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Racist incidents are down since Trump’s election. Yes, really

17 May 2019 3:08 am

The election of Donald Trump has, of course, unleashed the latent racist which lurks within millions of Americans. We know…

Rape has become dangerously politicised

4 May 2019 9:00 am

It is more than three years since the town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, decided to ditch its motto ‘Land of Rape…

As a QC, I believe the time has come to legalise drugs

4 May 2019 9:00 am

I have been a defence lawyer for more than 25 years. I have defended clients charged with almost every crime…

Can you really teach students to solve knife crime?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Next year the London Interdisciplinary School (LIS) will offer one degree, in design, technology and the humanities, to teach students…

True crime has never been more popular, but it often forgets the families left behind

2 February 2019 9:00 am

I’ve talked to Denise Horvath-Allan more than my own mother this year. Denise’s son Charles went missing while backpacking in…

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Where would we be without crime’s heavies? Muscle, by Alan Trotter, reviewed

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Let’s hear it for the heavies, the unsung heroes of noir crime fiction on page and screen. The genre would…

Pirates of the Caribbean: How Venezuela’s near collapse is causing a crisis on the seas

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Brian Austin, a fisherman from the small village of Cedros in Trinidad, is struggling to describe the men who robbed…

Serial's Sarah Koenig

How did the BBC’s podcast Unexpected Fluids ever get made?

5 January 2019 9:00 am

You may have noticed the flood of podcasts that’s been pouring out of the BBC since the launch of its…

Shades of Lord Lucan: A Double Life, by Flynn Berry, reviewed

8 December 2018 9:00 am

A young girl finds the body of her nanny, brutally murdered, and the barely moving form of her mother, a…

When does a murderer become a madman?

17 November 2018 9:00 am

There was no reason for Edward Drummond to believe this January day was going to be different to any other…

The discovery of the murder of Lord William Russell. Credit: Bridgeman Images

The Victorian melodrama that led to murder and mayhem

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Early on the morning of 6 May 1840, a young housemaid in a respectable Mayfair street discovered that her master,…

Before fleeing to London, Emmanuel Barthélemy commanded a barricade during the June Days uprising in Paris in 1848. Painting by Tony-François de Bergue

The cruel end of Emmanuel Barthélemy –as a waxwork in the Chamber of Horrors

26 May 2018 9:00 am

This is a biography that begins with a bang, swiftly followed by puddles of blood, shrieks of ‘Murder!’ and a…

The DPP’s Alison Saunders was never much cop

7 April 2018 9:00 am

An interesting development for our police force, then. In future they do not have to believe everything someone tells them,…

Sadiq Khan is a lousy London Mayor. Why hasn’t anyone noticed?

7 April 2018 9:00 am

According to people at City Hall, Sadiq Khan writes some of his own press releases. I can believe it: they’ve…

The Tories are risking their reputation as the party of law and order

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Theresa May’s Home Office record is normally off limits at cabinet. But when ministers discussed the government’s strategy for reducing…

Stop and search is our best weapon in the fight against crime

17 February 2018 9:00 am

According to the latest recorded crime figures in England and Wales, there has been a steep rise in violence. Knife…

Violent crime in Sweden is soaring. When will politicians act?

10 February 2018 9:00 am

January was a particularly violent month in Sweden. A 63-year-old man was killed in Stockholm by a hand grenade lying…

Parole is unfair and unworkable. Let’s abolish it

20 January 2018 9:00 am

The furore over the parole granted to John Worboys, the rapist taxi driver, misses the point entirely — that the…

Goodbye London, Reykjavik here I come

4 November 2017 9:00 am

I have a message for the London mayor, Sadiq Khan: you and your policies stink! While the fuzz are busy…

An out-of-work steel worker walking through Port Talbot, 1964

Made in Port Talbot

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Port Talbot, on the coast of South Wales, is literally overlooked. Most experience the town while flying over it on…

Torn between envy and contempt

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Arriving at boarding school with the wrong shoes and a teddy bear in his suitcase, the hero of Elizabeth Day’s…

Candid camera?

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Channel 4’s Catching a Killer offered the rare TV spectacle these days of a middle-aged white male copper leading a…

Cameron's sinister purge of the posh

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Any parents considering Dollar Academy are invited to take their car along its long driveway and park outside what looks…

What could Muslim women do within 48 miles of home? Almost everything

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Secrets of the stars The astrologer Jonathan Cainer died after beginning his last horoscope for his own star sign: ‘We’re…

Sex, violence and anticlimax in 16 (very short) chapters

23 April 2016 9:00 am

‘Now I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime,’ begins…