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Newswise: FBI Awards UTEP Professor Grant to Study Interview Methods
Released: 24-Sep-2020 4:30 PM EDT
FBI Awards UTEP Professor Grant to Study Interview Methods
University of Texas at El Paso

Misty Duke, Ph.D., an assistant professor in UTEP's Department of Criminal Justice, said few studies have systematically evaluated how uncooperative interviewees decide about their level of cooperation. She said her research will offer insights into the best ways to conduct investigative and intelligence interviews that could lead to the collection of as much accurate and relevant information as possible under various conditions.

Newswise: Digital Detectives Vie with Tech-Savvy Criminals in Crime Fiction War of Good vs. Evil
Released: 23-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Digital Detectives Vie with Tech-Savvy Criminals in Crime Fiction War of Good vs. Evil
Baylor University

“Whodunnit” may be the big question in crime fiction, but “how they done it” determines whether they will get away with it. These days in detective novels, the war of good and evil increasingly involves technological savvy, says a Baylor University crime fiction researcher.

Newswise: UTEP Professor Part of Comprehensive Prison Study
Released: 16-Sep-2020 7:05 PM EDT
UTEP Professor Part of Comprehensive Prison Study
University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso’s Melinda Tasca, Ph.D., is participating in the most comprehensive study ever into the causes and effects of prison violence. Researchers expect their findings to enhance institutional culture and safety within prisons.

Newswise: From Incarceration to Graduation
Released: 17-Aug-2020 2:45 PM EDT
From Incarceration to Graduation
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The CSU firmly believes that education can create alternatives to the justice system's revolving door policy. The university's commitment to offering options to those touched by incarceration is evident in programs such as Project Rebound, which is active at multiple campuses, and the Prison BA Graduation Initiative at California State University, Los Angeles.

Released: 12-Aug-2020 3:50 PM EDT
MTSU, Texas State professors posit pandemic offers 'largest criminological experiment in history'
Middle Tennessee State University

In a research paper published in the American Journal of Criminal Justice, Ben Stickle, an associate professor of criminal justice administration, posits that the novel coronavirus tragedy presents a unique opportunity for a “randomized control trial.” The paper is co-authored by Stickle and Marcus Felson of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Problem gambling and crime appear co-symptomatic, not causal
University at Buffalo

New research from a University at Buffalo sociologist is providing valuable insight into better understanding the association between criminal behaviors and problem gambling. “We’re finding that it’s not so much that problem gambling causes crime, but rather that the same background characteristics that contribute to predicting the likelihood of someone being a problem gambler also predict that they’ll engage in crime,” says Christopher Dennison, an assistant professor of sociology at UB.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 has historical ties in United States
Iowa State University

Anti-Asian hate crimes during health crises are unfortunately not new, according to a new academic paper examining the history of this phenomenon. The research team, including an Iowa State University criminal justice researcher, looked at how anti-Asian hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic have furthered the historical “othering” of Asian Americans and reproduced inequalities.

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Released: 22-Jul-2020 1:05 PM EDT
No honor among cyber thieves
Washington State University

A backstabbing crime boss and thousands of people looking for free tutorials on hacking and identity theft were two of the more interesting findings of a study examining user activity on two online "carding forums," illegal sites that specialize in stolen credit card information.

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Released: 21-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT
American Philosophical Society honors Elizabeth Loftus with Suppes Prize
University of California, Irvine

Elizabeth F. Loftus, a University of California, Irvine distinguished professor of psychological science and criminology, law and society, has been named this year’s recipient of the Suppes Prize by the American Philosophical Society. And, she is donating the $20,000 award to UCI’s School of Social Ecology, where she has been employed for 18 years.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
White Police Officers Use Force More Often Than Non-White Colleagues
Texas A&M University

White police officers are far more likely to use force than their nonwhite counterparts, especially in minority neighborhoods, according to a study from Texas A&M University researchers.

Newswise: Criminal justice professor fights for prisoners' families
Released: 6-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Criminal justice professor fights for prisoners' families
Wichita State University

The odds of Breanna Boppre ending up in the correctional system were astronomically higher than the odds of her becoming Dr. Breanna Boppre, assistant professor of criminal justice at Wichita State University.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 3:35 PM EDT
$2.7 million gift by Arnold Ventures to UCI funds most comprehensive prison violence study to date
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 29, 2020 — The University of California, Irvine has received a $2.7 million gift by Arnold Ventures to conduct the most comprehensive study to date into the sources and consequences of prison violence in seven states. Findings from the three-year, multi-strategy investigation will be used to create an evidence-based framework for reducing and preventing incidents of violence.

Newswise: Unfounded fear helps fuel police violence
Released: 24-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Unfounded fear helps fuel police violence
Furman University

Research shows that policing is a relatively safe job, but fear stoked by and among officers put black lives in danger.

Released: 18-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Ankle monitors could stigmatize wearers, research says
Cornell University

Electronic ankle monitors – increasingly used as an alternative to incarceration – are bulky and difficult to conceal, displaying their wearers’ potential involvement with the justice system for all to see, according to a new article by a Cornell researcher.

Newswise: Two-thirds of African Americans know someone mistreated by police, and 22% report mistreatment in past year
Released: 18-Jun-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Two-thirds of African Americans know someone mistreated by police, and 22% report mistreatment in past year
Tufts University

Sixty-eight percent of African Americans say they know someone who has been unfairly stopped, searched, questioned, physically threatened or abused by the police, and 43 percent say they personally have had this experience—with 22 percent saying the mistreatment occurred within the past year alone, according to survey results from Tufts University’s Research Group on Equity in Health, Wealth and Civic Engagement.

