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Violence Against Police Officers Can Trigger Increased Discrimination in Police Stops

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A new Yale study has found that incidents of extreme violence against police officers can lead to periods of substantially increased racial disparities in the use of force by police.

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UGA Expert Available to Comment on Charlotte Violence

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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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Improving Police-Community Partnerships Workshop

The Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) is offering a two-day workshop on research-proven strategies for improving and strengthening police-community relations.

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Georgia State Criminologists Detail the Personal and Professional Costs of Using Confidential Informants

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Interviews with law enforcement officers who work with confidential drug informants reveal that the practice, while aiding in investigations and arrests, can also extract huge personal, professional and organizational costs, according to research published in a new book this month.

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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

Click here to go directly to 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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