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

The Atlantic, 01.03.2015

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.

Graeme Wood

Newsday, 01.03.2015

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton to speak on crime trends; shootings up; stop and frisks down


The Conversation, 01.03.2015

The murder of Boris Nemtsov – and three other deaths

The death of Boris Nemtsov is a watershed moment for Russia, that also sees the passing of certain assumptions in the country.

Mark Galeotti

The Atlantic, 01.03.2015

Shoveling a Path Out of Prison

If states want to dig themselves out from the difficulties of mass incarceration, they can begin by creating employment programs for newly released inmates.

Bruce Western and Linda Forman Naval

OUPblog, 02.03.2015

How do we protect ourselves from cybercrime?

David Pym, Tyler Moore, and Charley James

Washington Post, 02.03.2015

Following Craigslist crimes, police across the country are opening safe havens for transactions

Peter Holley

The Conversation, 02.03.2015

Explainer: what is Hizb ut-Tahrir?

Hizb ut-Tahrir is not a political party. It is not active in any Islamic schools, mosques or institutes. It does not have any real influence on Australia's Islamic community.

Ali Mamouri

The Conversation, 02.03.2015

Beware the security creep into British universities

The new Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 may result in the UK countering terrorism with an extremist security policy.

Ross McGarry, Gabe Mythen

The Conversation, 02.03.2015

Mohammed Emwazi is another reminder of Abu Hamza’s legacy of hate in London

Finsbury Park hate preacher was jailed last year but his teaching continues to do damage.

Kurt Barling

EurekAlert!, 02.03.2015

NYU study identifies teens at-risk for synthetic marijuana use

One out of 10 high school seniors used synthetic cannabinoids in the last 12 months
EurekAlert!, 02.03.2015

What makes some women able to resist or recover psychologically from assault-related trauma?

The International New York Times, 02.03.2015

Russia’s Army of Avengers

Masha Gessen on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov


The Independent, 02.03.2015

'Jihadi John': Why do we give notorious criminals nicknames?

Simon Usborne asks the experts whether these monikers make the grim sound glamorous
The Nation, 02.03.2015

Why Americans Don't Care About Prison Rape

And what happens when the problem escapes from behind bars.

Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig

Chronicle of Higher Education, 02.03.2015

In New York, a Prison Record Is a Barrier to College

Simone Weichselbaum

EurekAlert!, 03.03.2015

Protections, not money, can boost internal corporate whistleblowing

The Conversation, 03.03.2015

Technology doesn’t judge: using the web to address domestic violence

KU Today, 03.03.2015

Research on investigatory police stops and race receives national award, 03.03.2015

Is stealing from a small shop worse than from a chain?

Clare Carlisle

newsBTC, 03.03.2015

Europol Report Connects Dots between Crime and Cryptocurrency

New York Times, 03.03.2015

The Education of ‘Jihadi John’


Flavorwire, 03.03.2015

How PTSD Can Change the Culture: An Interview With ‘The Evil Hours’ Author David J. Morris

Elisabeth Donnelly

The Conversation, 03.03.2015

The death penalty in SE Asia: is there a trend towards abolition?

Pip Nicholson

Guardian, 03.03.2015

Jailing those who fail to act on child abuse won’t stop another Rotherham

The government’s plan to criminalise social workers, teachers and care staff if they turn a blind eye to child abuse will only result in defensive practice.

Simon Jenkins

The Conversation, 03.03.2015

What you can do at work to stop the violence in our homes

When Barbara, a 28-year-old mother of two pre-school boys, Josh and Noah, left her violent husband, she never expected to be punished for it at work.

Anne Cross, 04.03.2015

Being Optimistic in a Typically Cynical Profession

Michael Wasilewski and Althea Olson

The Ocean Signal, 04.03.2015

Yes, Black America Fears the Police. Here’s Why.

Nikole Hannah-Jones

The Conversation, 04.03.2015

Think the war on doping is a force for good? Its ideals have been compromised all along

Lance Armstrong's tough punishment may look deserved, but it may just be the highest-profile example of what's wrong with anti-doping.

Paul Dimeo, Verner Møller

EurekAlert!, 04.03.2015

Study: Men tend to be more narcissistic than women, 04.03.2015

Police killed more than twice as many people as reported by US government

As Obama calls for better data and Justice Department exposes Ferguson, trusted FBI count of ‘justifiable homicides’ omits 545 people per year in study.

Tom McCarthy

The Conversation, 04.03.2015

Safe injection facilities: more than just a place to shoot drugs

Not only can they improve public health and decrease treatment costs, but they can also address one of the root causes of addiction: loneliness.