Newswise: Overcoming crime in Costa Rica
Released: 18-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Overcoming crime in Costa Rica
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Costa Rica is known around the world over for its rainforests, coffee and beaches. But despite Costa Rica's reputation for safety and its recent economic growth, criminals use its strategic location for smuggling activities. A team of U.S. forensic science experts, led by two WVU professors from Costa Rica, aim to fix that.

Released: 17-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
FSU expert available to comment on Tulsa race massacre
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: June 17, 2020 | 4:34 pm | SHARE: Many Americans may never have heard of “Black Wall Street” or the Tulsa race massacre until this month. In 1921, a mob attacked an African American neighborhood in the Oklahoma city. By the time the violence ended, hundreds of buildings had been destroyed and dozens of people were dead.

Newswise: Jurors respond negatively to police overreactions to Black Americans
Released: 17-Jun-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Jurors respond negatively to police overreactions to Black Americans
University of Illinois at Chicago

Psychology and criminal justice researchers are now trying to determine the various influences of body-worn camera footage, such as its impact on trial outcomes.

Released: 11-Jun-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Place Doesn’t Trump Race as Predictor of Incarceration
Cornell University

Steven Alvarado is the author of “The Complexities of Race and Place: Childhood Neighborhood Disadvantage and Adult Incarceration for Whites, Blacks, and Latinos,” published June 1 in the journal Socius, a study showing that for black Americans growing up in better neighborhoods doesn’t diminish the likelihood of going to prison nearly as much as it does for whites or Latinos.

Newswise: How Dashcams help and hinder forensics
Released: 11-Jun-2020 9:55 AM EDT
How Dashcams help and hinder forensics
University of Warwick

Dashcams are vital for helping police investigate car incidents, however the way the footage is submitted to police, managed and processed can cause problems. A researcher at WMG, University of Warwick has assessed seven different types of dashcams’ SD storage systems to see how they help and hinder digital forensics.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Policing and Law Enforcement: Further Considerations from Psychological Science
Association for Psychological Science

Commentary by Ludmila Nunes, PhD, of the Association for Psychological Science on some research on police and stereotyping, police officers’ aggressiveness, and the impact of psychological science on policing in the United States.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
AACC Statement for Racial Equality
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Laboratory professionals cannot be mute bystanders to inequality. Our legacy is one of service and AACC calls upon our community to be part of the dialogue to promote racial equality.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
UNH Experts Available to Comment on What History Teaches About Protests
University of New Hampshire

As activists around the world organize protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, and some escalate into more violent conflicts, experts at the University of New Hampshire point to historical parallels between the current Black Lives Matter protests, and other riots and marches like those of the civil rights era.

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Released: 3-Jun-2020 8:30 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Police Brutality and BLM Protests: Newswise Live Expert Panel for June 2nd, 2PM EDT
Newswise

Demonstrations spread across the U.S. to confront the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police. Experts will discuss how to prevent more unarmed black men and women from being killed by police, and what can be done by individuals outside of law enforcement.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Democracy’s Shapeshifting Past—and Its Uncertain Future
New York University

David Stasavage, author of the newly released "The Decline and Rise of Democracy", discusses democracy's past--and future.

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Released: 28-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Study: Exposure to police violence may be more impactful for individuals who perceive police as a threat to their personal safety
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from the Race and Opportunity Lab in the Brown School’s Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis sheds light on youths’ reactions to social media videos showing violence in their communities. “Exposure to police violence may be more impactful for individuals who perceive police as a threat to their personal safety,” the lead author said.

Newswise: Helping Law Enforcement Solve and Prevent Chemical-Related Violence
Released: 26-May-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Helping Law Enforcement Solve and Prevent Chemical-Related Violence
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T-developed Chemical Agents Reactions Database can help federal, state and local agencies check if chemicals found in illegal labs can make illicit drugs, poisons or warfare agents.

Released: 18-May-2020 3:25 PM EDT
National institute awards $20 million in renewed funding to forensic science center
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., May 18, 2020 – The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded $20 million in renewed funding to the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence, an interdisciplinary group of more than 60 participants at the University of California, Irvine and five other U.S. institutions of higher education.

Newswise: Forensic Chemist’s Laser Technology Can Detect Crime Scene Smokers
Released: 12-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Forensic Chemist’s Laser Technology Can Detect Crime Scene Smokers
University at Albany, State University of New York

Igor Lednev’s innovative laser-light technology is adding another use to its forensics toolbox – being able to determine if a smoker was at the crime scene based on biological evidence.

Released: 5-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Fight for Victims of Dead Multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein Continues
University of Utah

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell and attorney Bradley J. Edwards have filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of sex abuse victims of multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein. The petition asks the full Eleventh Circuit to rehear its earlier divided (2-1) ruling, rejecting the victims’ appeal challenging a secret non-prosecution agreement.

Released: 4-May-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Providing child support after prison: Some state policies may miss the mark
University at Buffalo

Many states have policies that attempt to help formerly incarcerated people find work by limiting an employer’s ability to access or use criminal records as part of the hiring process. But there is little evidence that these restrictions are helping non-resident fathers provide financial support to their children.

Newswise: National center for forensic science wins federal renewal for another five years, $20 million
Released: 28-Apr-2020 4:15 PM EDT
National center for forensic science wins federal renewal for another five years, $20 million
Iowa State University

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has renewed support for the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence, adding five years and up to $20 million of support.

Newswise: Study: Visitor’s garden is improving prison visitation experience for all
Released: 20-Apr-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Study: Visitor’s garden is improving prison visitation experience for all
Iowa State University

New research shows that a visitor’s garden designed and built by Iowa State University students and incarcerated individuals at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women is helping to strengthen connections between the women and their children.


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