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cybercullying, selfharm, Suicide, suicidal behavior, Suicidal Thoughts, Children, young people

Young Victims of Cyberbullying Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide and Self-Harm, Study Finds

Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide than non-victims. While perpetrators of cyberbullying are also more likely to experience suicidal thoughts and behaviours, researchers say.

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UNLV Sociology Expert Robert Futrell Available for Interviews About the Rise of Hate Groups

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Smartphone Tracking Shows Fear Affects Where Youth Spend Time

Youth spend less time in their neighborhoods if area residents have a high fear of crime, according to a new study that used smartphones to track kids’ whereabouts. Adolescents spent over an hour less each day on average in their neighborhoods if residents there were very fearful.

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Media, Media violence, Violence, Television, mass communication, News Content, Newscasts

Violent News Videos Can Be a Moral Motivator, Says UB Researcher

Matthew Grizzard, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Communication, says his latest research suggests editors should include violent video in those stories they consider to be genuinely newsworthy.

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Radicalization, Discrimination, extremeism

Can Discrimination Contribute to Feelings of Radicalization?

Lack of cultural identity, marginalization related to Muslim immigrants’ support for extremism, research finds

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funding opportunity, DHS, S&T, R&D, COE, Center Of Excellence, Law Enforcement, First Responders, criminal investigation, Network, Network Analysis, cross-border, Academia, Geroge Mason University

DHS Selects George Mason University for Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis Center of Excellence

S&T will provide CINA with a $3.85 million grant for its first operating year in a 10-year grant period.

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Entomology, forensic evidence

Can Insects Be Used as Evidence to Tell if a Body Has Been Moved?

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The use of insects as indicators of post-mortem displacement is a familiar technique depicted on many crime investigation TV shows. In reality, this practice is far from clear-cut. To cut through the hype, researchers have looked across existing studies to review how exactly insects have been used in legal investigations and to what extent these methods have been useful.

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Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Drunk Driving, Crime, Drugs, Alcohol, Public Health, Sociology

Undocumented Immigration Doesn’t Worsen Drug, Alcohol Problems in U.S., Study Indicates

Despite being saddled with many factors associated with drug and alcohol problems, undocumented immigrants are not increasing the prevalence of drug and alcohol crimes and deaths in the United States, according to a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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human smuggling, Trafficking, Mexican, American

Texas Tech Expert: Human Smuggling is a Direct Result of ‘Broken’ Immigration System

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Selfish Motives, Not Fairness, the Best Message for Criminal Justice Advocacy Groups

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Advocacy groups and activists should appeal to self-interests if they want to obtain public support for criminal justice reform, according to a new study.







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