Google Play icon
Hispanic males most likely to have a fatal interaction with police in segregated neighborhoods

February 12, 2019

Crowd-sourcing data set creates a more accurate view of fatal interactions with police in lieu of federally collected…
Research Brief: Preventing violent encounters between police and young black men in Minnesota

January 15, 2019

High profile events in recent years have drawn attention to violent encounters between police and young black men…
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…
Police kill unarmed blacks more often, especially when they are women, study finds

February 9, 2018

Blacks, especially women, are more likely to have been unarmed when killed by police than non-blacks, and that…
Research to relieve stress of police officers expands

November 30, 2017

A new study funded by the U.S. Department of Justice could bring a better scientific understanding of the…
Detecting a concealed weapon or threat is not easy, even for experienced police officers

August 16, 2017

Detecting potential threats is part of the job for police officers, military personnel and security guards. Terrorist attacks…
A Warmer Shade of Blue

June 26, 2017

In 2016, Philando Castile was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer while reaching for his identification during…
Officers on afternoon shift report being more fatigued

June 8, 2017

Police officers on the afternoon shift are twice as likely to report being tired, according to a University…
Study: For cops, exposure to high-stress situations dysregulates vital biological function

February 7, 2017

For most people, cortisol, the vital hormone that controls stress, increases when they wake up. It’s the body’s…
Study: Perceived threats from police officers, black men predict support for policing reforms

July 16, 2016

At a time of intense national attention on law enforcement and race, a new University of Washington study…
Train police to adapt to autism, urge researchers

February 23, 2016

Seven out of ten autistic adults were dissatisfied with their experiences with the police, reporting discrimination, a lack…
Katrina’s impact on police severe years after the storm, expert says

September 1, 2015

Post-traumatic stress symptoms typically last a month or so, says John Violanti, University at Buffalo professor of epidemiology…
Watch Where You Point That ‘Scope: Police Mistake Telescope for a Gun

September 1, 2015

One more thing amateur astronomers might need to worry about besides clouds, bugs, and trying to fix equipment…
$2.5 million NIOSH grant to study impact of stress on police health

August 25, 2015

How do the rigors of police work — from traumatic sights and sounds, to long work shifts and…
Detecting crime using social media

August 13, 2015

Researchers from the Social Data Science Lab have received research grants from the Centre for Scientific and Engineering…
Study: Identifying population of mentally ill ‘frequent fliers’ first step to reducing police contact

February 16, 2015

Identifying the population of people with mental illness who have frequent contact with police could help law enforcement…
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…
License plate readers are important police tool, but hurdles remain, study finds

July 2, 2014

Systems that automatically read automobile license plates have the potential to save police investigative time and increase safety,…
Police use new tool to source crowds for evidence

May 5, 2014

This photo taken Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Los Angles, shows a tablet computer displaying a web site…
US court weighs police use of cellphone tower data

April 30, 2014

A U.S. appeals court is wrestling with whether law enforcement has the authority to obtain and use records…
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…
Better police surveillance technologies come with a cost, scholar says

November 12, 2013

The ever-increasing adoption of digital surveillance technologies by local police departments may dramatically improve the efficiency of criminal…
Computer model anticipates crime hot spots

November 4, 2013

New truancy interventions are helping to reduce thefts in Indio after a UCR sociologist developed a computer model…
US appeals court: Warrants needed for GPS tracking

November 4, 2013

A U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia has ruled that police can’t routinely put GPS devices on vehicles without…
A better breathalyzer: Gel-filled gemstones make new reusable tool for detecting alcohol vapor concentration

October 9, 2013

To gauge whether suspects involved in accidents or routine traffic stops have been driving drunk, police officers pair…
Studies explore weapons/arrests in domestic violence cases

August 21, 2013

Weapons were involved in 40 percent of domestic violence cases in Houston, and researchers discovered distinct patterns on…
Directed police patrols reduce gun crime

June 25, 2013

Gun possession arrests made by a concentrated, proactive patrol unit in the Houston Police Department were linked to…
Spanish police leverage Twitter to fight crime

June 12, 2013

Spain’s national police has built up an army of over half a million followers on Twitter, using them…
Study Examines Ethics of Future Law Enforcement Officers

January 3, 2013

Future law enforcement officers are encouraged to examine their core ethical values to determine if they are in…
Tasers in the spotlight – comforting myths and shocking realities

December 7, 2012

“These weapons save lives. We never said they were toys.” — NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione Damning coronial findings…
Technology Org App
Google Play icon
87,495 science & technology articles

Most Popular Articles

  1. An 18 carat gold nugget made of plastic (January 13, 2020)
  2. Anti Solar Cells: A Photovoltaic Cell That Works at Night (February 3, 2020)
  3. Toyota Raize is a new cool compact SUV that we will not see in this part of the world (November 24, 2019)
  4. Nuclear waste could be recycled for diamond battery power (January 21, 2020)
  5. Physicist Proposes a Testable Theory Stating that Information has Mass and could Account for Universe s Dark Matter (January 24, 2020)

Follow us

Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest   Tumblr   RSS   Newsletter via Email