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Criminology / Forensics - Law - 06.06.2023
Australia needs a dedicated body for wrongful convictions
Professor David Hamer and Dr Andrew Dyer from Sydney Law School explain why Kathleen Folbigg's pardon points to the need for a Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) in Australia.

Law - Criminology / Forensics - 24.05.2023
Peace in Sudan depends on justice for the Darfur genocide
Written by Professor Mukesh Kapila CBE I asked the pilot to deviate from our approved flight path and go low over Darfur.

Music - Criminology / Forensics - 15.05.2023
No, music doesn't cause crime - not even drill rap
No, music doesn’t cause crime - not even drill rap
Academics argue the NSW Police has spent a disproportionate amount of taxpayer money pursuing, disrupting and generally harassing drill musicians under the premise that their lyrics incite violence or help recruit gang members.

Innovation - Criminology / Forensics - 12.05.2023

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 09.05.2023
US gun violence: half of people from Chicago witness a shooting by age 40
Study following Chicagoans over a 25-year period suggests over half of the city's Black and Hispanic population, and a quarter of its White population, have seen a shooting by age 40. A substantial portion of Chicago's population could be living with trauma as a result of witnessing shootings and homicides Charles Lanfear A study tracking the lives of Chicagoans from childhood and adolescence in the 1990s to the start of middle age has found that 56% of Black and Hispanic residents from across the city witnessed at least one shooting by the time they turned forty.

Criminology / Forensics - 05.05.2023
VUB confirms ongoing internal procedure against Prof Van Hoof
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel reacts to press reports in relation to professor Elke Van Hoof. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel confirms that a disciplinary investigation is ongoing against professor Elke Van Hoof.

Criminology / Forensics - Event - 26.04.2023

Criminology / Forensics - Health - 21.03.2023
Why don’t standard treatments work for women in forensic psychiatric care?
Women are in the minority in closed treatment facilities (TBS) and other forms of forensic care worldwide.

Criminology / Forensics - History / Archeology - 21.03.2023
Will Putin ever stand trial in The Hague? 'I don't rule it out'
Will Putin ever stand trial in The Hague? ’I don’t rule it out’
On 17 March 2023, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague issued a warrant for Putin's arrest.

Criminology / Forensics - 17.03.2023
Be on the alert for 'money mule' scams
Be on the alert for ’money mule’ scams
Students are increasingly being targeted by criminal groups to act as 'money mules' to cover up illegal activity.

Criminology / Forensics - Innovation - 16.03.2023
NWO grant for Erasmus School of Law project FORT-PORT to tackle subversive crime in the port of Rotterdam
The FORT-PORT (Focusing On the Right Things in the Port of Rotterdam) project, in which government organisations, (port) companies, and scientists work together to tackle cocaine trafficking, human sm

Criminology / Forensics - 07.03.2023
Designing parks to help women feel safe
Designing parks to help women feel safe
A unique piece of audio artwork designed to encourage people into skateboarding has been created by a University of Leeds researcher. On International Women's Day (IWD) Dr Dani Abulhawa, Lecturer in Contemporary Applied Performance at the University's School of Performance and Cultural Industries , has created the artwork to help inspire women and girls into the often male-dominated skating scene, and to help confident skateboarders be effective "allies" for new skaters.

Criminology / Forensics - 21.02.2023
Juries convict defendants for rape more often than acquit
Once a rape case reaches court, juries in England and Wales are more likely to convict than acquit a defendant, and this has been the case for at least 15 years, according to a large-scale analysis of all jury verdicts by UCL's Professor Cheryl Thomas. The paper also found that the jury conviction rate for rape is increasing alongside an increase in jury verdicts in rape cases.

Criminology / Forensics - Campus - 01.02.2023

Criminology / Forensics - Social Sciences - 27.01.2023
Tyre Nichols’ killing by police - why is this still happening?
Rev. Andre E Johnson, of the Gifts of Life Ministries, preaches at a candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers, in Memphis, Tenn.

Law - Criminology / Forensics - 17.01.2023
Change the law to make sexual activity by deception illegal, say experts
Change the law to make sexual activity by deception illegal, say experts
The law must be toughened up to make intentionally deceiving a person into engaging in sexual activity a crime, according to a new report published today.

