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

Daily Californian, 01.06.2014

Early-childhood stimulation improves earnings of disadvantaged children, study finds

Natalie Meier, 02.06.2014

Study reveals impact of burglary

One in four victims of burglary have experienced mental health issues, such as anxiety or symptoms of depression, after a break-in, according to new research.
New York Times, 02.06.2014

Before Brief, Deadly Spree, Trouble Since Age 8

Elliot O. Rodger’s Killings in California Followed Years of Withdrawal LOS ANGELES — It was the summer of 1999, and the parents of Elliot O. Rodger were battling over the boy’s deep and puzzling psychological problems as they struggled through a divorce.


EurekAlert!, 02.06.2014

Nearly 1 in 8 American children are maltreated before age 18

By the time they reach age 18, about 12% of American children experience a confirmed case of maltreatment in the form of neglect, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, according to a new study by researchers at Yale University., 02.06.2014

Scholars Weigh In on Ending Mass Incarceration

The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted a panel at the National Press Club on how the solve the nation's prison crisis
Medical News, 02.06.2014

Youths who have committed homicide 'show differences in brain structure'

A new study published in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical suggests that youths between the ages of 12 and 18 who have committed homicide have significantly different brain structures, compared with other teenage criminals who have not committed homicide., 02.06.2014

Sydney pub and club assaults drop dramatically but violence at home is up

Assaults at Kings Cross have fallen by 30.5% in the past two years but there has been a 2.5% rise in violent assaults at home
Research Magazine, 02.06.2014

Crime story

Brian Tarran meets David Canter, a founding father of investigative psychology, who went from studying biscuit purchases to helping police catch murderers and rapists.

Brian Tarran

Police Oracle, 03.06.2014

Terrorist groups: Dealing with membership

Understanding the culture, history and symbols of an outlawed organisation can pay dividends in identifying suspects, writes Andrew Staniforth.

Andrew Staniforth

The Conversation, 04.06.2014

Genes made me do it: genetics, responsibility and criminal law

Arlie Loughnan

The Verge, 04.06.2014

If violence is in your genes, should courts be more lenient?

A debate is raging, but that hasn't stopped lawyers from using genetic evidence in criminal trials

Arielle Duhaime-Ross

Reason, 04.06.2014

Criminalizing Sex Work Clients: the Hot New Anti-Prostitution Strategy That Works About as Well as the Old Strategy

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

National Post, 05.06.2014

Moncton shooting accused may be a classic ‘pseudo-commando’ with anti-government Freeman ideology

Joseph Brean

The Conversation, 05.06.2014

Irresponsible brains? The role of consciousness in guilt

Neil Levy Head

Medical Xpress, 05.06.2014

Alcohol-related terms can increase aggression

New psychology research shows that exposing people to alcohol-related words can influence aggressive behaviour in ways similar to actually consuming alcohol.
Science News, 05.06.2014

Why stabbing a voodoo doll is so satisfying

Erika Engelhaupt

MyFoxAL, 05.06.2014

Wisconsin stabbing highlights juvenile crime laws

M.L. JOHNSON, 05.06.2014

Psychologists find that entitlement predicts sexism, in both men and women

Chicago Sun-Times, 05.06.2014

Crime dips in Chicago during big games: researchers

ART GOLAB, 05.06.2014

Britain's first secret trial: this way lies trouble

If we allow hard-won freedoms to be discarded without a fight, what is to stop the powerful coming for other rights?

Owen Jones

New York Review, 05.06.2014

Pakistan: Worse Than We Knew

Ahmed Rashid

New York Times, 05.06.2014

The Closing of the Right's Mind


Huffington Post Canada, 06.06.2014

Videos look to help police in U.S. curb dog shootings that can lead to distrust, lawsuits

The Guardian, 06.06.2014

Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China – review

Leta Hong Fincher has written a shocking account of the way women are treated in the People's Republic
SPIEGEL ONLINE, 06.06.2014

'We'll Get You'

Katrin Kuntz and Maria Feck

Firstpost, 06.06.2014

Delhi to Badaun: Criminology can counter India’s rape problem

RK Raghavan, 06.06.2014

Boko Haram and defining the 'al-Qaeda network'

The presence of a British-born man in Boko Haram's ranks proves that the group's appeal is not confined to Nigeria.

