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

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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
800 criminals arrested in global FBI messaging app sting
Australian police
Getting to grips with . . .

800 criminals arrested in global FBI messaging app sting

Three-year operation culminates in police raids in 19 countries
9 Jun 2021
What counts as a hate crime in the UK?
Police officers outside Windsor Castle
Getting to grips with . . .

What counts as a hate crime in the UK?

Home secretary calls for a review into the reporting of ‘non-crime hate incidents’
6 May 2021
German intelligence turns spotlight on Covid conspiracy theorists
German riot police clash with Querdenker protesters in Leipzig
In Depth

German intelligence turns spotlight on Covid conspiracy theorists

Security services target ‘Querdenker’ movement behind violent anti-lockdown protests
30 Apr 2021
How Malta’s golden passports give the wealthy an EU backdoor
A superyacht in the Grand Harbour in Valletta, Malta
In Depth

How Malta’s golden passports give the wealthy an EU backdoor

Applicants leave homes empty while claiming ‘genuine link’ for EU passport
23 Apr 2021
Daunte Wright and the third night of Minneapolis protests
Kate Wright, Daunte Wright’s mother, speaks alongside the family of George Floyd
Why we’re talking about . . .

Daunte Wright and the third night of Minneapolis protests

Family members say they ‘can’t accept’ that shooting was an accident
14 Apr 2021
Mafia fugitive busted on YouTube cooking channel
A saucepan
Tall Tales

Mafia fugitive busted on YouTube cooking channel

And other stories from the stranger side of life
30 Mar 2021
What #MeToo will mean for British schools
Rape culture scandal placards
Getting to grips with . . .

What #MeToo will mean for British schools

Officials are working with senior police officers and Ofsted to look at the huge number of sexual abuse allegations, which one police chief has called…
29 Mar 2021
Government’s ‘violence against women and girls’ strategy explained
Metropolitan Police during the search for Sarah Everard
In Depth

Government’s ‘violence against women and girls’ strategy explained

A woman is murdered by a man every three days in UK, according to tracking charity
11 Mar 2021
Why half of the UK’s police stations have closed in past decade
A closed police station in Hackney
In Brief

Why half of the UK’s police stations have closed in past decade

Investigation reveals that some major cities have no dedicated stations with front counter
1 Mar 2021
Black police officer stopped mob from breaching US Senate
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the US Capitol Building.
Why we’re talking about . . .

Black police officer stopped mob from breaching US Senate

Eugene Goodman ‘saved lives’ by diverting pro-Trump rioters to another part of the Capitol building
11 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Deradicalisation programmes not working on jailed jihadists, watchdog warns
Police and paramedics attend the scene following an attack on London Bridge in June 2017
In Brief

Deradicalisation programmes not working on jailed jihadists, watchdog warns

Counterterrorism expert says heavy supervision schemes needed alongside efforts to counter radical ideologies
14 Dec 2020
France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’
Emmanuel Macron pictured with French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin
In Brief

France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’

Interior minister says inspections are part of ‘massive action against separatism’
4 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’
Michel Barnier, EU
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 4 December
4 Dec 2020
Ivanka Trump questioned over misuse of inauguration funds
Donald Trump takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
In Brief

Ivanka Trump questioned over misuse of inauguration funds

President’s daughter quizzed as election loser considers pardoning his children before leaving office
3 Dec 2020
British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot
Theresa Villiers arrives at 10 Downing Street for a cabinet meeting in November 2019.
In Brief

British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot

Trial begins today over alleged terror plot that ‘could have triggered World War Three’
27 Nov 2020
Is there any limit to who Donald Trump can pardon?
Donald Trump seen with Thanksgiving turkey "Corn" before it was pardoned.
In Brief

Is there any limit to who Donald Trump can pardon?

President grants clemency to former national security adviser Michael Flynn
26 Nov 2020
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