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

BBC, 01.05.2014

Police not recording a fifth of crimes, watchdog report suggests

Evening Post, 02.05.2014

Boy in court over Leeds teacher’s murder

Tony Gardner

Calgary Herald, 05.05.2014

Use of adderal, ritalin, other ADHD drugs by top students ‘rampant’

One in five elite college students use the drugs to help cram for exams, expert says

Tiffany Crawford

PolitiFact, 06.05.2014

Tom Coburn: Death penalty deters violent criminals

techdirt, 07.05.2014

How Many Times A Day Do You Violate Copyright Laws Without Even Realizing It

Mike Masnick

The Conversation, 09.05.2014

Powdered alcohol will appeal to young drinkers, despite what the makers say

Jane Binakonsky

Vice, 09.05.2014

Uruguay and Its Ex-Terrorist Head of State May Hold the Key to Ending the Global Drug War

Krishna Andavolu

New Straits Times, 12.05.2014

GTP: 'Ops Cantas' effectively reduces violent crime involving firearms

The Conversation, 13.05.2014

Violence in Britain: how the war on terror criminalises ordinary people

It is now accepted that the war on terror has generated an extensive repertoire of its very own terror. Drone strikes resulting in extrajudicial killings, rendition and torture – zones of exception like…

Vicki Sentas

Guardian Professional, 13.05.2014

How to ... fight government corruption

Research reveals the four traits shared by successful anti-corruption organisations from Indonesia to Ghana

Neil Fowler

EurekAlert, 13.05.2014

Released prisoners are more likely to suffer early death

Men who have been incarcerated and released are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those who have not been imprisoned, according to a new study published by Georgia State University criminologist William Alex Pridemore.
Phys.Org, 13.05.2014

EU migration has little impact on crime rates in England

EU migrants have made an insignificant impact on crime in England, says new research from Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Ohio State University, 13.05.2014

Preschool Teacher Depression Linked to Behavioral Problems in Children

Study suggests unhealthy classroom climate is contributing factor
EurekAlert!, 13.05.2014

Primates and patience -- the evolutionary roots of self control

Study of 13 primate species links 'intertemporal choice' to natural selection
The Guardian, 13.05.2014

Police chief suspended over allegations of inappropriate behaviour

Nick Gargan, chief constable of Avon and Somerset police, stood down and under investigation after at least two complaints

Vikram Dodd and Steven Morris

The Guardian, 13.05.2014

Breaking bad in Tehran: how Iran got a taste for crystal meth

Cheap, widely available and used by students and housewives alike, crystal meth is taking the Iranian capital by storm. The author of a new book about the country reports on an addiction that even the repressive regime is struggling to control

Ramita Navai

Stars and Stripes, 13.05.2014

Study: Spice twice as popular as cannabis among drug-using soldiers

Adam Ashton

Harvard Gazette, 13.05.2014

Punitive damages

Q&A on the economic and social costs of rising U.S. incarcerations, despite dipping crime rates

Christina Pazzanese

New York Times, 13.05.2014

Get Rid of ‘Condom Policing’


The Conspiracists, 14.05.2014

Burning the Reichstag: An Investigation into the Third Reich’s Enduring

Benjamin Carter

SPIEGEL ONLINE, 14.05.2014

Nazi Veterans Created Illegal Army

Newly discovered documents show that in the years after World War II, former members of the Nazi Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS formed a secret army to protect the country from the Soviets. The illegal project could have sparked a major scandal at the time.

Klaus Wiegrefe

Phys.Org, 14.05.2014

Big data brings new power to open-source intelligence, 14.05.2014

Guards being able to investigate guards is ‘questionable’ – GSOC chief

Simon O’Brien said that the organisation’s remit should be “fundamentally reset” so it can “actively seek resolutions to issues and provide feedback to gardaí to bring about change”.
New York Magazine, 14.05.2014

How Many Cops Should New York City Have?

