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

The Conversation, 01.09.2015

Why we shouldn’t dismiss the idea of women-only carriages

Andrew Newton

EurekAlert!, 01.09.2015

Police at risk of traffic injuries in stopped cars, as well as when speeding, study finds

The Conversation, 01.09.2015

Europe won’t resolve the ‘migrant crisis’ until it faces its own past

Gurminder K. Bhambra

MarketWatch, 01.09.2015

The Future of Airport Security: Passenger Screening Transitioning Into an Invisible Process

Huffington Post, 01.09.2015

Impose the Same Gun Control on Iran that You Would on the US

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

MinnPost, 01.09.2015

What the evidence says about getting terrorists to talk

Susan Perry

Los Angeles Times, 01.09.2015

Literature of 9/11 college class accused of being 'sympathetic towards terrorism'

Michael Schaub

New York Times, 01.09.2015

Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities


Moving Targets

US police have fatally shot 30 people in moving vehicles this year, despite federal guidelines advising them not to. Why have police departments pulled the trigger on drivers rather than reform?

Jon Swaine, Jamiles Lartey and Oliver Laughland

EurekAlert!, 02.09.2015

Neighbors, but not classmates

Sociologist challenges myth about relationship between residence and school.

Johns Hopkins University

The Conversation, 02.09.2015

Why Europe should consider a US-style green card lottery for migrants

Jan Semmelroggen

The Conversation, 02.09.2015

After Palmyra, what can the world do to protect cultural treasures?

Agnieszka Jachec-Neale

The Chronicle of Social Change, 02.09.2015

Deterrence Research Is a Selling Point for Juvenile Justice Community Programs

John Kelly

NBC News, 02.09.2015

Immigrant Teens Less Likely To Do Drugs, Crimes Violence: New Study

Juan Castillo

Pacific Standard, 02.09.2015

Can Technology Fight ISIS's Iconoclasm?

The danger of digitizing art.

Kyle Chayka

The Guardian, 03.09.2015

The gang member who taught me the truth about street violence

Emmylou Rahtz, 03.09.2015

If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?

The Conversation, 03.09.2015

How child sex abuse cases from the past are putting huge pressure on the police

Graham Hill

The Conversation, 03.09.2015

Stranded on the platform, refugees feel the force of hostility in Hungary

Umut Korkut

The Conversation, 03.09.2015

Can one terrible image change the direction of a humanitarian crisis?

Gabriel Moreno Esparza

EurekAlert!, 03.09.2015

'Democratic peace' may not prevent international conflict

Study also unveils best method to date to predict system-wide conflict.

Ohio State University

Pacific Standard, 03.09.2015

The Criminal Justice Conflict

The current push for bipartisan criminal justice reform is missing the mark with its single-minded focus on non-violent offenders.

P.R. Lockhart

Washington Post online, 03.09.2015

Criticism of cops as a back-handed compliment

Charles Lane

The Conversation, 04.09.2015

With increased anti-money laundering measures, banks are shutting out women

Louis de Koker, Jeanne Nel de Koker

Pacific Standard, 04.09.2015

Has 'Conspiracy Theory' Lost Its Negative Connotations?

Research finds the label no longer implies an idea worthy of immediate dismissal.

Tom Jacobs

NBC Southern California, 04.09.2015

LAPD Cameras Are Rolling

Patrick Healy

Dallas Morning News, 04.09.2015

We should stop arguing about slogans and get on with modern policing


The Conversation, 04.09.2015

The stigma against people who use heroin makes it harder for them to get help

Joseph Palamar

The Conversation, 04.09.2015

Teenage sexting is not all the same – criminalise abuse, not sexual exploration

Nikki Godden-Rasul

The Conversation, 04.09.2015

Public opinion on the refugee crisis is changing fast – and for the better

Hannah Jones

The Conversation, 04.09.2015

Explainer: why some European countries do more than others to help refugees

Tim Hatton

New York Times online, 05.09.2015

The Refugee Crisis Isn’t a ‘European Problem’


The Independent, 06.09.2015

Government orders investigation into violence against women at universities

Research has shown that sexual assault is common within universities, with many students being unaware of how to report attacks.

