News tagged with criminal justice

Is DNA evidence enough? An interview with David Kaye

(PhysOrg.com) -- Law professor David H. Kaye shares his insights into how the the use of DNA evidence has impacted our legal system. While its use has far-reaching implications, Kaye points out that "DNA is ...

Jul 30, 2010
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The crime of mental illness

Canada needs to change its approach to mentally ill prisoners as correctional facilities worldwide contain a higher percentage of people with mental illness than the general population, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Me ...

May 31, 2010
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Street justice

(PhysOrg.com) -- More robberies, muggings and murders take place in low-income neighborhoods where residents lack faith in police, courts and correctional facilities, says criminal justice assistant professor ...

Mar 29, 2010
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The hidden cost of schizophrenia

People being treated for schizophrenia are more likely than the general population to have encounters with the criminal justice system in the US. A study published in the open access journal BMC Psychiatry has shown that s ...

Jan 28, 2010
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