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
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

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

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
March 6, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture consumers crimes deaths guns laws 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
March 3, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

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

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
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business crimes ethics fraud

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
Feb. 7, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

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

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
Jan. 24, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

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

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

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