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

The Atlantic, 01.06.2015

Cruel and Unusual

The botched execution of Clayton Lockett—and how capital punishment became so surreal.

Jeffrey E. Stern

The New Yorker, 01.06.2015

Journey to Jihad

Why are teen-agers joining ISIS?

Ben Taub

Washington Post, 01.06.2015

The case for why Baltimore should pay murderous residents not to kill

Terrence McCoy

University of Texas at Austin News, 01.06.2015

The Criminal Justice System is a Massive Failure. Here’s a Solution

Contrary to logic, intuition and common sense, the hard fact is that punishment does not reduce criminal offending.

William Kelly

Pacific Standard, 01.06.2015

What the Body Cameras Cannot See

Body cameras have been cast as a panacea for police brutality, but some experts are skeptical of their effectiveness.

Jane Greenway Carr

The Washington Post, 01.06.2015

Net of Insecurity: The making of a vulnerable internet

UCLA scientist Leonard Kleinrock stands next to a specialised computer - a forerunner to today's routers - that sent the first message over the internet in 1969 from his original laboratory on the school's campus.


Wall Street Journal, 01.06.2015

China’s Internet Police Step Out of the Shadows

After years of working in the shadows, China’s Internet police are stepping into the light., 01.06.2015

Police snooping on email and phone records every two minutes

Forces across the country made 733,237 requests to access communications data in the last three years, according to the privacy campaigner Big Brother Watch.

Tom Whitehead

EurekAlert!, 01.06.2015

Finnish-Swedish study analyzes link between psychotropic drugs and homicide risk

University of Eastern Finland

EurekAlert!, 01.06.2015

Weakening memories of crime through deliberate suppression

Association for Psychological Science, 01.06.2015

Black Americans killed by police twice as likely to be unarmed as white people

Guardian analysis finds 102 people killed by police so far this year were unarmed, and that agencies are killing people at twice the rate calculated by US government

Jon Swaine, Oliver Laughland and Jamiles Lartey

Foreign Policy (blog), 01.06.2015

What to Do When Foreign Fighters Come Home

Not every Westerner who comes home after joining the Islamic State is a threat. But whether they ultimately live a life of peace or violence can be shaped by what they find when they get back.

Georgia Holmer

The Conversation, 01.06.2015

What the FIFA scandal really tells us – about the US

Simon Reich

Malaysia Chronicle, 02.06.2015

Islamic State’s secret CASH COW

WHILE Islamic State militants present themselves as a destructive and unpredictable force, there’s another pragmatic side to the group, which is not above making a quick buck.
Huffington Post, 02.06.2015

When Mothers Kill

LJ Charleston

The New Yorker online, 02.06.2015

Darker Than Blue: Policing While Black in N.Y.C.

Matthew McKnight

EurekAlert!, 02.06.2015

Interpersonal conflict is the strongest predictor of community crime and misconduct

Criminology researchers use big data to track neighborhood decline in a special issue of Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
The Conversation, 02.06.2015

Patriot Act meltdown: surveillance, politics and Rand Paul

The expiry at midnight, Sunday of three key provisions of the Patriot Act has thrown Washington into turmoil and halted surveillance programs – a panel of scholars gives their verdicts.

Benjamin Dean, Gregory Koger

The Conversation, 02.06.2015

Terror group’s social media ploy edges out rivals, wins recruits

Robyn Torok

New York Review of Books, 02.06.2015

Reining in the NSA

David Cole

The Conversation, 02.06.2015

The fall of Silk Road isn’t the end for anonymous marketplaces, Tor or bitcoin

The technology behind Silk Road is still sound, but with the potential for a life sentence it would take faith to deploy them.

Matthew Shillito

Huffington Post (blog), 03.06.2015

The Failure of Sex Offender Policy

Paul Heroux

The Conversation, 03.06.2015

How FIFA (via Interpol) turned to academia to clean up the ‘beautiful game’

Maria Haberfeld

The Conversation, 03.06.2015

How online vigilantes make paedophile policing more difficult

Groups like Letzgo Hunting claim to fill the gaps left by inefficient police work, but does their approach undermine police work and treatment?

Graham Hill, David S. Wall

New York Times, 03.06.2015

Who Is in Jail, and Who Should Be?

