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

SPIEGEL ONLINE, 01.09.2014

Several Radicalized Ex-German Soldiers in Iraq

Islamist Influx
Bloomberg View, 01.09.2014

Extremism Loves Company


Cass R. Sunstein

The Conversation UK, 01.09.2014

Shadow of extremism scandal lingers as Birmingham goes back to school

If a week is a long time in politics, then the school summer holidays must have seemed like a lifetime the for governors, teachers, pupils and staff at the 21 schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse…

Chris Allen

Columbia Missourian, 01.09.2014

Cameras, deadly force and another incident in St. Louis

Huffington Post, 01.09.2014

Marijuana Legalization Has Researchers Wondering If Traffic Deaths Will Rise


Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, 01.09.2014

Fingerprints for freight items

The Age, 02.09.2014

Plenty of smoke but little fire in Tony Abbott's concerns over Muslim radicals

Joseph Wakim

Local Government Association, 02.09.2014

Toxic fake cigarettes filled with asbestos and excrement seized by councils

Millions of illegal cigarettes filled with dead flies, human excrement and abnormally high levels of cancer-causing chemicals are being taken off the streets by councils cracking down on the black market trade.
Toronto Star, 02.09.2014

What’s behind the trend of declining crime rate in Toronto?

Crime is down in Toronto. There's much debate about why, but Toronto police hope some summer initiatives have helped make the city safer.

Wendy Gillis

EurekAlert!, 02.09.2014

NYU study compares consequences of teen alcohol and marijuana use

The study found that for high school seniors, alcohol consumption led to unsafe driving and compromised relationships with peers, while marijuana consumption was found to compromise relationships with authority figures
EurekAlert!, 02.09.2014

Cannabis withdrawal symptoms common among adolescents treated for substance use disorder

More than 80 percent of participants met criteria for cannabis dependence, problem recognition a major determinant of usage reduction
The Daily Dish, 02.09.2014

The Death Rattle Of Islamism?

Jonah Shepp

National Post, 02.09.2014

Terrorism as theatre: ISIS beheading videos aimed at capturing attention of ‘obsessed’ Western audience

Adrian Humphreys

Slate Magazine, 03.09.2014

Three Myths About Police Body Cams

Filming interactions between law enforcement and citizens might not stop the next Ferguson from happening.

Justin T. Ready and Jacob T.N. Young

Scientific American, 03.09.2014

When Peace Officers Dress for War

Unrest in Missouri may stem, in part, from changes to police culture centuries ago

Julia Calderone

EurekAlert!, 03.09.2014

Penn study demonstrates wearable sensors to detect firearm use

Minnesota Daily, 03.09.2014

Ferguson: Fruit of the failed drug war

Ronald Fraser

Harvard Gazette, 03.09.2014

Three decades of treating trauma

Program supports abuse victims through care, advocacy

Alvin Powell

New York Times, 03.09.2014

Berkeley Pushes a Boundary on Medical Marijuana


New York Times, 03.09.2014

Widening the Lens on Blame


EurekAlert!, 03.09.2014

Estrogen increases cannabis sensitivity

Females more likely to see tolerance and addiction while males get the munchies
The Guardian, 03.09.2014

Nazir Afzal: ‘There is no religious basis for the abuse in Rotherham’

Nazir Afzal, the Crown Prosecution Service’s lead on child sexual abuse, says that it is about male power

Amelia Gentleman

PoliceOne September, 03.09.2014

2 keys to building award-winning active-killer response training for schools in your jurisdiction

PoliceOne, 03.09.2014

How cops can help citizens better understand police use of force

Policing — already a dangerous profession — is becoming even more so because of anti-police rhetoric and inaccurate reporting in use of force cases

Dan Marcou

The New Yorker, 03.09.2014

The Color of Justice

David Cole

The Age, 04.09.2014

No basis to claims that lockout laws are working, says top crime statistician

Sean Nicholls

Phys.Org, 04.09.2014

Study examines racial bias in death-penalty decisions

A Latino defendant convicted of murder who is poor is more likely to be sentenced to death by white jurors, a new study shows.
Record-Searchlight, 04.09.2014

