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Those annoying speed cameras actually help protecting people’s property from criminals

February 22, 2019

Drivers don’t like speed cameras. They are sometimes places in areas where people are more likely to break…
Why dead bodies used to be outlined with chalk by police? Do they still do that?

January 11, 2019

In some older movies or vintage photographs you might have seen chalk outlines marking the place of the…
New Predictive Policing Algorithm could Predict Crime Hotspots in Real-Time

July 25, 2018

With police departments around the world stretching their budgets thinner almost every year, research in the area of…
Study provides first estimate of total U.S. population with felony convictions

September 29, 2017

New research led by a University of Georgia sociologist on the growth in the scope and scale of…
In a step toward fighting human trafficking, sex ads are linked to Bitcoin data

August 17, 2017

A UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate has developed the first automated techniques to identify adult ads tied to human…
Higher concentrations of streetlights do not guarantee safety

August 15, 2017

Higher concentrations of streetlights do not guarantee fewer nonviolent crimes in Houston neighborhoods, according to a new report from…
Crime and virtual punishment

April 28, 2017

When it comes to crime and punishment, how judges dish out prison sentences is anything but a game.…
Researchers find that brain imagery shows difference between knowing or reckless behavior in criminal acts

March 15, 2017

Judges and juries always ponder whether people act “knowingly” or “recklessly” during criminal activity — and neuroscience has…
UCI researchers forecast lower 2017 violent and property crime rates in much of SoCal

February 15, 2017

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine project double-digit reductions in both violent and property crimes across much…
Fighting crime at the intersection of science and social justice

September 7, 2016

During the past decade, law enforcement agencies across the country have confronted the alarming trend of sex trafficking.…
New law empowers U.S. to combat illegal fishing and seafood fraud

November 10, 2015

President Obama has signed the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act, marking another critical step in…
Glowing fingerprints to fight crime

October 21, 2015

A CSIRO scientist who had his home broken into has developed a new crime scene identification technique to…
Sexual assaults less likely in neighborhoods where registered sex offenders live

June 23, 2015

Reported sex offenses were lower in neighborhoods where more registered sex offenders live—a finding that runs counter to…
Study finds private prisons keep inmates longer, without reducing future crime

June 11, 2015

A new study finds that inmates in private prisons are likely to serve as many as two to…
Police need to focus on first 24 hours following terrorist event to ‘de-escalate’ cyberhate

May 25, 2015

Intervention by police within the first 24 hours of a terrorist event could be key to de-escalating and…
Research gives new hope in the fight against gun crime

February 18, 2015

In a world first, a Flinders University forensic scientist has found promising indications that isotopes in gunshot residue…
Crime data research throws new light on British Muslim communities

December 2, 2014

Muslim communities may not be as victimised by violent crime, or as dissatisfied with the police as is…
Global wildlife decline driving slave labor, organized crime

July 25, 2014

Berkeley — Global decline of wildlife populations is driving increases in violent conflicts, organized crime and child labor…
Historians become scientists to reveal the real reason for a decline in violent crime

June 18, 2014

Old Bailey trial, circa 1808. A scientific analysis of 20 million words recorded during 150 years of criminal…
New polymer can be used to map sweat droplets in fingertips for identification purposes

May 5, 2014

Schematic for formation of a supramolecular PDA from a self-assembled diacetylene entity. Credit: Nature Communications 5, Article number: 3736 doi:10.1038/ncomms4736…
Researchers use Twitter to predict crime

April 22, 2014

File picture shows an official Twitter account on a smartphone Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information…
Mandatory arrest in domestic violence call-outs causes early death in victims

March 13, 2014

 Cambridge criminologist follows up on landmark US domestic violence arrest experiment and finds that black victims who had…
Knowledge gap undermines position of foreign women in UK custody

March 13, 2014

 Researchers from the Institute of Criminology reveal that many women trafficked into the UK who commit crime under…
Does solitary confinement fuel more crime?

February 27, 2014

Solitary confinement does not make supermax prison inmates more likely to re-offend once they’re released, finds a study…
Australian police get hand-held 3D crime scene laser scanner

February 18, 2014

The Zebedee scanner. Credit: CSIRO Police in Queensland Australia have reported to the media that they now have…
Researchers point to digital gains in human recognition

December 27, 2013

Human beings are highly efficient at recognising familiar faces, even from very poor quality images. New research led by…
RoboCops are going to be reality by 2015, soon to patrol streets to prevent crime

December 23, 2013

Hope everyone remembers the famous R2-D2 (Herolc Astromech Droid) from Star Wars movie and also the famous Hollywood…
Mafia toxic waste dumping poisons Italy farmlands

December 20, 2013

In this Nov. 18, 2013 photo, rubbish is piled up on the edge of cultivated land near Caivano,…
Violence rates unaffected by 24-hour licensing laws

December 16, 2013

 Study finds no correlation between violent crime and flexible alcohol licensing following the 2003 Licensing Act, with researchers…
One percent of the population is responsible for 63 percent of violent crime convictions

December 10, 2013

The majority of all violent crime in Sweden is committed by a small number of people. They are…
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