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Winning Opioid Detection Technologies to be Announced, Demonstrated

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T in partnership with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the White House ONDCP, and USPIS will announce the winning technologies in the Opioid Detection Challenge at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the DHS TSL in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

Channels: Crime and Forensic Science, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Government/Law, Technology,

Released:
2-Dec-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Children of abused mothers 50% more likely to have low IQ

University of Manchester

Children of women who reported domestic violence in pregnancy or during the first six years of the child's life are almost 50% more likely to have a low IQ at age 8, research finds.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Family and Parenting, Crime and Forensic Science,

Released:
26-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Study questions video games' effects on violent behavior

Wiley

A new study finds that there is not enough information to support the claim that violent video games lead to acts of violence.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Crime and Forensic Science, Mental Health,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Research Debunks Myth of Super Bowl Sex Trafficking, Improves Media Narrative

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

For years news outlets have tied major sporting events to an increase in sex trafficking, but researchers have now revealed that assumption is a myth and that misleading news stories foster distorted views and misguided interventions that do not reduce harm or protect victims.

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

Released:
30-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Does Crime Really Rise During a Full Moon?

New York University

Noting that anecdotal beliefs can affect public policies and practices, a "pracademics" team from the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management worked with public safety personnel to expore the axiom that crime rises with a full moon, and found no evidence for the purported phenomenon.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Crime and Forensic Science, Psychology and Psychiatry,

Released:
29-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: Training for Title IX investigators lacks tested, effective techniques

Training for Title IX investigators lacks tested, effective techniques

Iowa State University

Interviews are the central component of any Title IX investigation, but new research finds the techniques investigators are using may not be the most effective. Iowa State University researchers evaluated the available training programs and identified techniques at odds with science-based interviewing strategies.

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

Released:
28-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Researcher to help target victims of rural sex trafficking through new mobile app

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.

Channels: Apps, Crime and Forensic Science, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Rural Issues,

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

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.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Civil Liberties, Crime and Forensic Science, Race and Ethnicity, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

Released:
9-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT
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