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Crime, Culture And Forensics

Crime, culture and forensics

We are all aware of the failings. Five years ago tomorrow will mark not simply the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto but also scenes that have become etched…

Anti-migrant policy

For 10 years, the UK Home Office’s Hostile Environment policy has been treating migrants as undeserving of the same fundamental rights as other individuals – in particular their right to…

Dark cyberworld

THE last two decades, and especially the last two years that have been marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, have made all of us more dependent on technology including the internet,…

A different approach

Few issues in policing have received more attention in 2020 years than the recent Gujjarpura gang-rape case. This attention is long overdue, because issues were neglected for decades in the…

Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction

Last week, Slobodan Praljak, a Bosnian Croat general, committed suicide after he was found guilty for war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY). The incident immediately brought…

Ignoring catastrophes

As world leaders scramble to deal with the catastrophe in Ukraine, they seem to be ignoring the plight of Yemeni and Afghan people who have been ruined by terrible conflicts.…

Conflict in Ethiopia

The unfolding Russian assault on Ukraine is pushing other global conflicts into the shadows, but the latter keep festering nonetheless. Some of these will also have important geostrategic consequences. One…

Appropriate penalties

While the world is witnessing a positive shift towards progressive decriminalisation in the shaping of drug policies and an accompanying decrease in drug-related executions, punishments for drug offences continue to…

War fantasies?

War is not a performance. Ukraine is not a stage. The death and destruction aren’t happening so we can “take a stand” and feel better about ourselves. It is real,…

Corporate greed

It is exceedingly rare for a major congressional committee to hold hearings on ‘corporate greed’ leading to corporate profiteering and surging prices on consumer goods. On April 5, 2022, Senate…