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Criminology / Forensics - Administration - 22.12.2020
Stress Levels of Police Officers on Patrols
Stress Levels of Police Officers on Patrols
In the first few months of the corona pandemic, street patrol officers responded to new demands with a "medium stress level" although the individual experience of strain varied greatly. For example, factors leading to a high stress level were little work experience in the police force or feeling unprepared.

Criminology / Forensics - Administration - 07.12.2020
Seizing military weapons does not increase violent crime nor risk police safety
More local law enforcement agencies are using military equipment, such as tear gas, armored vehicles and rubber bullets, to handle social justice protests-calling into question police militarization. But if police no longer used weapons and tactics previously connected to the military, there is little evidence that this would impact violent crime or officer safety, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 03.12.2020
How a police contact by middle school leads to different outcomes for Black, white youth
For Black youth, an encounter with police by eighth grade predicts they will be arrested by young adulthood - but the same is not true for white youth, a new University of Washington study finds. Black young adults are 11 times more likely to be arrested by age 20 if they had an initial encounter with law enforcement in their early teens than Black youth who don't have that first contact.

Criminology / Forensics - 19.11.2020
The "most significant" inquiry of our times
The report on the alleged war crimes by special operation members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in Afghanistan is the most significant modern inquiry, an ANU international law expert says. The report, which was released today, relates to alleged breaches of the Law of Armed Conflict by members of the Special Operations Task Group in Afghanistan during the period 2005 to 2016.

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 - 02.06.2020
New method for more accurate determination of time of death at crime scenes
Researchers from Amsterdam UMC, the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) - partners in the forensic research institution the Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center - have developed a method that allows for a more accurate determination of the time of death at a crime scene. Existing methods can only give a window of several hours; the new method reduces this to less than an hour.

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.