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May 27, 2017

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May 27, 2017

Street Gangs, Crime Serve as Deviant Leisure Activities for Youths

May 23, 2017 — Street gang membership, criminal activities provide deviant leisure activities for at-risk youths, suggests a new ... read more

Living in a State With Weak Gun Laws Could Increase Risk of Being Shot by Police

May 18, 2017 — Citizens living in states with the weakest gun laws are more than twice as likely to be fatally shot by law enforcement compared to those living in states with the strongest gun ... read more

Media Portrayal of Public Shooters Can Perpetuate Stereotypes

Apr. 26, 2017 — Media portrayals of public shooters vary based on the race of the shooter, regardless of the circumstances of the shooting, new research ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Maintaining the yards of vacant properties helps reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods, indicates a new study that's the most comprehensive to ... read more

The Carbon Footprint of Crime Has Fallen, Study Finds

Mar. 30, 2017 — A study has found that the carbon footprint of crime over the last 20 years has ... read more

Door and Window Locks Are Less Carbon-Costly and More Effective Than Burglar Alarms and CCTV, a New Study Finds

Mar. 13, 2017 — A new study, which estimates the carbon footprint of burglary prevention measures, has found that the best options from both an environmental and security point of view are door and window locks. ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Research reveals likelihood of finding and identifying Mary Jane Kelly -- and using DNA to determine her true ... read more

Pro-Pot Arguments Fly Higher With Likely Voters

Mar. 8, 2017 — As more states consider legalizing recreational marijuana, a range of arguments for and against legalization is swirling around the national conversation. Which of these arguments resonate most ... read more

Study Reveals Public Perception of Police and Body-Worn Cameras

Jan. 26, 2017 — There is a push to expand the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) in policing. Yet, limited research and only anecdotal evidence suggests that the public supports using them in law enforcement. Results ... read more

Offenders' Deadly Thoughts May Hold Answer to Reducing Crime

Jan. 12, 2017 — It's something many of us may say in anger, but don't really mean. However, for a small percentage of the population homicidal thoughts are very real. Now a researcher says that identifying ... read more

Rise of Personal Technology in Criminal Proceedings Poses Risks to Individuals' Rights

Jan. 10, 2017 — Personal technology such as fitness trackers and smartphones have become common companions in our daily lives. But those same devices increasingly will be used in criminal proceedings to gather ... read more

Corporal Punishment Viewed as More Acceptable and Effective When Referred to as Spanking

Jan. 4, 2017 — Corporal punishment is viewed as more acceptable and effective when called spanking, according to a new study. Parents and nonparents alike judged identical acts of a child's misbehavior and the ... read more

Rare Look at Youth Post Detention Is Bleak

Dec. 19, 2016 — A new study offers a bleak assessment in a rare look at the outcomes of delinquent youth five and 12 years after juvenile detention. Central to poor outcomes for the youth post detention are stark ... read more

Climate Change Likely Caused Deadly 2016 Avalanche in Tibet

Dec. 9, 2016 — On July 17, 2016, more than 70 million tons of ice broke off from the Aru glacier in the mountains of western Tibet and tumbled into a valley below, taking the lives of nine nomadic yak herders ... read more

It's Time to Stop Using Bite Marks in Forensics, Experts Argue

Dec. 1, 2016 — Researchers are increasingly skeptical about the validity of bite-mark identification as trial evidence. A new paper describes the legal basis for the rise of bite-mark identification and reviews ... read more

Nov. 1, 2016 — You may have seen it on CSI: The star examines hair from a crime scene and concludes its color or texture looks like the defendant’s hair, or maybe his dog’s. Case closed. But looks can be ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — Hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen made famous by the movie Erin Brockovich, is far more abundant in drinking water wells in North Carolina than previously thought, a new study ... read more

170,000 Hate Crimes Go Unreported in the UK Each Year, According to New Research

Oct. 20, 2016 — English researchers have developed new hate crimes reporting systems to provide authorities with a clearer picture of the level of abuse in that ... read more

Employees Can Get Away With Unethical Behavior When They Imitate Higher-Ups

Oct. 18, 2016 — If higher-ups in a company are getting away with unethical behavior, chances are other employees are too, according to a new ... read more

Medical Ethicists Challenge Court Ruling on Lethal Injection in Alabama Case

Oct. 18, 2016 — Court orders demanding death row inmates to provide "specific, detailed and concrete alternatives" to a state's lethal injection protocol compel those inmates to produce evidence that ... read more

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