Cannabis farms are a modern slavery 'blind spot' for UK police, study suggests

Migrants arrested for tending plants in the flats, houses and attics where cannabis is grown in bulk are often victims of trafficking and "debt bondage" – yet

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 15, 2020 ~8 min

Family photos at work curb fraud and unethical activity

When employees display photos of their friends and family at work, they're less likely to engage in fraud or unethical behavior, researchers say.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

Forensic breakthrough helps explain how innocent people's clothing fibres could end up at crime scenes

New research shows fibres can transfer between people without any contact.

Matteo Gallidabino, Senior lecturer in Forensic Science, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
Aug. 14, 2020 ~5 min

Expert: Fraud via voting by mail is very unlikely

"Voter fraud is very rare, and the risk of widespread fraud is probably very minimal, even with all-mail elections," a political scientist argues.

Billy Morgan - U. Chicago • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~9 min

AI for self-driving cars doesn’t account for crime

AI for self-driving cars may need fixes to deal with ethical gaps. Namely, what happens if people triy to use an automated vehicle to do something bad?

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Interviews clarify tension between homicide detectives, bereaved

Criminologists observed homicide detectives and conducted focus groups with the friends and families of murder victims to identify sources of tension.

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~5 min

The coronavirus pandemic moved life online – a surge in website defacing followed

Vulnerable websites are popping up as organizations move online during the coronavirus pandemic – and hackers have more time at home alone. The result is more websites falling victim to defacement.

C. Jordan Howell, Doctoral candidate in Criminology, University of South Florida • conversation
May 26, 2020 ~6 min

Government cybersecurity commission calls for international cooperation, resilience and retaliation

In the murky world of cyber espionage and cyber warfare, effective deterrence has long been considered out of reach. A government report argues it's time to change that.

Chris Inglis, Distinguished Visiting Professor in Cyber Security Studies, United States Naval Academy • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

People think they’re too smart to fall for phishing scams

People tend to think other people are more vulnerable to phishing scams online. But that actually makes you less safe, researchers say.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~7 min

Watch out for the latest internet scam: sextortion

"A perpetrator could say, 'I have these images of you and will publish them unless you…' to get more images or even in exchange for money."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~6 min