The Conversation, 03.06.2015

Extremist activity: don’t even think about it in this pre-crime state

Theresa May's latest extremism bill means citizens can be punished even before they commit a crime.

Maria W. Norris

The Conversation, 03.06.2015

To avoid militarising the internet, cyberspace needs written rules agreed by all

All interaction depends on rules, written or unwritten, to ensure a smooth ride. But in cyberspace there are none.

Brandon Valeriano

New York Review of Books, 04.06.2015

ISIS & the Shia Revival in Iraq

Nicolas Pelham

The Conversation, 04.06.2015

Shopping mall design could nudge shoplifters into doing the right thing – here’s how

Architects should experiment with cues that encourage potential thieves to make unconscious decisions not to steal.

Dhruv Sharma, Myles Kilgallon Scott

New York Times online, 04.06.2015

Rise in Crime Is a Reason to Fear Anti-Police Rhetoric

Heather Mac Donald

New York Times online, 04.06.2015

Crime Statistics Don’t Show That the Sky Is Falling

Tracey L. Meares

ProPublica, 04.06.2015

Europe’s Revolving-Door Prisons Compound Growing Terror Threat

Sentences are short compared to the U.S.; two Charlie Hebdo attackers and another suspected plotter, now in Yemen, cycled through French jails.

Sebastian Rotella

ProPublica, 04.06.2015

New Snowden Documents Reveal Secret Memos Expanding Spying

The Obama administration has stepped up the NSA’s warrantless surveillance program on U.S. soil to search for signs of hacking.

Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson

Newswise, 04.06.2015

Laser Attacks Are Increasingly a Problem, Says Aviation/Pilot Expert

Pacific Standard, 04.06.2015

When Addicts Get Out of Jail

New research suggests that maintaining methadone treatment in jails and prisons would save lives.

Lauren Kirchner

Wired, 05.06.2015

What an NYPD Spy Copter Reveals About the FBI’s Spy Planes

Kim Zetter

The Conversation, 05.06.2015

Did the US overreact to 9/11?

The new head of Oxford university says it did but while some took post-tragedy patriotism too far, others were pursuing an old agenda.

Thomas Mills

Fox News, 05.06.2015

'Broken Windows' policing is not broken

Following the crisis in America’s cities involving the police and minorities, calls for justice reform have become even more frequent than have interventions from the Department of Justice.
New York Times, 05.06.2015

Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance


New York Times online, 05.06.2015

What to Be Afraid Of

Timothy Egan

Brisbane Times, 05.06.2015

How to spot a terrorist - look in the classroom

Jackie French

EurekAlert!, 05.06.2015

Powerful people are quick to notice injustice when they are victimized, research finds

EurekAlert!, 05.06.2015

Why good people do bad things

Anticipating temptation may improve ethical behavior, study finds.

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

The Economist, 06.06.2015

Crime in Latin America - Quickie kidnappings

As abductions get faster, the poor are being targeted along with the rich.
Birmingham Post, 06.06.2015

Machismo culture of police work ‘leading to mental problems’

Jon Griffin

New York Times, 06.06.2015

Alice Goffman’s Heralded Book on Crime Is Disputed


Breitbart News, 07.06.2015

Minority Report: British Police Plan to Use ‘Predictive Crime’ Software

Donna Rachel Edmunds

RealClearPolitics, 07.06.2015

Taking Aim at Cops' Shoot-First Culture

Carl M. Cannon

The Conversation, 08.06.2015

How national security gave birth to bioethics

On Human Experiments: what lies behind some of the most shocking human experiments in recent history? Here's a clue: most of it took place during wartime or when war seemed like a real threat.

Jonathan D Moreno

CityLab 8.6., 08.06.2015

Why America Should Stop Building Youth Jails

The tragic story of Kalief Browder is instructive, and we should take away some important lessons about incarcerating teens.

Brentin Mock, 08.06.2015

The Psychoactive Substances Bill: An opportunity or threat for research?

A bill before the House of Lords proposes new powers for the police to prosecute people involved in trade in legal highs. But can these drugs ever be beneficial? A research exemption would allow researchers to find out.
Pacific Standard, 08.06.2015

Should We Re-Consider Giving Juvenile Offenders Gentler Treatment?

The arrest of three runaway boys for a horrific rape shines light on New York City’s latest program for troubled youth.

