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

The Atlantic ( USA), 01.12.2013

Machiavelli Was Right

The shocking lesson of The Prince isn’t that politics demands dirty hands, but that politicians shouldn’t care.

Michael Ignatieff Nov 20 2013, 9:07 PM ET

Hartford Courant online, 01.12.2013

In Lanza's Chilling Book, A Search For Psychological Clues

By ALAINE GRIFFIN and JOSH KOVNER,; The Hartford Courant
Huffington Post, 01.12.2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Boston Bombing Suspect, Has Life Or Death Resting In Attorney General

Sebastian Murdock

MetroNews Canada, 01.12.2013

Why Canada banned pot (science had nothing to do with it)

Staff Torstar News Service, 01.12.2013

Restorative justice pilot scheme to begin at 10 courts

Project aims to cut reoffending rates and help victims move on from crime Owen Bowcott, legal affairs correspondent
Toledo Blade, 01.12.2013

We’re locked and loaded with fear

Most Americans think gun violence is more of a problem now than ever before, 01.12.2013

Kiwis' fear of crime was 'not justified'

VERNON SMALL, 02.12.2013

Juvenile Injustice

By James Alan Fox, Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law and Public Policy, Northeastern University
Ninemsn-, 02.12.2013

Corruption risk rises with police success

Law enforcement success in tackling organised crime could drive criminals to make more efforts to corrupt public officials to gain inside information, a new study says.
New York Times, 02.12.2013

Born of Grief, ‘Three Strikes’ Laws Are Being Rethought

EurekAlert! PUBLIC RELEASE DATE, 02.12.2013

Prescription opioid abusers prefer to get high on oxycodone and hydrocodone

Researchers investigate factors that influence the choice of abused drugs, reports PAIN®
Yahoo News, 02.12.2013

Morocco MPs to study benefits of looser cannabis laws

ABC2 News, 02.12.2013

Arson in America: The Alarming Reality

Thomas Hargrove, Scripps News

Metro Monday, 02.12.2013

Metro Monday

The introduction of 24-hour drinking failed to reduce rates of alcohol-related violence, researchers say.
Mancunian Matters, 02.12.2013

All-night drinking law fails to reduce street violence in Manchester, study reveals

Tim Hyde

Herald Sun, 02.12.2013

Crime gangs could target public officials using social networks to corrupt them, Australian Institute of Criminology study finds

Peter Mickelburough Freedom of Information Editor Herald Sun

The Guardian, 02.12.2013

Work and surveillance in a post-Snowden world

How does spying affect us all? Security expert Ross Anderson puts on different hats and imagines what it's like to work in this new world

Ross Anderson

EurekAlert!, 02.12.2013

Energy drinks plus alcohol pose a public health threat

ANN ARBOR—Mixing energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than just drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study that examines the impact of a growing trend among young adults.
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, 02.12.2013

Rap Lyrics a Critique of ‘Racist’ Law Enforcement: Drexel U. Law Professor

Chicago Bureau Staff and Eliza Larson

Haaretz, 02.12.2013

How decriminalizing addiction and prostitution could save a Tel Aviv neighborhood

After studying the denizens of one of the most derelict spots in Israel two researchers recommend providing the down-and-out with safe spaces for 'deviant' behavior. By Ilan Lior
Bloomberg, 02.12.2013

In Iceland, When Police Kill a Gunman, They Apologize

Marc Champion

Los Angeles Times, 03.12.2013

Immigrants less prone to violence, 'antisocial' behavior, study says

Emily Alpert Reyes

Eurasia Review, 03.12.2013

The Relationship Between Italian Mafias And Mexican Drug Cartels: A Comparison

Sergio Corrado

The Star-Ledger, 03.12.2013

Study: Parolees less likely to commit new crimes than prisoners who 'max out'

Ex-inmates who were released on parole were 36 percent less likely to commit new crimes than those who served their full sentence behind bars, a study released Monday found.

