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

Huffington Post UK, 01.09.2012

Male and Female Psychopaths Get More Sex - New Research Uncovers the Character Traits Which Predict Sexual Success

Dr Raj Persaud and Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm

New York Times, 01.09.2012

Inquiry Finds No Misdeeds by Sheriff in Arizona


The Economist, 01.09.2012

Crime and clarity

Whether sex is rape depends partly on where it happens
The Economist, 01.09.2012

A knight in digital armour

Chris Soghoian, the most prominent of a new breed of activist technology researchers, delights in exposing security flaws and privacy violations
New York Times, 01.09.2012

The Ice Pick Seems Antiquated, but It Still Shows Up on the Police Blotter


The Economist, 01.09.2012

Zap, crackle and pop

Military technology: Energy weapons are finally moving from the laboratory to the real world. But they are hardly the super-weapons of science fiction
Student Pulse, 02.09.2012

A Multi-State Analysis of Correctional Boot Camp Outcomes: Identifying Vocational Rehabilitation as a Complement to Shock Incarceration

Joshua A. Jones

New York Times, 02.09.2012

In a Ban, a Measure of European Tolerance


In-Forum, 02.09.2012

The mechanics of bullying

FARGO – A bully is not a person. Bullying is a behavior, said Wendy Troop-Gordon, assistant professor of psychology at North Dakota State University.

Anna G. Larson, INFORUM

Daily Beast, 02.09.2012

Medical Consensus or Child Abuse? Moms on Methadone Caught in the Middle

Rachel Blustain

The Canberra Times, 03.09.2012

No drugs in prison a big ask

David Biles

New America Media, 03.09.2012

After 18 Years of “Three Strikes” Are Californians Ready for a Change?

EurekAlert, 03.09.2012

Reciprocity an important component of prosocial behavior

Scorekeeping of past favors isn't, however, a factor
Prevention Action, 03.09.2012

An expensive solution to a more expensive problem?

Can a $60,000-per-child parenting program be cost-effective? Yes, if it’s well targeted, argue the developers of Fast Track., 03.09.2012

Characteristics of Successful Ex-Felons: A Microanalysis

Tracy Andrus

Daily Pioneer, 03.09.2012

A fact-packed project

Australia-based Indian doctor SANJAY PATOLE’S first film is about female foeticide. He tells R ARORA about extensive research he did for the movie
University of Michigan Health System, 04.09.2012

Simple tool may help inexperienced psychiatrists better predict violence risk in patients, U-M study finds

Without assessment tool, inexperienced psychiatrists less likely to accurately predict violence


Canadian Medical Association Journal CMAJ, 04.09.2012

Positive parenting, not physical punishment

John Fletcher

Association for Psychological Science, 04.09.2012

When Do We Lie? When We’re Short on Time and Long on Reasons

Huffington Post (blog), 04.09.2012

Making Research Matter: The Academy Versus Real-World Problems

Patricia Leavy

ScienceDaily Sep, 04.09.2012

Black Women Face More Violence Under 'Prison Nation', Book Says

University of California, 04.09.2012

Repeated exposure to traumatic images may be harmful to health

UC Irvine study finds watching extensive TV coverage placed participants at risk
Ohio State University, 04.09.2012

Violent Video Games Not So Bad When Players Cooperate

Times LIVE, 04.09.2012

Betrayed by the system

Lillian Artz, Kelly Moult and Christélle Cronjé | 04 September, 2012 00:01 The reports of the savage beating of 21-year-old Tina Mbili, allegedly by her former boyfriend, forces us to stop in our tracks.
New York Times, 04.09.2012

Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits


Campaigners push for prisoners to be asked what will stop them reoffending

The Prison Reform Trust says asking prisoners what will prevent them from returning to crime may help to reduce recidivism

Mary O'Hara

JURIST's Hotline, 04.09.2012

Invisible Prisoners: The Fight for Human Rights

New Humanist, 05.09.2012

Circumcision: time to cut it out?