Joaquin Sapien

EurekAlert!, 09.06.2015

Study: Juvenile incarceration yields less schooling, more crime

Teen offenders who serve time finish school less often, become repeat offenders more often.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

EurekAlert!, 09.06.2015

Penn study: Processing arrested juveniles as adults has small effect on their recidivism

University of Pennsylvania

Newsweek, 09.06.2015

Beyond Torture: The New Science of Interrogating Terrorists

Rupert Stone, 09.06.2015

Million violent crimes a year 'cut out' of official figures

Academic research shows violent crime may be 60 per cent higher than previously thought because Government figures say victims can only suffer a maximum of five incidents.

David Barrett

The Conversation, 09.06.2015

Explainer: how flogging violates international law

Saudi Arabia has upheld a blogger's flogging sentence, in defiance of international pressure. How long will this go on?

Sophie Gallop

Pacific Standard, 09.06.2015

Can Bystander Videos Effectively Stop Police Misconduct?

An incident at a Texas pool party puts the psychology of surveillance to the test.

Jared Keller

Pacific Standard, 09.06.2015

Solitary Confinement and the Teenage Brain

More than 20 years ago, the international community agreed that teenagers should only be jailed as a last resort—and never placed in solitary confinement.

Francie Diep

Pacific Standard, 09.06.2015

How France—and Weak Sentencing Guidelines—Let the Charlie Hebdo Killers Go Free

"Terrorists are treated like common criminals when it comes to sentencing, even if they are repeat offenders."

Sebastian Rotella

Middle East Eye, 09.06.2015

Partial justice: How Saudi executions serve the monarchy

A surge in beheadings is tied to assertion of power by new king - not to poverty, bureaucratic tinkering, or rule of law.
The Conversation, 10.06.2015

Judge’s comments hurt efforts to protect all children from abuse

Why Justice Pauffley was wrong to suggest that social workers "make allowances" for cultural differences.

Dan Allen

The Conversation, 10.06.2015

Why Australia needs to change its view of organised crime

Today's organised crime occurs through loose and undefined networks made up of criminal entrepreneurs and freelancers with little concern for group branding or loyalty.

Terry Goldsworthy, Caitlin Byrne

Boing Boing, 10.06.2015

Being a cop just keeps on getting safer

Cory Doctorow

Christian Science Monitor, 10.06.2015

Crime spike could throw police reform efforts into doubt

The US has embraced more-liberal ideas of policing in the wake of a number of fatal confrontations between police and black men. But a spike in crime is testing that shift.

Harry Bruinius

ABC Online, 10.06.2015

A plea of insanity: mental illness and the criminal justice system

Lynne Malcolm

EurekAlert!, 10.06.2015

Pedophiles more likely to have physical irregularities

Study suggests physical deviations in the face and head of pedophiles develop during the prenatal period.
Chronicle of Higher Education, 10.06.2015

The War on Thugs

How propaganda fuels our prison problem

Jason Stanley, 10.06.2015

How just is the EU, or: is there a ‘new’ European deficit?

Dimitry Kochenov, Gráinne de Búrca, Andrew Williams

New York Times, 11.06.2015

College Rape Prevention Program Proves a Rare Success


The Conversation, 11.06.2015

Here’s why a law against organised crime isn’t such a good idea

The UK isn't home to the mob or the mafia - and the law should reflect that.

Anna Sergi

The Conversation, 11.06.2015

Retraction of scientific papers for fraud or bias is just the tip of the iceberg

After we were stung, we realised just how much of a threat misconduct and cherry picked data is to health.

Ian Roberts

The Conversation, 11.06.2015

Disabled people pay for sex too — so what happens when clients become criminals?

The nordic model fails people who have limited options for sexual fulfillment.

Eva Klambauer

The Conversation, 11.06.2015

Pope’s child abuse tribunal won’t get the Catholic Church out of trouble

The pope has announced a tribunal to shine a light on clerical abuse – but the Catholic church is in an irretrievable moral bind.

David Pilgrim

Huffington Post UK, 12.06.2015

Crime Surveys Are Masking the Scale of Domestic Violence - And the Numbers Matter

Sandra Horley

Chronicle of Higher Education, 12.06.2015

Conflict Over Sociologist's Narrative Puts Spotlight on Ethnography

Alice Goffman's account of a Philadelphia neighborhood has set off a debate among sociologists about how she went about her research.

