Crime and the law

Crime and the law

4 February 2008

Stalked by an overblown fear of crime

The latest British Crime Survey show that the authorities are now lumping together minor acts of annoyance with serious cases of sexual assault.

2 February 2006

Who skews crime reporting?

Before fantasising about institutional racism in the media, police chief Sir Ian Blair should read some newspapers - and the Met's own press releases.

19 January 2006

Antisocial behaviour: the construction of a crime

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?

21 October 2005

Cruising for hate-crimes

The recent murder of a gay man in London was tragic. But how could anybody seriously claim that homophobia is on the rise?

The rise in crime

It is only relatively recently that crime became a political issue.

11 April 2002

Spot checks

A new survey finds wayward behaviour among teenagers. Lighten up - it's a learning curve.

Phoney fears about driving

Are drivers a menace on their mobiles?