The pros and cons of legal prostitution
Women hold a banner calling for a law to criminalise prostitution
In Depth

The pros and cons of legal prostitution

Spain’s PM has vowed to ban sex work, which he says ‘enslaves’ women
21 Oct 2021
Nightclubs facing boycott over ‘needle spiking’
Nightclub dancefloor
In Depth

Nightclubs facing boycott over ‘needle spiking’

Priti Patel demands police action amid reports of women being drugged via drinks and needles
21 Oct 2021
Prevent: is the UK’s anti-extremist programme fit for purpose?
David Amess tributes
In Depth

Prevent: is the UK’s anti-extremist programme fit for purpose?

Death of Southend West MP David Amess put anti-radicalisation programme back in the spotlight
19 Oct 2021
The potential motivations behind Amess’s murder
David Amess graffiti
Today’s big question

The potential motivations behind Amess’s murder

Police and security services said to be exploring a number of theories
18 Oct 2021
The Haitian gang behind kidnapping of 17 missionaries
A Haitian man protests against rising gang violence on International Human Rights Day 2020
Profile

The Haitian gang behind kidnapping of 17 missionaries

Experts say the notoriously violent criminals are responsible for 80% of abductions in the Caribbean country
18 Oct 2021
David Amess, Jo Cox and the knotty problem of MPs’ security
Portrait of David Amess at St Michael’s Church in Leigh-on-Sea
Expert’s view

David Amess, Jo Cox and the knotty problem of MPs’ security

Protecting politicians away from Parliament while maintaining democratic openness presents major challenges
18 Oct 2021
MP David Amess stabbed to death
David Amess
The latest on . . .

MP David Amess stabbed to death

Man arrested following attack at the Conservative MP’s constituency surgery in Essex
15 Oct 2021

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Everything we know so far about the Norway bow and arrow attack
Police officers cordon off a crime scene in Kongsberg, Norway
The latest on . . .

Everything we know so far about the Norway bow and arrow attack

Suspect appears to have carried out an ‘act of terror’, security services say
14 Oct 2021
Penelope Jackson in Somerset stabbing trial
David and Penelope Jackson
In Depth

Penelope Jackson in Somerset stabbing trial

Woman told paramedics her abusive husband was ‘bleeding to death, with any luck’ after fatal attack
14 Oct 2021
Rikers Island: the US jail where inmates have ‘free rein’
Rikers Island prison facility pictured in 2018
Unreported world

Rikers Island: the US jail where inmates have ‘free rein’

Pandemic and staff shortages trigger total chaos at detention facility ‘notorious for violence and neglect’
13 Oct 2021
Anti-vaxxers accused of targeting TV stars’ homes
Jeremy Vine
Why we’re talking about . . .

Anti-vaxxers accused of targeting TV stars’ homes

Campaigners have served presenters and pundits with ‘bogus’ legal documents
11 Oct 2021
An0m: the surveillance sting of the century
An0m shown on a phone
In Depth

An0m: the surveillance sting of the century

Simon Parkin reports on the encrypted messaging service used by criminals around the world
8 Oct 2021
Lucy Letby: who is the nurse accused of murdering eight babies?
Countess of Chester Hospital
Profile

Lucy Letby: who is the nurse accused of murdering eight babies?

The 31-year-old health worker would become ‘Britain’s most prolific child killer’ if convicted
5 Oct 2021
Are the Conservatives still the party of law and order?
Home Secretary Priti Patel
Today’s big question

Are the Conservatives still the party of law and order?

Priti Patel and Dominic Raab unveil latest plans for cracking down on crime
5 Oct 2021
What happened to murdered teacher Sabina Nessa?
A candlelit vigil held for murdered primary school teacher Sabina Nessa
In Depth

What happened to murdered teacher Sabina Nessa?

Death of 28-year-old has sparked anger and reignited fears over women’s safety in the UK
4 Oct 2021
Sarah Everard: why indecent exposure is still not taken seriously
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Expert’s view

Sarah Everard: why indecent exposure is still not taken seriously

Wayne Couzens kidnapped and murdered the 33-year-old just days after reportedly exposing himself to other women
4 Oct 2021
Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?
R Kelly
Today’s big question

Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?