Ryan Hutchins/The Star-Ledger

TIME, 03.12.2013

The Downside of Corporate Social Responsibility

Beware today's do-gooding companies or CEOs. They're often most likely to do-bad tomorrow.
Inside Higher Ed, 03.12.2013

'Party School'

Allie Grasgreen, 03.12.2013

Young fans used as flare 'mules'

A new campaign is being launched to warn of the dangers of fans using flares and smoke bombs after it was revealed children as young as eight have been used as 'mules' to smuggle pyrotechnic devices into football grounds.
BBC News-, 03.12.2013

Met to look into its handling of sexual assault reports

The way rape and sexual assault reports are looked into by the Metropolitan Police is to be investigated following allegations that officers have fiddled crime figures to meet targets.
Business Insider, 03.12.2013

Why Bitcoin (And Other Cryptocurrencies) Will Inevitably Become Tools Of The Rich, Powerful, and Criminal

E.J. Fagan

Huffington Post, 03.12.2013

The FBI COINTELPRO Program and the Fred Hampton Assassination

G. Flint Taylor

BBC New, 03.12.2013

Why violent crime is so rare in Iceland

Police in Iceland have shot dead a gunman - the first time armed police have killed someone in the country.
SPIEGEL ONLINE, 04.12.2013

Germany May Revise Up Statistics in Far-Right Killings

German authorities may have to sharply revise statistics for the number of people killed by right-wing extremists since 1990. The official figure is around 60, but police combing through unsolved cases have identified a further 746 suspicious slayings or attacks.
The Verge, 04.12.2013

The Death Dealer

'Secret' guru James Arthur Ray led three people to their deaths... and now he's at it again By Matt Stroud on December 4, 2013 10:14 am Email @ssttrroouudd
Sunshine State News, 04.12.2013

Congressional Study: Murder Rate Nearly Halved from 1994 as Gun Ownership Soared

A Congressional Research Service (CRS) report shows that while gun ownership climbed from 192 million firearms in 1994 to 310 million firearms in 2009, crime fell—and fell sharply.
Washington Post, 04.12.2013

Social networks can help predict gun violence

Andrew V. Papachristos is an associate professor of sociology at Yale University.

Andrew V. Papachristos,

Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, 04.12.2013

In mass killings, smallest victims bear biggest burden

Adam Lanza killed his mother and then 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012. / AP
FrontPage Magazine, 04.12.2013

The Truth About Hate in America

Arnold Ahlert

The Epoch Times, 04.12.2013

A New Approach to Dealing with Gun Violence

'From Virginia Tech to the Navy Yard' recommends state policy changes

By Mary Silver

BBC News, 04.12.2013

Roma in Sweden: A nation questions itself

Tim Mansel BBC News

CNN-December, 04.12.2013

After Snowden, we're self-censoring and we don't care

Since Edward Snowden released more than 200,000 classified documents, some writers say they have censored theSuzanne Nosselmselves.

Suzanne Nossel

CNN (blog), 04.12.2013

Did America learn anything from Newtown tragedy?

Watch Global Lessons on Guns, a Fareed Zakaria GPS primetime special, this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on CNN
Baltimore Sun (blog), 04.12.2013

Safe Streets prevention program faces questions after indictment

Nathan Barksdale was anti-violence outreach worker, now accused of dealing heroin By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun
Rolling Stone, 04.12.2013

Snowden and Greenwald: The Men Who Leaked the Secrets

How two alienated, angry geeks broke the story of the year

Janet Reitman

The Nation December 4, 2013, 04.12.2013

The Rise of the Islamic Feminists

Muslim women are fighting for their rights from within Islamic tradition, rather than against it.