Chris Smith

Princeton University, 14.05.2014

Victims want to change, not just punish, offenders

Revenge is a dish best served with a side of change., 14.05.2014

Ottawa and prisons: Talking tough and spending stupid

The recent report by Auditor General Michael Ferguson on the state of Canada’s prisons paints a picture of confusion, chaos and wasted money.

Steve Sullivan, 14.05.2014

Why don’t we know how many people are shot each year in America?

How many Americans have been shot over the past 10 years? No one really knows. We don’t even know if the number of people shot annually has gone up or down over that time.
EurekAlert!, 14.05.2014

Researchers propose treating prison population to fight US hepatitis C epidemic

Inmates have high prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection and are readily reachable for testing and treatment, says UC Riverside's Scott Allen
ABC Online, 15.05.2014

Police forces increasingly producing their own multimedia

Andrew Davies, 15.05.2014

UMass Poll: Most Americans Want Gun Control

Shannon McMahon

The Atlantic, 15.05.2014

Education Protects Women From Abuse

Extremists hate smart girls because smart girls are less likely to be kept down.

Olga Khazan

The Atlantic, 15.05.2014

The Tortured Statistical Debate Over the Death Penalty

A productive policy conversation after a botched Oklahoma execution depends on rigorously supported claims. Those can be tough to come by.

Andrew Cohen

EurekAlert!, 15.05.2014

Anti-craving drug and counseling lower alcohol harm in homeless, without sobriety demands

EurekAlert!, 15.05.2014

Marijuana use involved in more fatal accidents in Colorado

The proportion of marijuana-positive drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes in Colorado has increased dramatically since the commercialization of medical marijuana in the middle of 2009, according to a study by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers.
EurekAlert!, 15.05.2014

Effects of alcohol in young binge drinkers predicts future alcoholism

EurekAlert!, 15.05.2014

Justifying wartime atrocities alters memories

Stories about wartime atrocities and torture methods, like waterboarding and beatings, often include justifications – despite whether the rationale is legitimate.
The Globe and Mail, 15.05.2014

Report: Gangs launder $140-billion through sports betting

Sydney Morning Herald, 15.05.2014

When criminal evidence goes viral

Wendy Frew

Washington Post, 15.05.2014

Why Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls are worth more than gold

Marie Arana

Vox, 15.05.2014

No, marijuana isn't a gateway drug

Wicked Local Billerica, 15.05.2014

The health effects of bullying

Journalist's Resource, 15.05.2014

The Boston Marathon bombing: From emergency medicine to Twitter communications, what research has found

New York Times, 15.05.2014

No Slowdown in Unfair Marijuana Arrests


New Zealand Herald, 16.05.2014

Police cite road deaths to oppose cannabis law reform

Police say they do not support the decriminalisation of natural cannabis despite calls by Auckland's Deputy Mayor that it's safer than banned synthetic versions.

James Ihaka

CNN, 16.05.2014

Not all Texans love a good execution

James C. Moore

University at Buffalo, 16.05.2014

Methadone programs can be key in educating, treating patients with hepatitis C virus infection

Research by Andrew Talal shows that people who inject drugs want to be educated about hepatitis C and are willing to be treated.
ConsumerAffairs, 16.05.2014

Warning: hookah bars may be hazardous to your health

Lots of nicotine and potentially harmful chemicals are ingested

Truman Lewis

TicoTimes, 17.05.2014

Drug trafficking accord with FARC rebels stirs debate among Colombia experts

Larry Luxner

New York Times, 17.05.2014

What Is This Child Doing in Prison?


The Economist, 17.05.2014

Trouble spreads out

Crime, teenage pregnancy, bad schools and other ills are increasingly suburban and rural. That is changing British society and its politics, 17.05.2014

The genome of history

DNA explains more than you think

Nicholas Wade

New York Time, 17.05.2014

Thousands of Toddlers Are Medicated for A.D.H.D., Report Finds, Raising Worries

ALAN SCHWARZ, 18.05.2014

Hundreds of cases of police corruption, RCMP study says

RCMP say they've made changes following report to encourage ethical behaviour of officers
San Diego Free Press, 18.05.2014

Science Debunks 10 Biggest Pot Myths

By any objective analysis, cannabis and cannabinoids exceed the FDA’s existing standards for medicine.