Siobhan Fenton, 06.09.2015

Kicking jihadists offline


Baltimore Sun, 06.09.2015

Study of Balto. Co.: Fewer sex offenses reported in neighborhoods with more registered sex offenders

Alison Knezevich

Huffington Post, 06.09.2015

Is Right Wing Extremism the Biggest Danger Facing America?

Marvin Meadors

Herald Scotland, 07.09.2015

Revealed: the police watchdogs with close ties to the police

Paul Hutcheon

ThinkAdvisor, 07.09.2015

Where the Real Cybersecurity Risk Comes From

The Conversation, 07.09.2015

Beyond Hungary: how the Czech Republic and Slovakia are responding to refugees

Jan Culik

Slate, 07.09.2015

Europe’s Deadly Denial

The refugee crisis is the consequence of Europe’s refusal to confront the wars on its borders.

Anne Applebaum

Washington Post, 07.09.2015

What brings down crime?

Hal Holzman

NPR, 07.09.2015

Why Aren't There More Higher Ed Programs Behind Bars?

Eric Westervelt

The Conversation, 07.09.2015

The generation game: how society loads the dice against the young

Simon Reader

AllGov, 07.09.2015

Why do Police Ignore Federal Guidelines and Shoot at Moving Vehicles, Killing Occupants?, 07.09.2015

The little boy lost whose picture helped get the media back on track

Aidan White

The Conversation, 08.09.2015

Asylum by numbers: this is not a quantifiable crisis

Renos Papadopoulos

EurekAlert!, 08.09.2015

Violence, self-harm and suicide attempts: Health of child trafficking survivors revealed

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

EurekAlert!, 08.09.2015

Blood and teeth samples accurately predict a criminal's age

Forensic biomedical scientists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have developed a test to predict individuals' age on the basis of blood or teeth samples. This test may be particularly useful for the police, as it can help track down criminals or identify human remains.
EurekAlert!, 08.09.2015

Teens are not always irrational

Adolescents more economically rational than young adults, researchers find.

Duke University

Reason (blog), 08.09.2015

3 Important Caveats About That Study Showing Prostitution Clients Are More Prone to Violence

Research from group dedicated to "eradicating prostitution" gets presented as unbiased portrayal of men who've paid for sex.

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

The Conversation, 08.09.2015

Data show drone attacks doomed to fail against ISIS in Syria

David Alpher, 08.09.2015

Borderland Europe and the challenge of migration

Etienne Balibar, 08.09.2015

Where to now? Governing the migration crisis in the Mediterranean

Parvati Nair

The Conversation, 08.09.2015

Northern Ireland: how an over-reaction to one murder brought politics to a halt

John Brewer

The Conversation, 09.09.2015

When words fail: comparing Islamic State to the Nazis misses the mark

Katharine Gelber

EurekAlert!, 09.09.2015

Discrimination during adolescence has lasting effect on body

Northwestern University

Mic, 09.09.2015

This New Study Destroys the Biggest Myths About Teenage Immigrants

Gregory Krieg

The Conversation, 09.09.2015

Islamic State’s campaign may be going chemical – why no international outcry?

Michelle Bentley

EurekAlert!, 09.09.2015

Association of low resting heart rate in men and increased violent criminality

A low resting heart rate in late adolescence was associated with increased risk for violent criminality in men later in life, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.
The Conversation, 09.09.2015

Europe’s migration and asylum policy disintegrates before our eyes

Simon Reich

The Conversation, 09.09.2015

New models to predict recidivism could provide better way to deter repeat crime

Cynthia Rudin

The Conversation, 09.09.2015

Hard Evidence: crime rates are down, but is the world a less harmful place?

