Tag: police

Movies Show Black Police Officers Good For Entertainment Only

Depictions of African-American police officers in television and movies may have a real-world impact on police officers and the citizens that they serve, according...

Computer model anticipates crime hot spots

A unique collaboration between a University of California, Riverside sociologist and the Indio Police Department has produced a computer model that predicts, by census...

Directed police patrols reduce gun crime

Gun possession arrests made by a concentrated, proactive patrol unit in the Houston Police Department were linked to significant reductions in subsequent crimes involving...

Method developed to match police sketch, mug shot

The long-time practice of using police facial sketches to nab criminals has been, at best, an inexact art. But the process may soon be a little more exact thanks to the work of some Michigan State University researchers. A team led by MSU Universi...

Building trust with cooperative witnesses in a crime investigation

GREENSBURG, PA -- March 1, 2011 -- Imagine that you witness a crime. The police investigator brings you to the police station to obtain an official statement, but between the crime and your official witness statement, you are exposed to other (po...

Iowa State study examines why innocent suspects may confess to a...

AMES, Iowa -- Why would anyone falsely confess to a crime they didn't commit? It seems illogical, but according to The Innocence Project, there have been 266 post-conviction DNA exonerations since 1989 -- 25 percent of which involved a false c...

MSU leads first study of resiliency on the battlefield

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- In the first combat-zone study of its kind, a research team led by Michigan State University found that soldiers with a positive outlook in the most traumatic situations were less likely to suffer health problems such a...

Urban youth cope with neighborhood violence in diverse ways

Experiences with violence cause teens growing up in dangerous neighborhoods to adopt a range of coping strategies, with notable impact whether the violence takes place at home, among friends or during police incidents, a University of Chicago study ...

New test equipment enhances police traffic surveillance

The equipment, based on automatic camera surveillance and wireless network connection, is handily located on a mobile trailer unit. The police are thus able to monitor traffic and impose penalties for violations more comprehensively and fairly. The ...

UK youth justice system treats ethnic groups differently

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Commission for Racial Equality and the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the research shows that black and mixed-race youths are over-represented in the youth justice system. This ov...

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