Study shows drop in crime rates are less where Wal-Mart builds
Communities across the United States experienced an unprecedented decline in crime in the 1990s. But for counties where Wal-Mart built stores, the decline wasn't nearly as dramatic.
Mounting evidence links lead's toxic effects to criminal behavior
When crime rates drop, politicians like to give themselves pats on the back for being "tough on crime." But a new theory explaining why violence has declined across the country since the 1990s is gaining credence, and it ...
Murderers who killed during robberies more likely to return to crime when paroled
Murderers who committed homicide during robberies are more likely to commit crimes again when they are paroled, compared to murderers who committed homicide under other circumstances, according to research from North Carolina ...
Campus police officers' role in sex assault cases
With high rates of sexual assault at colleges and universities, campus law enforcement officers are important facets of a campus' response to this crime. The Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University recognizes ...
Restrictive concealed weapons laws can lead to an increase in gun-related murders
It may make sense to assume that states in which there are tight laws on weapons would make that state a safer place and one with less gun crime, however, recent research argues that the very opposite is true.
Reflections in the eye contain identifiable faces
Ballistics study leads to changes at federal agency
A team of researchers led by Sam Houston State University identified a number of areas of improvement in a national database of forensic ballistics evidence used to link guns to violent crimes.
Gov't: 1 in 14 fell prey to identity theft in 2012
The government says 1 in 14 Americans fell prey to identity theft last year.
One percent of the population is responsible for 63 percent of violent crime convictions
The majority of all violent crime in Sweden is committed by a small number of people. They are almost all male (92%) who early in life develops violent criminality, substance abuse problems, often diagnosed with personality ...
Elephant poaching declines slightly
Although the number of African elephants killed for their tusks declined slightly last year after worldwide recognition of the severity of the wildlife crime epidemic, the rates remain unacceptably high, ...
UCD researchers develop low-cost crime scene evidence gatherer
Lero researchers at University College Dublin have developed a low cost device that can help police forces in developing countries or with limited budgets to capture digital and computer data at crime scenes.
Multilevel study finds no link between minimum wage and crime rates
A new study out of the University of Cincinnati is a unique examination into whether public policy on the minimum wage can affect the crime rate. The study finds that, contrary to conventional belief, increasing ...
US destroys six-ton ivory stockpile
The United States has destroyed six tons of confiscated elephant ivory, in a move wildlife groups hailed as a bold message to criminal traffickers that the ivory is worthless.
School violence lowers test scores, not grades
It's hard to go a day without seeing news of violence in some form occurring in schools around the country, and Chicago is often cited as a city where crime rates in schools are particularly high. In a new study in the current ...