The religious culture wars have a new battleground. Is male circumcision a harmless ethnic signifier or the infliction of genuine harm on a child? Toby Lichtig reports
Dunferline Press, 05.09.2012

'Troubling' findings on police college bullying

Gary Fitzpatrick

Concordia University, 05.09.2012

Social exclusion in the playground

Study conducted by Concordia researcher looks at why kids say “you can’t play!”
The Daily Pennsylvanian, 05.09.2012

Penn Law study shows race-based discrimination in criminal sentencing

Law prof David Abrams and other researchers used new research methods to reach their conclusion

Heather Bromfield

New York Times, 05.09.2012

When It Pays to Talk to Terrorists: The Mideast Example -, 05.09.2012

Hackers could be running company computers, GCHQ chief warns

Tom Whitehead, Security Editor

io9, 05.09.2012

There’s a 50-50 chance of another 9/11-sized attack within a decade

As we approach the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, we can be grateful that nothing like it has happened since. But that doesn't mean that something very much like 9/11 — or even worse — couldn't happen again. In fact, new research suggests that we may be seriously underestimating the risk of another large terrorist event.

George Dvorsky

Huffington Post (blog), 05.09.2012

A Curriculum of Tolerance

Ben Barber

Wall Street Journal, 05.09.2012

The Grievance Brigades

The most traditional branches of Western learning have been replaced by disciplines designed to serve radical political ends


BBC News, 05.09.2012

Over 60s invited to take part in domestic abuse study

People in Somerset who are aged over 60 and have experienced domestic violence are being invited to take part in a new study.
Huffington Post, 05.09.2012

Debtors' Prisons Make the Poor Poorer

Inimai Chettiar.Director, Justice Program

Scientific American (blog), 05.09.2012

Revisiting Robbers Cave: The easy spontaneity of intergroup conflict

Maria Konnikova

New York Times, 05.09.2012

A Hero’s Welcome for a Convicted Killer Reignites Tensions


Sacramento Bee, 05.09.2012

NHTSA Releases Study on Growing Use of Alcohol Anklets to Monitor Drunk Drivers

Agency provides in-depth look at SCRAMx programs in six jurisdictions By Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc.
New Zealand Herald, 06.09.2012

Cyber-bullying law a blunder

Chris Barton

BBC News, 06.09.2012

Victim Support says few know of commissioner vote

The first elections for police and crime commissioners will take place on 15 November Continue reading the main story
Pacific Standard, 06.09.2012

Red Flags: Early Warnings of Wrongful Convictions

Experts find recurring themes in wrongful convictions. And while some jurisdictions are now creating in-house review units to ensure convictions are righteous, commonly repeated mistakes continue to mar cases.
University of Toronto, 06.09.2012

Childhood sexual abuse linked to later heart attacks in men

Association for Psychological Science PRESS RELEASE, 06.09.2012

‘I Knew It All Along…Didn’t I?’ – Understanding Hindsight Bias

The fourth-quarter comeback to win the game. The tumor that appeared on a second scan. The guy in accounting who was secretly embezzling company funds. The situation may be different each time, but we hear ourselves say it over and over again: “I knew it all along.”
The FINANCIAL, 06.09.2012

Reading the Riots study shortlisted for THE 'Research Project of the Year' award

Police News, 06.09.2012

Case study: 9 steps to clean up a crime-ridden neighborhood

Certain neighborhoods in High Point, NC, were known for years as toxic to the community until these nine steps caused a dramatic turnaround

Hayley Hudson

NBC Bay Area, 06.09.2012

Prison Spending Affecting Higher Education in California: Report

Stephanie Chuang

PS News, 06.09.2012

Identity research identifies fears

Beyond Chron, 06.09.2012

What Other Cities Can Learn from New York’s Record Crime Drop

Randy Shaw

ITProPortal, 06.09.2012

1.5 million hit by cybercrime everyday

Stephanie Mlot

Prevention Action, 06.09.2012

How the culture of the classroom matters

Cooperative learning has been repeatedly shown to be an effective way to improve academic achievement – in the US, at least. When cooperative learning strategies for mathematics were tested in a randomized controlled trial in the UK, the results were, as the researchers put it, “unexpected and disappointing.”
The Guardian, 06.09.2012

Where is the feminist voice in the porn debate?

