Study suggests cash affects crime
Drug dealers are not known for their financial flexibility. Credit cards are rarely used; cash is king. So, if there was less cash in circulation throughout society, would crime rates decline?
Belgium destroys 1.5 tonnes ivory stockpile
Belgium crushed 1.5 tonnes of ivory, its entire stockpile of seized ivory tusks and statuettes, as a global campaign to save the world's elephants gathered pace.
Innovative fingerprint analysis is trialled by police
Pioneering technology designed by Sheffield Hallam University to provide an in-depth analysis of fingerprints is being tried and tested at crime scenes.
Measuring crime risk on the London Underground
A University of Huddersfield criminologist who has been working closely with authorities in London to cut crime on one of the world's busiest transport systems will appear before a House of Commons select ...
Real-life CSI: What can investigators really tell from gunshot residue?
The popular TV series "CSI" is fiction, but every day, real-life investigators and forensic scientists collect and analyze evidence to determine what happened at crime scenes. In a study published in the ...
Math models analyze long-term criminal activity patterns in a population
In a paper published last November in Multiscale Modeling and Simulation: A SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal, authors Henri Berestycki, Nancy Rodríguez, and Lenya Ryzhik show that the assumption of a population's natural tenden ...
How do you judge a crook who uses a laptop instead of a gun?
Some recent high-profile crimes have started people thinking about how we should handle those who break the law using digital technologies. Criminal sentencing is decided by the type of crime and a range ...