Marc Parry

The Economist, 13.06.2015

A bigger stick

British regulators hope to call time on banking scandals.
The Economist, 13.06.2015

Fighting back

Crime in Atlanta: What gangs can offer young Asian-Americans
The Economist, 13.06.2015

Men at arms

Duelling: The story of swordsmanship and honour
The Economist, 13.06.2015

Save our stones

Jihad and vandalism: As well as killing people, Islamic State is smashing up ancient works of art. Only a little can be done to prevent its acts of barbarism.
The Economist, 13.06.2015

The most persecuted people on Earth?

The Rohingyas: Myanmar’s Muslim minority have been attacked with impunity, stripped of the vote and driven from their homes. It could get worse.
Wall Street Journal, 14.06.2015

Police Work to Balance Crime Fighting With Protecting Citizens’ Rights

Increase in gun violence reignites a debate across the country.

Josh Dawsey and Pervaiz Shallwani

Boston Globe, 14.06.2015

From Bedford’s MITRE labs, a 3-D crime fighter

Hiawatha Bray

New York Times, 14.06.2015

It’s Not Just About Bad Choices

Nicholas Kristof

ASU News Now, 15.06.2015

Police cameras can have civilizing effect, says ASU professor

The Conversation, 15.06.2015

Domestic violence ‘grown old’: the unseen victims of prolonged abuse

Domestic violence is not limited to younger women.

Hannah Bows

The Conversation, 15.06.2015

Dewsbury case reminds us we have much to learn about how extremism spreads

Talha Asmal is believed to have become the UK's youngest suicide bomber, prompting more questions about how we can protect young people from radicalisation.

Kim Knott

Irish Times, 15.06.2015

Half of bank staff dealt with suspected elder abuse

Age Action releases financial abuse survey results to coincide with World Elder Abuse Day

Pamela Duncan

Irish Times, 15.06.2015

Innocence Project is putting a stop to wrongful convictions across the world

The project, started in 1992, has already freed 300 innocent people in the US. Erin McGuire
Justia Verdict, 15.06.2015

The Dangerous Notion of a Nationwide Crime Wave

Joseph Margulies, 15.06.2015

There's a new domestic abuse crime – but how will people stop it?

With coercive control to become a criminal offence, a totally new way for public professionals to interact with victims and collect evidence is needed.

Louise Tickle

The Conversation, 15.06.2015

‘Tough on crime’ is creating a lost generation of Indigenous youth

The Conversation, 15.06.2015

How one of Islamic State’s early atrocities became a myth

The Camp Speicher massacre was one of Islamic State's earliest and worst mass killings – but it was nearly buried under a tide of misinterpretation and denial.

Balsam Mustafa

The Conversation, 15.06.2015

Official statistics mask extent of domestic violence in the UK

Research on the UK's only source of statistics on violent crime shows that domestic violence and violence against women are massively understated.

Sylvia Walby

The Conversation, 15.06.2015

Snoopers' Charter plans under fire from UK terror watchdog

David Anderson's report on surveillance isn't a charter for online privacy but it could create problems for a government set on capturing all our data.

Ray Corrigan

New York Magazine, 15.06.2015

Everything We Know About the New York Prison Break

Margaret Hartmann, Jaime Fuller and Chas Danner

California Magazine, 16.06.2015

No One Gets Hurt: Why the Future of Crime May Be Less Violent and More Insidious

Michael Taylor

The Conversation, 16.06.2015

Radical Islam and the West: the moral panic behind the threat

If governments are to maintain public support for their military ventures, war narratives must be kept simple and consistent. The underlying message must not change: the West is always the innocent victim of terrorism, never its perpetrator.

Scott Burchill

The Conversation, 16.06.2015

No means no: how resistance training for women can stop (some) rape

A Canadian study has found that university women participating in a rape-prevention program involving "resistance training" were significantly less likely to be sexually assaulted in the next year.

Anastasia Powell

The Conversation, 17.06.2015

After school shootings, students fare poorly in math, English

What happens to kids who survive school shootings? What are some of the damaging effects they are left to cope with?

Louis-Philippe Beland, Dongwoo Kim

The Conversation, 17.06.2015

Criminalising forced marriage has not helped its victims

One year after new laws made forced marriage illegal, our expert reviews the progress made - or lack thereof.