Government policy must understand and address the role of pornography in perpetuating women's inequality
National Public Radio, 06.09.2012

Why Your Cellphone Could Be Called A 'Tracker'

Many people use cellphones for purposes other than making calls. "If we call them trackers, then we're doing a much better job of informing ourselves what these devices are actually doing, and what we're really using them for," says ProPublica investigative reporter Peter Maass.
The Independent, 06.09.2012

Talha Ahsan: Behind bars for six years without charge and a family losing faith in the rule of law

Jerome Taylor

Newswise, 07.09.2012

Child Abuse and Discipline. What’s the Difference?

A Johns Hopkins PhD student is attempting to differentiate child abuse from physcial discipline through an examination of Chinese-American mothers and pediatric nurses.
Brookings Institution, 07.09.2012

Learning from James Q. Wilson

When James Quinn Wilson passed away in March, he left a formidable legacy for policymakers in need of guidance. But at least as notable was his influence on a generation of scholars. He was not just an exceptional thinker but an exceptional teacher as well.
Christian Science Monitor, 07.09.2012

Mexico: What keeps drug traffickers 'in the game?'

Mexico's drug trade employs an estimated 500,000 people. A new study explores factors – like addressing drug addiction – that can lead traffickers to exit the drug trade, and how to encourage more to follow.

Patrick Corcoran

Babble (blog), 07.09.2012

Should Spanking be Outlawed? Yes, Urges Top Canadian Medical Journal

Meredith Carroll

Infosecurity Magazine, 07.09.2012

The creators of BEAST now present CRIME, 07.09.2012

EU data row over police access to asylum seekers' fingerprints

Benjamin Fox

Infosurhoy, 07.09.2012

Brazil: Reports of elderly abuse rising

The Conversation, 07.09.2012

More young men using steroids but do they know the harms?

A recent national survey has found two-thirds of young men who began injecting drugs within the past three years were using steroids, overtaking methamphetamine and heroin use. Anabolic-androgenic steroids are synthetic forms of testosterone, the hormone that plays a key role in the development of male…
New York Times, 08.09.2012

Living in the Era of Megaterror


New York Times, 08.09.2012

Defying Civil and Canon Laws, Church Failed to Stop a Priest


New York Times, 08.09.2012

Organized Wildlife Crime

Huffington Post UK, 08.09.2012

Can a Four-Year-Old Recall Her Family's Murderers? Alpine Executions and Psychology of Childhood

Dr Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham

New York Times online, 08.09.2012

Oops! The Mysterious Case of the Twice-Stolen Motorcycles


Huffington Post UK (blog), 09.09.2012

Where Is the Path Forward for Forensics? Part II

Brandon L. Garrett.

Newswise, 09.09.2012

Signs of Respect Calm Arab Crowds

Direct displays of respect can reduce conflict in protests in the Middle East, where a premium is placed on honor.
Toronto Star -, 10.09.2012

Rise in prison assaults blamed on collapse of inmate code of conduct

Betsy Powell Courts Bureau

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, 10.09.2012

EurekAlert, 10.09.2012

Researchers discover mechanism related to negative emotions of cocaine withdrawal

Emotional 'brakes' stay on after cocaine wears off
Michigan State University Published, 10.09.2012

‘Civilian cyber-warriors’ not driven by patriotism

Los Angeles Loyolan, 10.09.2012

Zero Tolerance Week sets stage for discussion

Allison Croley

Prevention Action, 10.09.2012

Do different kinds of disruptive kids start from the same place?

Conduct disorder, ADHD, and oppositional defiant disorder are considered separate diagnoses of chronic behavioral problems. But despite their differences, these conditions develop from similar risk factors in children’s environments, a recent review argues
EurekAlert Public, 10.09.2012

LifeSkills training helps teens manage anger, lower blood pressure

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A 10-week program that fits easily into the high school curriculum could give students a lifetime of less anger and lower blood pressure, researchers report.
SBS, 11.09.2012

Comment: Eleven years after 9/11, are we any safer?

Eleven years after the horrible spectacle of the World Trade Center towers being struck by one 767 airliner and then another continues to capture our imagination

Greg Barton

EurekAlert, 11.09.2012

Risk-glorifying video games may lead teens to drive recklessly, new research shows

Certain games may increase rebelliousness, sensation seeking among adolescents, study finds
Princeton University For immediate release, 11.09.2012

Survey shifts spotlight away from poor as key supporters of militants in Pakistan

Huffington Post, 11.09.2012

Doesn't Add Up: 1 In 5 College Women Raped, 0 Assaults Reported

Journalism students at the University of Minnesota Duluth, recently published the results of an eight month investigative series that takes a hard look at the culture of reporting sexual assault incidents on their campus. The stories were published in the UMD Statesman.