Anthony Ellis

The Conversation, 09.09.2015

Why vulnerable people in police custody desperately need more support

Ian Cummins, 09.09.2015

Do we need more crimmigration? Lessons from US anti-deportation activism

Monisha Das Gupta

The Conversation, 09.09.2015

The age of drones has arrived quicker than the laws that govern them

Gbenga Oduntan

Lawyers Weekly, 10.09.2015

Metadata retention not a cure-all for international crime

Felicity Nelson

The Conversation, 10.09.2015

More Syrian refugees: good for national security

David Mednicoff

The Baltimore, 10.09.2015

Is the Ferguson Effect a myth?

Tracy Sohoni, Charis Kubrin

Forbes, 10.09.2015

Harmless Angry Blogger Or School Shooter? Science May Provide The Answer

Arlene Weintraub

EurekAlert!, 10.09.2015

Watch out: If you've got a smart watch, hackers could get your data

University of Illinois College of Engineering

Pacific Standard, 10.09.2015

What Makes for a Successful Protest?

A study suggests protests can pull people in or push them away, depending on how observers experience them.

Nathan Collins

The National Interest, 11.09.2015

History’s Black Hole: The Holocaust in Eastern Europe

Christian Science Monitor, 11.09.2015

For one Atlanta police officer, no 'war on cops' – just a chance to do her job

While both supporters and critics see a police force on edge in the wake of the protests of the past year, Officer Barricia McCormick says that's not her reality in Zone 4, one of Atlanta's most dangerous districts.

Patrik Jonsson

The Conversation, 11.09.2015

Fourteen years after 9/11, Obama still struggles to close Guantanamo Bay

Leonard Cutler

Pacific Standard, 11.09.2015

Warm Memories Can Dampen Hatred of Outsiders

New research finds aggressive attitudes can be shifted by recalling moments of intimate connection.

Tom Jacobs

mashable, 11.09.2015

Facial recognition technology is Australia's latest 'national security weapon'

Ariel Bogle, 13.09.2015

Elderly being robbed of millions each year by their own families, says new research

A new crime of elder abuse would tackle huge rise in theft of money and property, says charity.

Jonathan Owen

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 13.09.2015

There is no ‘Ferguson effect’

Protests against police brutality are not increasing crime rates.

Alex S. Vitale

New Historian, 13.09.2015

Science Bolsters Moral Sensitivity

A recently published study by two Turkish psychologists argues that science as a secular authority can lead to heightened moral sensitivity.

Daryl Worthington

Herald Sun, 13.09.2015

Gang growth: The children of violence

The Atlantic, 13.09.2015

Color-Blindness Is Counterproductive

Many sociologists argue that ideologies claiming not to see race risk ignoring discrimination.

Adia Harvey Wingfield, 13.09.2015

The turmoil of today's world: leading writers respond to the refugee crisis

The New Yorker, 14.09.2015

The Worst of the Worst

Patrick Radden Keefe

BBC News, 14.09.2015

How Black Lives Matter was blamed for killing of US police officers

Jessica Lussenhop

The Conversation, 14.09.2015

Your face is part of Australia’s ‘national security weapon’: should you be concerned?

Adam Molnar

The Conversation, 14.09.2015

Police militarisation takes off with weaponised crowd-control drones

Kylie Bourne

Pacific Standard, 14.09.2015

Evil Genius

For the last decade, forensic psychiatrist Michael Welner has led a curious, self-funded effort to create something he calls the Depravity Standard, a crowd-sourced instrument for objectively scoring the level of evil associated with humanity's most twisted crimes. But can a scientist really define the outer edges of our morality?

Rachel Monroe

The Conversation, 14.09.2015

Deaths after seeking help point to priorities in tackling domestic violence

Silke Meyer

The Conversation, 14.09.2015

Migrant or refugee? Why it matters which word you choose

Charlotte Taylor

International Relations and Security Network (ISN), 14.09.2015

Beyond Privacy: The Costs and Consequences of Mass Surveillance

Thus far, the debates surrounding mass communications surveillance have tended to focus on the importance of preserving privacy rights. Yet, as Esther Kersley reminds us today, the global shift to security by ‘remote control’ also comes with other costs and consequences.