Miriam Boeri

New York Review of Books, 05.03.2015

France on Fire

Mark Lilla

New York Review of Books, 05.03.2015

Norway: The Two Faces of Extremism

Hugh Eakin

The Courier-Mail, 05.03.2015

Opinion: The execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran gains nothing

Beverley O’Connor

The New Yorker, 05.03.2015

Remembering a Crime That You Didn’t Commit

Douglas Starr

The Conversation, 05.03.2015

Why Swedish early learning is so much better than Australia’s

Most people have heard that Finland leads the world in education, but fewer have heard that Finland’s neighbour, Sweden, is the international leader in early childhood education and care.

Monica Nilsson, Beth Ferholt, Karin Alnervik

The Conversation, 05.03.2015

Hackers' kit bag: the tools that terrorise the internet

Hacking is a state of mind. Traditionally, hackers like to discover, understand and share the secrets they expose. They like to laugh at the dumb things they find. They’re not necessarily in it for the…

James H. Hamlyn

EurekAlert!, 05.03.2015

Poverty, not the 'teenage brain' account for high rates of teen crime

EurekAlert!, 05.03.2015

Reliance on smartphones linked to lazy thinking

teleSUR English, 14.03.2015

'Radicalization' - A Buzzword Singling out Muslims?

Bruno Jantti

Sydney Morning Herald, 15.03.2015

Luring children to fight in Syria is like paedophiles grooming victims, say experts

Rachel Olding

New York Times, 15.03.2015

Swedish Prostitution Law Targets Buyers, but Some Say It Hurts Sellers


CityLab, 16.03.2015

How Black-Owned Businesses Help Reduce Youth Violence

A new study links growth in African American entrepreneurship to a decline in black youth violence between 1990 and 2000.
The Conversation, 16.03.2015

What should parents do if their child is bullied at school?

Karyn Healy

EurekAlert!, 16.03.2015

Moral decisions can be manipulated by eye tracking

Moral decisions can be influenced by tracking moment to moment movements of the eyes during deliberation.
EurekAlert!, 16.03.2015

How does prison time affect relationships?

Huffington Post, 16.03.2015

Good People Don't Kill Cops, But Good Cops Sometimes Kill Good People

Christopher Mathias, Nick Wing

The Conversation, 16.03.2015

Cops may feel biggest impact from driverless car revolution

Jay L Zagorsky

Washington Post, 16.03.2015

How empirical studies of political violence (can) help policymakers

Eli Berman, Joseph Felter, Ethan B. Kapstein and Jake Shapiro

Otago Daily Times, 16.03.2015

Proving innocence

Bruce Munro

The Conversation, 17.03.2015

Jake Bilardi’s story shows why terrorist intervention must be tailored

There will be more Jake Bilardis to come, and Australia must realise that no two cases will be entirely the same. Radicalised individuals will come from all areas of society.

Clarke Jones

The Conversation, 17.03.2015

Community backlash leaves nation exposed in fight against terrorism

The majority of Muslims in Australia condemn terrorism and extremism. But they feel that counter-terrorism policing and laws unfairly target their community, causing a troubling community backlash.

Adrian Cherney, Kristina Murphy

Los Angeles Times, 17.03.2015

Report on misconduct at San Diego Police Department to be released

Tony Perry

EurekAlert!, 17.03.2015

Teens' approach to social media risk is different from adults'

Guardian Liberty Voice, 17.03.2015

Immigration and Crime: The False Perception

Tablet Magazine, 17.03.2015

The Reign of Terror, Year XX

The state of jihad and counter-jihad, in the middle of a long war.

Paul Berman

EurekAlert!, 18.03.2015

What motivates men who kill police?

The Conversation, 18.03.2015

Tunisia’s security nightmare long predates the Arab Spring

Tunisia's problem with radical Islamism has been steadily brewing since the days of the Ben Ali regime.

Rory McCarthy

The Conversation, 18.03.2015

Tunisia terror attack threatens fledgling democracy

Four rocky years after the Arab Spring, Tunisia is on the road to real stability. The stakes could scarcely be higher.

Sarah Wolff

Deutsche Welle, 18.03.2015

A tale of stereotypes

Germany’s media and school textbooks often misrepresent Islam and Muslims, focusing on extremist organizations. Muslim organizations rarely have a voice. This may be fueling anti-Islam Sentiments.

Naomi Conrad

Open Democracy, 18.03.2015

Global terrorism as anti-movement

Michel Wieviorka

Journalist's Resource, 18.03.2015

The law and social science of stop-and-frisk tactics by the police: Research review

Los Angeles Times, 18.03.2015

U.S. issues recommendations for San Diego police

Tony Perry, 18.03.2015

The uncounted: why the US can't keep track of people killed by police

After a year of high-profile police killings, calls for a national database have gained traction. But how would that work? Tom McCarthy investigates the challenges for law enforcement and government officials alike.
Baltimore Sun, 18.03.2015

ACLU: 109 people in Maryland died after police encounters in last four years

Justin George

The Conversation, 18.03.2015

How to tackle cyber crime before people even know they’re a victim

An estimated A$75,000 is lost by Australians everyday to online fraud but police are having some success in alerting people before they even know they're being scammed.

