News tagged with criminology

New report shows terrorism is top of mind in US

( —More Americans think about terrorist attacks than violent crime victimization or hospitalization, according to a new report published by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism ...

dateApr 16, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Researchers expose the human side of cybercrime

In a perfect world, a door could remain unlocked without evoking the curiosity of strangers and criminals. This not being the case, humans have developed sophisticated security systems and intrusion deterrents. These efforts ...

dateApr 04, 2013 in Internet
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Gang behavior on the Internet

Today in the United States, use of the Internet is so widespread that it is almost impossible to apply for a job without a valid email address. More than 80 percent of American adults use the Internet, with massive ramifications ...

dateMar 12, 2013 in Internet
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The benefits of marriage

Marriage can potentially help reduce crime by enabling people to develop greater self-control, according to a new study examining changes in marital status, self-control and marijuana use between late adolescence and early ...

dateSep 26, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Tough dogs not merely gang weapons

Youths in groups or gangs choose to own dogs primarily for socializing and companionship. Dogs are also used for protection and enhancing status, but to a lesser extent, contrary to popular perception. The research by Jennifer ...

dateJun 16, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Brain basis for crime?

Adrian Raine, a Penn Integrates Knowledge professor in the Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry and Psychology, presented a collection of his work on neurocriminology that broadly attempts to connect criminal, psychopathic ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Neuroscience
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