Police

No, minister: the John Worboys case should stay closed

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Hard cases make bad law. The release on parole of the ‘black cab rapist’, John Worboys, is a hard case.…

Police thought I was the Putney Pusher and I had to find an alibi – fast

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Police thought I was the Putney Pusher

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…

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…

Banksy’s anti-Tory election stunt backfired – but how else might you risk breaking bribery laws?

10 June 2017 9:00 am

X offenders The artist Banksy had to withdraw an offer of a free print to people voting against the Conservatives…

Tales from the heyday of Studio 54

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Twenty-five years ago this week, Los Angeles was burning because of Rodney King’s beating at the hands of the fuzz,…

Self-flagellatory pornography designed for white liberal pillocks: Guerrilla reviewed

15 April 2017 9:00 am

‘What we really need is a faux-historical drama series about police brutality and black activism set in 1970s London,’ said…

Britain’s morals are regressing. We need a Social Highway Code

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Why it’s time to establish a Social Highway Code

Hillary Clinton has it all wrong on crime

22 October 2016 9:00 am

New York  Antonio Cromartie is one of the numerous professional and amateur athletes in America who now refuse to stand…

It's a lovely season to be in Manhattan – and a lousy decade

15 October 2016 9:00 am

New York   This is a good time to be in Manhattan, the weather’s perfect, the park and foliage still…

It’s fatuous to outlaw an emotion – especially hate

20 August 2016 9:00 am

A man in Austria has been sentenced to three months in prison for posting a picture of his cat on…

Britain's real hate crime scandal

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Believe what you see on the streets, not the media hype

How Britannia got her trident

23 July 2016 9:00 am

How Britannia got her trident Parliament voted to renew Trident as Britain’s independent nuclear deterrent. But what about Britannia and…

Why is Theresa May so proud of picking fights with the police?

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Also in The Spectator’s Notes: no Orgreave inquiry; relaunch Vote Leave; a party for Remainers; planning for parliamentary sovereignty; HS2

The voice we all needed to hear in the Brexit debate

11 June 2016 9:00 am

One of the most influential and learned figures in the British European debate is Rodney Leach. In the 1990s, he…

Who killed murder?

19 March 2016 9:00 am

The mystery of violent crime’s dramatic decline

Take it from a QC – you won’t get away with murder

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Technology has made murderers much easier to catch

‘Are you worried about being sexually assaulted?’: my night in Cologne

13 February 2016 9:00 am

I chased the shadow of the New Year’s Eve sex attacks through the city’s carnival

Prime suspect: Steven Avery, whose case is the subject of the Netflix documentary ‘Making a Murderer’

Netflix's Making a Murderer is fascinating - but is it true?

30 January 2016 9:00 am

On the face of it, the Netflix documentary serial Making a Murderer should only take up ten hours of your…

Could a change of body language make a difference to American policing?

9 January 2016 9:00 am

One of the most shocking items of recent news has been the bald statistic that the number of people shot…

What do you do when there’s drunken aggro after closing time? Send in the street pastors

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Heroic volunteers are bringing down crime in cities across Britain

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Osborne's ringfence cycle

28 November 2015 9:00 am

By now, George Osborne had hoped to have completed his austerity programme. Instead, he finds himself making what is, still,…

Don’t get on the Clapham omnibus; you might never get off

21 November 2015 9:00 am

I got on a bus. Well, I wasn’t to know, was I? I just saw a bus stop by the…

How they tried (and failed) to make ‘La Marseillaise’ nicer

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Friendly words England football fans sang ‘La Marseillaise’ in a friendly match at Wembley. The anthem has not always been…

Should the first modern Olympic drug cheat get to keep his gold?

14 November 2015 9:00 am

A marathon of cheats Russian athletes may be stripped of the medals they won at the 2012 Olympics, but what…