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

Vox, 01.12.2015

A chilling visual history of the past 15 years of terrorism

Zack Beauchamp

The Conversation, 01.12.2015

Why the Paris attacks should not change European attitudes to refugees

Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

The Conversation, 01.12.2015

For migrants in Sicily, group expulsion is the order of the day – but is it legal?

Simon McMahon

The Conversation, 01.12.2015

That laser pointer could be more dangerous than you think

William Wadsworth

New Statesman, 01.12.2015

Meeting the foreign fighters: how does Islamic State recruit thousands of Westerners?

To understand why IS draws thousands of would-be fighters from the West, we need to view the militant group through the lens of the fighters themselves.

Jakob Sheikh

Pacific Standard, 01.12.2015

If the Police Don't Kill Me, a Lifetime of Preparing for Them to Just Might

Ezekiel Kweku

EurekAlert!, 02.12.2015

Incarcerated mothers impact children's future criminal involvement

Sam Houston State University

Houston Chronicle, 02.12.2015

Mass shootings occur more than once a day in U.S.

Stream of incidents this year heightens gun access debate
Scientific American, 02.12.2015

Terrorism Science: 5 Insights into Jihad in Europe

Terrorism is tough to study, but researchers have gleaned insights from the current generation of Islamist extremists

Declan Butler and Nature magazine

Washington Post, 02.12.2015

San Bernardino shooting: 11 essential facts about guns and mass shootings in America

Max Ehrenfreund

The Atlantic, 02.12.2015

The Abomination of Gun Violence

James Fallows

Vox, 02.12.2015

Guns killed more Americans in 12 years than AIDS, war, and illegal drug overdoses combined

Zack Beauchamp

London Review of Books Vol. 37 No. 23, 03.12.2015

Magical Thinking about Isis

Adam Shatz

London Review of Books - Vol. 37 No. 23, 03.12.2015

Loaded Dice

Thomas Chatterton Williams

EurekAlert!, 03.12.2015

Mental health courts significantly reduce repeat offenses, jail time

North Carolina State University

EurekAlert!, 03.12.2015

NYU study finds 3/4 of high school heroin users started with prescription opioids

Nearly 25% High school seniors who misused prescription opioids more than 40 times, also used heroin
EurekAlert!, 03.12.2015

Exposure to violence makes you more likely to lie, cheat

Violence in print, video media erodes ethical behavior

Brigham Young University

EurekAlert!, 03.12.2015

Effective policing depends on public trust, science shows

EurekAlert!, 03.12.2015

Why is the San Bernardino shooting rare among mass shootings?

The Conversation, 03.12.2015

Six things Americans should know about mass shootings

Frederic Lemieux

The Conversation, 03.12.2015

To defeat Islamic State we must sever its oil lifeline – here’s how

David Stupples

Pacific Standard, 03.12.2015

Do Americans Care More About Gun Control After Mass Shootings?

Francie Diep

New York Times, 03.12.2015

How They Got Their Guns


The Conversation, 03.12.2015

Yes, let’s have a frank and open discussion about the causes of extremism and terrorism

Adrian Cherney

EurekAlert! P, 03.12.2015

Cannabis increases the noise in your brain

The Conversation, 03.12.2015

FactCheck: is there a link between early and easier access to violent TV and domestic violence?

Tom Denson, Andy Ruddock

Newswise, 04.12.2015

Mark Iris Uses Data to Help Police Departments Police Themselves

Christian Science Monitor, 04.12.2015

America's massive decline in gun violence

Mass shootings are spectacular, but rare. The difference between public perception and reality on this point is stark.

James Joyner

Pacific Standard, 04.12.2015

The Nature of Crime and Community

Nathan Collins

Pacific Standard, 04.12.2015

Should People on the Terrorist Watch List Face Closer Scrutiny Before Buying a Gun?

Francie Diep

Pacific Standard, 04.12.2015

These Are the Westerners Joining ISIS

A new paper identifies the Westerners finding their way to Iraq and Syria—and how great a threat they pose, and what should be done to stop them.

