Criminology study links NFL players' misbehavior on, off field
(University of Texas at Dallas) New research conducted at UT Dallas found NFL players who drew the most penalties also had more criminal arrests than their teammates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Moffitt's developmental taxonomy and gang membership: an alternative test of the snares hypothesis - Petkovsek MA, Boutwell BB, Barnes JC, Beaver KM.
Moffitt's taxonomy remains an influential theoretical framework within criminology. Despite much empirical scrutiny, comparatively less time has been spent testing the snares component of Moffitt's work. Specifically, are there factors that might engender ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Culture within and culture about crime: the case of the "Rodney King Riots" - Katz J.
Does cultural criminology have a distinct intellectual mission? How might it be defined? I suggest analyzing three levels of social interaction. At the first level, the culture of crime used by those committing crimes and the process of creating representa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Understanding necrophilia: A global interdisciplinary approach (cognella)
(University of Huddersfield) Even lawmakers and the media find it difficult to confront, according to new criminology book. Necrophilia became a criminal offense in the Sexual Offences Act of 2003, but no one has ever been prosecuted. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

SAGE Publishing launches collection of 480+ videos that illustrate how research is done
SAGE Publishing has launched a collection of streaming videos designed to help students and researchers learn and develop research skillsets and navigate the research process. Titled SAGE Research Method Video, the collection includes 484 videos on the broad spectrum of social science research methods and statistics. “Video is an incredibly powerful tool for teaching topics like research design, data collection and statistical analysis as they can often feel abstract and challenging for students,” commented Katie Metzler, Head of Methods Innovation at SAGE Publishing. “The collection is full of engaging animation...
Source: News from STM - November 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Sydney's lockout laws: cutting crime or civil liberties? - Quilter J.
The catalyst for the Institute of Criminology's Forum on 'Sydney's Lockout Laws: Cutting Crime or Civil Liberties?' was a rising tide of concern that measures introduced by the New South Wales ('NSW') Government in 2014, primarily designed to reduce alcoho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How data visualization can improve analytical thinking in cross-national crime research - Stamatel JP.
Cross-national criminology is naturally embedded in spatial and historical contexts, but cross-national crime researchers rarely employ data visualization techniques to illustrate relationships built in time and space. In this paper, the author argues that... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Durkheim's theory of anomie and crime: a clarification and elaboration - DiCristina B.
In contemporary criminology, the proposal of a relationship between anomie and crime typically is traced to the work of Émile Durkheim. Yet, despite the prominence of anomie theory in this field, Durkheim's theory of anomie and crime has not been carefull... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Elderly victimization and fear of crime in public spaces - Ceccato V, Bamzar R.
Drawing upon environmental criminology principles and fear of crime literature, this article investigates the types of outdoor places where most crimes against the elderly happen as well as the types of places most feared by them. The study employs an anal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The utility of sex offender registration: a research note - Bierie DM.
Sex offender registries are one of the more hotly debated and polarising topics in criminology. Registries are generally perceived as valuable by the public, legislators, and law enforcement. However, academics and treatment providers have largely remained... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Toward a theory of police effects - Cullen FT, Pratt TC.
With the possible exception of the role biology plays in criminal behavior, few debates in criminology seem to get under scholars' skin more then the question of whether- or perhaps to what extent- the police matter and it comes to controlling crime. The m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Delivering Alcohol IBA: Broadening the base from health to non-health contexts
Conclusion There is sufficient evidence to support current optimism about the potential for alcohol IBA to be delivered in a range of health and non-health settings beyond primary care and hospital departments. However, future attempts to broaden the base of IBA delivery need to address organisational, professional and context- specific challenges that impede implementation and, in particular, the sustainability of initiatives over the longer term. Evaluation and monitoring should be built in to new initiatives to increase the chances of appropriate allocation and use of resources and to promote a culture of learning from ...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - July 1, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Hannah Fry: ‘There’s a mathematical angle to almost anything’
Politics, the badger cull, trainspotting, the psychic powers of Paul the octopus – maths comes into it all, says the TV and radio presenterDr Hannah Fry is quickly becoming the UK’s best-known mathematician, having appeared as an expert and presenter on BBC4’s Climate Change by Numbers, Radio 4’s The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry, and City in the Sky, an in-depth study of the aviation industry, currently on BBC2. Far from being a mere pop scientist, however, Fry is a much-published researcher and a lecturer at UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), where she specialises in the mathematics of u...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Kit Buchan Tags: Mathematics Science and nature TV Documentary Factual TV BBC Source Type: news

Cutting PCSO numbers has a real cost
UNISON reiterated its call for an end to cuts to police community support officers (PCSOs) after new research revealed that their presence on the streets helped to deter criminals and reduce crime. The union welcomed the research by the Cambridge University Institute of Criminology, which showed that high-visibility patrols cut time levels. National officer Ben Priestley said: “We now have further proof that PCSOs cut crime. Every £10 invested in the role saves the criminal justice system £56. And he added: “The public will no doubt be wondering why the government has slashed PCSO numbers by 30% since 2010....
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 15, 2016 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article PCSOs police and justice police community support officers Source Type: news

Policing: Two officers 'on the beat' prevent 86 assaults and save thousands in prison costs
The results of a major criminology experiment in the United Kingdom suggest that investing in proactive Police Community Support Officers foot patrols targeting crime ‘hot spots’ could yield a more than five-to-one return. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news