Esther Kersley

BBC News, 14.09.2015

Drone wars: Today’s weapon of choice?

Jonathan Marcus

Pacific Standard, 14.09.2015

Punishment Wins Over Prevention in Brazil

Gary Barker, Tatiana Moura & Victoria Marie Page

The Marshall Project, 15.09.2015

Crime, Fear, and the Republicans

Can the GOP interest in criminal justice reform survive Donald Trump?

Eric Lewis

The Conversation, 15.09.2015

How narratives around violent women warp our view of female jihadis

Lizzie Seal

The Conversation, 15.09.2015

Open and shut: how Germany plays politics with its borders

Holger Nehring

EurekAlert!, 15.09.2015

Teen marijuana use down despite greater availability

Concerns abound over whether laws legalizing pot for medical, recreational use will get drug into hands of more young people
Pacific Standard, 15.09.2015

No, Black Lives Matter Isn't Waging a War on Cops

Jared Keller

Pacific Standard, 15.09.2015

A Safe Haven for Whom?

Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow

The Conversation, 15.09.2015

Drug war capitalism in Mexico and the novels of Don Winslow

Adam Morton

The Conversation, 15.09.2015

Favouring Christian over Muslim refugees is bad for everyone

Sarah Hackett

New York Times, 16.09.2015

Will Crime Return as an Election Strategy for Republicans?

Brendan Nyhan

University of Texas at Dallas, 16.09.2015

Crime Ties Are Relative in Youth Offenders' Future Substance Abuse

A new UT Dallas study has found that having family or friends involved in crime was the best predictor of whether a youth offender would become a long-term marijuana user or heavy drinker., 16.09.2015

Study finds young people on antidepressants more prone to violence, 16.09.2015

Forensic review of sexual assault cases ordered after poor practice concerns

Karen McVeigh

Pacific Standard, 16.09.2015

How America's Prison System Punishes Women and Families

Francie Diep

Small Wars Journal, 16.09.2015

Analysis Shows Links Between Food Security, Violence and Migration in North Triangle of Central America

Dave Dilegge

University of Sheffield News, 16.09.2015

Link between the economy and crime rates has broken down, new research finds

EurekAlert!, 16.09.2015

Pinpointing punishment

Harvard University

EurekAlert!, 16.09.2015

Criminals acquire guns through social connections

Duke University

Liverpool Echo, 16.09.2015

Liverpool John Moores University to launch centre to tackle human trafficking, terrorism and child exploitation

Joshua Taylor

Amnesty International USA, 16.09.2015

Targeted by Hatred, Forgotten by Law

BBC News, 16.09.2015

Horizon: Are Video Games Really That Bad?, BBC Two, review: 'the jury is still out'

Gerard O'Donovan

Huffington Post, 16.09.2015

The Latest Controversy Over "Shaken Baby" Forensics Should Surprise No One

Kevin Sali

Washington Post (blog), 16.09.2015

Ahmed isn’t alone: Well-behaved minority boys more likely to be imprisoned than white troublemakers

Max Ehrenfreund

The Conversation, 17.09.2015

Why Facebook needs to do more to protect you from online abuse

Fiona R. Martin, Jonathon Hutchinson

USA TODAY, 17.09.2015

Germany still has an unexpected Nazi law

Mihret Yohannes

The Conversation, 17.09.2015

The internet hasn’t killed privacy – but it has changed it forever

Jose Such, 17.09.2015

Altering the course of mass incarceration

Ben Miller

Washington Post, 17.09.2015

It’s extremely difficult to prosecute cops for bad shootings. But they can still be fired.

Jonathan Blanks

Pacific Standard, 17.09.2015

The Cost of Fear-Based Policy

Most acts of terror within the United States are carried out by right-wing domestic extremist groups. But that isn’t how Americans imagine terrorists. Our flawed perceptions are leading to poor policy.

