal conviction for being foolish

A teacher having sex with a 16-year-old pupil should not be a legal matter.

20 January 2015

From food to sex: what is consent?

Everyday life contains far more grey areas than our laws will allow.

9 January 2015

Football needs to grow a pair and defend Ched Evans

And: We need to tackle the intolerance of the anti-Evans mob.

6 January 2015

This persecution of Ched Evans is medieval

It is not up to Twittermobs to decide how ex-cons live their lives.

23 December 2014

The ‘I believers’: a law unto themselves

In 2014, an official willingness to believe complainants damaged legal principles.

22 December 2014

Torture report: war is no place for the law

No one benefits from the invasion of lawyers into the sphere of war.

22 December 2014

Beware Theresa May’s relationship police

If ‘controlling behaviour’ is made a criminal offence, no relationship is safe.

17 December 2014

Serial: the limits to reasonable doubt

This chilling true-crime podcast series makes a timely stand for the presumption of innocence.