Departments use technology to ID troubled officers


The New Yorker, 04.09.2014

An Old Contempt in Rotherham

Margaret Talbot

Newswise, 05.09.2014

Past Sexual Assault Triples Risk of Future Assault for College Women

The Conversation, 05.09.2014

Eye for an eye? Why punishing the wrongdoer helps us forgive

Peter Strelan

Los Angeles Times, 06.09.2014

Islamic State's badass path to paradise

There's 'jihadi cool' and then there's 'badass' -- overtly embracing deviance as a good thing Why do Western kids join Islamic State? Ask Tony Soprano, Keyser Söze and Walter White

Simon Cottee

Truth-Out, 07.09.2014

Mass Incarceration Found Guilty

Eleanor J Bader, 07.09.2014

Detroit policing exposes racial rifts as black residents pay high fines

Detroit’s gentrified makeover means more policing of nuisance crimes – but the fines fall disproportionately on black residents

Rose Hackman

The Conversation, 07.09.2014

We need to talk about the sexual abuse of scientists

The life sciences have come under fire recently with a study published in PLOS ONE that investigated the level of sexual harassment and sexual assault of trainees in academic fieldwork environments

Author Margaret C. Hardy

The Intelligencer, 07.09.2014

Sex, lies and the Internet: protecting teens from predators

Jo Ciavaglia

Washington Post, 08.09.2014

The Islamic State and the politics of official narratives

Laurie A. Brand

Washington Post online, 08.09.2014

How many police shootings a year? No one knows

Wesley Lowery

University of Texas, 08.09.2014

Teens living with two, college-educated parents less likely to use alcohol and marijuana, UT Arlington study finds

Boston Globe, 08.09.2014

Technology making car theft obsolete

Mass., once the car theft capital, sees cases fall 90%, thanks in large part to high-tech deterrents

Hiawatha Bray

Baylor University, 08.09.2014

Religious Youths Are Less Likely to Experiment with Drugs and Alcohol, Baylor Study Finds

Reuters UK, 09.09.2014

Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year, worse than war - study

Alister Doyle

The Daily Pennsylvanian, 09.09.2014

Study: Low resting heart rate may lead to criminal activity

Jill Golub

Valley News, 09.09.2014

Editorial: Policing The Police?

EurekAlert!, 09.09.2014

Brain structure could predict risky behavior

Some people avoid risks at all costs, while others will put their wealth, health, and safety at risk without a thought. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that the volume of the parietal cortex in the brain could predict where people fall on the risk-taking spectrum.
EurekAlert!, 09.09.2014

Poverty, not bias, explains racial/ethnic differences in child abuse

States with more minority children living in poverty show greater differences in abuse and neglect, reports Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
TakePart, 09.09.2014

Gentrification Destroys Communities: True or False?

Highland Park hopes to succeed where Williamsburg failed.

Willy Blackmore

TIME, 09.09.2014

Barack Obama’s Social Media Flame War Against ISIS

As Islamic militants flood social media, the State Department has ramped up efforts to neutralize jihadist propaganda online

Alex Altman

iHealthBeat, 09.09.2014

CDC Expands National Database Tracking Violent Deaths to 32 States

Why not kill them all?, 09.09.2014

London Review of Books

Keith Gessen

The Conversation, 09.09.2014

Violent words, not just deeds, leave a lasting mark on our kids

She showed me the cigarette burns on her arms. Her eyes seemed empty as she slumped in the chair, answering questions with defeated shrugs. Finally she explained that her stepfather had held her down and…

Jayashri Kulkarni

Le Monde diplomatique, 10.09.2014

The new cold war

Serge Halimi

New York Times, 10.09.2014

Mostly White Forces in Mostly Black Towns: Police Struggle for Racial Diversity


Huffington Post, 10.09.2014

NYPD Commissioner Defends 'Broken Windows' At Breakfast Costing $1,250 A Table

We defer to cops even when they kill, and scapegoat schools for the ills America has given up on. This must change

