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UTEP Expert Researches Social Organization of Transnational Criminal Groups. Send Requests to News@utep.edu.

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Saudis to sell stake in state-owned oil: Experts Needed

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Fighting Against Counterfeit Medicine

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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 pursue prosecution.

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Alcohol Availability Affects Local Crime Patterns

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 In 2003, Pennsylvania repealed its Sunday alcohol-sales ban for a portion of its state-run liquor stores. This paper investigates whether this change in alcohol policy, which affected alcohol availability, had an impact on crime occurring within the vicinity of liquor stores that opened on Sundays in Philadelphia.

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Criminal Charges Of The Kind Filed In The Flint Water Crisis Rare, Environmental Health Expert Says

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Hair Analysis Is a Flawed Forensic Technique

Since 1989, 74 people who were convicted of serious crimes, in large part due to microscopic hair comparisons, were later exonerated by post-conviction DNA analysis.

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States With Punitive Justice Systems Have Higher Rates of Foster Care, Study Finds

The number of children in foster care across the country is driven not solely by child abuse and neglect, but by states’ varying politics and approaches to social problems, a new University of Washington (UW) study finds.

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A Shot in the Dark: New Surveillance Tool Called ShotSpotter Tracks and Records Incidents of Gunfire

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When gunfire is heard and unreported, what does it reveal about the state of crime in America? The University of Virginia’s Jennifer Doleac is determined to find out. An assistant professor of public policy and economics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, she has been using data from new surveillance technology to research the disparity between the number of recorded gunshot sounds and the number of reported incidents of gun violence.

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Self-Understanding Helps Criminal Substance Abusers

Impulsiveness, crime and problems with social interaction. Many substance abusers also struggle with antisocial personality disorders, which makes it difficult for them to complete a drug or alcohol treatment programme. New research from the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research at Aarhus BSS reveals that just six additional counselling sessions may lower the drop-out rate and increase the outcome of the treatment programme.

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Study Links Gang Membership and Depression

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Kids who decide to join gangs are more likely to be depressed and suicidal - and these mental health problems only worsen after joining, finds a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University criminologist.

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International College Students Are Less Likely to Experience Violent Crimes, New Research Suggests

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New research suggests that students from abroad may be at less risk to experience violent, non-sexual victimization than their domestic counterparts, according to criminologists at Georgia State University and the University of West Georgia.

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Legal Expert Looks At What’s Missing In The Conversation About Campus Sexual Assaults

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Minorities’ Homicide Victimization Rates Fall Significantly Compared to Whites’

A new study reveals that while homicide victimization rates declined for whites, blacks, and Hispanics in the United States from 1990-2010, the drop was much more precipitous for the two minority groups.

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Widespread Sexual Harassment Persists in India

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Sexual harassment remains a pervasive problem in India despite tougher laws enacted more than three years ago after a woman was gang raped on a bus and later died of her injuries, indicates new research by a Michigan State University criminologist.

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Police View Blacks as 'Suspects First, Civilians Second'

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Most of the Ferguson protestors believed police view black people as worthless thugs and white people as innocent and superior - perceptions that, true or not, affect police-community relations in an era of persistent racial strife.

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Suicide Bomber Attacks in Brussels Kills Dozens. ISIS Claims Responsibility. Experts Needed For Media

Suicide bomber attack in brussels kills dozens. ISS claims responsibility. Cities around the world ramp up security. Experts needed for media.

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New Report Reveals Hundreds Still Dying in Detention

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An ongoing culture of secrecy, poor access to specialist mental health services and a lack of high quality independent investigations has contributed to hundreds of non-natural deaths in detention, according to a new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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UMD-Led Team Ranks Nations on Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

Damaging cyberattacks on a global scale continue to surface every day. Some nations are better prepared than others to deal with online threats from criminals, terrorists and rogue nations.

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Evidence of a ‘Ferguson Effect’ on Baltimore Arrests Before Unrest

A “Ferguson effect” likely decelerated arrests in Baltimore well before the April 2015 unrest related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, but there is little evidence to suggest it influenced the city’s crime rate, a new report concludes.

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Expert Available to Discuss How to Keep a Verbal Clash From Turning Physical, as It Did This Week When a Trump Supporter Was Charged with Assault After Sucker-Punching a Protester

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