Cassandra Cross

World Policy Journal, 18.03.2015

Choosing Jihad

Simon Speakman Cordall

London Review of Books Vol. 37 No. 6, 19.03.2015

Remembering Boris Nemtsov

Keith Gessen

The Conversation, 19.03.2015

Remove the burden of family violence from the victims, to the courts

We need to support those who are subjected to family violence – mostly women and children – and this must remain our priority. But we must also intervene at the source of the problem.

Rob Hulls

University of New Haven News, 19.03.2015

The Crime Wave The FBI Is Ignoring

Open Democracy, 19.03.2015

Prisons and radicalization in France

To make prisons less of a locus for radicalization, what is needed is more Muslim ministers, less overcrowding, more wardens and more respect for the legitimate claims of Muslims.

Farhad Khosrokhavar

PBS NewsHour, 19.03.2015

Why you should care about other people’s kids

Robert Putnam

PennLive, 19.03.2015

A surprising factor may explain racial attitudes toward police: As I See It

Jonathan Lee

The Conversation, 19.03.2015

Leaked report details UN peacekeepers' sexual exploitation and abuse

Rosa Freedman

EurekAlert!, 19.03.2015

Kindergarten and crime: What's the link?

Students who started school later more likely to drop out, commit crimes.

Duke University

The Australian, 20.03.2015

Widows: Kill all infidels as images of dead terrorist surface

John Ferguson

Foreign Policy (blog), 20.03.2015

The Jihadi Factory

Why a suburb of Tunis has become a breeding ground for Islamic State foot soldiers.

Christine Petré

The Conversation, 20.03.2015

How should we remember violence? Lessons from the Tokyo sarin attack

Mark Pendleton

The Conversation, 20.03.2015

Tunisia was attacked for its success, not its challenges

Tunisia has come further than any post-Arab Spring nation – so it's no wonder it drew Islamic State's ghastly attention.

David Mednicoff

Reuters Blogs (blog), 20.03.2015

Breaking a decades-long trend, the world gets more violent

Peter Apps

MarketWatch, 20.03.2015

Work is a dangerous place for millions of Americans

Quentin Fottrell

The Atlantic, 20.03.2015

Can Executions Be More Humane?

A law professor suggests an untested procedure as an alternative to lethal injection.

Jack Shuler

Hamilton Spectator, 20.03.2015

Cry it out? Why not, and let’s debunk some more parenting myths

Aisha Sultan

Wall Street Journal online, 20.03.2015

Why Islam Needs a Reformation

To defeat the extremists for good, Muslims must reject those aspects of their tradition that prompt some believers to resort to oppression and holy war.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Asbury Park Press, 21.03.2015

ISIS in New Jersey: How big a threat?

As more westerners try to join the fight in Iraq and Syria, experts assess impact on U.S. security.

Shannon Mullen, 21.03.2015

Australian convict history could mean ‘warrior gene’ leaves a legacy of crime in our blood

Pacific Standard, 21.03.2015

Unkind Architecture: Designing Against the Homeless

A subset of architecture is actively antagonist to the comfort of the homeless.

Lisa Wade

SPIEGEL ONLINE, 21.03.2015

Study Sheds New Light on Forced Greek Loans

Is Germany liable to Athens for loans the Nazis forced the Greek central bank to provide during World War II? A new study in Greece could increase the pressure on Berlin to pay up.

Manfred Ertel, Katrin Kuntz and Walter Mayr

Chicago Tribune, 22.03.2015

Falling crime rate makes making urban neighborhoods more attractive

WASHINGTON — LaTasha Gunnels was outbid four times before she snagged a home in Anacostia, the southeast District of Columbia neighborhood that comes with a discount because of its reputation for drugs and crime.

Heather Perlberg, John Gittelsohn

New York Times, 22.03.2015

Too Old to Commit Crime?


New York Times, 22.03.2015

The Brain’s Empathy Gap

Can mapping neural pathways help us make friends with our enemies?


The Nation online, 23.03.2015


The categorical imperative “Do Not Draw the Prophet” clashes with the thousand nuances of art.

Stéphane Delorme

The Conversation, 23.03.2015

Encryption today: how safe is it really?

Encryption has come a long way since the days of Sparta and Rome, but it's still not 100% secure.