Christopher Mathias Christopher

EurekAlert!, 10.09.2014

New study examines impact of violent media on the brain

Exposure to violence has a different effect on people with aggressive traits
University of California, 10.09.2014

Cyberbullying Increases As Students Age

New wide-ranging study finds while verbal and physical bullying decrease as children age, cyberbullying increases

Sean Nealon

Washington Post, 10.09.2014

‘Jihadi Brides’: British young women are among Islamic State’s newest recruits

Sarah Kaplan

Newsweek Filed, 10.09.2014

Why Are Police Being Armed to the Teeth? Senators Ask

Pema Levy

Forbes, 10.09.2014

How LEDs Are Going To Change The Way We Look At Cities

Ucilia Wang

The Australian, 10.09.2014

Violence against women is about gender

Violence against women is about gender

University of Iowa, 10.09.2014

Sometimes, adolescents just can't resist

University of Iowa study finds teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors.
Vanderbilt University, 11.09.2014

Scientific risk assessments may result in more equitable sentences

Jim Patterson

The Guardian, 11.09.2014

Oscar Pistorius awaits fate as he is cleared of murder

Trial has taken centre stage in South African politics and produced constantly developing drama akin to a soap opera

David Smith

University of Warwick, 11.09.2014

Bully victims more likely to suffer night terrors and nightmares

Children who are bullied at ages 8-10 are more likely to suffer from sleep walking, night terrors or nightmares by the time they are 12 years old.
California Institute of Technology, 11.09.2014

Tipping the Balance of Behavior

Huffington Post, 14.09.2014

Of the 17,891 Deaths from Terrorism Last Year, 19 Were American. Let Iraqis Fight ISIS.

H. A. Goodman, 16.09.2014

Islamic State Is Not A Strategic Threat to America

Abraham Miller, 16.09.2014

Degrade and destroy? The west should try to disrupt the canny militants into self-destruction, because bombs will only backfire

Chelsea E Manning

The Awl, 16.09.2014

The Case for Abolishing Juvenile Prisons

Sara Mayeux researches and writes about American criminal law. She's a Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a PhD candidate in the History Department at Stanford University.
The Globe and Mail, 16.09.2014

Report offers rare peek into Canadian gang life and high-risk youth

Allan Maki

Real Change News, 17.09.2014

New study suggests body cams cut down on complaints against officers

Aaron Burkhalter

EurekAlert!, 17.09.2014

Habitual Facebook users more likely to be caught in phishing scams

Users with large social networks, frequent Facebook use, and inability to regulate media use are more susceptible to accepting strangers as friends and giving them information
EurekAlert!, 17.09.2014

Habitual Facebook users more likely to be caught in phishing scams

Users with large social networks, frequent Facebook use, and inability to regulate media use are more susceptible to accepting strangers as friends and giving them information
Vox, 17.09.2014

New MacArthur 'genius' uncovered how deep racism in criminal justice goes

Dara Lind

New York Times, 17.09.2014

Perceptions Haven’t Caught Up to Decline in Crime

Justin Wolfers

International Relations and Security Network, 17.09.2014

Targeted Killing of Terrorists

High technology enables the United States and other countries to kill specific terrorists with limited collateral damage. Yet, as Nicholas Rostow reminds us, just because targeted killings may be arguably legal and even ‘prudential’, that doesn’t mean they avoid certain costs.

Nichols Rostow

University of Texas, 18.09.2014

Study Uncovers Factors in Students' Reporting of Weapons at School

As a result of outbreaks of violence in the nation’s schools, concerns have grown about school safety and the overall well-being of students.
SPIEGEL ONLINE, 18.09.2014

The Death that Could Kill Lethal Injection

Markus Feldenkirchen

Northwestern University, 18.09.2014

Domestic Violence Likely More Frequent for Same-Sex Couples

Extra stress in same-sex couples may raise risk of domestic abuse, 18.09.2014

Fewer Prisoners Equals Less Crime

Rethinking Crime and Punishment
War on the Rocks, 18.09.2014

The UK’s Counter-Radicalization Strategy Just Failed; What Now?

