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Study questions video games' effects on violent behavior

Wiley

A new study finds that there is not enough information to support the claim that violent video games lead to acts of violence.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Crime and Forensic Science, Mental Health,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST

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Research Debunks Myth of Super Bowl Sex Trafficking, Improves Media Narrative

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

For years news outlets have tied major sporting events to an increase in sex trafficking, but researchers have now revealed that assumption is a myth and that misleading news stories foster distorted views and misguided interventions that do not reduce harm or protect victims.

Channels: All Journal News, Crime and Forensic Science, Government/Law, Sports, U.S. Politics,

Released:
30-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

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Does Crime Really Rise During a Full Moon?

New York University

Noting that anecdotal beliefs can affect public policies and practices, a "pracademics" team from the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management worked with public safety personnel to expore the axiom that crime rises with a full moon, and found no evidence for the purported phenomenon.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Crime and Forensic Science, Psychology and Psychiatry,

Released:
29-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: Training for Title IX investigators lacks tested, effective techniques

Training for Title IX investigators lacks tested, effective techniques

Iowa State University

Interviews are the central component of any Title IX investigation, but new research finds the techniques investigators are using may not be the most effective. Iowa State University researchers evaluated the available training programs and identified techniques at odds with science-based interviewing strategies.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Crime and Forensic Science, Government/Law, U.S. Politics,

Released:
28-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Researcher to help target victims of rural sex trafficking through new mobile app

Researcher to help target victims of rural sex trafficking through new mobile app

West Virginia University

A West Virginia University School of Medicine researcher is developing an app to train key personnel in rural areas how to identify and report one of the lesser known elements of the opioid epidemic — child sex trafficking.

Channels: Apps, Crime and Forensic Science, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Rural Issues,

Released:
15-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Race Effect: Researchers Find Black Offenders More Likely to Be Arrested Than White Offenders When Committing Violent Crime Together

Race Effect: Researchers Find Black Offenders More Likely to Be Arrested Than White Offenders When Committing Violent Crime Together

Florida State University

Racial disparities at every level of the criminal justice system in America are well documented. Now, a new study by Florida State University researchers reveals it also exists at the initial level of arrest, even when the crime is committed by a diverse pair of co-offenders.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Civil Liberties, Crime and Forensic Science, Race and Ethnicity, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

Released:
9-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT
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Newswise: Narcotics Traffic Devastating Central American Rainforests, Fueling Climate Change

Narcotics Traffic Devastating Central American Rainforests, Fueling Climate Change

Texas State University

Drug trafficking and, paradoxically, efforts to slow it are rapidly driving the deforestation in Central America's most vulnerable tropical rainforests, new research conducted in part by Texas State University reveals.

Channels: Climate Science, Crime and Forensic Science, Environmental Science, South America News, Scientific Meetings,

Released:
9-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Digital Forensics Professor Coauthors Book on Improving Cloud Security Auditing

Digital Forensics Professor Coauthors Book on Improving Cloud Security Auditing

University at Albany, State University of New York

Companies and consumers alike are increasingly turning to cloud infrastructures to store and protect their data. The cybersecurity risks associated with the technology are growing – and demand a more robust response from industry to confront them. That’s according to the School of Business’s Suryadipta Majumdar, a coauthor of a book published in September on cloud security auditing. Majumdar, an assistant professor of information security and digital forensics, said that the book addresses privacy and security concerns related to cloud platforms and solutions yet offers best practices and solutions to help businesses overcome them.

Channels: Crime and Forensic Science, Technology, Cybersecurity,

Released:
9-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Study: U.S. Firearm Death Rate Rose Sharply in Recent Years Across Most States & Demographic Groups
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Study: U.S. Firearm Death Rate Rose Sharply in Recent Years Across Most States & Demographic Groups

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The rate at which Americans died from firearm injuries increased sharply starting in 2015, a new study shows. The change occurred to varying degrees across different states, types of firearm death such as homicide and suicide, and demographics. In all, the US saw a 14% rise in the rate of firearm deaths from 2015 through 2017, compared with the rate seen in the years 1999 through 2014.

Channels: Crime and Forensic Science, Public Health, Guns and Violence, U.S. Politics, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

Released:
7-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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