Elizabeth Segran

Sacramento News & Review, 05.12.2013

Desperately seeking justice

When a Sacramento sex worker is assaulted, the system often By Raheem F. Hosseini and Scott Thomas Andersontreats her like a criminal instead of a victim
New York University, 05.12.2013

Study Points to Differences in High-School Crack, Powder Cocaine Use

The use of crack and powder cocaine both varies and overlaps among high school seniors, researchers at New York University and NYU Langone Medical Center have found.
EurekAlert! PUBLIC RELEASE DATE, 05.12.2013

More alcohol and traffic laws mean fewer traffic deaths, NYU Steinhardt study concludes

States with a higher number of alcohol- and traffic-related laws have a lower proportion of traffic deaths than do states with fewer such laws on the books, a study by researchers at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has found.
Newsday-, 05.12.2013

UK Policing ICT Markets 2012-2017: Policing in the Age of Austerity

The Canberra Times, 05.12.2013

Prisoners' children are 'forgotten victims'

Fleta Page

The Guardian, 05.12.2013

We need to get tough on extremism – in all its forms

A taskforce set up after the death of Lee Rigby takes a much-needed muscular approach to both the far right and Islamist extremism

Matthew Goodwin

The New Yorker, 05.12.2013

Mandela, My Countryman

Nadine Gordimer, 05.12.2013

Say no to late-night venues using biometric surveillance

The introduction of ID-scanning programs in Sydney clubs should set alarm bells ringing. The ability to use new technology is a wholly insufficient reason to implement it Asher Wolf
Huffington Post, 05.12.2013

The Rich And Educated Believe Wealth Correlates With Virtue, Says Study

Eric Zuesse, Investigative historian

EurekAlert! PUBLIC RELEASE DATE, 05.12.2013

When it comes to peer pressure, teens are not alone

It is well known that teenagers take risks—and when they do, they like to have company. Teens are five times likelier to be in a car accident when in a group than when driving alone, and likelier to commit a crime or drink alcohol when with a group of peers.
Open Democracy, 06.12.2013

Preventing abuse in the UK: a matter of education

Holly Dustin

PopMatters-, 06.12.2013

The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America

By Todd R. Clear, Natasha A. Frost 5 December 2013 Excerpted from Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America (footnotes omitted) by Todd R. Clear and Natasha A. Frost.
New York Times, 06.12.2013

Prosecutors Draw Fire for Sentences Called Harsh

Federal prosecutors in Baltimore offered Roy Lee Clay a stark choice.


Buffalo News, 08.12.2013

When everything is on the line

Police officers often have only seconds to decide whether they need to use deadly force. Thanks to the FBI’s Firearms Training Simulator, a Buffalo News reporter discovered how complex such life-and-death decisions really are.
EurekAlert! PUBLIC RELEASE DATE, 08.12.2013

Peer-review science is taking off on Twitter, but who is tweeting what and why?

London Review of Books Online, 08.12.2013

Whose sarin?

Seymour M. Hersh

Voxy, 09.12.2013

A Punitive Society - a new insight from John Pratt

Phys.Org, 09.12.2013

One percent of the population is responsible for 63 percent of violent crime convictions

The majority of all violent crime in Sweden is committed by a small number of people.

The Province (blog), 09.12.2013

E-Street: Should or will pot ever be legal?

A petition drive to force a referendum promoting more liberal marijuana laws in B.C. will likely fail due to a lack of support. Should or will pot ever be legal?, 09.12.2013

The Small Social Networks at the Heart of Chicago Violence

If you run with a bad crowd, statistically speaking, you’ll get in trouble.

Whet Moser

EurekAlert! PUBLIC RELEASE DATE, 09.12.2013

Prolonged viewing of Boston Marathon bombings media coverage tied to acute stress

6 or more daily hours associated with more symptoms than direct exposure to blasts
EurekAlert! PUBLIC RELEASE DATE, 09.12.2013

Communities across US reduce teen smoking, drinking, violence and crime

Fewer high school students across the U.S. started drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, committing crimes and engaging in violence before graduation when their towns used the Communities That Care prevention system during the teens' middle school years.
Chronicle of Higher Education, 09.12.2013

