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Was Neville Wran corrupt?
31 August 2021
The former NSW premier’s time in office was dogged by allegations, but do they stand up?
Books & Arts
Killing the cop in your head
25 May 2021
Forty ways of looking at Veronica Gorrie’s
Black and Blue
Victoria, a fine state
30 September 2020
Why are fines so popular in a state that sees itself as progressive?
A friend on the outside
12 June 2020
Two major inquiries have recommended a simple measure to reduce Aboriginal deaths in custody. So why have most states taken so long to act?
1 June 2020
As a century’s experience shows, police violence won’t stop civil rights protesters from seeking justice
Essays & Reportage
2 May 2020
Like the epidemic itself, the policing of Spanish flu controls fell unevenly on the population
13 February 2020
The latest Closing the Gap report brings cause both for scepticism and for guarded optimism
Will we finally look clearly at facial recognition technology?
24 January 2020
Revelations about Clearview AI’s harvesting of online images challenge us all to think carefully about this technology’s impacts
Face to face with the future
18 October 2019
Questions need to be asked about the federal government’s embrace of facial recognition technology
Three years later, the Territory’s post–Don Dale reforms are faltering
11 September 2019
After a burst of youth justice initiatives, Michael Gunner’s Labor government has lost momentum
14 June 2019
Nearly thirty years after the Aboriginal deaths in custody royal commission, the Northern Territory finally has a custody notification service. But is there devil in its detail?
Don’t mention the law
10 December 2018
If judges don’t have a clear idea of how police should behave, where does that leave everyone else?
30 November 2018
The AFP made a mess of investigating the murder of Colin Winchester and other crimes, so why is it the only Australian police force to have avoided an external inquiry?
How I would spend $100 million to reduce crime
8 August 2018
Australian and international research can help us distinguish between successful and unsuccessful initiatives
Chinese policing on show
5 October 2017
Large-scale arrests by Chinese police in Fiji throw light on China’s justice system
The cruellest month
18 May 2009
Everyone seems to have some sort of camera these days, as the British Police are discovering to their cost, writes
The thin grey line
25 March 2009
New legislation in New South Wales highlights the eroding distinction between how police deal with terrorism and how they deal with other crimes, writes
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