Aisha K. Gill

UMSL Daily (blog), 17.06.2015

‘Beyond Ferguson’ conference looks at role of mental health

Evie Hemphill

Washington Post (blog), 17.06.2015

The start of Ramadan is bringing new fears of an Islamic State attack

Adam Taylor

CityLab, 17.06.2015

Busting the Myth of 'The Ferguson Effect'

Pundits are fanning fears of new “crime waves” across cities. Criminologists aren’t buying it.

Brentin Mock

Newswise, 17.06.2015

'Broken Windows' Theory of Neighborhood Crime Too Broad to be Effective, 18.06.2015

A 'Ferguson effect' on crime rates? St. Louis criminologist finds no clear proof

Fast Company, 18.06.2015

The U.S. Doesn't Track Deaths By Police, So Citizens Are Doing It

Absent a federal law requiring police to report deaths on their watch, citizens are stepping in.

Michael Grothaus

The Marshall Project, 18.06.2015

What’s Justice for Kids Who Kill?

Kahton Anderson and the raging raise-the-age debate.

Dana Goldstein

The Conversation, 18.06.2015

Keep foreign hands off Afghanistan

As the US slows down its troop withdrawal and China increases its involvement in Afghanistan, a warning that if the country is to see peace again, foreign meddling needs to stop.

Gabriela Marin Thornton, Arwin Rahi

The Conversation, 18.06.2015

By freeing prisoners from cycle of crime, education cuts re-offending

Education is one of the most important factors in giving prisoners options upon release, reducing the chance of re-offending.

Susan Hopkins

EurekAlert!, 18.06.2015

Three-year-olds help victims of injustice

Young children are just as likely to respond to the needs of another individual as they are to their own.


Slate June, 19.06.2015

Will the Charleston Shooting Change America?

Don’t count on it.

William Saletan

The New Yorker, 19.06.2015

Charleston and the Age of Obama

David Remnick

Pacific Standard, 19.06.2015

Church Shootings Happen Often Enough That There's a National Church Shooting Database

A dig into the data reveals that not all of them are motivated by prejudice, but a significant portion are.

Francie Diep

Pacific Standard, 19.06.2015

Why the Language of Mass Murder Matters

Make no mistake: The Charleston shooting was an act of terrorism.

Jared Keller

USA TODAY, 19.06.2015

'Lone wolf' attacks are difficult to detect — and difficult to prevent

Rick Jervis

The Conversation, 19.06.2015

The lethal gentleman: the ‘benevolent sexism’ behind Dylann Roof’s racism

The killing of nine people in Charleston's AME Church was motivated by racism, first and foremost, but also sexism.

Lisa Wade

The Week Magazine, 19.06.2015

Why immigrants make America's crime rate plunge

Matt Hansen

The Conversation, 19.06.2015

Prosecuting sports corruption is tough, and we should look to another solution

The US and Swiss cases against FIFA executives are full of drama, but success is not a given. A new model for managing sporting corruption should be considered.

Jack Anderson

The Conversation, 19.06.2015

Internet has hidden perils for teenagers – but spying on them isn’t the answer

Should 'think of the children' ever come to the point of spying on teenagers?

Jens Binder

New York Times, 19.06.2015

White Terrorism Is as Old as America


Rolling Stone, 19.06.2015

The Charleston Shooter: Racist, Violent, and Yes – Political

How could it not be political, when the Republican Party has weaponized its supporters and made violence a virtue?

Jeb Lund

The Australian, 20.06.2015

What lies behind jihadist convictions

Dan Box

The Conversation, 20.06.2015

Look for the patterns in Charleston

So long as we treat each mass shooting, each black death as an isolated tragedy, there's nothing we can do. Things can change if we look for the patterns.

Ethan Zuckerman

The Conversation, 20.06.2015

The massacre at Mother Emanuel: the past still lives with us

Why studying South Carolina's history led to one graduate student's activism -- and how that experience informs his reflections on the Charleston killing.

Author A D Carson

The Conversation, 20.06.2015

Hate violence and the tragedy of the Charleston shootings

While the Charleston shooting is unusually horrifying, many of the themes of this tragedy are symptomatic of the nature of hate violence in our Country.

