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Criminology

"PriSchool": Overcoming Mass-Incarceration With a New Design

Uzoma Orchingwa | Posted 09.04.2014 | Crime
Uzoma Orchingwa

Seven million are under carceral supervision. What's more, this seemingly compulsive desire to confine, which was once exclusively associated with America, is now becoming a global phenomenon.

A Bone to Pick About Animal Protection Legislation

Abigail Perdue | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime
Abigail Perdue

On March 14, 2014, South Dakota became the 50th state to enact a felony provision for animal cruelty. Although the enactment of new anti-cruelty measures in South Dakota is a step in the right direction, more remains to be done.

The Truth Behind 10 Popular Crime Myths

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

Myth #6: Fingerprints can definitively match a person to a crime scene.

Do You Know Your Future Self? Your Health Depends On It

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Research shows that if you are disconnected from an idea of yourself in the future, you are more likely to be a victim of temporal discounting when it comes to health behavior.

How Criminology Might Help Fight Poaching

Posted 05.17.2013 | Green

Douglas Main, LiveScience Staff Writer: Newark, N.J. — With no shortage of human-on-human misdeeds, criminologists haven't typically concerned th...

Unfairly Treated: Gun Owners and People With Mental Health Concerns

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.22.2013 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Ever since the awful shootings in Newtown, Conn., two groups have been treated unfairly. The first group is the law-abiding gun owners. The second gro...

America's Real Criminal Element: Lead

Mother Jones | Kevin Drum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

New research finds Pb is the hidden villain behind violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic. And fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than ...

The Most Dangerous City In America Is...

Forbes | Daniel Fisher | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

At a community meeting in a Lutheran church earlier this year, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing got an earful about his city’s distressingly high crime rate....

L.A. school police, district agree to rethink court citations of students

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.12.2012 | Los Angeles
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissiWatch NewsIn the wake of critical news reports, Los Angeles school police and administrators have agreed to rethink enforcement tac...

The Faces of Detention and Deportation

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

One persistent question regarding individuals who are in detention and subject to deportation is, "What is the nature of their offenses?"