Almost ten years ago, in the wake of the 2005 London transport bombings, the UK government under Tony Blair launched its ambitious “Prevent” strategy “to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism both in the UK and overseas.”

James Brandon

Forbes, 21.09.2014

Unconscious Racial Bias: From Ferguson To The NBA To You

Todd Essig

EurekAlert, 22.09.2014

Involving female offenders in release planning can increase reintegration success

Almost half of all female prisoners are back behind bars within 1 year of their release and most have multiple prison terms
International Relations and Security Network, 22.09.2014

Rethinking Global Drug Policy

What would happen if governments pushed criminal syndicates aside and took over the now illicit drug trade? According to a recent Global Commission on Drug Policy report, production would become heavily regulated and drug use would become a public health problem rather than a crime.

Philippa Garson

International Relations and Security Network (ISN), 22.09.2014

The Indian Jihadist Movement: Evolution and Dynamics

Do Indian mujahideen represent a destabilizing threat to Western and local interests in South Asia? Maybe, says Stephen Tankel, but let’s not downplay New Delhi’s ability to keep the dangers posed by indigenous jihadists in check.

Stephen Tankel

Wall Street Journal, 23.09.2014

Judges Turn to Risk-Evaluation Tools in Sentencing Decisions

Many Are Adopting More Systematic Approach to Assessing Likelihood of Reoffense

Joe Palazzolo

EurekAlert!, 23.09.2014

Safe passages into adulthood: Preventing gender-based violence and its consequences

EurekAlert!, 23.09.2014

Could suburban sprawl be good for segregation?

Low-density neighborhoods more likely to stay integrated
Stanford University, 24.09.2014

Women and children bear brunt of domestic violence, Stanford scholar says

Nine times as many people around the world are killed in disputes between individuals, including domestic violence, than are killed in civil wars, according to Stanford political scientist James Fearon. This could change if nations focus on preventing violence in the home, improving police work and changing longstanding cultural practices.

Clifton B. Parker

Prevention Action, 26.09.2014

SNAP or Wrap? Discovering better ways to prevent youth violence and delinquency

Severely antisocial children are at particular risk of developing into juvenile offenders persistently involved in violence and increasingly serious crime. An independent evaluation of the Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) program underlines the need to ensure that early prevention services reach more families.
Washington Post, 26.09.2014

A (sort of) defense of South Carolina state trooper Sean Groubert

Radley Balko

Washington Post, 26.09.2014

Bill Clinton’s claim that 100,000 cops sent the crime rate ‘way down’

Glenn Kessler

Toronto Star, 26.09.2014

How to fight the radicalization of disaffected ‘home-grown’ jihadists?

How are foreign fighters lured? What danger do they pose? How to balance the attention the issue deserves, with the risk of providing the very publicity that terrorist groups crave?.

Michelle Shephard, 26.09.2014

What makes a terrorist?

With Islamic extremism dominating the headlines, new research in Kenya and Somalia investigates how and why people become radicalised. Simon Allison reports

Simon Allison

Christian Science, 26.09.2014

French Muslims to Islamic State: We are also 'dirty French'

Shortly after IS called on followers to kill Westerners, including the 'dirty French,' tourist Hervé Gourdel was beheaded in Algeria. France saw its first mass rally of Muslims today against the barbarism of the Islamic State.

Sara Miller Llana

Mic, 28.09.2014

One-Third of the World's Women in Prison Have One Striking Thing in Common

Zak Cheney-Rice

Truth-Out, 28.09.2014

Fact-Checking Feinstein on the Assault Weapons Ban

Lois Beckett

The Epoch Times, 28.09.2014

War Vets, Gang Violence Vets Help Each Other