Paul Armentano

Waterloo Cedar Falls, 18.05.2014

A glimpse into the profits for selling synthetic drugs

Synthetic marijuana, like Spice and K2 were part of a synthetic drug probe that culminated in the searches in 35 states in June 2013.

Jeff Reinitz

Practical Ethics, 18.05.2014

Does it matter that there’s cocaine in our water supply?

Gulzaar Barn, 18.05.2014

Brazil's favelas are in big trouble, despite the World Cup marketing push

Recent police abuse and killings in the favelas have highlighted how the government's so-called security programme is more about PR

Nicole Froio

Press of Atlantic City, 18.05.2014

Police investigating other police comes with potential for misconduct, advocates say

Gainesville Sun Published, 18.05.2014

Getting inside criminal minds

Read Hayes makes it his mission to stop shoplifters in their tracks

Anthony Clark

New York Times, 18.05.2014

Punitive Damage

DAVID COLE, 18.05.2014

No way out: Heroin addicts trapped in deadly maze

Carrie Blackmore Smith, and Terry DeMio

Wiley, 19.05.2014

Teens who participate in sports show lower levels of hazardous drinking

University of Washington, 19.05.2014

Favoritism, not hostility, causes most discrimination, says UW psychology professor

Doree Armstrong

Phys.Org, 19.05.2014

When criminal evidence goes viral

Should we be able to watch a man being tasered to death? That's a question being asked by legal scholar Katherine Biber who is researching what she calls the cultural afterlife of criminal evidence.
Auckland, 19.05.2014

Domestic violence stats 'buried'


Manchester Evening News, 19.05.2014

TV police dramas are nothing like the real thing say Manchester researchers

Emma Flanagan

New York Times, 19.05.2014

Sorcery at War

BANGUI, Central African Republic — This nation is flirting with genocide.


Newsweek, 20.05.2014

The Deadly Mission of Boko Haram

Janine di Giovanni

Fox News, 20.05.2014

Crime is America’s next health care crisis

Manny Alvarez

EurekAlert!, 20.05.2014

Immigration at a young age may increase risk for later alcohol and drug problems

EurekAlert!, 20.05.2014

Students swayed by 'relaxing, fun' image of hookah smoking ignore health harms

Michigan State University, 20.05.2014

Cyberbullying affects rich and poor alike, 20.05.2014

New study shows racial disparity in Chicago pot arrests despite 2012 law

Kathleen Kane-Willis and team of researchers found alarming racial disparity in Chicago pot arrests, despite 2012 law
New York Times, 20.05.2014

Commissioner Details Policing Options and Use of Resources at Council Budget Hearing


Huffington Post, 21.05.2014

An Epidemic of Gun Silence

CTV News, 21.05.2014

Toronto police turn to Twitter to solve old crimes

Cold case detectives routinely use new technology and new perspectives to solve old crimes. But Det. Sgt. Brian Borg of the Toronto Police is taking that notion one step further by using Twitter to ask the public for help on his cold case files.
Washington Post, 21.05.2014

Study: ‘Significant’ statistical link between mass murder and autism, brain injury

Terrence McCoy

OUPblog, 21.05.2014

Tracking the evidence for a ‘mythical number’

Heather Strang, Peter Neyroud, and Lawrence Sherman

Mother Jones, 22.05.2014

Why Don’t We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year in America?

Has nonfatal gun violence increased or decreased over the past 10 years? No one really knows.

