Crime and the law

Crime and the law

21 August 2009

Lockerbie: what’s justice got to do with it?

International politics, not truth or fair play, has been the determining factor in the story of Pan Am flight 103.

20 August 2009

How about safeguarding innocent adults?

In the name of protecting children, new vetting procedures will condemn adults based on hearsay and dubious decision-making.

21 July 2009

Scanning hoodies’ brains: eugenics by the back door?

Is children’s charity Kids Company really planning to send a mobile scanner to examine tearaways’ brains? Yes and no, says the charity’s founder.

21 April 2009

Why are the police in a state?

Neither police brutality nor anti-police sentiment are what they once were in British society - yet the crisis of authority appears worse than ever.

18 February 2009

Warning! These photos may be useful to terrorists

PHOTO ESSAY: In defiance of a law making it a potential crime to photograph police, spiked went cop-snapping in London.

16 December 2008

Welcome to the Police Academy state

The shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes reveals the chaos within the institutions of the British state.

5 December 2008

This is no time to call the ‘design police’

By reorganising our lives around suspicion and the fear of crime, design can leave us feeling insecure - and less free.

21 August 2008

Drive this careless law off the statute books

A law that criminalises death by careless driving is New Labour’s ‘Dangerous Dogs moment’: desperate, crude, illiberal.

20 August 2008

Paedophile Imperialism

The British government is exploiting the odious Gary Glitter to smash freedom of movement and hector governments in the Third World.

19 August 2008

Blaming affluence for crime? That’s a bit rich

David Lammy’s ‘explanation’ for the teenage stabbings in London is a pointed attack on aspiration and prosperity.