Crime – are policies based on fact or fiction?

Crime fiction is popular I write fiction in which my heroes fight crime, like so many in print and on TV, but in real life, the fight is not just about individuals. It involves the whole criminal justice system, which includes the police, the courts, the probation...

Police heroes: creatures of fiction?

Police heroes occur often in crime fiction Police heroes appear on our TV screens every night and they appear in print in whodunits and thrillers. Most of us would like to think their real-life counterparts have much in common with these imaginary heroes. Books and TV...

Back to normal – what normal?

Back to normal is coming soon Back to normal aka Freedom Day is promised for the 19th of this month, when the government will lift all, or nearly all, legal restrictions to control the pandemic. The government that imposed these is making this sound like a victory. It...