Robyn Gee

EurekAlert, 11.09.2012

Who (and what) can you trust?

How non-verbal cues can predict a person's (and a robot's) trustworthiness
McGill University, 11.09.2012

How genetics shape our addictions

Genes predict the brain's reaction to smoking
TruthOut, 11.09.2012

Eleven Years Later, We Are Still at War

Johnny Barber, 11.09.2012

Professor plod: police should publish research on how to fight crime, says May

Police officers should be more like doctors by publishing research on their successes in fighting crime, according to the Home Secretary.

Martin Beckford

Sacramento Bee, 12.09.2012

Death penalty deters murders? Evidence doesn't bear that out, 12.09.2012

Predatory publishers are corrupting open access

Journals that exploit the author-pays model damage scholarly publishing and promote unethical behaviour by scientists, argues Jeffrey Beall2.
New York Times, 12.09.2012

Old, Trusting and Tricked Out of Life Savings


New York Times, 12.09.2012

Whistle-Blower Awarded $104 Million by I.R.S.


Phys.Org, 12.09.2012

ASU criminologists examine lives of 1950s-era gang members

Paul Atkinson

EurekAlertAC, 12.09.2012

Predicting if scientists will be stars

New formula reveals if young scientists will have a brilliant future
Newswise, 12.09.2012

Innovative NJ Peer-to-Peer Website Launched to Promote Prevention of Youth Suicide, 12.09.2012

Is the use of CCTV cameras in schools out of hand?

Nick Pickles and Stephanie Benbow discuss whether school CCTV helps stop crime and bullying or invades children's privacy
Technology Spectator, 13.09.2012

A smarter defence to online crime

Is it possible to “design out” online crime? It’s definitely worth a try.

Nigel Phair

Prevention Action, 13.09.2012

Mean toddlers make antisocial teens

A little girl scrapes her knee. Crying follows. A little boy laughs at the girl. A decade later, antisocial behavior follows. An exaggeration? Or could the link be true?
Newswise, 13.09.2012

Children of Immigrants Are Coming Out Ahead of Their Peers

Children of immigrants are outperforming children whose family trees have deeper roots in the United States, learning more in school and then making smoother transitions into adulthood, according to sociologists at The Johns Hopkins University., 13.09.2012

Does global warming increase violent crime? Here's someone who says so.

Geoffrey Lean

EurekAlert, 14.09.2012

Simple tool may help evaluate risk for violence among patients with mental illness

Mental health professionals, who often are tasked with evaluating and managing the risk of violence by their patients, may benefit from a simple tool to more accurately make a risk assessment, according to a recent study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco
Newswise, 14.09.2012

Social Media ‘Narbs’ May Have Predicted Violence in Libya

Social media expert Ananda Mitra coined the word "narbs" to describe the small pieces of information floating in the digital sphere. His research shows that using social media to spread hate messages is a trend, not a fad, and that narb patterns may have predicted the violence in Libya.
San Francisco Chronicle, 15.09.2012

Police safety gets higher priority

Despite recent death, data give reason for optimism

Dan Freedman

BBC News, 15.09.2012

The time when football fans were hated

Tom de Castella BBC News Magazine

The Observer, 16.09.2012

The Observer

Research suggests that many voters are open to views associated with far-right groups

Mark Townsend

The Observer, 16.09.2012

The police must no longer be immune from radical reform

Hillsborough emphasises that the government must be bold in dealing with the last unreformed public service

Andrew Rawnsley

Sydney Morning Herald, 16.09.2012

Dogs of war burn the Cross

Charles Waterstreet, Sydney barrister and author

WorkCompCentral (subscription), 16.09.2012

Report on Violence and Aggression against Maine's Caregivers

Julie Ferguson

Sky News Australia, 17.09.2012

Facial DNA to create mugshots

Scientists may one day be able to produce police 'mugshots' from DNA traces found at crime scenes, researchers have revealed.
Newswise, 17.09.2012

