Researchers chucked litter on the streets of New York and Bern to see if anyone would intervene
By Alex Fradera To maintain pleasant public spaces requires that we all implicitly agree to certain civil behaviours, like pocketing our chocolate wrappers rather than leaving them strewn on the pavement, or turning the stereo down after eleven. But when these implicit agreements are too frequently ignored they can lose their force entirely, jeopardising the social order. To keep things together, one or more of us need to hold any miscreants to account… but who wants that hassle? A new paper in the journal Rationality and Society explores real-life littering norm enforcers, taking us from the streets of Switzerland to th...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - December 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: environmental Forensic Social Source Type: blogs

RIP Don Kates, Second Amendment Pioneer
Don B. Kates, a pioneer in the revival of the Second Amendment, has died at 75. Eugene Volokhwrites in the Washington Post that  Don wrote “Handgun Prohibition and the Original Meaning of the Second Amendment, ” 82 Mich. L. Rev. 204 (1983), the first modern article in a major law review arguing for the individual-rights view of the Second Amendment, and since then he wrote or co-wrote over 15 more law review articles, as well as writing, co-writing or editing four books. His work has been heavily cited both by courts and by scholars.His writing career may have begun with Inquiry magazine, published in the 1970s by the...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 7, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: David Boaz Source Type: blogs

Nov 1, Scott Bonn Interview
Fascinating interview with professor of criminology and author of 'Why We Love Serial Killers' Dr. Scott Bonn. (Source: Forensic Psychology Blog)
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - November 1, 2016 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs

Study: Fewer Citizen Complaints After Police Body Camera Deployment
Arecent randomized controlled trial found that the number of complaints against police fell dramatically  after officers were outfitted with body cameras. It is the latest piece of research suggesting that police body cameras have a positive effect on police-citizen interactions. The study, headed by the University of Cambridge ’s Institute of Criminology, studied complaints against police in seven sites in two countries. The departments involved in the study were in areas such as the English Midlands, Cambridgeshire, California, and Northern Ireland. Researchers examined 4,264 officer shifts over roughly 1.5 million h...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 29, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Matthew Feeney Source Type: blogs

Link feast
< div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;" > < a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bHXIDfRS6sQ/V5JMdniZYAI/AAAAAAAADxE/0rzGMXrsSQY_itsVPN8BRFh7k_4bSh_xgCLcB/s1600/Link%2Bfeast.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;" > < img border="0" height="150" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bHXIDfRS6sQ/V5JMdniZYAI/AAAAAAAADxE/0rzGMXrsSQY_itsVPN8BRFh7k_4bSh_xgCLcB/s200/Link%2Bfeast.jpg" width="200" / > < /a > < /div > < b > Our editor's pick of the 10 best psychology and neuroscience links from the last week or so < /b > : < br / > < br / > < a href="http://www...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - July 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Research Digest Source Type: blogs

Mar 31, Scott Bonn Interview
Fascinating interview with professor of criminology and author of 'Why We Love Serial Killers' Dr. Scott Bonn. (Source: Forensic Psychology Blog)
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - March 31, 2016 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs

Feb 28, Difference Between Psychopaths and Sociopaths
Great article on the differences between psychopaths and sociopaths by Xanthe Mallett, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Criminology at the University of New England. (Source: Forensic Psychology Blog)
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - February 28, 2016 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs

Feb 16, Scott Bonn Interview
Fascinating interview with professor of criminology and author of 'Why We Love Serial Killers' Dr. Scott Bonn. (Source: Forensic Psychology Blog)
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - February 16, 2016 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs

Policing in America Conference
Discussion about Police Accountability Max Geron, Major, Dallas Police Department Cynthia Lum, Associate Professor, George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society and Director, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy Samuel Walker, Emeritus Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha Moderated by Wesley Lowery, Washington Post Luncheon Remarks by Ronald L. Davis, Director, Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice Panel 3: Police and the Community: Minority Perspectives Vicki Gaubeca, Director, Regional Center for Border Rights, ACLU-New Mexico Wadie E. Said, Professor, Universit...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 3, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Jonathan Blanks Source Type: blogs

In the Interest of Justice
As the line between criminal justice and national security continues to blur, K. Jack Riley offers three principles that can help young criminology practitioners and scholars. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - June 26, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs