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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

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

Legal Marijuana Sales Creating Escalating Damage to the Environment

Feb. 21, 2017 — Marijuana sales have created an economic boom in U.S. states that have fully or partially relaxed their cannabis laws, but is the increased cultivation and sale of this crop also creating escalating ... read more

Whale-Ship Collisions

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that ... read more

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... 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

International Effort Announced to Try to Save the World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal

Jan. 18, 2017 — An ambitious, emergency plan to help save the vaquita porpoise from extinction in the northern Gulf of California has been recommended by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita ... read more

How China Is Poised for Marine Fisheries Reform

Jan. 16, 2017 — China has introduced an unprecedented policy platform for stewarding its fisheries and other marine resources. In order to achieve a true paradigm shift a team of international scientists from within ... 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

Ignition Interlock Laws Reduce Alcohol-Involved Fatal Crashes

Jan. 5, 2017 — State laws requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders appear to reduce the number of fatal drunk driving crashes, a new study ... read more

Switching to Daylight Saving Time May Lead to Harsher Legal Sentences

Dec. 14, 2016 — Judges in the United States tend to give defendants longer sentences the day after switching to daylight saving time compared with other days of the year, according to new ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — People must be part of the equation in conservation projects to increase local support and effectiveness, according to a new ... 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

Economists Examined US Legal Cannabis Sector to Gauge Value of Banking Services

Dec. 1, 2016 — Despite the many innovative services in the digital age, conventional banking remains important to newly-established businesses; banking cannot yet be replaced by online financial services such as ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — Respondents to an online survey of 3,000 homeowners in Florida, Texas and California said reducing the price of water-efficient equipment would be the most effective strategy to successfully conserve ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Americans believe endangered species are best protected when their habitats are protected and not when animal predators are killed, according to new ... read more

One State's Temporary Gun Removal Law Shows Promise in Preventing Suicides

Nov. 17, 2016 — A Connecticut law enacted in 1999 to allow police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people likely prevented dozens of suicides, according to a ... read more

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