Research reveals why police stop-and-search young people
Who young people hang out with and what they have done in the past, is consistently more important than their recent offending in explaining why the police stop-and-search them.
Stalking risk increases among college students
According to a study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University, college students are at higher risk for stalking than the general public, but are less likely to report the crime to police.
Caught by a hair
Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal following promising research by Queen's professor Diane Beauchemin.
Do urban casinos increase local crime? Not in this case study
Philadelphia's SugarHouse Casino opened its doors in September 2010 after years of protests from community members who feared that the casino would lead to an increase in neighborhood crime. However, a new ...
The ongoing war against cybercrime
Cybercrime is estimated to cost the global economy upwards of US$400 billion a year, and these costs are expected to continue to rise. ...
Man arrested over British government cyber-attack
British police on Tuesday arrested a man over an alleged cyber-attack on the websites of Home Secretary Theresa May and her interior ministry.
Reid-Kyl Internet gambling bill could enable money laundering, expert warns
(Phys.org)—Legalizing online poker as proposed by two leading U.S. senators would be a boon to terrorist networks and organized crime syndicates, says a leading national gambling critic.
Police grudge behind Japan hacker campaign
A computer hacker who taunted Japanese police for months with a string of vexing cyber riddles launched the campaign as part of a grudge against authorities, media reports said Tuesday.
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 ...
Amid China row, US to help firms guard trade secrets
Amid rising concern over alleged cyber crime originating from China, the White House will unveil a new plan Wednesday to help US firms thwart the theft of billions of dollars in trade secrets.
Record number of rhinos poached in S.Africa in 2012
Poachers slaughtered a record 668 rhinos in South Africa last year as demand for their horns continued to surge on the black market in Asia, the government said Thursday.
Jennifer Lawrence slams stolen nude photos as 'sex crime'
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has spoken publicly for the first time after naked pictures of her were hacked and posted online, angrily slamming the leak as a "sex crime."
The inverse CSI effect in the age of digital crime
The "CSI Effect" has been described as being an increased expectation from jurors that forensic evidence will be presented in court that is instantaneous and unequivocal because that is how it is often presented for dramatic ...
NIST guides seek interoperability for automated fingerprint ID systems
A new set of publications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could make it easier, faster, and most importantly, more reliable, for forensic examiners to match a set of fingerprints ...