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U Studies Safe Gun Storage Practices in Military Homes

University of Utah

Active-duty US military personnel who had thoughts of suicide or self-harm, were less likely to keep a firearm at home—but those who did keep a firearm were less likely to store it safely.

14-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 717253

App allows inspectors to find gas pump skimmers faster

University of California San Diego

A team of computer scientists at UC San Diego and the University of Illinois has developed an app that allows state and federal inspectors to detect devices that steal consumer credit and debit card data at gas pumps. The devices, known as skimmers, use Bluetooth to transmit the data they steal.

9-Aug-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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    13-Aug-2019 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717201

Analysis shows large decline in criminal sentencing race gap

Ohio State University

Racial and ethnic gaps in criminal sentences have declined, in some cases significantly, since the mid-1990s, a new analysis of state, county and federal data suggests.

8-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 717094

Police violence a leading cause of death among specific U.S. groups, ‘sobering’ study finds

Washington University in St. Louis

Violence at the hands of police is a leading cause of death for young men in the United States, finds a new study involving Washington University in St. Louis.“Over the life course, about 1 in every 1,000 black men can expect to be killed by police,” said Hedwig (Hedy) Lee, professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences and associate director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity.

7-Aug-2019 11:55 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 717081

New test to snare those lying about a person's identity

University of Stirling

A new test developed by the University of Stirling could help police to determine when criminals or witnesses are lying about their knowledge of a person's identity.

7-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Bullet Shape, Velocity Determine Blood Spatter Patterns
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    6-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 716738

Bullet Shape, Velocity Determine Blood Spatter Patterns

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Blood spatters are hydrodynamic signatures of violent crimes, often revealing when an event occurred and where the perpetrator and victim were located. Researchers have worked toward gaining a better physical understanding of the fluid dynamical phenomena during gunshot spatters, which could enhance investigations. In the Physics of Fluids, they propose a generalized model for the chaotic disintegration of a liquid due to an arbitrarily shaped projectile. Their model focuses on providing predictive models of gunshot blood atomization and droplet flight and spattering.

31-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 716816

Blight-busting demolitions reduced gun injuries, deaths in Detroit neighborhoods

University of Michigan

For the past half-decade, Detroit's government and community groups have worked to tear down abandoned houses and other buildings in the city's most blight-stricken neighborhoods, in the name of public safety and quality of life.

1-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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