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Computer model anticipates crime hot spots

(Phys.org) —A unique collaboration between a University of California, Riverside sociologist and the Indio Police Department has produced a computer model that predicts, by census block group, where burglaries ...

Nov 04, 2013
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The move toward 'crowdsourcing' public safety

Earlier this year, Martin Dias, assistant professor in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, presented research for the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System in which he examined Nlets' network ...

Oct 09, 2013
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California outlaws 'revenge porn'

Posting naked pictures of an ex-partner online can now land you in jail for up to six months in California, after a bill against so-called "revenge porn" was signed into law.

Oct 02, 2013
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Florida mulls drone war on the mosquito

(Phys.org) —Drones are often associated with war and running down criminals, but this week drones for another purpose have made news. Florida is about to test how drones will do in tracking down mosquitoes. ...

Aug 14, 2013 weblog
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Engineers discover unique fingerprint for cell phones

(Phys.org) —Law enforcement officials may soon have a new tool at their disposal—a device that can distinguish between cell phones based on their digital signal. In the never ending game of cat-and-mouse ...

Aug 02, 2013 weblog
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Driving somewhere? There's a gov't record of that

(AP)—Chances are local or state police departments have photographs of individuals' cars in their files, noting where a person was driving on a particular day, even if the person never did anything wrong.

Jul 17, 2013
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