Crime

Beware the hobby bobby

27 February 2021 9:00 am

‘Anything you say may be given in evidence. Do you have anything to say?’ I looked at the baby-faced police…

Is the hottest new podcast, The Apology Line, worth sticking with?

30 January 2021 9:00 am

With the arts world still largely in hibernation, the launch of a big podcast is as close as we get…

Cruelty and chaos in Karachi

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Karachi, Pakistan’s troubled heart, is known to cast a seductive spell over residents and visitors alike. In Karachi Vice, the…

Is it time to reopen technology’s cold cases?

19 December 2020 9:00 am

One of the staples of crime drama is the ‘cold-case squad’. This allows programme-makers to add period detail to the…

Who killed Jane Britton in 1969?

5 December 2020 9:00 am

The problem with telling stories about Harvard is that Harvard, if it teaches anything these days, teaches distrust of stories.…

Why New Yorkers are fleeing the city in droves

7 November 2020 9:00 am

New York Back when people used to read newspapers, they called it a ‘human interest’ story. Now it appears as…

I’m now considered a freak in New York

24 October 2020 9:00 am

New York It’s nice to finally be in the Bagel, a place where the cows have two legs and no…

New York is a paradise for criminals

17 October 2020 9:00 am

New York New York, New York, once a wonderful town/ The people are crap and the mayor’s a clown/ The…

Bas Javid: Why I joined the police

3 October 2020 9:00 am

There’s no such thing as a typical week in policing and this last one was no different. It started on…

A murderer among us: I was Dennis Nilsen’s boss

26 September 2020 9:00 am

I was Dennis Nilsen’s boss

Letters: We must sing again

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Growing pains Sir: James Forsyth (‘Rewiring the state’, 4 July) shocked this loyal Spectator reader with the following: ‘Even before…

manhattan journalism

Extra, extra — read all about us!

16 July 2020 3:39 am

Instead of telling us about America, or even the world outside, American journalists now tell us about other American journalists. The…

Letters: Why Hugh Dowding deserves a statue

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Police relations Sir: As a former Met Police officer, with a similar background to Kevin Hurley, I was surprised how…

Letters: Police must focus on deterring crime, not responding to it

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Deterring crime Sir: Rod Liddle is right to highlight the politicisation of the police as a source of their inadequacies,…

The police have become too politicised to function

27 June 2020 9:00 am

Forces have become too politicised to function

To save black lives, police top brass must face reality

27 June 2020 9:00 am

To save black lives, top brass must face reality

Jeffrey Epstein really was a streak of slime

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Did Jeffrey Epstein kill himself or was he murdered — and frankly who cares? Actually, having watched the four-part Netflix…

baltimore

Is change on the horizon in Baltimore?

13 June 2020 6:09 am

Crime-ridden Baltimore finally dodged a bullet this week. The bullet, in this case, was former mayor Sheila Dixon, who nearly…

abolish police

Abolish the police. Then what?

10 June 2020 3:42 am

One of the best rules of thumb to emerge from systems theory is Stafford Beer’s famous statement: the purpose of…

riot

The roots of riot

31 May 2020 1:11 am

That LEGO set or Louis Vuitton bag you’ve always wanted can be yours free if you just wait for the…

prison

Locked up in lockdown

25 May 2020 2:38 am

COIVD-19 has turned us all into prisoners: draconian lockdown orders, solitary confinement, monotonous food, limited fresh air and exercise, irregular…

What is organised crime doing disposing of rubbish?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Criminal gangs are growing rich on public-sector contracts

‘I was a tortured, obviously brilliant child’: James Ellroy interviewed

21 December 2019 9:00 am

James Ellroy is occasionally quoted as saying he’s the greatest American crime novelist ever. The man sometimes called the ‘demon…

The cops are impotent in lawless New York

23 November 2019 9:00 am

New York   Things are heating up, in both London and Nueva York, as this place should correctly be called.…

How you can tell the gender of a thief

23 November 2019 9:00 am

My attempt at being Columbo was only taking me so far. In solving the mystery of who raided the barn,…