• The Death Penalty: An Eye For An Eye?

    In our new era of society, where we can look back on the turbulent democracies and monarchies of the past and their exertion of power through the imminent threat of execution, is it possible that we can continue to justify the death sentences still made within the USA or...
  • Mercy Baguma: A Need For Change

    Abi Kara-Fernandes  On Saturday the body of Ugandan refugee Mercy Baguma was discovered through the sounds of the cries of her malnourished one-year-old son lying next to her. Although the death was initially treated as “unexplained” by Scotland Police, the true cause of this tragedy quickly became evident; the...
  • Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

    The once giant of the Hollywood industry has been sentenced to 23 years in prison after being convicted of two sexual assault charges. ...
  • Gender and Racial Prejudices in the Judicial System

    The legal system is often thought of as a safety net for the masses, a platform for disputes to be resolved justly and objectively. Unfortunately, however, judgement is often not impartial, and to a certain extent, this may be due to prejudice against people’s identities. In particular, minority groups...
  • The victimisation of defendants in relation to the Harvey Weinstein trial

    On Monday the 24th February, powerful Hollywood film producer, Harvey Weinstein, was found guilty of two felony sex crimes in a New York courthouse, leaving him with a prison sentence of up to 29 years. Events had been leading up to this trial for a long time as activist...
  • What happens when a self-driving car kills someone?

    While the idea of a self-driving car crashing and killing someone may sound like the storyline of the next Black Mirror episode, a driverless Uber being the cause of the death of a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last month has made this scenario a reality. While Uber has now...
  • The public reaction to Ched Evans: “Mob rule has arguably superseded the rule of law”

    Ched Evans’ proposed move to Oldham Athletic is off: threats were allegedly made to board members’ families as football continues to eat away at its own reputation. But as well as tarnishing the sport, the episode revealed a worryingly widespread societal lust for vigilante justice. Debate and discussion is...