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Medically supervised drug injection facilities safer for users

...use them. These facilities do not seem to increase crime or public nuisance, and they reduce the public visibility of injecting drug use, the most probable reason for public tolerance of supervised injecting facilities in Europe. An important step in persuading the community that supervised injecting facil...

New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues

...hich fingerprints can often be photographed at the crime scene, the new technique currently requires that s... in the prints themselves, providing new clues for crime scene analysis. Abnormally high levels of potassium, for instance, may suggest the presence of potas...

Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved

...uman life. The weapon that will be wielded in this crime will not be a bomb, a biological agent, or an aeroplane. It will be something more sinister withdrawal from the universe of human reason and compassion into a national solipsism that degrades the values that we claim to revere."...

Major review of subway systems suggests potential for significant health and safety hazards

...espect to crime, although public perceptions about crime are often out of line with actual crime rates, which generally have been dropping. Observes Dr. Gershon, "There are some crimes, unique to ...

Lead in the environment causes violent crime, reports University of Pittsburgh researcher at AAAS

...y be one of the most significant causes of violent crime in young people, according to one of the nation's ...n and delinquency. A meaningful strategy to reduce crime is to eliminate lead from the environment of children."...

Murder, eyewitness identification and the limits of human vision

...o a separate fatal beating of second man, but that crime had no witnesses. The suspects, however, were tied to the murder by circumstantial evidence. The witness, who saw the non-fatal beating from a distance of about 450 feet, later identified two of the suspects from police photographic lineups. He al...

Need better social research but it doesn't come cheap

...r lives in areas including health care, transport, crime prevention and the environment."...

Cumulative trauma in adulthood can worsen health in later years

... or life threatening illness, witnessing a violent crime or being in combat. In a study of 1,518 older adults from a nationwide survey, researchers Neal Krause, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan, Benjamin A. Shaw, Ph.D., of the University of Albany at SUNY and John Cairney, Ph.D., at Toronto University...

$2.8 million public-private partnership to examine how surroundings can encourage active lifestyles

...lanning, transportation, architecture, recreation, crime prevention, traffic safety and education, as well as key groups concentrating on land use, public transit, non-motorized travel, public spaces, parks, trails, and architectural practices that advance physical activity. The program establishes innova...

University of Pittsburgh researcher gets CDC grant to study youth violence

...stice and Delinquency Prevention, juvenile violent crime arrests increased substantially through the late 1980s through 1994, and then decreased for eight consecutive years. In 2002, the juvenile arrest rate for violent crimes was 47 percent below its peak in 1994. Other collaborators on this study include...

Northwestern researchers pinpoint how false memories are formed

...errogator asks if you saw a particular person at a crime scene. That induces putting that person in your imagination and possibly corrupts later questioning. "Just the fact of looking back into your memory and thinking about whether an event happened is tantamount to imagining that event happenin...

Call for randomised criminal-justice trials

... sentence by court location, injector history, and crime type, would improve vastly on the current indiscipline of dataBecause criminal justice deals with damaged as well as damaging young lives, it affects the public and offenders' health. Ignorance also damages wealth: the implementation of criminal-just...

The art of happiness...Is volunteering the blueprint for bliss?

...our children's education and even reduce the local crime rate too. Recent research funded by the Economic &...tary activity can do better in relation to health, crime and education than a relatively affluent community which lacks such activity" explains Whiteley. The...

Action needed to tackle drug related crime

...Kingdom. Researchers used national psychiatric and crime registers in Sweden from 1998 to 2000 to calculate the impact of substance misuse on violent crime in the Swedish population. During 1998-2000, 16% of all violent crimes in Sweden were committed by p...

Drugs experts call for government backing to stop the spread of hepatitis C

...ame. With current national drug polices focused on crime and lacking an emphasis on health, there is an urgent need to renew our commitment to health education, especially among injecting drug users. This study shows that younger injectors in particular are at risk of HCV and should be targeted by HCV prev...

Alcohol use and victimization among college women

...in risk for victimization. "Assault is a violent crime of opportunity," said Parks, "so any environment that provides more opportunity and a reduced risk of being caught increases the likelihood of it happening, for example, on an isolated date, or in a dark parking lot. In addition, our earlier researc...

Environmental inequities cluster to harm poor children

...dangerous neighborhoods with poorer services, more crime and traffic, and fewer elements of nature. These children also are more likely to attend schools and day-care facilities that are inadequate; they tend to read less, have fewer books at home, use libraries less often and spend more time watching tele...

Young men with conduct disorders are more likely to carry guns

...young men, and how gun carrying is associated with crime in adulthood. The researchers studied 177 bo... year only. The researchers also found that adult crime was best predicted by gun carrying, CD and (lack of) parental monitoring. Gun carrying also predict...

Forensic radiology makes virtual autopsy a reality

...ager for Virtopsy at the University, presented the crime and accident scene investigation technology today at the 89th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "The virtual autopsy does not destroy key forensic evidence which may be damaged during a class...

Laying the foundations for greener living

...: Designing living areas less susceptible to crime Developing more appealing and efficient public transport systems Managing waste and pollution Making existing buildings more environmentally friendly The initiative is being launched by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research C...

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