Triumph of the Strange

James Delbourgo

Toronto Star-, 09.12.2013

Federal government seeks to study police use of force

Ottawa is looking to study police use-of-force, collecting data that could be used to better train frontline officers.
The Independent, 10.12.2013

Family of Sean Rigg welcome reopening of police investigation into death

Helen William , Ellen Branagh

Science Daily (press release), 10.12.2013

Global Study Reveals Gender-Based Violence Vastly Underreported

RedOrbit - ‎, 10.12.2013

Communities Across US Reduce Teen Smoking, Drinking, Violence And Crime

Fewer high school students across the U.S. started drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, committing crimes and engaging in violence before graduation when their towns used the Communities That Care prevention system during the teens’ middle school years.
Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog), 10.12.2013

Study: Watching Wall-to-Wall Coverage of the Marathon Attack Was More Stressful than Being There

A new UC-Irvine study suggests we should limit our TV exposure after mass violence, even if it didn’t impact us personally.

Eric Randall | Boston Daily, 10.12.2013

Analyzing the Public Safety Findings

5 things you need to know about the task force's recommendations

Jacob Pierce

Infosurhoy, 11.12.2013

Honduras: Organized crime forces children to commit crimes

Ángel Servellón for

ThinkProgress, 11.12.2013

5 Reasons Why 2013 Was The Best Year In Human History

Zack Beauchamp,, 11.12.2013

Prostitution: why Swedes believe they got it right

Country held up as model for reform across Europe after targeting the men who pay for sex Hazel Thompson in Stockholm
4-traders (press release)-, 11.12.2013

Sandy Hook + One Year: Are Schools Safer?

SAN CLEMENTE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2013) - As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy that resulted in the deaths of 20 children and seven adults, there's an unavoidable question: Are our schools any safer today than they were a year ago?
PR Newswire (press release), 11.12.2013

Crime and Punishment: UMD Researchers Explain 'Third Party' Evolution

Psychologist and computer scientists use powerful mathematical models to explain behavior
Science Daily (press release), 11.12.2013

Spanking Children Slows Cognitive Development and Increases Risk of Criminal Behavior, Expert Says

A new book by Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Lab and professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, brings together more than four decades of research that makes the definitive case against spanking, including how it slows cognitive development and increases antisocial and criminal behavior.
Laboratory Equipment, 11.12.2013

Science's Top 10 Ethical Dilemmas

Univ. of Notre Dame

EurekAlert!, 11.12.2013

Is peer-review systemically misogynist?

Women's presence in science is not reflected in peer-review authorship or citations
EurekAlert!, 11.12.2013

Incarceration has no effect on nonresident fathers' parenting

EurekAlert! PUBLIC RELEASE DATE, 11.12.2013

Trained airport checkpoint screeners miss rare targets

Study suggests prevalence effect as the cause
SN (blog)-, 11.12.2013

Finding the Urban Crisis Tipping Point

By IRIN - Integrated Regional Information Networks

Irish Times-, 11.12.2013

Sex offenders least likely to commit further crimes

Four in 10 offenders spared prison commit crime again within three years, 11.12.2013

Baton Rouge DA Hillar Moore is BRAVE-ly driven in the fight against crime

Emily Lane,,, 11.12.2013

Internet age should not undermine our jury system, says Dominic Grieve

Attorney general backs Law Commission recommendation that jurors who search web for case details should be jailed

Owen Bowcott, legal affairs correspondent

Huffington Post, 12.12.2013

The Over-Policing of America

Chase Madar, Lawyer, writer

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 12.12.2013

Reconceptualizing the study of population aging

Age is not just the number of years one has lived, argue IIASA population researchers. A new study from the group provides a set of tools for measuring age in all its dimensions.
EurekAlert! PUBLIC RELEASE DATE, 12.12.2013

Is smoking cannabis and driving the new drinking and driving?