Devan Kreisberg

New York Times, 04.12.2015

Tough Talk and a Cowardly Vote on Terrorism, 04.12.2015

Isis wants an insane, medieval race war – and we’ve decided to give them one

Frankie Boyle

The Washington Post, 04.12.2015

Yes, mass shootings tend to produce copycats. So do terror attacks.

Erica Chenoweth

The Conversation, 04.12.2015

If you give a man a gun: the evolutionary psychology of mass shootings

Frank T McAndrew, Cornelia H Dudley

The Conversation, 04.12.2015

Why Germany’s decision to join the fight against Islamic State is so significant – and misguided

Ian Klinke

The New Yorker, 04.12.2015

Our Shared Blame for the Shooting in San Bernardino

Adam Gopnik

GMT, 04.12.2015

How Stoya took on James Deen and broke the porn industry's silence

Melissa Gira Grant

EurekAlert!, 04.12.2015

Teens know dangers of driving and cellphone use, yet do it anyway, Penn research shows

The Economist, 05.12.2015

Show me the money

CNN, 05.12.2015

America knows other cases of self-radicalization

Michael Martinez

The Atlantic, 05.12.2015

American Gun Culture’s Fiercest Foreign Critic

Uri Friedman

The New Yorker A Reporter at Large, 07.12.2015

The Refugee Dilemma

What do we owe those we take in?

Rachel Aviv

The UCSB Current, 07.12.2015

Understanding Terrorism

Jim Logan

Huffington Post, 07.12.2015

Why The Ban On Gun Violence Research Is A Public Health Issue

Erin Schumaker

The Conversation, 07.12.2015

Do gun purchases go up after mass shootings?

Lacey Wallace

The Conversation, 07.12.2015

National security experts react to President Obama’s speech on ISIS

David Alpher, Peter Dombrowski

The Atlantic, 07.12.2015

Negotiate With ISIS

Jonathan Powell

Washington Post, 07.12.2015

Americans are turning against the death penalty. Are politicians far behind?

Frank R. Baumgartner, Emily Williams and Kaneesha Johnson, 08.12.2015

Is ecstasy really that dangerous? All your questions answered

Alex Wodak and Gideon Warhaft

The Conversation, 08.12.2015

Is Algeria really spring cleaning its ‘deep state’?

Viola Sarnelli

The Conversation, 08.12.2015

How the Ku Klux Klan seized cinema to become a force in America

Tom Rice

The Conversation, 09.12.2015

Why is being a school principal one of the most dangerous jobs in the country?

John Fischetti, Scott Imig

Observer, 09.12.2015

A New Map Pinpoints Gun-related Violence in Your Neighborhood

Stephanie Grella

NPR, 09.12.2015

The U.S. Has A Mass Shooting Epidemic, But No Government Database On Gun Violence

The Conversation, 09.12.2015

It’s time to repeal the gun industry’s exceptional legal immunity

Allen Rostron, 09.12.2015

Life under Isis in Raqqa and Mosul: 'We're living in a giant prison'

Fazel Hawramy, Shalaw Mohammed, Kareem Shaheen

The Conversation, 10.12.2015

How the justice system fails us after police shootings

Caren Morrison

The Conversation, 10.12.2015

No, the Mafia won’t protect us from Islamic State – we’ll have to do that ourselves

Anna Sergi

NPR, 10.12.2015

Tiny Witnesses: Microbes Can Tell When A Murder Victim Died

Rob Stein

The Independent, 10.12.2015

Police terror tactics contributing to Muslim radicalisation, former terrorism adviser says

Rose Troup Buchanan

Pacific Standard, 10.12.2015

The Evolving State of American Policing

Jacqui Shine

Pacific Standard, 10.12.2015

Cop-Speak for Shooting a Suspect

Jay Livingston

Washington Post, 10.12.2015

The haunting link between two mass shootings

Michael S. Rosenwald

Washington Post, 10.12.2015

Creating guardians, calming warriors

Kimberly Kindy

USAPP American Politics and Policy (blog), 10.12.2015

The relationship between drugs and crime differs by age.

