Taking Issue: can gangs ever be good for society?

Taking Issue: can gangs ever be good for society?

We all know the harm that gangs can do but can they ever be good for society? And what constitutes a gang anyway? Three experts from the University discuss the issues in 350 words each. Social inequality is the real crime  By definition, gangs are entities that engage...
Why do people steal art? 🔊

Why do people steal art? 🔊

The recent heist at the Green Vault within the Dresden Castle in Germany has been speculated to be one of the largest art heists in history. City officials and experts consider the loss to be “priceless” and a “cultural loss”, while the media...
Should prisoners be allowed to vote? 🔊

Should prisoners be allowed to vote? 🔊

A few days ago Justice Minister Andrew Little announced plans to change the current law on prisoner voting rights in time for the 2020 election, to allow prisoners serving sentences of three years or under to vote. This change comes after a landmark decision by the...
Q+A: Could working with gangs help reduce crime?

Q+A: Could working with gangs help reduce crime?

New Zealand National party leader Simon Bridges wants to stop gang members from gaining access to welfare if they cannot prove their income is from legitimate sources. This comes at a time when some gangs are wanting changes in their community. However, sociologist...