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July 24, 2016

Scientists Trial Fingerprint Development Method for Britain's New Polymer Banknotes

July 13, 2016 — New research into the most effective way of lifting fingerprints from polymer banknotes has been released by English ... read more

The True Cost of Crime, in Carbon Footprints

July 11, 2016 — Despite policy makers currently examining the economic and social impacts of crime, the environmental impacts have not, to date, been included, a new report ... read more

Policing: Two Officers 'on the Beat' Prevent 86 Assaults and Save Thousands in Prison Costs

June 14, 2016 — The results of a major criminology experiment in the United Kingdom suggest that investing in proactive Police Community Support Officers foot patrols targeting crime ‘hot spots’ could yield a ... read more

Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Yields New Insights Into Rapists

June 6, 2016 — Researchers discovered serial rapists are far more common than previous research suggested, a finding that could change how sexual assaults, including so-called acquaintance rapes, are investigated. ... read more

In All US Regions, Broad Support for Increasing Legal Age of Tobacco Sales

June 1, 2016 — In all nine regions of the country, a majority of adults supported increasing the minimum legal age for tobacco product sales, a new research study ... read more

Want to Conserve More Water? Target Those Who Already Save a Little

June 1, 2016 — Researchers call them “water considerate” consumers because they conserve water fairly well but could stand some improvement. These water users might be the most appropriate people to target if ... read more

International Law Allows for the Legalization of Cannabis

May 30, 2016 — The regulated cultivation and trade of cannabis for recreational use is permissible on the basis of states’ positive human rights obligations. Pleas for the regulated cultivation and trade of ... read more

Extreme Beliefs Often Mistaken for Insanity, New Study Finds

May 23, 2016 — In the aftermath of violent acts such as mass shootings, many people assume mental illness is the cause. After studying the 2011 case of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, researchers are ... read more

Canada's Plans to Legalize Marijuana Contravene UN's International Conventions, Say Experts

May 16, 2016 — The Canadian government's plan to legalize marijuana contravenes its current legal obligations to the United Nation's international drug-control conventions, states a new expert ... read more

Study Arms Sheriff's Deputies With Nasal Spray for Drug Overdose Victims

May 11, 2016 — Drug-related overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle accidents at 44,000 fatalities annually. In response, researchers at University of ... read more

Large Reductions in Prison Population Can Be Made Without Endangering Public Safety

May 11, 2016 — A new paper addresses one of the most important crime policy questions in America: can prison populations be reduced without endangering the ... read more

May 11, 2016 — A team has been awarded a prize for their proposal to crack down on wildlife crime using a portable DNA sequencing device, the MinION, to read the ‘barcode genes’ of animals affected by illegal ... read more

Political Lobbying, Connections May Help Airlines Profits Take Off

May 10, 2016 — Government lobbying and political connections may add lift to the air transportation industry's profitability, but they could also cause a crash in talented transportation administrators, ... read more

How US Police Departments Can Clear More Homicides

May 10, 2016 — Only about 65 percent of homicides in the United States are solved -- down 15 percent from the mid-1970s -- but a new study examines how some police departments are getting it ... read more

First Amendment Offers Scant Protection for Professors

May 9, 2016 — When academics choose to litigate speech disputes with colleges and universities, they end up losing nearly three-quarters of the time -- a finding that points to the growing tension between academic ... read more

Children of Gay Fathers Are Well Adjusted

Apr. 30, 2016 — Compared to a national sample of heterosexual parents, gay fathers report similar parenting behavior and measures of wellbeing in their children, according to new ... read more

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

Alcohol Availability Affects Local Crime Patterns

Apr. 25, 2016 — Restrictions on alcohol availability may be an important crime-control policy, given that alcohol availability appears to influence crime by increasing consumption and alcohol-induced impulsivity. In ... read more

Better Data Needed to Stop Sixth Mass Extinction

Apr. 21, 2016 — To prevent a new mass extinction of the world's animal and plant life, we need to understand the threats to biodiversity, where they occur and how quickly change is happening. For this to ... read more

New Report Calls for Effort to Reduce Negative Attitudes Toward People With Disorders

Apr. 20, 2016 — Scientists should lead efforts among federal partners and stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate a multipronged, evidence-based national strategy to reduce stigma toward people with mental ... read more

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