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
yesterday ~9 min

Tags: united-states society-and-culture crimes elections voters

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

Tags: communication empathy society-and-culture crimes police-officers murder

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

Tags: internet privacy security society-and-culture crimes

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

Tags: internet money hackers featured society-and-culture crimes

What does justice look like after online harassment?

Survey results suggest there's no one way to bring justice after online harassment. Our current approach isn't working, say the researchers.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media internet abuse society-and-culture crimes punishment

States with gun license laws have 56% fewer mass shootings

In states with gun licensing laws that require an in-person application and giving fingerprints, there are fewer fatal mass shootings.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: consumers society-and-culture health-and-medicine laws crimes guns deaths weapons

With bear trophies and lion genitals, US wildlife trafficking booms

Illegal wildlife trafficking and the demand for animal parts rose in the United States between 1979 and 2014, researchers find.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
March 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation pets endangered-species hunting featured society-and-culture earth-and-environment crimes

Financial targets make CFOs less likely to disclose fraud

CFOs do a good job detecting fraud. But that doesn't mean they're willing to report it—especially when pressure to meet a financial target is on the line.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: business ethics fraud society-and-culture crimes

Knowing the motive is key to stopping hackers

Hackers have a range of motives for the cyberattacks they pull off. Understanding more about those motives could help stop web defacements.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: internet privacy security hackers science-and-technology crimes

38% of mass shooters have committed domestic violence

New research on the overlap between domestic violence and mass shootings suggests firearm restrictions could help prevent these tragedies.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: united-states abuse featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine violence laws crimes guns weapons

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