Robin Simcox

EurekAlert!, 06.06.2014

Tougher penalties credited for fewer casualties among young male drivers

MetroNews Canada, 06.06.2014

Moncton RCMP shooting defies research on police deaths

Staff Torstar

Police Oracle, 06.06.2014

Terrorist grooming: 'Greater evidence base needed'

People identified as being vulnerable to radicalisation "are not making it to prison," says academic.

Cliff Caswell, 07.06.2014

Cop killers can be bent on revenge, author says


The Times of Israel, 07.06.2014

Brussels attack underscores threat of returning jihadists

European Jewish institutions left to reckon with danger of Islamist extremists coming home from Syria with new skills and increased fervor

Cnaan Liphshiz, 07.06.2014

How Much Are Police Worth?, 07.06.2014

How Much Are Police Worth?, 07.06.2014

Attacks on police in NSW have risen 13 per cent in two years

IT SEEMS while we are better behaved towards each other we are turning against the police in greater numbers.
EurekAlert!, 09.06.2014

Adolescent bullies, victims more likely to carry weapons

University of California, 09.06.2014

Does 'free will' stem from brain noise?

Our ability to make choices — and sometimes mistakes — might arise from random fluctuations in the brain's background electrical noise, according to a recent study from the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis.
American Spectator, 09.06.2014

Is There Really an Epidemic of Mass Shootings?

After Isla Vista, some unconsoling perspective.

Josh Blackman

Monash Weekly, 10.06.2014

Melbourne University professor’s web tool to help domestic violence victims

Virginia Millen

Police Oracle, 11.06.2014

Prevent, and tackling radicalisation in schools

Identifying radicalised individuals of school age is a complex task – but must be tackled, says Andrew Staniforth.

Andrew Staniforth

Police Oracle, 12.06.2014

The hazardous task of protecting the vulnerable

Chief officers must understand the pressures faced by operational commanders in a critical area, says Irene Curtis.

Irene Curtis

Houston Chronicle, 13.06.2014

Temple: Don't be so quick to blame mental illness in shootings

Mentally ill may be easy to blame, but they're rarely violent

Jeff Temple

BBC News, 13.06.2014

Why sexual violence in UK gangs 'similar to war zones'

Leana Hosea

Bucks Herald, 13.06.2014

Campaign launched to tackle potential rise in domestic violence

Martin Phillips

New York Times, 13.06.2014

Anti-Overdose Drug Becoming an Everyday Part of Police Work


Science, 13.06.2014

Legal highs make Uruguay a beacon for marijuana research

Lizzie Wade

Science Codex, 13.06.2014

Gun violence and mental illness: Study addresses perception vs. reality

Recent mass killings in Isla Vista, California, and elsewhere have again raised concern among lawmakers and the media about the possible connection between mental illness and gun violence. A new study sets the record straight and recommends an evidence-based approach to limiting firearms fatalities.
Police Oracle, 13.06.2014

Misconduct: 'Strong case for public hearings'

Officers must accept that they are now subject to increased scrutiny, says academic and former chief.

Cliff Caswell, 13.06.2014

Crime in Our Nation’s Schools: It’s Not Getting Better

Crystal Shepeard

Police Oracle, 13.06.2014

Training issues, and tackling disability hate crime

Progress in this area has been made – but the overall picture remains patchy, writes Nick Alatti.

Nick Alatti

New York Times, 13.06.2014

After Florida State Rape Case, Police Will Revise Procedures


The Daily Telegraph, 13.06.2014

Possession and use of amphetamines­ on the rise

Jessica Oxford

Deccan Chronicle June, 14.06.2014

Elderly women more vulnerable to abuse than men, says report

New Delhi: Elderly women face more abuse than their male counterparts in metro cities than non-metro cities, a survey on the existence of elder abuse in urban India has found.
Truth-Out, 14.06.2014

Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health

After mass shootings, like the ones these past weeks in Las Vegas, Seattle and Santa Barbara, the national conversation often focuses on mental illness. So what do we actually know about the connections between mental illness, mass shootings and gun violence overall?