The Conversation, 11.12.2015

New laws make loss of citizenship a counter-terrorism tool

Rayner Thwaites

The Conversation, 11.12.2015

Terror attacks in Paris and California expose modern society’s lack of resilience

Joseph Fiksel

The Conversation, 11.12.2015

More people are carrying knives – why?

Iain Brennan

New York Magazine, 11.12.2015

How Terrorism Affects Voter Psychology

Jesse Singal

Lab Manager Magazine, 11.12.2015

Project to Examine Extremist Organizations’ Social and Neurological Influence

Wen Huang

Calgary Herald, 11.12.2015

Mothers who kill their children still confound society

Jason van Rassel

Pacific Standard, 11.12.2015

America's Depressing Double Standard on Religious Violence

Jared Keller, 12.12.2015

Richard N. Kocsis and George B. Palermo Comment on the Parallels Between the Obstacles to Space Exploration and Criminal Profiling

Digital Trends, 12.12.2015

This new software from the University of Michigan is 75% accurate at catching a liar

Lulu Chang

MWC News, 12.12.2015

Fighting ISIL needs more than air strikes

Dr. Massoumeh Torfeh

Spectator (UK), 12.12.2015

While we weren't looking, the Taleban surged back in Afghanistan

Ahmed Rashid

New York Times, 13.12.2015

Lives in Balance, Texas Leads Scrutiny of Bite-Mark Forensics


The Conversation, 13.12.2015

Drug and alcohol testing at work doesn’t deter anyone, so why do it?

Nicole Lee

The New Yorker Comment, 14.12.2015

Guns and Terror

Amy Davidson

The New Yorker, 14.12.2015

Trafficking in Terror

Ginger Thompson

New York Times online, 14.12.2015

Raise the Minimum Age a Juvenile Can Be Tried as an Adult to 21

Vincent Schiraldi

New York Times online, 14.12.2015

Raising the Age Juveniles Are Tried as Adults Doesn’t Lower Crime

Charles Loeffler

EurekAlert!, 14.12.2015

FAU study first to show how law enforcement leaders feel about police wearing body cameras

The Conversation, 14.12.2015

Studying gun violence is the only way to figure out how to stop it – but we don’t

Sandro Galea

Think Railways, 14.12.2015

The massive challenge of securing railways against terrorism

OUPblog, 14.12.2015

Reaganism and the rise of the carceral state

Doug Rossinow

New York Times, 15.12.2015

Young Muslim Americans Are Feeling the Strain of Suspicion


Phys.Org, 15.12.2015

Researchers study how to reduce deadly police force in Rio de Janeiro

Clifton B. Parker

Washington Post, 15.12.2015

Why violence is so contagious

Ana Swanson

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 15.12.2015

Views of Government’s Handling of Terrorism Fall to Post-9/11 Low

The Conversation, 15.12.2015

Hello Barbie, hello hackers: accessing personal data will be child’s play

Emmeline Taylor, Katina Michael

Co.Exist, 15.12.2015

We Don't Really Know How To Stop People From Wanting To Be Terrorists

Huffington Post, 15.12.2015

Bad (Prostitution) Laws Lead to Bad Cops: Just Look at What Happened in Oklahoma

Alison Bass

Human Rights Watch, 15.12.2015

Counterterrorism 101: Don’t Ignore Lessons of 9/11

Laura Pitter

PoliceOne, 15.12.2015

Big data, big results: How cops are combating crime with the cloud

The New Yorker online, 15.12.2015

How the Arab Spring Became the Arab Cataclysm

Robin Wright

EurekAlert!, 16.12.2015

UTSA professor's new study explores the mind of a cyberterrorist

University of Texas at San Antonio

Montreal Gazette, 16.12.2015

New centre in Brussels modelled after Montreal's anti-radicalization efforts

Catherine Solyom

University Press, 16.12.2015

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice study says cops want body cameras

Gregory Cox

USC News, 16.12.2015

German visitors advised on countering extremism of at-risk youth

Matthew Kredell

New York Magazine, 16.12.2015

The Fear of Terrorism Is Dangerous on a Biological Level

Melissa Dahl

New York Times, 16.12.2015

The Era of Jihadist Amateurism Might Be Over


The Washington Post, 16.12.2015

The U.S. saw fewer executions and death sentences in 2015 than it has in decades

Mark Berman

Sydney Morning Herald, 16.12.2015

The common misconception about domestic violence murders

Rachel Olding and Ava Benny-Morrison

CNN International, 16.12.2015

Why do good cops excuse misdeeds of bad ones?