Peer Education Helps Prevent Abuse and Violence

In a 2011 nationwide survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 percent of high school students reported being bullied while at school, and an estimated 16 percent reported being bullied electronically
Newswise, 17.09.2012

Occupy’s Tumultuous Year Yields Rich Research Data

American University Criminologist Ed Maguire’s first phase of research examines how Occupiers view police and legal authorities, 17.09.2012

Ian Tomlinson case: PC Simon Harwood sacked for gross misconduct

Officer's actions at G20 protest discredited police service and undermined public confidence, rules disciplinary panel

Peter Walker

Ottawa Citizen, 17.09.2012

The costs of addiction

Darcy Sheppard died in a confrontation in Toronto traffic with former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant in 2009. As Bryant writes in his new memoir, he soon learned that he and Sheppard had struggled with the same demons.

Michael Bryant, Ottawa Citizen, 17.09.2012

UK second worst in world for illegal music downloads

In-depth study of illegal file sharing shows Manchester is most active UK city in illicit file sharing - and Ed Sheeran the most illegally downloaded perfomer
EurekAlert!, 17.09.2012

Canada needs approach to combat elder abuse

Canada needs a comprehensive approach to reduce elder abuse that includes financial supports and programs for seniors and their caregivers, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
New York Times, 17.09.2012

Police Reports Suggest Officers May Sometimes Portray Crimes Less Seriously


The dearth of low-income housing and the rise in family homelessness

Inside Higher Ed -, 18.09.2012

Private Parts

A recent hiccup at Indiana University over the release, and subsequent reeling-back-in, of a mobile app designed to collect data on sexual activity might strike some as prudish caution.

Steve Kolowich (blog), 18.09.2012

A word about bullies from author Peter J. Goodman

Arkansas Times, 18.09.2012

'I just want them to stop ...'

A four-year study finds a nightmare of abuse, bullying and sexual harassment for Latino students in some Little Rock schools, with reports of complaints falling on deaf ears. What's going on, and can anything be done to stop it?

David Koon and Rafael Nunez

Yorkshire Evening Post, 18.09.2012

Crystal ball crime-fighting to stay a step ahea

In March police in one of the worst burglary hotspots in Leeds started using scientific methods to try to predict when and where incidents would occur. Crime reporter Sam Casey found out the operation is yielding remarkable results.
Newswise, 18.09.2012

One in Three Victims of Teen Dating Violence Has Had More Than One Abuser

More than one-third of young adults who reported being victims of dating violence as teenagers had two or more abusive partners, a new study suggests.
Bloomberg, 18.09.2012

Immigrants Can’t Save U.S. Cities by Themselves

Shikha Dalmia

The Crime Report, 18.09.2012

Are Mass Killers “Crazy?”

Erik Roskes

Newswise Released, 19.09.2012

National Child Abuse Expert Available to Discuss New Allegations Against Boy Scouts

Newswise, 19.09.2012

Many Parents Believe that Letting Young Children Taste Alcohol Discourages Later Use

Baltimore Sun, 19.09.2012

Baltimore's crime paradox

Our view: Mayor gets criticized for stating the truth — hundreds of thousands were able to enjoy the city safely this summer
EurekAlert Public, 19.09.2012

How close were we to armageddon? 50 years on, why should we still study the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Simon Fraser, 19.09.2012

Prison rehab tied to parole decisions

According to a new study co-authored by Simon Fraser University economics professor Steeve Mongrain, parole board decisions can have a huge impact on whether or not prisoners are motivated to rehabilitate.
Pew Health Group, 19.09.2012

As painkiller overdoses mount, researchers outline effective approaches to curb epidemic

New York Times, 19.09.2012

California and the Fourth Amendment

On Wednesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is scheduled to reconsider whether California violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against searches and seizures by requiring police to take DNA samples from people arrested but not yet convicted of felonies.
Justia Verdict, 19.09.2012

The Downside of Juries in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Prevention Action 18 September 2012, 20.09.2012

