News tagged with crime

TV sports plays crimefighter role

Televised sports can reduce crime. In brief, that's the conclusion of two UC Berkeley law students, based on their research exploring the relationship between major sporting events on television in Chicago and crime rates ...

Jun 12, 2014
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Caught by a hair

Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal following promising research by Queen's professor Diane Beauchemin.

May 29, 2014
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California smartphone 'kill switch' bill advances

On a second attempt, California lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.

May 08, 2014
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Attacks on payment systems trail other cybercrimes

Target's massive data breach last year caused consumers to panic and drew attention to Internet crime. Yet a new study finds that breaches on retailer payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks.

Apr 23, 2014
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