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Article ID: 706540

Cop voice: Jay-Z, Public Enemy songs highlight police tactic to frighten people of color

Binghamton University, State University of New York

What do songs by artists like Jay-Z and Public Enemy have in common? They feature representations of ‘cop voice,’ a racialized way of speaking that police use to weaponize their voices around people of color, according to faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

16-Jan-2019 8:30 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

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    20-Dec-2018 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 705699

Police Interactions Linked To Increased Risk of Client Violence for Female Sex Workers

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The more abusive interactions street-based female sex workers (FSWs) have with police, the higher their risk of violence at the hands of clients, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.

19-Dec-2018 1:40 PM EST

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

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