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May 6, 2016

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May 6, 2016

Fighting Against Counterfeit Medicine

Apr. 25, 2016 — Around the world, especially in developing nations, counterfeit medicines are a real problem. Until now, in many countries there hasn't been a standard protocol to conduct investigations and ... read more

Shot in the Dark: New Surveillance Tool Called Shotspotter Tracks and Records Incidents of Gunfire

Apr. 16, 2016 — When gunfire is heard and unreported, what does it reveal about the state of crime in America? One expert is determined to find out. She has been using data from new surveillance technology to ... read more

Bone Weathering Helps Determine Time of Death

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have made great strides in determining how long a human body has been dead by looking at characteristics of bones subjected to the elements. In one of the first studies looking at ... read more

Most Civilians Support Wider Access to Training and Equipment to Stop Severe Bleeding in Victims of Mass Casualty Events

Mar. 31, 2016 — Many civilians have expressed interest in taking a bleeding control training course that would empower them to immediately assist victims of intentional mass casualty events, according to results of ... read more

Minorities' Homicide Victimization Rates Fall Significantly Compared to Whites'

Mar. 31, 2016 — While homicide victimization rates declined for whites, blacks, and Hispanics in the United States from 1990-2010, the drop was much more precipitous for the two minority groups, new research ... read more

Driving Curfews May Curb Teen Crime

Mar. 28, 2016 — Teen driving curfews might do more than reduce car accidents, say investigators. They also may prevent teens from committing ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — Forensic researchers have for the first time established science-based standards for identifying human remains based on X-rays of an individual's spine, upper leg or the side of the ... read more

Low-Cost, Contactless and Accurate 3D Fingerprint Identification System

Mar. 21, 2016 — A low-cost and touchless 3D fingerprint identification has been developed with higher security and hygiene in mind. The touchless 3D finger imaging can provide more accurate personal identification ... read more

Better Surveillance System for Tracking Police Homicides

Mar. 17, 2016 — Official counts of homicides by police seriously undercount incidents, according to a study, but a relatively new national data system, currently in use in 32 states, could be a crucial tool for ... read more

Hydrocarbon Storage, Fracking and Lightning Risk

Mar. 14, 2016 — Fires caused by lightning strikes on hydrocarbon storage plants are a century-old, yet to be addressed, problem, according to new research. In the era of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, this is ... read more

Professor Urges Physicians to Help Victims of Torture Seeking Asylum

Mar. 7, 2016 — Refugees seeking asylum in the United States are twice as likely to be granted protection if their application is supported by medical documentation of ... read more

Researchers Determine 'Patterns' for Bones Left on Ground Surfaces

Mar. 3, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have determined a signature of changes that occur to human remains, specifically bones, left outside in the New England environment. This signature or ... read more

Campuses Need Safety Planning to Protect Abuse Victims, Study Finds

Mar. 1, 2016 — With up to half of college students experiencing abuse by an intimate partner at least once during their college careers, safety planning should be added to prevention and education programs in ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — The field of forensic botany is being advanced with the publication of two recent studies that use marijuana DNA to link drug supplies and pollen DNA to aid in forensic ... read more

Study Finds Consistent Link Between Violent Crime and Concealed-Carry Gun Permits

Feb. 29, 2016 — A new study finds a significant relationship between firearm crime and subsequent applications for, and issuance of, concealed-carry gun ... read more

Women Who Feel More at Risk of Crime Also Prefer Physically Dominant Partners

Feb. 26, 2016 — Women who prefer physically formidable and dominant mates (PPFDM) tend to feel more at risk of crime regardless of the situation or risk factors present, according to new ... read more

Goods Targeted in Thefts 'Change With Market Values'

Feb. 22, 2016 — The more expensive an item, the more likely it is to be targeted by thieves and stolen, a has revealed. The findings also show that the rise in the theft of goods such as mobile phones, bicycles, ... read more

No Increase in Major Crimes After State’s 2011 Prisoner Release

Feb. 19, 2016 — In 2011, California embarked on one of the biggest and most controversial criminal justice experiments in history. Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Plata, the state passed the ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — First it was your fingerprint that gave the game away and then DNA analysis transformed forensic science. But 'watch your step,' because an expert has developed a new technique which could ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — Cyber thieves who steal credit and debit card numbers are making millions of dollars in profits, fueling a global criminal enterprise marked by the high-profile data breaches of major companies such ... read more

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