Crime and the law
The use of anonymous witnesses in criminal trials is an assault on open justice and the presumption of innocence.
A new directive allowing EU states to detain immigrants for 18 months makes Britain’s new anti-terrorism laws seem liberal.
The director of the Design Against Crime Centre responds to Martyn Perks’ claim that designers are bowing down to the UK government’s authoritarian agenda.
The deep insecurity in our society has fuelled a national panic, despite the UK having one of the world’s lowest youth homicide rates.
Government attempts to ‘design out’ crime by sticking anti-theft, noise-emitting devices around the country will make us feel less secure.
Must-reads from the past week
The discovery of a bone fragment at a former kids' home in Jersey led to a media frenzy about paedophiles. The facts tell a different story.
The latest British Crime Survey show that the authorities are now lumping together minor acts of annoyance with serious cases of sexual assault.
Before fantasising about institutional racism in the media, police chief Sir Ian Blair should read some newspapers - and the Met's own press releases.
Now the New Labour government has revealed its 'respect' agenda, the problem of 'antisocial behaviour' has moved to the forefront of political debate. But what is it?
The recent murder of a gay man in London was tragic. But how could anybody seriously claim that homophobia is on the rise?