News tagged with crime

Study examines use of GIS in policing

Police agencies are using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping crime, identifying crime "hot spots," assigning officers, and profiling offenders, but little research has been done about the effectiveness of the ...

dateSep 16, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Scared of crime? Good.

In the past half-century, fear of crime in the United States has fueled "white flight" from big cities, become known as a quality of life issue and prompted scholars and law enforcement experts to address ways of reducing ...

dateAug 12, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Combating crime with Twitter

If Twitter had been invented during Prohibition, Al Capone's criminal career might have been much shorter. That's one conclusion that could be drawn from Matthew Gerber's use of Twitter data to improve crime forecasting in ...

dateJul 14, 2014 in Social Sciences
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The economics of fear

When he worked in Africa, development economist Ariel BenYishay noticed small-scale entrepreneurs were often unable to grow their businesses beyond the initial stage, even when the opportunities were obvious.

dateJun 30, 2014 in Economics & Business
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Marine life assists forensic efforts

Aquatic organisms can play a role in explaining events surrounding the presence of human remains found in a water environment, according to a University of Western Australia expert.

dateJun 24, 2014 in Ecology
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