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Todays crime related press reports collected by Prof. Thomas Görgen, German Police University

Christian Science Monitor, 09.01.2012

US crime rate at lowest point in decades. Why America is safer now.

The crime rate for serious crimes, including murder, rape, and assault, has dropped significantly since the early 1990s in part because of changes in technology and policing, experts say.

By Daniel B. Wood, Staff writer

Vancouver Sun, 10.01.2012

Edmonton transit riders to be scanned for explosives

EDMONTON — Train riders validating their tickets at an Edmonton light rail transit station will also have them scanned for explosive and radioactive materials this spring.

By Bill Mah, Postmedia News

GlobalPost, 11.01.2012

Homicide no longer a leading cause of death in the US

Homicide has fallen off the list of the top 15 causes of US deaths for the first time in 45 years.

Talia Ralph

AlterNet, 13.01.2012

Shocker: Is Our World Becoming Less Violent?

By Joshua Holland, AlterNet

The Observer, 22.01.2012

Belfast, divided in the name of peace

A 'peace gate' has been opened in the barrier that divides Belfast's Alexandra Park, allowing Catholics and Protestants to mix – during the day at least. But a walk to survey the city's 99 peace walls offers vivid evidence of communities riven by hatred

Sean O'Hagan

Huffington Post, 29.01.2012

The War Over Prescription Painkillers

Radley Balko, 30.01.2012

Is prison education working?

As privatisation forges ahead, Rachel Williams asks whether the pursuit of profit in prison education is failing inmates who most need to learn

Rachel Williams

Public Release, 31.01.2012

Risk-based passenger screening could make air travel safer

University of Maryland For Immediate Release, 31.01.2012

Five U.S. Urban Counties Lead 'Terror Hot Spots' List, but Rural Areas Not Exempt: Research

Neil Tickner

Guernica (USA), 31.01.2012

National Subjects

Ethnic identity training in Bosnia and Herzegovina begins in the classroom.

Aleksandar Hemon