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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

Switching Off Street Lights at Night Does Not Increase Car Crashes, Crime

July 28, 2015 — Reduced street lighting in England and Wales is not associated with road traffic collisions or crime, according to research. The study suggests that local authorities can safely reduce street ... read more

Better DNA Hair Analysis for Catching Criminals

July 16, 2015 — A simple, lower-cost new method for DNA profiling of human hairs should improve opportunities to link criminals to serious crimes, researchers report. They have modified existing laboratory methods ... read more

July 9, 2015 — A team of forensic anthropologists has been working with the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala to carry out two exhumations of graves containing victims extra judicially executed by the ... read more

July 8, 2015 — Fixing up abandoned buildings in the inner city doesn’t just eliminate eyesores, it can also significantly reduce crime and violence, including gun assaults, researchers report in the first study ... read more

July 8, 2015 — A team of researchers is working with the residents of Canvey Island to record the unique history of those families affected by the North Sea Flood of ... read more

'Broken Windows' Theory of Neighborhood Crime Too Broad to Be Effective

June 17, 2015 — Traditional signals for opportunities for crime may not be representative of the whole neighborhood, a new study concludes. By understanding how opportunities for crime and criminal behavior exists ... read more

Processing Arrested Juveniles as Adults Has Small Effect on Their Recidivism

June 9, 2015 — Researchers have found a three to five percent reduction in the probability of criminal recidivism among a sample of juveniles arrested for felony drug offenses, some of whom were processed as adults ... read more

Black Athletes Stereotyped Negatively in Media Compared to White Athletes

June 2, 2015 — New research has revealed racial stereotyping in the way media portray athletes. Researchers found that media stories on African-American athletes focus primarily on criminal actions while stories ... read more

Interpersonal Conflict Is the Strongest Predictor of Community Crime and Misconduct

June 2, 2015 — Neighborhoods with more interpersonal conflict, such as domestic violence and landlord/tenet disputes, see more serious crime according to a new study. Private conflict was a better predictor of ... read more

News May Influence Racial Bias

May 28, 2015 — A recent study suggests that long-term exposure to news may negatively influence racial bias towards social ... read more

Health Factors Influence Ex-Prisoners' Chances of Returning to Jail

May 28, 2015 — Ex-prisoners with a history of risky drug use, mental illness or poverty are more likely to end up back behind bars. Those who are obese, are chronically ill or have attempted suicide are more likely ... read more

ER Doctors Stress Need for Good Communications With Police

May 26, 2015 — Not surprisingly, differences of opinion arise from time to time over a health care worker's duty to protect patient privacy and the police need to conduct a criminal investigation. A good ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Researchers have determined that a tunnel bomb explosion by Syrian rebels was less than 60 tons as claimed by sources. Using seismic stations in Turkey, the scientists created a method to determine ... read more

Study Identifies Barriers to Intimate Partner Violence Services

May 19, 2015 — Texas has a shortage of beds for survivors of intimate partner violence, and although alternatives may be offered, survivors may find themselves isolated from much-needed services, such as crisis ... read more

Nudge, Don't Judge, Shoplifters

May 19, 2015 — Specially designed shopping centers geared at encouraging shoplifters to think twice before they commit a crime are the way forward, according to ... read more

Those Who Believe in Pure Evil Support More Harsh Criminal Punishments, Study Finds

May 14, 2015 — People who believe in pure evil are more likely support sentences such as life in prison without parole and the death penalty for criminals, a psychology study finds. The researchers added that ... read more

The Social Network: The Changing Face of a London Street Gang

Apr. 24, 2015 — With 225 gangs currently reported to be operating in London, gang culture is a burning issue in England's capital. Yet, despite a wealth of literature on the matter, the outdated notion of gangs ... read more

Protocol Developed for Preserving Forensic Evidence After a Terrorist Attack

Apr. 21, 2015 — Pathologists have developed a set of protocols for processing and preserving forensic evidence, such as shrapnel, bullets and other projectiles, in surgical specimens (i.e. amputated limbs, injured ... read more

Researchers Can Trace Dust Samples Using Fungal DNA

Apr. 15, 2015 — Researchers have developed a statistical model that allows them to tell where a dust sample came from within the continental United States based on the DNA of fungi found in the sample. The work ... read more

Women Are More Likely to Be Physically Assaulted in Developed Countries, Study Shows

Apr. 10, 2015 — Women in developed countries -- like the United States -- are actually more likely to be physically assaulted than women in developing countries, a new study suggests. Using data from the ... read more

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