Use of prescription, over-the-counter medications also of concern in CAMH's latest Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey
EurekAlert! PUBLIC RELEASE DATE, 12.12.2013

Simple mathematical formula describes human struggles

University of Miami physicist and his collaborators discover a mathematical law that explains a wide variety of human confrontations (blog)-, 12.12.2013

Newtown anniversary: Daily drumbeat of child homicides gets little notice

The Courier-Journal, 12.12.2013

Adjust gun laws to protect domestic violence victims

Pam Gersh

New York Times, 12.12.2013

Broader Approach Urged to Reduce Gun Violence


The Independent, 12.12.2013

Legal highs: Producers may have to prove substances are harmless before they can be sold

Home Office review will assess moves in New Zealand that put the onus on manufacturers to demonstrate their safety

Nigel Morris Deputy Political Editor

Bloomberg, 12.12.2013

Gun Violence Not Predictable by Personality, Study Finds

Mass shootings can’t be reliably predicted by any single personality profile, according to the largest group of U.S. psychologists.

Elizabeth Lopatto

Times Higher Education-, 12.12.2013

Jock Young, 1942-2013

One of the world’s leading criminologists has died

Matthew Reisz, 12.12.2013

Baton Rouge cop turned BRAVE leader finds reward offering criminals way out

Emily Lane, | The Times-Picayune

WebWire (press release)-, 12.12.2013

Gun Violence Is Killing First Person Shooter Video Games, 13.12.2013

LSU criminologist on mission to help 'take back' Baton Rouge with BRAVE work

Emily Lane

Daily Beast, 13.12.2013

Chicago: Murder Capital No More?

Angela Caputo

The Atlantic Cities, 13.12.2013

How Do Criminals Get Illegal Guns?

Sam Bieler

University of California - Davis Health System NEWS, 13.12.2013

Pilot study finds ways to better screen and recover guns from domestic violence offenders

EurekAlert! PUBLIC RELEASE DATE, 13.12.2013

Scientists and practitioners don't see eye to eye on repressed memory

Skepticism about repressed traumatic memories has increased over time, but new research shows that psychology researchers and practitioners still tend to hold different beliefs about whether such memories occur and whether they can be accurately retrieved.
EurekAlert! PUBLIC RELEASE DATE, 13.12.2013

Scientists and practitioners don't see eye to eye on repressed memory

Skepticism about repressed traumatic memories has increased over time, but new research shows that psychology researchers and practitioners still tend to hold different beliefs about whether such memories occur and whether they can be accurately retrieved.
Sydney Morning Herald, 13.12.2013

'Risk-based' licence fees in proposed liquor law changes

Nicole Hasham

Spokesman Review, 13.12.2013

Panel says Idaho wastes millions jailing nonviolent offenders

Betsy Z. Russell The Spokesman-Review

The Guardian, 14.12.2013

'Epidemic of self-mutilation' in women's prisons in England and Wales

Oxford University study reveals women prisoners are four times more likely to self-harm than their male counterparts

Alan Travis, home affairs editor

Columbia Daily Herald, 14.12.2013

FBI: Active shooting incidents triple in recent years

Mark Greenblatt, Scripps News

CNN (blog), 14.12.2013

The real tragedy of America's gun violence

Watch Global Lessons on Guns, a Fareed Zakaria GPS special, this Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on CNN

Fareed Zakaria

The New Republic BOOKS, 14.12.2013

One Country Saved Its Jews. Were They Just Better People? The surprising truth about Denmark in the Holocaust


Jackson Sun, 15.12.2013

30 mass killings, 137 victims: A typical year

William M. Welch and Meghan Hoyer, USA TODAY

New York Times, 15.12.2013

The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder

The Number of Diagnoses Soared Amid a 20-Year Drug Marketing Campaign


Wall Street Journal, 15.12.2013

California's Prison Break

A study says a judicial order has led to higher crime rates.
The Observer, 15.12.2013

Segregation: our secular values need to be protected

A fearless debate should be encouraged to protect the fundamental values of a secular society
The New Yorker, 16.12.2013

State of Deception

Why won’t the President rein in the intelligence community?

by Ryan Lizza

ABC Online, 16.12.2013

Weekend violence puts spotlight on alcohol solutions

Tom Nightingale

New York Times (blog)-, 16.12.2013

Terrible Twos Who Stay Terrible

To understand the violent criminal, says Richard E. Tremblay, imagine a 2-year-old boy doing the things that make the terrible twos terrible — grabbing, kicking, pushing, punching, biting.


