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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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Study: Violations of Privacy Rights by Fusion Centers Are the Exception, Not the Rule

Concerns that law enforcement fusion centers are violating individuals' privacy rights as they gather intelligence on terrorism, criminals and other threats to public safety are the exception and certainly not the rule, according to a study published in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.

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Study: Smart Technology – and Not Body Cameras – More Likely to Reduce Use of Lethal Force by Police

Two researchers from Temple University's Fox School of Business have found that smartphones and analytics are more likely than body cameras to reduce lethal force by police

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'Green' Energy From Garden Grass, Mars Rover's Laser Can Now Target Rocks All by Itself, World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Completes Search, and More in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

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Counterterrorism Expert Available for Media Interviews

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Trauma of Racism Playing Out Tragically for Black Americans and Police Officers, Kennesaw State Psychology Professor Says

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Novel Biomarkers Can Help Detect Illegal Blood Doping in Athletes

Increasing oxygen delivery to muscles can help athletes perform better and give them the edge needed to win elite competitions. One of the best ways to increase oxygen supply is through blood manipulation, undergoing a blood transfusion that provides extra red blood cells and boosts oxygen levels. These blood transfusions, popularly known as "blood doping," are illegal for professional athletes. While some transfusions and stimulants are identifiable with current testing methods, autologous blood transfusion (ABT) is not. A new report in Transfusion Medicine Reviews looks at novel biomarkers to identify potential new testing protocols for ABT.

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Terrorism Expert Available to Comment on Future Threats & What We Should Be Doing

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WVU Experts Available to Discuss Issues Related to Terror Attack in Nice, France

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Gun Control Can't Stop Such "Low-Tech Horror" as Truck Attack in France, Says Baylor Terrorism Scholar

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Prisoners Worldwide Bear Higher Burdens of HIV and Other Infections

Prisoners and detainees worldwide have higher burdens of HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis than the communities from which they come, and the regular cycling of infected people in and out of incarceration is worsening the epidemics both inside and outside of prison, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

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Will Recent Police-Related Shootings Trigger “Ferguson Effect”?

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Will the scrutiny surrounding recent shootings in Texas, Louisiana and Minnesota cause local law enforcement to scale back their policing efforts? Nationally recognized criminal justice expert Justin Nix has studied the "Ferguson Effect" and is available for comment.

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Study Shows Allocation of Police Resources Affects Economic Welfare, Inequality

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Decisions about how to allocate police resources in a community are likely to influence not only crime but also housing prices, overall economic welfare and social inequality, according to a new study by economists at Indiana and Maryland.

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National Police Training Expert: Use Common Sense/Open Dialogue to Reduce Potential Police Shootings

Harvard Law Fellow and University of Louisville law professor Dr.Laura McNeal is a nationally-recognized expert in effective police training techniques and can provide unique insight, as well as real-life, tangible solutions to both the law enforcement and minority communities in the wake of the recent shootings.

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National Expert: Use Common Sense/Open Dialogue to Reduce Potential Police Shootings

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Homeland Security Expert Discusses Use of Explosives in Dallas Police Shootings

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The True Cost of Crime -- in Carbon Footprints

Recent research by the University of Surrey's Centre for Environmental Strategy has found that despite policy makers currently examining the economic and social impacts of crime, the environmental impacts have not, to date, been included.

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In Wake of Recent Shootings, WVU Expert Says Police and Communities Are ‘Strangers and Adversaries’

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Police Shootings May Lead to Unifying Change, According to Social Media Analysis

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Historian Shares Thoughts in Aftermath of Recent Shootings of Dallas Police, Sterling & Castile