Statistical model unlocks barriers to use of fingerprint evidence in court
Potentially key fingerprint evidence is currently not being considered due to shortcomings in the way it is reported, according to a report published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and th ...
Anonymous blocks Peru's high-tech police website
The vigilante Internet hackers called Anonymous blocked the website of Peru's police who fight against computer crime, a officials said Monday.
Working couples face greater odds of intimate partner violence
Intimate partner violence is two times more likely to occur in two income households, compared to those where only one partner works, a recent study at Sam Houston State University found.
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 ...
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 ...
Kremlin TV to air Julian Assange's new show
(AP) -- Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's new talk show will be broadcast on RT, the Kremlin-funded English-language television station said Wednesday.
'Hacktivists' biggest data thieves in 2011: Verizon
Activists with hacker skills were behind more than half the data stolen in cyber attacks last year, according to findings released on Thursday by Verizon Communications.
Multinational swoop nets two hackers: S.Korea police
Two young hackers have been arrested in the Netherlands and Australia in a multinational operation prompted by tips from a South Korean student, police said Thursday.
Neighborhoods -- not immigrants -- determining factor for homicides
Public opinion and public policy often assume that immigration is directly related to higher rates of crime, but the social conditions of neighborhoods actually have a more significant effect on violent crimes than immigrant ...
Interpol says organised gangs behind internet crime boom
Interpol president Khoo Boon Hui said on Tuesday that organised international gangs are behind most internet scams and that cyber crime's estimated cost is more than that of cocaine, heroin and marijuana trafficking ...
Researchers explore alternatives to reducing crime at high-crime locations
The bar with the regularly flashing police lights in its parking lot. The apartment building thats frequently featured on the news because of numerous crime investigations. A new essay suggests an alternative approach ...
Online scams cost $485 mn in US in 2011: survey
Online scams including identity theft schemes, "advance fee" and "romance fraud" cost Americans some $485 million in 2011, a report prepared for the FBI said Thursday.
Chicago police cameras more effective when clustered, study says
(Phys.org) -- Chicago's network of police cameras is more effective at reducing crime in high-crime areas than in low-crime areas, according to a new study.
Cartel web presence could be used against them: experts
Experts from 20 countries gathered Wednesday at the Mexican resort town of Cancun to discuss a strategy for battling organized crime, in an effort mandated by the recent Summit of the Americas.