EurekAlert! PUBLIC RELEASE DATE, 16.12.2013

5 effective parenting programs to reduce problem behaviors in children

All parents want what's best for their children. But not every parent knows how to provide their child with the tools to be successful, or how to help them avoid the biggest adolescent behavior problems: substance use, delinquency, school dropout, pregnancy and violence.
Sydney Morning Herald, 16.12.2013

Limit the grog and you'll reduce the alcohol-fuelled violence

PR Web (press release) -, 16.12.2013

Unresolved Trauma Drives Addictive Behavior, According to New Study

ABC Online, 16.12.2013

How to change Australia's binge drinking culture?

Martin Cuddihy

EurekAlert!, 16.12.2013

Income inequality is rising, but maybe not as fast as you think

Ladybud Magazine, 16.12.2013

Catching Up With Drug War Activist Diane Wattles Goldstein

Diane Fornbacher

The Atlantic Dec, 17.12.2013

I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System

A former prosecutor fights the law and lets it win.

Bobby Constantino

Broadway World, 17.12.2013

NAPCO's Sophisticated Security Products Deter Burglaries and Address Increases in Property Crimes

Huffington Post-, 17.12.2013

White Men and Their Guns

Leonard Steinhorn, Author and Professor of Communication at American University

The New Republic online, 17.12.2013

Inside the Stunning Court Smackdown on NSA Spying

PR Newswire (press release)-, 18.12.2013

Typical Fraudster Is An Experienced, Tenured Manager Or Executive With No Criminal History: KPMG Report

Police Oracle, 18.12.2013

Research to establish 'ideal police service size'

Authority poised to commission a study to establish how many officers are needed to police communities in Scotland.

Jasmin McDermott - Police Oracle

SPIEGEL ONLINE, 18.12.2013

Shadowy Jihadist Group Expands Rapidly in Syria

Christoph Reuter

EurekAlert PUBLIC RELEASE DATE, 18.12.2013

Mass shootings will not substantially decrease with more armed guards or background checks

Criminology scholars debunk 11 myths about mass murder in a special issue of Homicide Studies
Irish Mirror, 18.12.2013

Over half of prisoners released in 2008 re-offended within three years

Cathal McMahon

NYRBlog 18.12.2013, 18.12.2013

The NSA on Trial

David Cole

Sydney Morning Herald, 18.12.2013

US gun culture or our drinking culture: it's all the same

Slate Magazine (blog)-, 19.12.2013

Everything You Think You Know about Mass Murder Is Wrong

Justin Peters

Michigan State University, 19.12.2013

Studying the black-white infant mortality gap

Andy Henion , Todd Elder , John Goddeeris , Steven Haider , Nigel Paneth

Rutgers University, 19.12.2013

Nursing Scholar Sheds Light on Bullying in Academia

Huffington Post-, 19.12.2013

Stop-Question-and-Frisk With Respect

Michael J. Jenkins, Assistant Professor, University of Scranton, 20.12.2013

Mass Murder: Price We Pay for Personal Freedoms?

Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor

YottaFire-, 20.12.2013

Tracking criminal movement using math, 20.12.2013

Report calls for better police-family partnership in the search for missing people

Better communication between the police and families of missing people is one of the key recommendations of a new report from the University of Glasgow.
U.S. News & World Report - December 18, 2013, 20.12.2013

Murderabilia: When Does a Fascination With Crime Go Too Far?

Inside the minds of those involved in collecting and selling murderabilia

Kimberly Leonard