Ron Steinfeld

eNews Park Forest, 23.03.2015

Department of Justice Releases Report on Philadelphia Police Department's Use of Deadly Force

EurekAlert!, 23.03.2015

Legalizing marijuana and the new science of weed (video)

EurekAlert!, 23.03.2015

Project to reduce violence in Panama City with improved parenting

University of Manchester

The Conversation, 23.03.2015

When your body becomes your password, the end of the login is nigh

The days of the username and password combo may be numbered as biometric security grows more sophisticated.

Rob Miles

Huffington Post, 23.03.2015

The Future of Policing and Autonomous Cars

Jaylen Bledsoe

EurekAlert!, 24.03.2015

Legally high? Teenagers and prescription drug abuse

American Marketing Association

The Conversation, 24.03.2015

The ongoing war against cybercrime

With cybercrime estimated to cost the global economy upwards of US$400 billion a year -- and expected to rise -- what are the challenges to beating the criminals?

Nicholas Gilmour, Andrew Colarik, 24.03.2015

Philadelphia police shooting victims are 81% African-American, report finds

Tom McCarthy

Huffington Post, 24.03.2015

U.S. Police Officers Kill Primarily Because They Are Attacked, Not To Disrupt Crime

Alev Dudek

The New Republic, 24.03.2015

There Is No Such Thing as a Humane Execution Utah is bringing back the firing squad—but we should be debating the death penalty itself

Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig

Pacific Standard, 24.03.2015

Why the ACLU's New Numbers on Stops in Chicago Aren't Enough

Stop-and-frisk may have gained notoriety in New York City, but a new analysis finds Chicago police stops people more often than their New York counterparts do, and is less transparent about it.

Francie Diep

Huffington Post, 25.03.2015

A Framework for Understanding Lethal School Violence: Part I

Jonathan J. Doll

Fox News, 25.03.2015

FBI figures tweaked to show phony increase in mass shootings, report says

Perry Chiaramonte

ThinkProgress, 25.03.2015

How News Outlets Help Convince You That Most Criminals Are Black

Carimah Townes

Huffington Post, 25.03.2015

Cop Cams Will Change Policing. But Maybe Not The Way You Think.

Matt Sledge, Hunter Stuart

Huffington Post, 25.03.2015

FBI Must Evolve To Better Fight Terrorism, Report Finds

Ryan J. Reilly

Houston Chronicle, 25.03.2015

Rules for viewing police videos depend on who is holding the camera

Mike Ward

Rolling Stone, 26.03.2015

Inside Baghdad's Brutal Battle Against ISIS

As the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria beats a bloody path to the gates of the capital, the hard men of the city are fighting back with their own reign of Terror.

Matthieu Aikins

The Australian, 26.03.2015

Internet propaganda war key for Islamic State

Islamic State sympathisers produce about 100,000 pieces of online propaganda every day, including fitness programs for jihadis, smartphone apps and ideological computer games.

Sarah Martin

New York Times online, 26.03.2015

The Radical Humaneness of Norway’s Halden Prison

The goal of the Norwegian penal system is to get inmates out of it.


National Review Online, 26.03.2015

A Better Way to Fight Recidivism

An innovative new program gives ex-offenders a fairer shot to rebuild their lives.
The Conversation, 26.03.2015

Germanwings flight 4U9525: a victim of the deadlock between safety and security demands

The aims of safety and security are not always on the same team, sometimes with disastrous results.

Yijun Yu

The Daily Pennsylvanian, 26.03.2015

The hidden effects of crime shows

Watching too much "Law & Order: SVU" could actually give you nightmares.

Benjamin Zou

ISN, 26.03.2015

The Perils of Peacekeeping in Unstabilized Environments

Sofia Sebastian

EurekAlert!, 26.03.2015

Domestic violence victims may be hurt by mandatory arrest laws

Law designed to protect victims may be backfiring, according to recent Research.

University of Akron, 27.03.2015

'I sat in that place for three days, man': Chicagoans detail abusive confinement inside police 'black site'

The Conversation, 27.03.2015

Not all graffiti is vandalism – let’s rethink the public space debate

Graffiti exists in our public spaces, our communities, and our streets – and it has many detractors. Why, though, don't we spend more time worry about the impact of advertising on public space?

Liam Miller, 28.03.2015

The Historic Roots of Homan Square, Chicago's CIA-Style Black Site

The Chicago Police Department didn't need the War on Terror to teach it to violate civil rights.

Noah Berlatsky

The Conversation, 31.03.2015

The delivery drones are coming: so rules and safety standards will be needed – fast

Delivering for Amazon, providing internet connection for Facebook: commercial drone flights are here, and we need rules to govern them, fast.

Jim Scanlan

Pacific Standard, 31.03.2015

Handguns for Minors: What Does the Science Say?

As Alabama considers two bills that would allow minors under the age of 18 to possess pistols, we take a look at what the consequences of these gun law changes might be.

Francie Diep