Lois Beckett

The Japan Times, 14.06.2014

Southeast Asia now biggest global danger zone for piracy: U.N.

GENEVA – Southeast Asia has overtaken the Horn of Africa as the world’s hot spot for pirate attacks after concerted international efforts to police the waters off Somalia, the U.N. said Thursday.
Las Vegas Sun, 15.06.2014

What now? Three mass shootings in a week leave communities wondering how to react

Ed Komenda Jackie Valley

Newsweek Filed, 15.06.2014

Are British Muslim Schools Teaching Hatred?

Mary Dejevsky

New York Times, 15.06.2014

The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule


On Line opinion, 16.06.2014

The truth about Australia's gun control experiment

David Leyonhjelm

Open Democracy, 16.06.2014

'Victim' vs 'Survivor': Feminism and language

Rahila Gupta

MyFoxAL, 16.06.2014

Delinquent teens more likely to die violently as adults

MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Delinquent youth face a significantly increased risk for a violent death when they're adults, a new study finds.
Huffington Post, 16.06.2014

This Is How A Domestic Violence Victim Falls Through The Cracks

Melissa Jeltsen

The New Republic, 16.06.2014

What in God's Name Is Going on in Iraq? An Expert Explains. An interview with Olivier Roy

By Isaac Chotiner

Mother Jones, 17.06.2014

Did This City Bring Down Its Murder Rate by Paying People Not to Kill?

A controversial experiment in Richmond, California, may have slashed street violence—or maybe it just got lucky.

Tim Murphy

The Guardian, 17.06.2014

Here the Camorra has lost: Italian mayor offers new dawn for mafia town

Renato Natale's election brings residents hope Casal di Principe will finally be able to emerge from the shadow of organised crime

Lizzy Davies, 17.06.2014

The digital arms race – and what is being done to fight it

With surveillance-security software on the rise, the fight against the use of espionage malware on citizens is gathering steam

Tom Brewster

Phys.Org, 17.06.2014

Historians become scientists to reveal the real reason for a decline in violent crime

A scientific analysis of 20 million words recorded during 150 years of criminal trials at London's Old Bailey reveals how changes in culture rather than law helped to reduce violent crime, according to a co-authored University of Sussex study.
EurekAlert!, 17.06.2014

Minimizing belief in free will may lessen support for criminal punishment

Exposure to information that diminishes free will, including brain-based accounts of behavior, seems to decrease people's support for retributive punishment, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
New Statesman, 17.06.2014

Is this the beginning of the end of the war on women’s bodies?

The recent summit in London has grabbed headlines, but whether we have now reached a turning point in the fight to end sexual violence in conflict remains to be seen.

Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi

U.S. News University, 17.06.2014

Temple University Investigates Integrity of Professors' Prison Study

Olivia Vanni, 18.06.2014

New Research Aims to Explain Unethical Group Behavior

Contributed by Zawn Villines, Correspondent
The Atlantic, 18.06.2014

Confusing Marriage and Violence Prevention

A problematic argument for getting married

Jonathan Stray

University of British Columbia, 18.06.2014

Fighting crime one tweet at a time

Researcher studies how police use Twitter to protect and serve
EconoMonitor, 18.06.2014

The Rise of Cyber-Security Blackwaters

Recently, the Department of Justice launched its first criminal cyber espionage case against alleged Chinese hackers. The case depends on new cyber-security start-ups – the successors of Blackwater.
Breitbart News, 18.06.2014

Study: Criminals Prefer Handguns Over 'Assault Rifles'

