Crime and the law

Crime and the law

5 January 2018

There is no epidemic of knife crime

But we can’t ignore the nihilism brewing among some young men.

27 December 2017

In 2018, let’s fight for due process

The principles of justice took a bad beating this year.

18 December 2017

Liam Allan: a victim of victim-centred justice

The desire to drive up rape convictions has eroded defendants’ rights.

15 December 2017

Masterpiece Cakeshop: are we free to disagree?

The US Supreme Court case represents a fork in the road for freedom.

7 December 2017

Transgenderism: why we shouldn’t rush in

Pushing people into irreversible procedures is dangerous.

29 November 2017

Gay men, stand up for yourselves

Even after the Spacey scandal, let’s defend risky sex.

22 November 2017

George Takei: now #MeToo is consuming its own

The moral panic about sexual misconduct is out of control.

21 November 2017

The meaninglessness of Charles Manson

Forget this fame-hungry psychopath. Remember his victims.

10 November 2017

Remember, the past is a foreign country

It’s wrong to judge people of the past by today’s moral standards.

10 November 2017

What is sexual harassment anyway?

An imprecise term is being used to destroy reputations.