Singer found guilty of sexually abusing multiple fans during 30-year career
28 Sep 2021
Is sentencing a Nazi sympathiser to read Shakespeare an appropriate punishment?
Shakespeare books
In Brief

Is sentencing a Nazi sympathiser to read Shakespeare an appropriate punishment?

Judge seemed to think introducing student ‘to high culture’ would ‘magically make him a better person’ said The Daily Telegraph
9 Sep 2021
Are Cressida Dick’s days numbered?
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick
Today’s big question

Are Cressida Dick’s days numbered?

Victims of police corruption and incompetence join forces to demand resignation
9 Sep 2021
Terror in Plymouth: what motivated Jake Davison?
Police at the scene on Biddick Drive in Plymouth
Getting to grips with . . .

Terror in Plymouth: what motivated Jake Davison?

What we saw last Thursday could be confirmation that a new terror threat has arrived
19 Aug 2021
What is an incel?
Computer keyboard
In Depth

What is an incel?

Jake Davison’s deadly shooting has prompted debate over whether it should be declared a terrorist attack
17 Aug 2021
What is gender terrorism?
Noor Mukadam vigil
Getting to grips with . . .

What is gender terrorism?

Pakistani activists call for action on country’s high rate of gender-based violence
5 Aug 2021
The arguments for and against blanket stop and search
Stop and search
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against blanket stop and search

Proposals permanently water down the reforms made to Section 60 searches seven years ago
27 Jul 2021
What happened to Olly Stephens?
Olly Stephens
In Depth

What happened to Olly Stephens?

Case of 13-year-old killed by other children in Reading field ‘should horrify us as a society’, says leading officer
27 Jul 2021
What happened to Peter Falconio?
Joanne Lees and Peter Falconio
Today’s big question

What happened to Peter Falconio?

Police in Australia still searching for body of British backpacker shot dead on remote highway
14 Jul 2021
Four dead after assassination of Haitian president
Deceased Haitian President Jovenel Moise
In Depth

Four dead after assassination of Haitian president

Jovenel Moise killed after gunmen storm his home in Port-au-Prince
8 Jul 2021
Who shot the Netherlands’ most famous crime journalist?
Journalist Peter R de Vries (seated far left) at a press conference in 2017
Why we’re talking about . . .

Who shot the Netherlands’ most famous crime journalist?

Award-winning underworld reporter in serious condition after Amsterdam attack
7 Jul 2021
What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?
A woman is arrested during the vigil for Sarah Everard
Getting to grips with . . .

What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?

Third reading of controversial legislation likely to present further obstacles to its passing
5 Jul 2021
Jasmine Hartin: Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law released on bail after shooting police officer dead
An aerial view of Belize
Why we’re talking about . . .

Jasmine Hartin: Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law released on bail after shooting police officer dead

Lawyer who posted bail for former partner of Andrew Ashcroft says the socialite has been ‘emotionally abused’
1 Jul 2021
Far-right Belgian anti-vaccination soldier found dead
Armed soldiers take part in the search for Jurgen Conings
Profile

Far-right Belgian anti-vaccination soldier found dead

Fugitive extremist sparked manhunt after threat to kill high-profile virologist
21 Jun 2021
How police ‘missed opportunities’ to prevent Manchester Arena bombing
Paramedics arrive at the Manchester Arena in 2017
Why we’re talking about . . .

How police ‘missed opportunities’ to prevent Manchester Arena bombing

Inquiry into terror attack that claimed 22 lives reveals litany of security failings
18 Jun 2021
How a police officer fired over child abuse video won her job back
Robyn Williams
Getting to grips with . . .

How a police officer fired over child abuse video won her job back

Independent panel finds dismissal should be replaced with a final warning
18 Jun 2021
Daniel Morgan murder report: the ‘devastating’ verdict for Scotland Yard
Daniel Morgan
Behind the scenes

Daniel Morgan murder report: the ‘devastating’ verdict for Scotland Yard

Panel investigated claims of corruption, freemasons and systemic failings
15 Jun 2021
Why war criminal Ratko Mladic still has hero status at home
Ratko Mladic during an appearance at The Hague in 2017
In Depth

Why war criminal Ratko Mladic still has hero status at home

Mothers of Srebrenica hail ‘historic day’ as ex-Bosnian Serb commander sentenced to life in jail
9 Jun 2021
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