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A deeper look at Vic crime and justice statistics shows two groups left behind

A deeper look at Vic crime and justice statistics shows two groups left behind

The laughable assertion that Victorians were "too scared" to go to restaurants due to apparent out-of-control youth gangs hides a deeper ignorance in the debate around justice, incarceration and mental health.

The women soldiers in Mexico’s drug wars

The women soldiers in Mexico’s drug wars

The number of women in Mexican jails have jumped by 400% since 2007. But why? Most of the women are very young, used as tempting bait by gangs looking to kidnap male victims. Damien Cave examines the femnisation of the drug cartels.

The Brumby Dump: women in jail on the increase

The Brumby Dump: women in jail on the increase

The number of female prisoners in Victoria has increased by 32% over the past two years, writes Swinburne University journalism student Cassie Zervos.