Lois Beckett

Sierra Sun Times, 22.05.2014

UCLA Study Shows In-Home Probation for Juvenile Offenders Lowers Recidivism

Remaining closer to support networks could help prevent re-offending, says UCLA social welfare professor
EurekAlert!, 22.05.2014

Could cannabis curb seizures? Experts weed through the evidence

EurekAlert!, 22.05.2014

Aggressive behavior observed after alcohol-related priming

Le Monde diplomatique, 22.05.2014

Boko Haram: behind the violence

Elizabeth Pearson, 23.05.2014

When tempted by chocolate, friends become partners in crime, study says

Tima VlastoHolistic

Chronicle of Higher Education, 23.05.2014

Northern Irish Police Seek Entire Oral-History Archive at Boston College

Beth McMurtrie

Association for Psychological Science, 23.05.2014

Personal Judgments Are Swayed by Group Opinion, but Only for 3 Days

NPR May, 24.05.2014

The History Of Electronic Monitoring Devices

Emma Anderson, 25.05.2014

Elliot Rodger's California shooting spree: further proof that misogyny kills

Attributing the deaths of six people and wounding of several others in Isla Vista to 'a madman' ignores a stark truth about our society

Jessica Valenti

The Sheboygan, 25.05.2014

Why mass killers need to explain their plan: Column

James Alan Fox

Times Record, 25.05.2014

Sexually Abused Children Usually Know Their Abusers

Chris Newlin, executive director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center

Jeff Arnold

New York Times, 25.05.2014

A Revolutionary Approach to Treating PTSD


Boston Globe, 26.05.2014

Neighborhood has always mattered

Carlo Rotella, 26.05.2014

Employment After Prison Cuts Crime

The Vine, 26.05.2014

10 Things - Nice Guy kills women

What rape culture gets you In the US, seven people are dead because a 22 year old man believed that he was owed sex.
City Journal, 27.05.2014

New York’s Next Public Safety Revolution

The city’s ambitious plan to combat dangerous and often deadly driving

Nicole Gelinas

CounterPunch, 27.05.2014

Are There No Second Chances in American Academia?


Huffington Post-Posted, 28.05.2014

Embracing Technology Can Reduce False Convictions

Huffington Post, 29.05.2014

How Law Enforcement Should Use Social Media

Rafael Salazar

Science Codex, 29.05.2014

Police reform law underenforced by Department of Justice

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A law designed to combat police misconduct is hamstrung by limited resources, a lack of transparency and "political spillover" at the U.S. Department of Justice, says a recently published empirical study by Stephen Rushin, a law professor at the University of Illinois and expert in criminal law and policing.
University of British Columbia, 29.05.2014

Ostracism more damaging than bullying in the workplace

Being ignored at work is worse for physical and mental well-being than harassment or bullying, says a new study from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.
Washington Post, 29.05.2014

Neighborhood violence is hurting black kids’ test scores

Emily Badger, 29.05.2014

Blaming video games for suicide is an illogical leap too far

Liat Clark, 29.05.2014

US cybercrime laws being used to target security researchers

Security researchers say they have been threatened with indictment for their work investigating internet vulnerabilities

Tom Brewster

Christian Science Monitor, 29.05.2014

Are Mexico's federal troops doomed to fail in fighting drug violence?

Some say Mexico needs to learn from its experience in Michoacán by recognizing it has no reliable partners among state and local forces, who are often in cahoots with drug gangs.

Patrick Corcoran, 30.05.2014

Life after Silk Road: how the darknet drugs market is booming

Buying drugs and weapons online is far easier since the closure of Silk Road in 2013, after a dozen new sites have taken its place

Mike Power

Al Jazeera America, 30.05.2014

In gentrifying neighborhoods, residents say private patrols keep them safe

Oakland homeowners crowdfund to hire security guards, but critics say the patrols practice harassment

Puck Lo

EurekAlert!, 30.05.2014

Narcissists can feel empathy, research finds

The Age, 30.05.2014

Cyber criminals are out to get you

Cyber criminals deliberately target “silver surfer” seniors, according to research conducted by the security firm McAfee.

David Wilson

The Daily Telegraph, 30.05.2014

Women turning to a life of crime

Patrick lion