Disrupting the pathways of disruptive children

Jungle World Nr. 37, 13. September 2012, 20.09.2012

Wall Street Journal (blog)- 19.9.2012


ABC Local- 20.9.2012, 20.09.2012

Police say youth crime study flawed

By Rhiawen Whitney

Association for Psychological Science PRESS RELEASE September 19, 2012 For Immediate Release, 20.09.2012

Misinformation: Psychological Science Shows Why It Sticks and How to Fix It 18/09/2012 22:13:00, 20.09.2012

The Illicit Drug Landscape in the U.S and Paths for Future Efforts PM, Sep. 18, 2012 |, 20.09.2012

CPD changes Taser policy after study finds they can cause death

Written by Janice Morse Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:21 AM, 20.09.2012

Comment: Armed police and capital punishment will make crime worse

By Ian Dunt Monday 17 September 2012 14.08 BST Posted by Roy Greenslade, 20.09.2012

Hacking book: beware, journalism is under unprecedented attack

Ottawa Citizen - September 18, 2012, 20.09.2012

University of Ottawa researcher finds students take revenge on professors in evaluations

By Don Butler, Ottawa Citizen

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog)-Sep 17, 2012, 20.09.2012

Mexican journalists carry same traumas as war correspondents, says a scientific study

By the International News Safety Institute (INSI)

Association for Psychological Science, 20.09.2012

How Do We Make Moral Judgments? – Insights From Psychological Science

New research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, provides intriguing insights into some of the factors that influence how we make moral judgments.
EurekAlert Public, 20.09.2012

Playground peers can predict adult personalities

Concordia 20-year study shows childhood friends can forecast adulthood success
Forbes, 20.09.2012

Forget Robocop: Detroit's Crime Problem Will Be Solved By Citizens and Business

New York Times, 20.09.2012

Fewer Children Are Found Exposed to Violent Crime


Pacific Standard, 20.09.2012

Fingerprint matching is a vital investigative tool. But despite its legendary aura of infallibility, courtroom claims of fingerprints’ uniqueness are

Sue Russell (blog)-, 20.09.2012

Sectarian hatred is being overtaken by xenophobic racism in Northern Ireland

Jake Wallis Simons

BDlive, 20.09.2012

A waste of perfectly useful crime statistics

Tim Cohen

New York Times, 20.09.2012

In a City Plagued by Violence, a Spike in Crime Opens Eyes Nationwide


Springer New York, 20.09.2012

'Psychopaths' have an impaired sense of smell

Study suggests that a poor sense of smell may be a marker for psychopathic traits, 21.09.2012

Private detectives are out of control in Britain

Jake Wallis Simons

New York Times, 22.09.2012

The Price Whistle-Blowers Pay for Secrets


The Economist, 22.09.2012

Right turn

Britons are getting more conservative. Blame New Labour
The Economist, 22.09.2012

Northward creep

In Italy Mafia-organised crime is no longer only a southern phenomenon
The Economist, 22.09.2012

A journey into hell

Far from being secure places of rehabilitation, too many of the region’s jails are violent incubators of crime. But there are some signs of change
The Economist, 22.09.2012

Rage, but also self-criticism

Though most Muslims felt insulted by a film trailer that disparaged the Prophet Muhammad, many were embarrassed by the excesses of protesters and preachers
New York Times, 22.09.2012

Marriage Survives a Decapitation

She is a retired New York City correction officer with a job at a security firm. He is a convicted drug dealer from Brooklyn who has admitted and denied — in that order — cutting off a stranger’s head with a chain saw.


The Economist, 22.09.2012

Blazing saddles in the Sahara

Extremists in north-west Africa finance themselves by trafficking cocaine
Wall Street Journal, 23.09.2012

Academic Study Shows Innocent Plead Guilty at High Rate


Albany Times Union, 23.09.2012

To judge kids as kids

Youth court bridges gap between youth, criminal responsibility in Albany

Alysia Santo

The Atlantic online, 23.09.2012

Feds in Supermax Lawsuit: Suicidal Prisoner? What Suicidal Prisoner?

Andrew Cohen

Citizen, 23.09.2012

Stats no comfort

For the family and friends of former World Boxing Organisation heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders the rosy crime statistics released last week hold no comfort
Brisbane Times, 24.09.2012

A hard road to walking the beat

EurekAlert!, 24.09.2012

When they do not all look alike: Using identity to reduce own-race bias

Association for Psychological Science, 24.09.2012

Feeling Guilty Versus Feeling Angry – Who Can Tell the Difference?

