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Newswise: Researcher to help target victims of rural sex trafficking through new mobile app

Article ID: 720766

Researcher to help target victims of rural sex trafficking through new mobile app

West Virginia University

A West Virginia University School of Medicine researcher is developing an app to train key personnel in rural areas how to identify and report one of the lesser known elements of the opioid epidemic — child sex trafficking.

Released:
15-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Race Effect: Researchers Find Black Offenders More Likely to Be Arrested Than White Offenders When Committing Violent Crime Together

Article ID: 720484

Race Effect: Researchers Find Black Offenders More Likely to Be Arrested Than White Offenders When Committing Violent Crime Together

Florida State University

Racial disparities at every level of the criminal justice system in America are well documented. Now, a new study by Florida State University researchers reveals it also exists at the initial level of arrest, even when the crime is committed by a diverse pair of co-offenders.

Released:
9-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT
Newswise: Narcotics Traffic Devastating Central American Rainforests, Fueling Climate Change

Article ID: 720475

Narcotics Traffic Devastating Central American Rainforests, Fueling Climate Change

Texas State University

Drug trafficking and, paradoxically, efforts to slow it are rapidly driving the deforestation in Central America's most vulnerable tropical rainforests, new research conducted in part by Texas State University reveals.

Released:
9-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Digital Forensics Professor Coauthors Book on Improving Cloud Security Auditing

Article ID: 720458

Digital Forensics Professor Coauthors Book on Improving Cloud Security Auditing

University at Albany, State University of New York

Companies and consumers alike are increasingly turning to cloud infrastructures to store and protect their data. The cybersecurity risks associated with the technology are growing – and demand a more robust response from industry to confront them. That’s according to the School of Business’s Suryadipta Majumdar, a coauthor of a book published in September on cloud security auditing. Majumdar, an assistant professor of information security and digital forensics, said that the book addresses privacy and security concerns related to cloud platforms and solutions yet offers best practices and solutions to help businesses overcome them.

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9-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Study: U.S. Firearm Death Rate Rose Sharply in Recent Years Across Most States & Demographic Groups
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Article ID: 720304

Study: U.S. Firearm Death Rate Rose Sharply in Recent Years Across Most States & Demographic Groups

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The rate at which Americans died from firearm injuries increased sharply starting in 2015, a new study shows. The change occurred to varying degrees across different states, types of firearm death such as homicide and suicide, and demographics. In all, the US saw a 14% rise in the rate of firearm deaths from 2015 through 2017, compared with the rate seen in the years 1999 through 2014.

Released:
7-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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    7-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720309

Violence linked to social isolation, hypervigilance and chronic health problems, new studies show

University of Chicago Medical Center

Exposure to violence can negatively impact a person’s physical and psychosocial health, according to two new studies published in the policy journal Health Affairs.

Released:
7-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Restrictive Housing Is Associated with Increased Risk of Death After Release From Prison
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    4-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720161

Restrictive Housing Is Associated with Increased Risk of Death After Release From Prison

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that being held in restrictive housing (i.e., solitary confinement) is associated with an increased risk of death after a person is released from prison.

Released:
3-Oct-2019 2:50 PM EDT

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