Edward Dunbar

Mother Jones, 20.06.2015

The Deeply Racist References in Dylann Roof's Apparent Manifesto, Decoded.

What does 1488 mean?

Clara Jeffery and James West

The New Yorker, 22.06.2015

The Inside War

To expose torture, Dianne Feinstein fought the C.I.A.—and the White House.

Connie Bruck

The New Yorker, 22.06.2015

The Story of a Hate Crime

What led to the murder of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill?

Margaret Talbot, 22.06.2015

Global crime fighters come to Christchurch

Chicago Daily Herald, 22.06.2015

Could training stem police shootings? Las Vegas is a test


EurekAlert!, 22.06.2015

Manning up: Men may overcompensate when their masculinity is threatened

University of Washington

New York Times, 22.06.2015

White Supremacists Without Borders


New York Times, 22.06.2015

In China, Illegal Drugs Are Sold Online in an Unbridled Market

DAN LEVIN, 22.06.2015

We need to help individual victims of domestic abuse, whatever their gender

We must stop looking at domestic abuse as something that only happens to women, says Ian McNicholl, who knows first-hand how male victims are not taken seriously

Ian McNicholl, 22.06.2015

Fentanyl: The king of all opiates, and a killer drug crisis

It’s stronger than heroin and more potent than OxyContin. It’s also cheap, ubiquitous, and incredibly deadly. Inside the rise of fentanyl.

Jonathon Gatehouse and Nancy Macdonald, 22.06.2015

Dylann Roof is the product of a system that has bred racist hatred for centuries

The Charleston shooting is not an anomaly: as Maya Angelou argued, white America must face up to the imprint of slavery on US culture and the violence that black people suffer Charleston In Mourning After 9 Killed In Church Massacre

Joanne Braxton and Michael Sainato

The Conversation, 22.06.2015

Syria’s refugees: time to get serious about preventing a lost generation of Arab Youth

Syrians are the single largest group of displaced people in the world. How to make sure that the plight of these refugees doesn't fuel future conflicts?

David Mednicoff

1to1 Media, 22.06.2015

NYPD Turns to Social Media to Strengthen Community Relations

New social media innovations have helped to improve performance on crime control, managing incidents, and traffic conditions.

Tom Hoffman

Bloomberg View, 22.06.2015

Justices Put Check on Police in Ferguson Era

Noah Feldman

TakePart, 22.06.2015

Dylann Roof and the Death Penalty: Does What the Charleston Victims’ Families Want Matter?

The case taps into America’s debate over the death penalty.

Mark Sappenfield, 22.06.2015

Sexual assaults less likely in neighborhoods where registered sex offenders live

Reported sex offenses were lower in neighborhoods where more registered sex offenders live—a finding that runs counter to public perception about residential safety.


Huffington Post, 22.06.2015

Is This Terrorism or What?

Deborah J. Levine

The Conversation, 23.06.2015

Foreign fighters aren’t a new problem, so heed history’s lessons

Foreign fighters have always posed a dual challenge: how to stop them going and what to do if they return. History offers lessons on managing these problems, including that it's hard to stop them leaving.

Sarah Percy

USA Today, 23.06.2015

Lack of training, standards mean big problems for small police departments

Kevin Johnson

Ottawa Citizen, 23.06.2015

Police behaviours changing due to citizens' smartphones: study

Adam Feibel

The Conversation, 23.06.2015

How to argue about doping in sport

Craig Fry

EurekAlert!, 23.06.2015

Not drink driving is often against the lore: QUT study

Queensland University of Technology

Vox, 23.06.2015

Everyone blames mental illness for mass shootings. But what if that's wrong?

German Lopez

OUPblog (blog), 24.06.2015

Psychological deterioration in solitary confinement

Ian O’Donnell

New Haven Register, 24.06.2015

In New Haven, police chiefs from around the nation talk about juvenile justice

Ryan Flynn

Cato Institute (blog), 24.06.2015

President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Tim Lynch

The Conversation, 24.06.2015

How US gun control compares to the rest of the world

Other 'advanced nations' make it far harder for someone like the Charleston killer to get his hands on a Glock semiautomatic handgun or any other kind of firearm.

John Donohue, C Wendell and Edith M Carlsmith

The Marshall Project, 24.06.2015

The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing

How a proven tool may be anything but.