New York Times, 24.09.2012

Freedom vs. Faith in Germany

BERLIN — Germans understand red lines and taboos like few others. They learn early where extremism has led their forebears and where history should not be repeated. But theirs is also a land of intellectual rigor and creativity that would never have produced its giants of thought and literature — Marx or Goethe, Brecht or Grass — without faith in free expression.


New York Times, 24.09.2012

The Satanic Video


The Independent, 24.09.2012

Prison's forgotten victims: The other side to the story

Although we do need to consider the damage to children when separated from their mothers, we shouldn't neglect the importance of both parents.

Ally Fogg

The New Yorker, 24.09.2012

In Plain View

How child molesters get away with it.

Malcolm Gladwell

Full Fact, 24.09.2012

Are gay people seven times more likely to take drugs than the general public?

According to three news outlets, lesbian, gay and bisexual people are seven times more likely to take drugs than the general population. Full Fact brings the numbers out of the closet.

Joseph O'Leary

New York Times, 24.09.2012

After Jail and Release, New Fame as an Author


The Irish Times, 24.09.2012

Shaking off the 'drunken Paddy' image

The Indypendent, 24.09.2012

Demanding Answers About a Police Killing

Alessandro Tinonga

New Statesman (blog)-, 24.09.2012

Will Clare's Law really help reduce domestic violence?

Not everyone with prior domestic violence convictions goes on to reoffend.

Craig Harper

AsiaOne, 24.09.2012

Victims may think no one believes them

Esther Ng

Ohio State, 25.09.2012

New Tool for CSI? Geographic Software Maps Distinctive Features inside Bones

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A common type of geographic mapping software offers a new way to study human remains.
Prevention Action, 25.09.2012

No longer lost in translation?

Most evidence-based programs have been developed and tested in the United States and other English-speaking countries, leading to skepticism among practitioners elsewhere about "foreign imports." Cultural adaptation is the obvious answer, but can it be done without compromising program effectiveness?
Daily Illini-Posted, 26.09.2012

Research links sentence length to inmates’ chances of crime relapse

Klaudia Dukala The Daily Illini

New York Times (blog)-, 26.09.2012

For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma


New York Times, 26.09.2012

Backlash to the Backlash


ABC Online, 26.09.2012

Grants to reduce extremist violence 'missing their target'

Tom Tilley

New York Times, 26.09.2012

Training Afghan Allies, With Guard Firmly Up


BBC News, 26.09.2012

IQ linked to levels of happiness

People with lower intelligence are more likely to be unhappy than their brighter colleagues, according to UK researchers. Their study of 6,870 people showed low intelligence was often linked with lower income and poor mental health, which contributed to unhappiness.
Sydney Morning Herald, 27.09.2012

Rioting youths 'could be the next terrorists'

VIOLENT young Muslim men who took part in the Sydney riot two weeks ago could step up to become the next terrorists if they fall under the wrong influences, a senior Australian Federal Police officer says.

Barney Zwartz, Jonathan Swan

BBC News, 27.09.2012

Do voters really want to choose their police commissioner?

Mark Easton

EurekAlert!, 27.09.2012

Social bullying prevalent in children's television

92 percent of the top 50 programs for children ages 2-11 show social bullying
EurekAlert!, 27.09.2012

Researchers investigate aggression among kindergartners

EurekAlert! Public, 27.09.2012

How tribal courts can end war

Traditions stem gunfire after 4,800 die in Enga, Papua New Guinea
Newswise, 27.09.2012

Challenges for Families of Those Jailed

Virginia Tech human development research studies how incarcedation affects the inmate's family.
Newswise, 27.09.2012

Tolerance for Ambiguity Explains Adolescents’ Penchant for Risky Behaviors

Rolling Stone, 27.09.2012

The Plot Against Occupy

How the government turned five stoner misfits into the world's most hapless terrorist cell

Sabrina Rubin Erdely

Jungle World Nr. 39,, 27.09.2012

Burn-out bei Occupy

Zero Tolerance der Polizei und die Frage »Wo steht die Bewegung?« beherrschten die Proteste zum Jahrestag der Occupy-Bewegung in New York.

