Crime

The double standards surrounding rape

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

There’s one thing that lies behind almost every case I’ve worked on

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

True crime too often ignores the fate of victims’ families

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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

As Venezuela collapses, desperate fishermen are turning to kidnapping and drug smuggling

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…

Dangerous minds

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Searching for the origins of psychotic violence

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

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

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…

The very thing keeping tourists safe in Jamaica? Crime

24 February 2018 9:00 am

A new wave of gun crime is hitting Jamaica. But if you’re visiting as a tourist you have nothing to fear

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

17 February 2018 9:00 am

To tackle knife crime, we need to increase stop and search

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

10 February 2018 9:00 am

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

Parole is unfair and unworkable. Let’s abolish it

20 January 2018 9:00 am

The system is unfair and unworkable

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

Welsh noir: How Port Talbot became the drama capital of Wales

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Why, as well as steel, does the Welsh town produce great actors? Jasper Rees reports

A glamour model’s exotic tale of abduction – and slavery’s sad truth

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Do you believe Chloe Ayling? She is the 20-year-old glamour model whose dramatic story has been all over the newspapers…

Elizabeth Day’s veiled satire of the Chipping Norton set is a delight

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…

How true are true-crime documentaries?

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…

Amusing, surprising, diverting and uplifting portrait of John Betjeman at Theatre Royal

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Sand in the Sandwiches is the perfect show for those who feel the West End should be an intellectual funfair.…

Sitting down in shop doorways and failing to control your sheep – have you committed a ‘new’ crime?

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Spend, spend, spend London mayor Sadiq Khan ended support for the Garden Bridge, probably killing it off. How are other…