Jeff Eggers

Pacific Standard, 17.09.2015

#IStandWithAhmed and the Criminalization of the American Schoolyard

It's not just Islamophobia at play in the arrest of a 14-year-old boy whose only crime was bringing a homemade clock to school., 17.09.2015

Poor people need more bobbies on the beat

We need to cut crime – and we can cut crime. That means having the Police walk a beat.

Glyn Gaskarth

PRI, 18.09.2015

Ahmed Mohamed and the lingering effects of racial profiling

James Edwards

Reason (blog), 18.09.2015

Are Violent Video Games Digital Poison?

Ronald Bailey

Pacific Standard, 18.09.2015

Can a Divided Europe Handle the Refugee Crisis?

Deaths at sea and a chaotic refugee influx reflect the failure of European Union leaders to settle on a common immigration policy, says one of Italy’s top elected officials.

Sebastian Rotella

The Japan News, 18.09.2015

Companies move to distance themselves from crime groups

smallwarsjournal (blog), 19.09.2015

Analysts: IS Poised to Exploit Refugee Crisis, 20.09.2015

Government policies based on racist myths help dissolve black families

Syreeta McFadden, 20.09.2015

Severe poverty affects brain size, researchers find

That’s the word from study of kids growing up in severe poverty.

GUY BOULTON, 20.09.2015

Abuse going unreported in Britain’s south Asian communities – study

Research project finds lack of awareness about what constitutes criminal behaviour endemic among first generation families.

Tracy McVeigh

The New Yorker, 21.09.2015

Assets and Liabilities

Patrick Radden Keefe

The New Yorker, 21.09.2015

The Imam’s Curse

A family accused of financing terrorists.

Evan Osnos

BBC News, 21.09.2015

Police given advice on spotting domestic abuse patterns

Police officers will receive specialist advice on how to spot patterns of domestic abuse under new guidance.
Business Insider Australia, 21.09.2015

The ISIS 'caliphate' is the wild card of Europe's refugee crisis

The Islamic State terror group has released a barrage of propaganda videos in the past 24 hours targeting refugees and telling them to come join the “caliphate” instead of fleeing to “xenophobic” Europe.

Pamela Engel

Arizona Daily Wildcat, 21.09.2015

Column: Mass shooters serial problem in Generation Y

Greg Castro

The Atlantic, 21.09.2015

When Schooling Meets Policing

Thousands of sworn law-enforcement officers are posted at U.S. public schools. What does that do to campus culture?

Melinda D. Anderson

EurekAlert!, 21.09.2015

Exercise reduces suicide attempts by 23 percent among bullied teens

Findings show importance of exercise for all teens as high schools cut physical education and sports programs

University of Vermont

The Conversation, 21.09.2015

Building prisons is not making us safe – what can government do?

Marie Segrave

EurekAlert!, 21.09.2015

Is it cyberbullying? Parents' views differ on how schools should respond

1 in 5 parents say students who post online rumors about sex should be referred to police; far fewer feel the same for rumor of cheating on test.

University of Michigan Health System

EurekAlert!, 21.09.2015

Study finds violence among young black men associated with sense of powerlessness

North Carolina State University

New York Times, 21.09.2015

U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies


Foreign Policy, 21.09.2015

‘Close Your Eyes and Pretend to Be Dead’

What really happened two years ago in the bloody attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall.

Tristan McConnell

ITProPortal, 21.09.2015

Why LinkedIn is a hacker’s treasure trove

Professional social networking site LinkedIn has proven to be a valuable business tool, bringing together professionals from all over the world.

Stuart Poole-Robb

The Conversation, 21.09.2015

How forgotten victims of emotional abuse are building new support networks online

Ria Poole

The Conversation, 21.09.2015

How making ‘revenge porn’ a federal crime would combat its rise

Jessica Lake

Pacific Standard, 21.09.2015

What Happens When Social Scientists Critique Their Peers' Work?

Polite entrenchment, at least in one recent case.

