Environmental crime goes way beyond poaching

Environmental crime doesn't always take the form we might expect.

Layne Cameron-Michigan State | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment conservation crimes government money pollution

Fewer gun injuries and deaths after demolitions in Detroit

A new study shows an 11% drop in homicides and serious firearm injuries in the areas of Detroit where 6-12 demolitions took place to combat blight.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Aug. 12, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture cities crimes guns neighborhoods violence

Why fatal shootings result in more arrests

"With respect to preventing gun violence, an arrest in a nonfatal shooting is every bit as important as an arrest in a fatal shooting."

Karen Kemp-Duke | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes death guns police-officers weapons

Scans show less gray matter in brains of murderers

Scientists studied the brains of more than men in prison for homicide or attempted homicide and found differences from the brains of people convicted of other crimes.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago | July 24, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology brains crimes empathy

Cities with certain racist tweets see more hate crimes

A new study of 532 million tweets suggests a link between hate speech on Twitter and hate crimes offline.

Kathleen Hamilton-NYU | June 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture artificial-intelligence cities crimes social-media twitter violence

How nuclear weapons help reveal forged paintings

A new method for detecting forged paintings defeats a clever counterfeit strategy.

Franziska Schmid-ETH Zurich | June 6, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture art crimes forensics paint radioactivity

Prison time for the sake of public safety? Not so fast

"The takeaway here is that imprisonment doesn't make much of a dent in violent crime rates."

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley | May 21, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes laws prison violence

Which warnings fight email phishing scams best?

Phishing scams can get people to give up private information, but the right warning can help us avoid the scammers.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture consumers crimes hackers internet privacy security

Map shows lynching went far beyond the U.S. south

A new interactive map traces the brutal history of lynching in the United Staes.

Matthew Swayne-Penn State | May 16, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes history maps racism united-states violence

Despite fewer crimes, millennials face more arrests

"...there is a loosening relationship between actually committing a crime and being arrested for the millennial generation..."

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins | May 7, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture crimes police-officers race united-states

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