AWR Hawkins

Indiana University, 18.06.2014

Exposure to TV violence related to irregular attention and brain structure

INDIANAPOLIS -- Young adult men who watched more violence on television showed indications of less mature brain development and poorer executive functioning, according to the results of an Indiana University School of Medicine study published online in the journal Brain and Cognition.
EurekAlert!, 18.06.2014

Counterterrorism, ethics, and global health

A new article traces the ways that the war on terror is incorporating medicine into warfare, threatening the health of local populations, increasing global health disparities, and causing profound moral distress among humanitarian and health care workers
BBC News Wales, 18.06.2014

Domestic abuse 'Open Our Eyes' campaign in south Wales

Newswise Released, 18.06.2014

Majority of Minors Engage in Sexting, Unaware of Harsh Legal Consequences

ScienceDaily, 19.06.2014

Having authoritarian parents increases risk of drug use in adolescents, European study finds

RedOrbit, 19.06.2014

Mental Health Patients More Than Twice As Likely To Be Victims Of Homicide Than The General Public

CNN, 19.06.2014

The biggest threat in the air is... you

Daisy Carrington

Newswise Released, 19.06.2014

Iraq Split Into Three States Would Entrench Long-Term Problems

Washington Post, 19.06.2014

Less incarceration could lead to less crime

Ken Cuccinelli and and Deborah Daniels

Huffington Post, 19.06.2014

What the Slender Man Case Reveals About the Juvenile Criminal Justice System

Tina Freiburger, Associate professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Information (DK), 19.06.2014

NSA ‘third party’ partners tap the Internet backbone in global surveillance program

’Third parties’ give NSA access to international fiber-optic cables, sharing massive amounts of phone and Internet data, new Snowden documents show. Germany and, by all accounts, Denmark, are among the partners in the NSA mass surveillance program codenamed RAMPART-A.
Michigan State University, 19.06.2014

New cocaine tracking system could lead to better drug enforcement

University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication, 19.06.2014

Haters spend more time … hating?

Dolores Albarracín, Justin Hepler

Arizona Daily Star, 20.06.2014

Explaining what's happening in Iraq

Maggy Zanger is a professor of practice at the University of Arizona School of Journalism and an affiliated faculty member of the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She conducted research in Iraq before the U.S. invasion and lived there in 2003 and 2004 training Iraqi journalists.

Maggy Zanger

Voice of San Diego, 20.06.2014

One Piece Missing from the Hit-and-Run Puzzle: Prevention

Mario Koran

Washington Post, 20.06.2014

Is TV making us more afraid of crime? Or burning us out on violence?

Alyssa Rosenberg

New York Times, 20.06.2014

Money Remains Crime-Fighting Tool for New York Police

Amid advances in data-driven policing and forensic science, one traditional crime-solving tool has remained a constant for the New York Police Department: money.


The Tribune-Review, 22.06.2014

There's no epidemic of mass shootings

WalesOnline, 22.06.2014

'He was one of the best boys a mother could ever want': Mother of third young Cardiff man in jihadist video begs him to return

Darren Devine

The Mercury, 22.06.2014

Judge: Bad science led to sentence for murder-by-arson case in the Poconos

Michael Rubinkam

New York Review of Books, 23.06.2014

Partial Disclosure

Sue Halpern

The Atlantic, 23.06.2014

Race and the Execution Chamber

The national death-row population is roughly 42 percent black—nearly three times the proportion in the general population.

Matt Ford

EurekAlert!, 23.06.2014

Intervention appears to help teen drivers get more, better practice

Bottom Line: A web-based program for teen drivers appears to improve driving performance and quality supervised practice time before teens are licensed., 23.06.2014

Murdered By My Boyfriend: How a confident, bubbly woman became a tragic victim of domestic violence

The writer of a new BBC drama, Murdered By My Boyfriend, based on real life events, explains how the typical perceived victims of domestic violence often couldn't be further from reality

Regina Moriarty

Daily Mail, 23.06.2014

Jihad and why young men love going to war

Peter McKay

PR Newswire, 23.06.2014

Is Yelling The New Spanking? Dr. Dan Siegel on How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