Francie Diep

BBC News, 22.09.2015

A fascination with gangsters

Justin Parkinson

The Conversation, 22.09.2015

How Volkswagen got caught cheating emissions tests by a clean air NGO

Paul Nieuwenhuis

The Conversation, 22.09.2015

#BlackLivesMatter and the myth of a postracial America

David Theo Goldberg

Headlines & Global News, 22.09.2015

Human 'Smell Of Death': Researchers Narrow Down Components Of Deathly Smell

Researchers have narrowed down the components that make up the "human smell of death".

Tyler MacDonald

MD Magazine, 22.09.2015

Why Humans Are Hard-Wired to Place Blame

Dava Stewart

Bloomberg View, 22.09.2015

How Econ Got Crime and Punishment Wrong

Noah Smith

Montreal Gazette, 22.09.2015

Research linking Quebec daycares to crime rates draws criticism

Katherine Wilton

Huffington Post, 23.09.2015

What We Didn't Learn From the Association of American Universities' Sexual Assault Report

Mary P. Koss, Sarah L. Cook

Wall Street Journal, 23.09.2015

More Police Go to Trial in Killings, but Convictions Remain Rare

Texas case is latest in altered national climate since Ferguson, Mo., police shooting last year.

Zusha Elinson

The Conversation, 23.09.2015

Young Australians' views on domestic violence are cause for concern – but also hope

Anastasia Powell, Kristin Diemer

The Conversation, 23.09.2015

By extending the remit of PCCs, the government is playing with fire

Jacqueline Baxter

EurekAlert!, 23.09.2015

Most states don't think ignition interlock is severe enough punishment

EurekAlert!, 23.09.2015

What motivates 'Facebook stalking' after a romantic breakup?

Mary Ann Liebert

Grand Forks Herald, 23.09.2015

Studies on police body cameras plagued by incomplete data, contradictions

ProPublica, 23.09.2015

When the Womb Is a Crime Scene

Alabama has turned hundreds of pregnant women into felons for using drugs — even when they’re legal and the kids turn out fine.

Nina Martin (blog), 23.09.2015

Parents Conflicted on Defining, Punishing Cyberbullying

Rick Nauert

The Nation, 23.09.2015

Here’s How to Cop Watch

Everyone should know how to do this.

Muna Mire

EurekAlert!, 23.09.2015

New textbook explores victimology

Sam Houston State University

Pacific Standard, 25.09.2015

Violence Against Police Is at a 45-Year Low, but You Wouldn't Know That From Watching the News

Television news media is creating a false symmetry of violence.

Aaron Major

The Seattle Times, 26.09.2015

Shielded by the law

Steve Miletich, Christine Willmsen, Mike Carter, and Justin Mayo

Huffington Post UK, 27.09.2015

Overweight People Seen As 'Too Fat' To Commit Crimes, Study Reveals

People who are overweight are seen as "too fat" to commit crimes, research suggests.

Steven Hopkins

The New Yorker, 28.09.2015

Blood at the Root

David Remnick

The New Yorker, 28.09.2015

The Avenger

After three decades, has the brother of a victim of the Lockerbie bombing solved the case?

Patrick Radden Keefe

The Conversation, 28.09.2015

Don’t judge me: Chris Brown and the real task of tackling violence against women

Nick Pendergrast

Reason (blog), 30.09.2015

The War on Sex Trafficking Is the New War on Drugs

And the results will be just as disastrous, for "perpetrators" and "victims" alike.

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

The Boston Globe, 30.09.2015

Police to discuss innovation at Cambridge conference

Steve Annear

Newswise, 30.09.2015

Divorcing Drugs and Violence Is Key to Saving U.S. Drug Policy, University of Utah Research Shows

San Diego Union-Tribune, 30.09.2015

David Brooks: The prison problem

ZME Science, 30.09.2015

Machine learning used to predict crimes before they happen – Minority Report style

EurekAlert!, 30.09.2015

Islamist insurgency strongly influences where polio occurs

Islamist insurgency has had a strong effect on where polio cases occur since 2011, potentially as a reaction to the use of counterinsurgency strategies, according to new research led by UCL.

University College London