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Newswise: Research Reveals Internet Crime Becoming More Sophisticated and Persistent in Florida and Other Large States

Research Reveals Internet Crime Becoming More Sophisticated and Persistent in Florida and Other Large States

Florida Atlantic University

Researchers identify the top states as having the largest victim monetary losses and number of victims, and their report shows online crime trends in the last four years before 2019 (2015 to 2018) for the six top states with the highest internet crime activity.

Channels: Crime and Forensic Science, Technology, Cybersecurity,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 4:30 PM EST
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Organized cybercrime – not your average mafia

Michigan State University

Research from Michigan State University is one of the first to identify common attributes of cybercrime networks, revealing how these groups function and work together to cause an estimated $445-600 billion of harm globally per year.

Channels: All Journal News, Crime and Forensic Science, Technology, Cybersecurity,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 2:50 PM EST
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Police platform patrols create 'phantom effect' that cuts crime in London Underground

University of Cambridge

A massive experiment that deployed regular police patrols on platforms in the London Underground has shown that four 15-minute patrols a day in some of the capital's most crime-ridden stations reduced reported crime and disorder by 21%.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Crime and Forensic Science, Government/Law, Guns and Violence, Europe News, All Journal News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 11:20 AM EST
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Newswise: It’s 2020: Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting

It’s 2020: Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting

Florida Atlantic University

Telling youth not to “sext” doesn’t seem to be reducing the prevalence of them sharing nude photos or videos. A national sample of about 5,000 youth ages 12 to 17 showed 14 percent had sent and 23 percent had received sexually explicit images. Researchers say it’s time to teach teens ‘safe’ sexting and provide important tips to avoid significant and long-term consequences, such as humiliation, extortion, victimization, school sanction, reputational damage, and even criminal charges.

Channels: Crime and Forensic Science, Education, Sex and Relationships, Social Media, All Journal News,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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DHS S&T and Israeli Partners Announce Awards for Advanced Technologies in Homeland Security

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation today announced three awards for collaborative projects totaling $2.3 million to develop advanced technologies for the homeland security mission.

Channels: Artificial Intelligence, Budgets and Funding, Crime and Forensic Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Israel News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 7:15 PM EST
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Newswise: At gun safety events, 40% of gun owners reported not locking all household guns –– even around kids

At gun safety events, 40% of gun owners reported not locking all household guns –– even around kids

University of Washington

Gun owners will go to events to get free devices for locking up their firearms at home, but a survey of nearly 3,000 participants at such events in Washington found that 40% had unlocked guns at home, and the presence of children in the home did not make a difference.

Channels: All Journal News, Crime and Forensic Science, Government/Law, U.S. Politics,

Released:
10-Jan-2020 3:15 AM EST
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Newswise:  New $3 Million Study to Look at Influences on Using Opioid Medications in Criminal Justice Setting

New $3 Million Study to Look at Influences on Using Opioid Medications in Criminal Justice Setting

University of Kentucky

With $3 million in funding from NIDA and NIGMS, UK College of Arts & Sciences Professor Carrie Oser is leading a new study focusing on factors that influence a person’s decision to use one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder in the criminal justice setting.

Channels: Addiction, Crime and Forensic Science, Drugs and Drug Abuse,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: University of Utah selects Rodney Chatman as new chief of police at the Department of Public Safety

University of Utah selects Rodney Chatman as new chief of police at the Department of Public Safety

University of Utah

The University of Utah has selected Rodney Chatman as the new chief of police of the Department of Public Safety. Chatman, currently executive director of public safety and chief of police at the University of Dayton in Ohio, will assume his role on Feb. 17, 2020. He will report to Marlon C. Lynch, the U’s newly hired chief safety officer.

Channels: Back to School, Crime and Forensic Science, In the Workplace,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 3:45 PM EST
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