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Hinch’s Senate Diary: police constables are the only kind of PC I have time for

Hinch’s Senate Diary: police constables are the only kind of PC I have time for

With all the hyperbole about crime running rampant, don't be surprised if "Laura Norder" plays a heavy part in Victoria's state election come November.

Lib candidate promotes racial profiling, which does have one upside

Lib candidate promotes racial profiling, which does have one upside

Racial profiling has been prohibited by Victoria Police since 2015, but James Newbury wants to change all that.

Crikey Clarifier: can you get a fair trial if you’re poor?

Crikey Clarifier: can you get a fair trial if you’re poor?

Criminal defence lawyer and writer Russell Marks explains how the judicial system is failing our most vulnerable.

An election fought on law and order … but nobody gives a damn

An election fought on law and order … but nobody gives a damn

Voters in key inner-city Victorian seats up for grabs in next month's state election couldn't care less about law and order despite the crimewave apparently engulfing their backyards, research commissioned exclusively for Crikey has revealed.

Silicon Valley’s secret police squad

Silicon Valley’s secret police squad

When the Gizmodo editor's house was raided recently over the leaked iPhone, it was done by a shadowy outfit called the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team. So what is it, and who's in charge?

Portrait of Japan’s ATM con men

Portrait of Japan’s ATM con men

By assessing people arrested over ATM scams between January 2007 and April 2008, the National Police Agency built up a useful criminal profile.

South Australia: The Authoritarian State

South Australia: The Authoritarian State

The South Australian government's new serious crimes bill could have been lifted straight from the statute books of any number of authoritarian regimes dotted around the globe, writes Greg Barns.

Media briefs and TV ratings

Media briefs and TV ratings

Stop press -- Cat looks through fishbowl ... Coals to Kerry ... Age should credit its trainspotter ... Last night's TV ratings.