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Criminology / Forensics - 05.08.2020
If the Shoe Fits: CSAFE Study Improves Shoe Print Forensics
A new model improves how uncertainty is calculated when matching shoe print evidence, strengthening the validity of this forensics technique Detectives in a fictional TV series investigate a crime scene. They call over to the forensic tech to take shoe imprints. This will be the evidence that could crack the case.

Criminology / Forensics - 16.07.2020
Uncovering crime patterns using location data
The way people move around in cities gives us clues as to when many crimes are committed and in which hotspots, as ETH researchers have demonstrated using anonymised data fromá location technology plattforms. When and where does crime arise in cities? To answer this question, criminologists have previously relied on rather static models.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 14.07.2020
Black women often ignored by social justice movements
Share on: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Antiracist and feminist movements often fail to advocate for the rights of Black women, who are less likely than white women to be regarded as a "typical woman” and viewed much the same as Black men, according to new University of Michigan study.

Criminology / Forensics - Social Sciences - 08.05.2020
Sadistic sexual murders involving child victims: insights for police
Sadistic sexual murders involving child victims: insights for police
Researchers supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation analysed how sadistic sexual murderers assaulting child victims commit their crimes and discovered a number of specific patterns. A better understanding of these crimes may help police in their investigations. Sexual homicides involving children are often highly publicised.

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