Law - Criminology / Forensics - 13.01.2023
Iran executions and the role of ’revolutionary courts’
Professor Simon Rice from Sydney Law School explains the role of Iran's 'revolutionary courts' in the suppression of widespread protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody in September 2022.

Criminology / Forensics - 05.12.2022
Staying safe on nights out
Staying safe on nights out
UCL is very concerned about reports of spiking of drinks and by injection across the UK. Find out what UCL and Students' Union UCL are doing to help you stay safe when you're on a night out, and what support is available to you.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 02.12.2022
Final MOU sets stage for next phase in JHPD development
Final MOU sets stage for next phase in JHPD development
Finalized MOU sets stage for next phase in development of university police department The publicly available document incorporates the majority of community feedback and is accompanied by separate r

Criminology / Forensics - 01.12.2022
Naomi Oosterman publishes groundbreaking research in ’Art Crime in Context’
11:30 Publication Dr. Naomi Oosterman (Arts & Culture Studies) and Dr. Donna Yates (Maastricht University) published a new edited volume titled "Art Crime in Context".

Criminology / Forensics - 22.11.2022
Government ’misleading public’ about modern slavery, new research claims
Experts from The University of Manchester have claimed that the Government is misleading the public by claiming that modern slavery can be eradicated by toughening up border controls and extending sentence lengths for offenders.

Criminology / Forensics - 16.11.2022

Criminology / Forensics - 14.11.2022

Criminology / Forensics - 07.11.2022

Politics - Criminology / Forensics - 24.10.2022

Criminology / Forensics - Law - 14.10.2022
Are all escape helpers criminals?
It is a well-known phenomenon: people coming to Europe from Afghanistan, Iran or Syria are, in the majority of cases, dependent on help from traffickers.

Criminology / Forensics - 13.10.2022
Phone snatching: How to avoid it
Phone snatching: How to avoid it
Moped and bike enabled crime occurs in all areas of London. Unfortunately, Bloomsbury remains an attractive area for thieves and we have seen a rise in these offences since lockdown.

Criminology / Forensics - 05.10.2022
Areas of the UK where more people voted remain saw smaller increases in hate crime following historic Brexit vote
Parts of the UK that were against Brexit experienced less of a spike in hate crimes after the vote compared to leave areas, research from Cardiff University shows. The paper, published in The British Journal of Criminology , provides the first Brexit-related race and religious hate crime comparison between England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 22.09.2022

Life Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 16.08.2022
Why people confess to crimes they didn't commit
Why people confess to crimes they didn’t commit
When under duress innocent suspects can make a false confession. Why is this? Legal psychologist Linda Geven will give a talk about this at the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition's Brain & Law event.

Criminology / Forensics - Social Sciences - 28.07.2022
Opinion: Why are strip-searches not a matter of public debate in the UK?
Opinion: Why are strip-searches not a matter of public debate in the UK?
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Matteo Tiratelli (IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society) asks why, after several charges of misconduct against the police following strip searches, why isn't the practice itself receiving more public scrutiny?

Criminology / Forensics - Social Sciences - 13.07.2022
’We have urgent work to do’: New book by University of Toronto’s Kent Roach on why Canadian policing needs to change
Kent Roach has thought a lot about policing throughout his lifetime. He even aspired to join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) as a young boy.

Criminology / Forensics - 01.07.2022
'In some cases, legal foundations are lacking'
’In some cases, legal foundations are lacking’
Whether demonstrations against Corona measures or for climate protection - all citizens may peacefully assemble and publicly express their opinions.

Criminology / Forensics - Social Sciences - 15.06.2022
Science plans war crime
Humboldt-Universität presents publication on its dealings with the National Socialist "Generalplan Ost" The history of the Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, and later the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), is closely interwoven with times of new beginnings, freedom and innovation.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 14.06.2022

Criminology / Forensics - Psychology - 04.05.2022
Campus management of the April 21st Shelter-In-Place
Today, May 4th, Chancellor Carol Christ, and Catherine Koshland, interim executive vice chancellor and provost, issued a Cal Message regarding the campus's response to the recent shelter-in-place , including a commitment to applying lessons learned from that event.
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