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Lawsuits Bring to Light Problem Of "Debtors’ Prisons"

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Funneling Fundamental Particles, Neutrino Experiments, Physicists Discover 'Apparent Departure From the Laws of Thermodynamics', and More in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

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Why Prisons Continue to Grow, Even When Crime Declines

A new study may help explain why the number of people in prison in the United States continued to rise, even as the crime rate declined significantly.

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Why Prisons Continue to Grow, Even When Crime Declines

The U.S. prison population continued to rise even after the crime rate began declining in the mid-1990s because judges were faced with more repeat offenders, a new study suggests.

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Study: Paying Terrorist Kidnappers Doesn't Pay Off for Countries

Paying ransoms to terrorist kidnappers may encourage more abductions and worsen the situation for others, according to new research from UT Dallas. Countries that negotiated with terrorists to release hostages faced up to 87 percent more kidnappings than those that did not pay ransoms, according to the study.

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Sports Management Expert Gives Insight on Rio Olympics

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Can Nature Videos Help Improve Prisoner Behavior?

Researchers have identified a simple intervention that may help reduce levels of violence in maximum security prisons. Inmates who viewed nature videos showed reduced levels of aggression and were less likely to be disciplined than those in similar cellblocks, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 124th Annual Convention.

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Viewing Video in Slow Motion Makes Action Appear More Intentional, New Study Finds

Watching a video of a harmful or violent act being committed can provide useful evidence of the circumstances surrounding the action. But new research shows that watching that same video in slow motion can often cause viewers to see something that may not be there: intentionality.

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Former Federal Judge Paul Cassell, Now a University of Utah Law Professor, Available to Discuss Historic White House Commutations and Sentencing Reform

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GW Extremism Tracker: US Officials Charged 100 People with ISIS-Related Offenses Since March 2014

An arrest announced Wednesday by law enforcement officials in Washington, D.C., is the 100th charge of ISIS-related offenses in the United States, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

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Media: Wayne McCormack of @sjquinney & @uutah a Source on Planning for Security @ #rio2016 #Olympics

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McCormack worked on planning for security issues on a committee for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is also a legal scholar who has done work on global justice and terrorism issues.

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WVU Experts Warn of Possible Health and Safety Risks at 2016 Olympics in Rio

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Mobile Scan and Pay Technology Could Promote Supermarket Theft, Study Suggests

Report suggests mobile scanning technologies generate significantly high rates of loss. Technology promotes ease of effort for theft by removing human contact in shopping process. Retailers could find themselves accused of making theft easy for people who otherwise would not be tempted to commit crime

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National Communication Association Urges Communication Scholars and Teachers to Help Communities Heal in the Wake of Shootings

In light of the wave of violence that has left citizens and police officers dead in communities across the United States in recent weeks, the National Communication Association (NCA) has issued an Action Alert, encouraging the nearly 7,000 Communication teachers and scholars who constitute its membership to continue to use their communication expertise for the common good.

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How to Reduce U.S. Firearm Suicide Rates?

Reducing firearm access, smart gun technology, and public education could reduce firearm suicides in the United States, finds a new report from Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute.

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Should Crime Victims Call the Police?

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New research from the University of Iowa finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial experiences.

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Homicides in Chicago Climbed Nearly 10 Percent Since 2005; Increases Were Highest Among African Americans and Youth 20 to 24 Years Old

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Getting Digital Line-Ups Wrong Can Put Innocents Behind Bars

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New research from the University of Warwick highlights why it’s vital for police to disguise distinctive features in line-ups.

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UTEP Professor Available to Talk About His Personal Experience with Racism and Can Talk About a Teacher’s and an Administrator’s Role in Classroom When Discussing Recent National Shootings

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Fixing Police-Community Relations: Virginia Tech’s Scott Geller Calls on Law Enforcement to be “Positive, Proactive Agents of Change”







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