Katie Worth

New York Times online, 24.06.2015

Racism’s Psychological Toll


The Conversation, 24.06.2015

Radicalisation on campus: why new counter-terror duties for universities will not work

Chris Allen

New York Review of Books, 25.06.2015

A Practical Vision of a More Equal Society

Thomas Piketty

Montreal Gazette, 25.06.2015

Report paints surprising portrait of ISIL recruits

Catherine Solyom

Pacific Standard, 25.06.2015

Your Research-Based Guide to American White Supremacist Movements

Hate groups provide violent ideologies for terrorists who have killed dozens of Americans over the last 14 years.

Francie Diep

Vocativ, 25.06.2015

ISIS’ Brutality In Videos Is “Terrorist Clickbait”

An Islamic State video released Tuesday was the most savage to date, underscoring the group's pattern of increasingly violent propaganda
The Marshall Project, 25.06.2015

What Prisons Can Learn From Schools

Lessons from education reform on transforming an expensive, ineffective system.

Eli Hager

Huffington Post, 25.06.2015

Racist Violence and Social Science

Chip Berlet, 25.06.2015

Beyond Dylann Roof: inside the hunt for domestic extremists in the digital age

Whether you call it terrorism or not, law enforcement officials say they are aware of home-grown threats around the globe. The question now is how to stop them

Andrew Gumbel

The Conversation, 25.06.2015

Hate violence is a global problem – and a crime against humanity

Paul Iganski

The Conversation, 25.06.2015

Europol tasked with online search-and-destroy mission to combat Islamic State

David Lowe

The Conversation, 26.06.2015

One small law reform could bring justice to hundreds of child abuse victims

Eleanor Russell

The Conversation, 26.06.2015

Terror attacks on France and Tunisia are much more than a security issue

Rosa Freedman

The Conversation, 26.06.2015

Terror in Tunisia: tourist deaths on the beaches of Sousse will kick-start a crisis

Rory McCarthy

The Economist, 27.06.2015

On the cocaine trail

An angry account of the suffering inflicted by the world’s appetite for illegal drugs.

Roberto Saviano

The Economist, 27.06.2015

A counsel of despair

The Charleston massacre will not produce new controls on firearms.
The Economist, 27.06.2015

A horrible choice

America doesn’t pay ransoms, but won’t prosecute individuals who do.
CNN, 27.06.2015

Who commits mass shootings?

Dana Ford

New York Times online, 27.06.2015

Long Taught to Use Force, Police Warily Learn to De-escalate


The Seattle Times, 27.06.2015

Islamic State group and a lonely young American woman

A look at how online recruiters loyal to the Islamic State group persuaded a young woman in Washington state to support their extremist cause.

Rukmini Callimachi

Huffington Post, 28.06.2015

High School Made You A Better Person

Michael McCullough

The Advocate, 28.06.2015

Autopsy of a police custody death: a look into the death of a mentally ill, drug-addicted Scott man

The final minutes of a mentally-ill, drug-addicted man

Lanie Lee Cook

Christian Science Monitor, 28.06.2015

Why police don't pull guns in many countries

More-rigorous training and better community relations limit police shootings in Germany, Britain, Canada, and other nations. Lessons for the United States.

Sara Miller Llana, 28.06.2015

Violent videos show apes may have sense of right and wrong

Apes paid more attention to film clips of an infant chimp being killed by its own kind than other acts of violence, 28.06.2015

Minimum alcohol pricing cuts serious crime, study reveals

Canadian research finds crimes against the person fell by 9% over a decade as authorities in British Columbia increased prices by 10%

Denis Campbell

NWAOnline, 28.06.2015

Some officers resist de-escalation push

Veterans say job about enforcing law, making arrests, not engaging public.


Newsweek, 28.06.2015

So You Want to Legalize Weed?

Up and down the Western Hemisphere, marijuana policy is a growing topic of discussion, and laws are starting to change.

Beau Kilmer

Minneapolis Star Tribune, 28.06.2015

Former police rookie who killed a man is now professor who teaches ways to avoid deadly force


The New Yorker, 29.06.2015

Prison Revolt

A former law-and-order conservative takes a lead on criminal-justice reform.

