While coercive control legislation would mark a monumental shift away from the violence model of abuse, which sensationalises discrete episodes of physical assault, the reality is that the laws are unlikely, in and of themselves, to serve victims’ needs and prevent future harm.
Can juries really be impartial on high profile cases when they are saturated by the media with information, opinion and propaganda about the people they are judging?
As the world learns of police brutality in the US, Australians are too ready to ignore the deaths of Bla(c)k people in their own country.
On the 45th anniversary of the Balibo 5 murders, Australia’s secret intelligence service still refuses to publicly reveal what it knows, writes Clinton Fernandes.
Not a psychological thriller, nor a whodunnit, Jessica Moor’s debut novel, The Keeper, is emphathic and diligent in it’s efforts to move issues surrounding domestic violence into the mainstream
Oppressive heat, humidity and poor ventilation: how Australia’s carceral system weaponises more-than-human forces, like the weather.
Thousands of humiliating strip searches have been carried out on young children in our criminal justice system: is this a dignified practice?
Read an excerpt of Kate Jessica Raphael’s crime fiction novel ‘Murder Under the Bridge’, which is drawn directly from the author’s experiences in Palestine.
Jay Thompson speaks to Ginger Gorman about the harm caused by online trolling and how it can cross over into the offline world.
Trace is Rachael Brown’s account of her detailed and deeply moving investigation into the death of Maria James, originally presented within her podcast.
Farah Beaini’s poem is dedicated to honour those who fell victims to senseless violent terrorist attacks, both in Melbourne and internationally.