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May 7, 2015

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May 7, 2015

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

To Improve Bicycle Safety, Crash Reports Need to Capture More Data

Apr. 2, 2015 — American researchers are calling upon police in all states to improve their reporting of crashes involving vehicles and bicycles. Currently, details on crashes are handwritten by police on paper and ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — A parenting trial that aims to improve child behavior in Panama City – the place with the eighth highest murder rate in the world -- has been piloted by researchers. "We felt that a lack of ... read more

On the Origin of Theory: Were Forensic Examiners First to Uncover 'Ecological Succession'?

Mar. 18, 2015 — Generations of students have learned that "ecological succession" originated with plant scientists. Yet, according to a new article, it was forensic examiners who first explored the ... read more

Australian Police Not Prepared for Death Investigations, Researchers Say

Mar. 16, 2015 — Police are ill-equipped to investigate non-criminal deaths and face a challenge to avoid re-traumatizing bereaved families as well as emotionally protecting themselves, according to Australian ... read more

Mar. 5, 2015 — While many blame the 'teenage brain' for high rates of teen crime, violence, and driving incidents, an important factor has been ignored: teenagers as a group suffer much higher average ... read more

Improving Inmate Health Can Lead to Better Community Health, Safety

Feb. 25, 2015 — If prisoners received better health care while behind bars and after release, both their health and the community's health would improve, new research has found. Offering treatment to prisoners ... read more

Use of Neuroscience in Law May Face Political Resistance

Feb. 24, 2015 — Republicans and Independents disapprove of neuroscience-informed criminal justice reforms when the reforms are seen as being too lenient with criminal defendants. When framed differently, however, ... read more

Hair Dye 'CSI' Could Help Police Solve Crimes

Feb. 18, 2015 — Criminals with a penchant for dyeing their hair could soon pay for their vanity. Scientists have found a way to analyze hair samples at crime scenes to rapidly determine whether it was colored and ... read more

Feb. 16, 2015 — When terrorists strike, emergency workers who have the proper training, information access and a positive work environment will make better decisions, according to ... read more

Cops and College: Researchers Look at Impact of Higher Education on Policing

Feb. 5, 2015 — A new study suggests college-educated cops are dissatisfied with the job, have negative views of their supervisors and don't necessarily favor community policing. But a criminologist said the ... read more

Third of High School Seniors in U.S. Support Legalized Marijuana, Study Suggests

Feb. 4, 2015 — New research has found that 33 percent of high school seniors support legalized marijuana and 25.6 percent believe marijuana should be considered a crime. As debate has swept the country -- with ... read more

Sexual Offending Treatment Programs in Prisons, Hospitals Are Ineffective

Jan. 27, 2015 — The current rehabilitation program for sexual offenders is not proven to work and leaves the public at risk, experts report. In the UK, in prisons and secure psychiatric hospitals, sexual offenders ... read more

Stalking Versus Cyberstalking: Effects on Victims, Their Responses Compared

Jan. 23, 2015 — The devastating effects of stalking and cyberstalking – harassing or threatening communication via the Internet – are explored in a new study. Key among the findings is that victims of ... read more

Sexual Objectification Increases Women's Fear of Crime

Jan. 14, 2015 — A new study offers an explanation for why women fear face-to-face crime more than men, despite being less likely to experience most crimes. The findings support the theory that women may have a ... read more

Can Racial Injustice Be Settled out of Court?

Jan. 13, 2015 — With many calling for policy reform to improve race problems in the US criminal justice system, new research suggests that the issue is less political and more behavioral. Researchers recommend ... read more

Stalking Risk Increases Among College Students

Jan. 13, 2015 — College students are at higher risk for stalking than the general public, but are less likely to report the crime to police, experts have determined. Stalking, defined as a repeated course of conduct ... read more

Jan. 12, 2015 — Graffiti is slowly starting to be seen as an art form for the disenfranchised, yet you'd never know it by reading the news, a sociologist argues in a new ... read more

Muslims and Latinos Much More Prominent in TV Crime News Than in Real-Life Crime

Jan. 7, 2015 — A new study found that Muslims and Latinos were significantly overrepresented, and African-Americans largely missing, in crime stories aired over five years on prominent network and cable breaking ... read more

Ohio's Diversion Program Helps Juvenile Offenders With Behavioral Health Issues

Jan. 7, 2015 — An evaluation of Ohio's Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice initiative in 11 counties found the program benefits most young offenders diverted from detention centers to community-based agencies ... read more

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