News tagged with criminology

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 ...

Sep 26, 2011
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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 ...

Jun 16, 2011
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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 ...

Feb 28, 2011
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Research shows good cop beats bad cop

Even the most horrible criminals feel guilt, and according to new research from the University of Montreal, playing on that sentiment might be a good way to extract a confession. In order to gain a better understanding of ...

Feb 02, 2011
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Environment affects crime gender gap

While women in general commit far fewer violent crimes than men, a new study by a Northeastern University professor finds the difference between the genders is much smaller in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Dec 07, 2010
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Data on financial crime is not credible

The Government and police efforts to tackle financial crime – from business fraud to tax evasion – are hampered by a lack of accurate data about the nature and extent of offending, according to new research.

Dec 13, 2012
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Sizing up Southern California

Contrary to some perceptions, the large influx of Asian and Latino immigrants into Southern California over the past 60 years has resulted in stronger and safer multicultural communities, according to new research led by John Hipp, UC Irvine associate professor of criminology, law & society. ...

Jul 10, 2012
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