Issac Bailey, 16.12.2015

Can a computer predict crime? St. Louis County is betting it's the future of policing

Christine Byers

SPIEGEL ONLINE, 16.12.2015

Back from the 'Caliphate'

Hubert Gude and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt

New York Review of Books, 17.12.2015

The Refugees & the New War

Michael Ignatieff

CityLab, 17.12.2015

How Secrecy and Vagueness Around Police Policies Led to the Freddie Gray Mistrial

Brentin Mock

The Conversation, 17.12.2015

If you want to crack down on tax avoidance, go after the banks

Pat McConnell

The Conversation, 17.12.2015

Sexual coercion may be less common than prison rape myths would have us believe

Jayne Lucke

The Intercept, 17.12.2015


Jeremy Scahill, Margot Williams

The Conversation, 18.12.2015

Western democracy’s new maxim: surveillance and soft despotism

Benedetta Brevini

The Conversation, 18.12.2015

Training to reduce ‘cop macho’ and ‘contempt of cop’ could reduce police violence

Frank Rudy Cooper

The International New York Times, 18.12.2015

I Worry About Muslims


Newsweek, 20.12.2015

Wanna Fight ISIS? Weaponize Your Laptop

Kevin Maney

Haaretz, 20.12.2015

When Truth Is Prohibited: Why Western Leaders Refuse to Call Jihadist Terror by Name

Gadi Taub

Reason (blog)-, 20.12.2015

America's Asymmetrical War on Terror

Sheldon Richman

The New Yorker, 21.12.2015

The Hit List

Samanth Subramanian

Northdallasgazette, 21.12.2015

Rio-wonders if cameras can reduce police killing

Rolling Stone Australia, 21.12.2015

The Battle for The Dark Net

David Kushner

The Conversation, 21.12.2015

Facebook stalking your ex can become addictive – and hurt you in the long run

Tara Marshall

In Homeland Security, 21.12.2015

Why young people become jihadists, according to a top expert

Ben Carson

ArsTechnica UK, 22.12.2015

“I think this is the guy”—The complicated confidence of eyewitness memory

Kevin Murnane

The Marshall Project Originally, 22.12.2015

Why We Need to Shut Down Juvie

Vincent Schiraldi

EurekAlert!, 23.12.2015

Images and codes could provide secure alternative to multiple device password systems

University of Plymouth

The Independent, 28.12.2015

Higher pollution leads to a higher crime rate, research indicates

Will Worley

Democracy Now, 28.12.2015

Mapping Police Violence: New Study Shows Cops Have Killed At Least 1,152 in 2015

The Atlantic, 29.12.2015

Brave New War

Peter Pomerantsev

Pacific Standard, 29.12.2015

What If the Causes of Violent Crime Are Blowing in the Wind?

Madeleine Thomas

Pacific Standard, 29.12.2015

Police Killed Nearly 1,000 Civilians in 2015

Jared Keller

The Nation, 29.12.2015

How Can No One Be to Blame for Tamir Rice’s Death?

Dani McClain

Newswise, 30.12.2015

Research Finds Parents Can Play a Role in Preventing Teen Fighting

The Conversation, 30.12.2015

Was 2015 such a terrible year? And what will 2016 look like?

Simon Reich

The Conversation, 30.12.2015

Defensive architecture: designing the homeless out of our cities

Rowland Atkinson, Aidan While

Newswise, 30.12.2015

Study Ties Insurgency Phase of Iraq War to Higher PTSD Rates

The Atlantic, 31.12.2015

The War Over the War on Crime

David A. Graham

Pacific Standard, 31.12.2015

How Studying Stoned People Can Unlock Secrets of Paranoid Thinking

Natalie Zarrelli

The New Republic online, 31.12.2015

The Worrying Rise of Automated Parole

Michael Thomsen