WalesOnline, 23.06.2014

Radicalisation of young Muslims 'has been big issue in Cardiff for a while'

Alicia Melville-Smith

The British Psychological Society, 23.06.2014

TV violence and brain functioning studied

A new study has linked exposure to violence on television with less mature brain development and poorer executive functioning in young men.
The Conversation, 23.06.2014

Gerry Conlon’s life is a reminder that wrongful convictions happen everywhere

Michael Naughton

RT Edited time, 23.06.2014

Norway wants to criminalize begging

Forbes, 23.06.2014

Why Is Vox Doing Violence To Gun Statistics?

Chris Conover

TIME, 23.06.2014

Why Victims of Rape in College Don’t Report to the Police

Rolling Stone, 23.06.2014

Heil Hipster: The Young Neo-Nazis Trying to Put a Stylish Face on Hate

Inside the tote-bag friendly, "Harlem Shake"-happy world of Germany's "nipsters"

Thomas Rogers

TIME, 23.06.2014

5 Things We Must Teach Young Boys About Rape, Right Now

Chris Ferguson

Toronto Star, 23.06.2014

The case of the big talker convicted of terrorism

Mohamed Hersi of Toronto is the first Canadian convicted under new anti-terror provisions. A jury believed was preparing to fight with Al Shabab

Michelle Shephard

Bangor Daily News, 24.06.2014

Why it makes no sense to put more people in jail

Steven E. Barkan is professor of sociology at the University of Maine and former president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

By Steven E. Barkan

Washington Post, 24.06.2014

New ACLU report takes a snapshot of police militarization in the United States

Radley Balko

EurekAlert!, 24.06.2014

Schizophrenia and cannabis use may share common genes

PLoS Blogs, 24.06.2014

Bullet Points: This article has no waiting period

Atif Kukaswadia

University of Pittsburgh, 24.06.2014

Tradition of violence undermines its real impacts

Danielle Dyal

SFGate, 24.06.2014

Study: Latinos treated unfairly in justice system

Guardian Professional, 24.06.2014

How can social work education help practitioners address terrorism?

The curriculum must address more than child and adult safeguarding

Jonathan Parker and Sara Ashencaen Crabtree, 24.06.2014

US police departments are increasingly militarised, finds report

BBC News, 24.06.2014

Social media 'at least half' of calls passed to front-line police

Keith Moore

EurekAlert!, 24.06.2014

Group recommends removing sexual orientation-related disorders from the ICD, 25.06.2014

Predicting crime, LAPD-style

Cutting edge data-driven analysis directs Los Angeles patrol officers to likely future crime scenes – but critics worry that decision-making by machine will bring 'tyranny of the algorithm'

Nate Berg

WalesOnline, 25.06.2014

Web crime dominates policing, says officer

Police complain at least half their workload is now taken up by angry exchanges on social media

Darren Devine

New York Times, 26.06.2014

Beating of Roma Boy Exposes Tensions in France’s Underclass

DAN BILEFSKY and MAÏA de la BAUME, 26.06.2014

What running Homicide Watch has taught me about crime in America

Laura Amico co-founded the groundbreaking website which enables families, friends and neighbours of both victims and suspects to track cases and see justice being done … or not
The Guardian, 26.06.2014

Inside the mind of Jimmy Savile

The Verge, 26.06.2014

Chicago will begin monitoring cellphone signals to track where people are walking

Jacob Kastrenakes, 26.06.2014

Inquiry into undercover police may lead to quashing of protesters' convictions

Investigation set up by Theresa May will examine if campaigners were wrongly convicted because police officers lied in court

Rob Evans

Washington University School of Medicine, 27.06.2014

Youth regularly receive pro-marijuana tweets

Researchers say pro-pot messages set stage for drug use
The Independent, 27.06.2014

Exclusive: Government aims to win hearts and tackle extremism with documentary on families of dead jihadists

Cahal Milmo

The Guardian, 27.06.2014

The radicalisation of Samantha Lewthwaite, the Aylesbury schoolgirl who became the 'white widow'