Moritz Wichmann

Khabar South Asia, 28.09.2012

Missing youths vulnerable to terrorist recruitment, police say

The Indian state of Maharashtra is starting to keep a database on young men and boys who have gone missing and may be in danger of falling prey to extremist groups. By Udayan Namboodiri for Khabar South Asia in New Delhi, 28.09.2012

Chicago Trying A Novel New Approach to its Street Crime Problem


BBC News, 28.09.2012

Who What Why: How durable is a fingerprint?

American Hans Galassi lost several fingers in a wakeboarding accident several months ago. Now one of them has been found in a trout - and identified as Galassi's from its fingerprints. So how long do fingerprints last?
U.S. News University, 28.09.2012

Colleges Receive $10 Million Grant to Study Cyber Crime

Catherine Groux

3News NZ (blog)-, 28.09.2012

The war against cyber crime

Jenny Suo

New York Times, 28.09.2012

At Home, and Accused of Trespassing


Christian Science Monitor, 28.09.2012

Brazil: As prison populations grow is it time to rethink policy on drugs?

A new São Paulo think tank is urging Brazilians to rethink the country's drug policy. Brazil's drug law changed in 2006, but many say it has backfired as the drug-related prison population has boomed. By Julia Michaels, guest blogger / September 28, 2012
Los Angeles Times, 28.09.2012

ACLU drops suit over poor system for tracking deputy misconduct

L.A. County Sheriff's Department says it has improved how it tracks complaints about deputies. ACLU is still suing district attorney's office over alleged withholding of evidence of deputy misconduct. By Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
New York Times, 28.09.2012

The Psych Approach


BBC News, 28.09.2012

More Thames Valley police officers 'could carry Tasers'

Violence against Thames Valley Police officers has risen by more than a third over the past five years
The Columbian, 29.09.2012

Scammed by love

People looking for romance online, especially middle-age women, are vulnerable to money-seeking con artists

Paris Achen, 29.09.2012

Why police lineups can’t be trusted

The single biggest cause of wrongful convictions is mistaken eyewitness identification. Is there a better way? By Sue Russell, Pacific Standard
Huffington Post (UK), 29.09.2012

Children Running Away From Home - A Secret Epidemic in the UK?

Dr Raj Persaud and Dr Peter Bruggen

Daily Mail, 29.09.2012

Inside Britain's terror cells: A chilling insight into how gangs of convicted terrorists recruit prisoners for Al Qaeda - and the courageous men and w

David Rose

The Economist, 29.09.2012

Strengthening the resistance

Campaigning for a change in the law on whistleblowing
OpEdNews, 29.09.2012

The Fuzzy Line of Terrorism

The Obama administration's plan to remove a group of violent Iranian émigrés from the U.S. terror list suggests a readiness to pursue the-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend strategy that put the United States on the side of Osama bin Laden and Islamic extremists in Afghanistan in the 1980s, says ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley.

Coleen Rowley

Austin American-Statesman, 29.09.2012

Researchers look into possible causes of current 'epidemic' of suicide and PTSD

Because so little is known about how veterans die, comparing current mortality rates with past conflicts is a difficult task

American-Statesman Investigative Team

New York Times, 29.09.2012

To Fight Crime, a Poor City Will Trade In Its Police


The Economist, 29.09.2012

Worth the wait

The supreA HUSBAND follows his wife and another man to a hotel room. Through the keyhole he sees the pair embrace. As they fling off their clothes his wife’s underwear catches on the doorknob, blocking his view of what happens next—and leaving his faith in her fidelity court makes graft riskier
New York Times, 29.09.2012

That Loaded Gun in My Carry-On? Oh, I Forgot

The list of potentially lethal weapons was certainly eye-opening: 47 guns (38 of them loaded, including six with rounds in their chambers), three inert hand grenades, supplies of black powder, hunting knives, timing fuses and a sword.


Centre Daily Times, 30.09.2012

Pinpointing accuracy: Research helps solidify evidence in court

New York Times, 30.09.2012

The Myth of Male Decline


Asahi Shimbun, 30.09.2012

PIs seeing uptick in investigating bullying in schools

Business is booming for private investigators these days across the nation.