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Article ID: 699098

West Virginia Innocence Project Client Freed From Prison

West Virginia University

The Innocence Project law clinic at the West Virginia University College of Law has helped free a client from prison after proving he was convicted of a crime he did not commit.

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16-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699034

Leading Catholic Studies Scholar Available on Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

Northwestern University

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15-Aug-2018 11:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698920

Common WiFi Can Detect Weapons, Bombs and Chemicals in Bags

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Ordinary WiFi can easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags at museums, stadiums, theme parks, schools and other public venues, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick-led study. The researchers’ suspicious object detection system is easy to set up, reduces security screening costs and avoids invading privacy such as when screeners open and inspect bags, backpacks and luggage. Traditional screening typically requires high staffing levels and costly specialized equipment.

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15-Aug-2018 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698950

Bioethicist: The Ethics of the Death Penalty Are Clear, It's Wrong

DePaul University

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14-Aug-2018 10:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698823

Are U.S. Cities Getting More or Less Violent? New Database Offers Mixed, But Optimistic, Picture

New York University

Violence has fallen in nearly all major U.S. cities since 1991. However, recent fluctuations in violence in selected cities point to temporary disruptions in this 17-year decline.

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13-Aug-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698838

Sight Unseen: Novel Method Detects Evidence of Unmarked Human Graves

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A new approach to find unmarked gravesites could help narrow the scope and potentially speed up the search for clues during crime scene investigations. Geospatial researchers with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and forensic scientists at University of Tennessee used LIDAR to detect telltale signs of recently buried human remains.

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13-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698808

Scientists Uncover New Details in How Sense of Smell Develops

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have uncovered new details in how the olfactory epithelium develops. The new knowledge could help scientists prove that turbinates and the resulting larger surface area of the olfactory epithelium are one definitive reason dogs smell so well.

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9-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698765

Bad Policing, Bad Law, not ‘Bad Apples,’ Behind Disproportionate Killing of Black Men by Police

Rutgers University

Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers across the nation have garnered massive media attention in recent years, raising the question: Do white law enforcement officers target minority suspects?

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9-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698507

Forensic Pathologist Is a Storyteller, Wearer of Many Hats

University of Kentucky

Dr. Greg Davis'resume sports a long line of national/international forensic consults on criminal cases, including a recent star turn on ABC's "The Last Defense," a seven episode docu-drama that explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of multiple death row cases.

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2-Aug-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698436

Juvenile Diversion Programs Work, but New CWRU Research Shows They Also Curb Tendencies to Reoffend in Early Adulthood

Case Western Reserve University

Juveniles who complete diversion programs for their crimes are less likely to continue their criminal activity as adults, according to new research from Case Western Reserve University.

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1-Aug-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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