Edible security tags on pills could fight fake drugs

Putting edible tags made of proteins on pills could help fight back against counterfeit drugs, which claim thousands of lives each year.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine crimes led medications proteins security

Cybercriminals gang up to pull off a job, then disband

"...the ones causing the most damage are loose groups of individuals who come together to do one thing, do it really well... then disappear."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes hackers internet security

To address child trafficking, prevent instead of punish

Anti-child trafficking policies rely on the criminal justice system. A new book argues prevention, not punishment, may be a better way to protect children.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State | Dec. 20, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture childrens-health crimes trafficking trauma

How well do cops identify ‘digital evidence’?

"There's a greater degree of recognition of what to do in the scene than I would have thought..."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology crimes electronics mobile-devices police-officers voice-technology

Many Americans overlook war crimes if the war is ‘just’

A new study "helps explain the strength of support for the recent pardoning of US soldiers convicted of war crimes."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes ethics soldiers surveys united-states war

Privacy and security threats lurk in these everyday choices

"We provide online service, app, and content providers with detailed information about our whereabouts, our thoughts, our feelings, our moods, and our life patterns."

Boston University | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology society-and-culture crimes hackers internet mobile-devices privacy security social-media

Half of Atlanta’s homeless youth experience trafficking

A new report on human trafficking in metro Atlanta indicates factors that place homeless youth at risk.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes foster-care homelessness lgbtq teenagers trafficking trauma young-adults

Stealing at work can be contagious

Stealing at work can spread among resturant employees, research finds.

Chuck Finder-WUSTL | Sept. 27, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes jobs money restaurants

These factors influence which teens start hacking

How do teens get involved in cybercrime? New research identifies contributing factors, including gender.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Sept. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes gender hackers internet security teenagers

Even without jail time, convictions may harm health

Convinctions, even those unattached to jail time, are linked to a decline in physical health, research finds.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Sept. 9, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine courts crimes depression laws stress

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