Local cops on front lines against product counterfeiting

Contrary to common perception, state and local police are often on the front lines against product counterfeiting, yet it's unclear how prepared they are to deal with the growing crime, according to a new report from two ...

Prison misconduct findings shed light on crowding problem

UT Dallas criminologist Dr. Robert Morris and doctoral student Erin Orrick won the 2012 William Simon/Anderson Publishing Outstanding Paper award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences for their article that shows ...

Researchers explore how cyber-attackers think like regular crooks

In a unique collaboration, an engineer and a criminologist at the University of Maryland are applying criminological concepts and research methods in the study of cybercrime. Their work has produced recommendations for IT ...

Youth cybercrime linked to friends' influence

Peer influence and low self-control appear to be the major factors fueling juvenile cybercrime such as computer hacking and online bullying, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University criminologist.

Drop in US crime reveals complex role of poverty

A plunge in US violent crime over the last two years despite the economic downturn appears to confirm what experts have long known -- that poverty alone does not drive delinquency.

Digital forensic examiners face stress, role-conflict

Despite playing an increasingly vital role in criminal investigations, digital forensic examiners face staffing cuts, heavy caseloads and stress within police departments that may not fully understand their responsibilities, ...

Killing Kings

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by a Cambridge University criminologist reveals just how dangerous it was to be a monarch in Europe before the modern era.

Death Penalty Does Not Deter Murder, According to New Study

Eighty-eight percent of the country's top criminologists do not believe the death penalty acts as a deterrent to homicide, according to a new study published today in Northwestern University School of Law's Journal of Criminal ...

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