Zoe Williams

Science 2.0, 27.06.2014

Bad Video Game Behavior May Make People Good In Real Life

Daily Beast, 27.06.2014

Whitey Bulger: A Government-Approved Maniac

We’re fascinated by homicidal miscreants like Whitey Bulger because, says the director of a documentary about him, “the dark side makes everybody almost envious of somebody who breaks all the rules and gets away with it for a long time.”
National Post, 27.06.2014

Sex in cruisers, lying under oath, assault, drunk driving, porn — a historic year of Mountie misconduct

Colin Perkel

Washington Post, 27.06.2014

Shootings rise after China gives its police guns

BEIJING — A string of shooting incidents involving Chinese police — leaving at least four people dead — has the public wondering if rank-and-file officers are really ready to carry guns, as mandated by new regulations.
The Nation, 27.06.2014

How Did the FBI Miss Over 1 Million Rapes?

Systematic undercounting of sexual assaults in the US disguises a hidden rape crisis.

Soraya Chemaly, 27.06.2014

On the city streets with the Detroit 300 community police force's armed A-team

Members of controversial voluntary organisation patrol neighbourhoods, hunt criminals and make citizen’s arrests - Billy Briggs in Detroit
Police News, 27.06.2014

NYPD weighs whether cut in stop-and-frisks affects crime stats

Faced with an increase in shootings in recent months, the NYPD is studying whether the big drop in stop-and-frisk encounters has impacted crime

Anthony M. Destefano

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28.06.2014

Mallory O'Brien tackles city's homicides by digging deep into data

Bill Glauber

The Seattle Times, 28.06.2014

Guest: How to prevent more school shootings

Ending the shooting violence at schools means exerting gun control and providing mental-health care, writes guest columnist David R. Stone.

David R. Stone

The Economist, 28.06.2014

Under the spotlight

Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam. By Innes Bowen.Hurst; 288 pages; £16.99. To be published in America in September; $30.
The Economist, 28.06.2014

A puff of logic

Genes, cannabis and schizophrenia Correlation is not necessarily causation
The Economist, 28.06.2014

Murders and acquisitions

The success of Scotland’s police reforms shames England and Wales
The Economist, 28.06.2014

Khat and mouse

Banning the east African stimulant may backfire
The Economist, 28.06.2014

A half-smoked joint

Decriminalising drugs leaves the crooks with the cash. Legalise drugs instead
allvoice, 29.06.2014

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is the world's richest terrorist organization

Boston Globe, 29.06.2014

‘Teach men not to rape’: Turn off the outrage machine

Cathy Young

New York Times, 29.06.2014

Broken Windows, Broken Parks

University of Manchester, 30.06.2014

Effects of mass violence under spotlight

An internationally renowned group of experts are to examine how the appalling effects of mass violence play out in the months and years after they have been perpetrated.
EurekAlert!, 30.06.2014

Blood lead levels associated with increased behavioral problems in kids in China

Bottom Line: Elevated blood lead levels appear to be associated with teacher-reported behavioral problems in a study of preschool children in China.
Phys.Org, 30.06.2014

The economics of fear

The Atlantic, 30.06.2014

Doctors' Role in Stopping Gun Violence

With proper training and guidelines, physicians could determine who is fit to carry a gun.

Iulia Filip, 30.06.2014

Are uprisings in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine plus tension in North Korea pushing world to the brink of war?

Lincoln Times, 30.06.2014

Program hopes for positive outcomes for at-risk youths


The Guardian, 30.06.2014

Why it's critical that we boost the aspirations of black children

One in 5 black children believe their skin colour impedes their success prospects – how do we change this perception?

Hugh Muir

California Forward, 30.06.2014

Reevaluating role of California jail systems as health care providers

Courtney M. Fowler

Convenience Store Decisions, 30.06.2014

Crime Prevention 101

Clear visuals, strict till limits and great customer service are keys to deterring convenience store robberies.

Marilyn Odesser-Torpey