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Article ID: 705614

FSU Researcher: Unfair treatment by police linked to physiological impacts among black men

Florida State University

Advocates of proactive policing argue that stopping and searching law-abiding citizens is a minor inconvenience. However, researchers from Florida State University have found it might actually be getting under the skin of black men — literally. In a new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, FSU researchers found a strong link between unfair treatment by police and telomere length, a biological indicator of psychological stress.

18-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 705597

Criminal History Strong Indicator for Future Violent Crime

Iowa State University

New research shows violent offenders will likely commit the same crime again. For example, a prior homicide conviction increased the likelihood by 1,467 percent. Researchers say that's why an offender's entire criminal history needs to be considered before parole.

18-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 705578

How a personality trait puts you at risk for cybercrime

Michigan State University

Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for malware attacks. New research from Michigan State University examines the behaviors – both obvious and subtle – that lead someone to fall victim to cybercrime involving Trojans, viruses, and malware

17-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 705569

Satellite data expose looting

University of Bern

Globally archaeological heritage is under threat by looting. The destruction of archaeological sites obliterates the basis for our understanding of ancient cultures and we lose our shared human past. Research at University of Bern shows that satellite data provide a mean to monitor the destruction of archaeological sites. It is now possible to understand activities by looters in remote regions and take measures to protect the sites.

17-Dec-2018 1:45 PM EST

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 704912

Emergency financial assistance reduces homeless shelter entry and violent crime

University of Notre Dame

A new study conducted by researchers at the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at Notre Dame shows that emergency financial assistance for people facing homelessness not only reduces shelter entry, but also reduces criminal behavior.

4-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 704904

DHS S&T Announces New Collaborative Blockchain Innovation Solution

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is seeking innovative solutions from startups to enhance anti-forgery and counterfeiting capabilities for digital documentation through a new solicitation, “Preventing Forgery and Counterfeiting of Certificates and Licenses,” under S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP).

4-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704787

$100K grant helps UIC professor focus on public conviction registries

University of Illinois at Chicago

Police websites publish personal data about people with past convictions.

3-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 704281

Media Portrayals of Black Men Contribute to Police Violence, Rutgers Study Says

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Finding suggests media bias influences the rates at which police engage black men

26-Nov-2018 7:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 704312

Emergency Room Physician Tamara O’Neal, MD, and Pharmacy Resident Dayna Less are Victims of Gun Violence at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

Loyola University Health System

As a doctor who often treated shooting victims, Mercy Hospital emergency department physician Tamara O'Neal, MD, was greatly concerned about the toll of gun violence. Dr. O'Neal herself became a victim of gun violence on November 19 when she and two others were killed by a gunman at Mercy Hospital.

20-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704271

Why research on firearm safety is essential

University of Michigan

Q&A with Rebecca Cunningham, co-leader of FACTS and an emergency physician and associate vice president for research at U-M, discussed the announcement.

20-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

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