Bill Keller

The New Yorker, 29.06.2015

Terrorism in Charleston

Jelani Cobb, 29.06.2015

Enough broken windows policing. We need a community-oriented approach

Officers need to develop close ties to the communities they serve rather than alienate them. They should not browbeat citizens but work with them.

John Eterno and Eli Silverman

EurekAlert!, 29.06.2015

Almost one in three US adults owns at least one gun

Owners more than twice as likely to be part of 'social gun culture' Almost one in three US adults owns at least one gun, and they are predominantly white married men over the age of 55, reveals research published online in the journal Injury Prevention.
EurekAlert!, 29.06.2015

Study: Children from high conflict homes process emotion differently

University of Vermont

The Conversation, 29.06.2015

How evolutionary psychology may explain the difference between male and female serial killers

Marissa Harrison

The Conversation, 29.06.2015

Government must invest in skills and police resources to tackle cybercrime

Ali Dehghantanha

The Conversation, 29.06.2015

Tunisia attack shows the war with Islamic State is bigger than we think

Paul Rogers, 29.06.2015

Public Opinion About Crime

International Policy Digest, 29.06.2015

Mental illness and Terrorism

Patrick Hall

New York Magazine, 29.06.2015

Inside Rikers Island, Through the Eyes of the People Who Live and Work There

Dana Goldstein , Simone Weichselbaum , Christie Thompson , Eli Hager , Beth Schwartzapfel , Maurice Chammah , Alysia Santo and Nick Tabor

BioNews, 29.06.2015

Living in a high-crime area ages your cells

Residents of noisy and high-crime neighbourhoods are over a decade older biologically compared with those who live in low-crime areas, according to recent research.

Isobel Steer

Mother Jones, 29.06.2015

The 20 Best Lines From the Supreme Court Dissent Calling to End the Death Penalty

Enough is enough, says Justice Stephen Breyer.

By AJ Vicens and David Corn

EurekAlert!, 29.06.2015

The fear you experience playing video games is real, and you enjoy it, IU study finds

Indiana University, 29.06.2015

Joseph Stiglitz: how I would vote in the Greek referendum

Neither alternative – approval or rejection of the troika’s terms – will be easy, and both carry huge risks, 30.06.2015

24 ways to reduce crime in the world’s most violent cities

Violent crime is deeply entrenched in some developing countries, particularly in Latin America. Our experts offer these solutions to bringing down high rates.

Naomi Larsson

Medical Xpress, 30.06.2015

Majority of men who use violence toward partners struggle with serious mental health issues

The Conversation, 30.06.2015

Schools should offer anti-extremist education for all, not spy on those at risk

Paul Thomas

Washington Post online, 30.06.2015

The NRA’s fear-driven narrative doesn’t make us safer

The "stranger danger" approach to personal safety ignores 60 percent of crimes.

Meg Stone

The Rise of Violent Right-Wing Extremism, Explained, 30.06.2015

The Rise of Violent Right-Wing Extremism, Explained

Experts say attacks like the mass shooting in Charleston have been a growing threat.

Jaeah Lee, Brandon Ellington Patterson, and Gabrielle Canon

The Conversation, 30.06.2015

Teachers on the frontline against terror: what should schools do about radicalisation?

Matthew Francis

Lincolnshire Police, 30.06.2015

Developing the best leadership for policing

Leadership across all ranks and roles needs to change in order to help policing meet challenges of the future, according to a final report published by the College of Policing today.
Newsmax, 30.06.2015

5 Pros and Cons of Police Wearing Body Cameras

Erica Baum

The Conversation, 30.06.2015

Is Islamic State evidence we are living in a ‘post-honour’ world?

Ali Reza Yunespour

Phys.Org, 30.06.2015

Research could help point the finger at drug dealers

Ian Turgoose

The Washington Post, 30.06.2015

There’s nothing ‘enlightened’ about executing the innocent

Radley Balko

The Intercept, 30.06.2015

What Justice Breyer’s Dissent on Lethal Injection Showed About the Death Penalty’s Defenders

Liliana Segura

Science, 30.06.2015

Mapping Mexico's deadly drug war

Emiliano Rodríguez Mega

The Conversation, 30.06.2015

Decriminalization doesn’t address marijuana’s standing as a drug of the poor

Chris S Duvall

The Conversation, 30.06.2015

Scotland should think carefully before criminalising clients of sex workers

Lynzi Armstrong