News tagged with criminal justice

Gangs don't protect against crime

Gang members are twice as likely to be crime victims than non-gang members and are more frequently subject to simple assault, aggravated assault and drive by shootings, according to a recently study by the Crime Victims' ...

dateApr 13, 2011 in Social Sciences
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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 ...

dateJul 30, 2010 in Other
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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 ...

dateMay 31, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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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 ...

dateMar 29, 2010 in Social Sciences
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