Tag: "crimes" at medical news
Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research
...an attempt to explain behavior or link suspects to crimes
can be highly inaccurate and will not necessarily lead to an increase in public safety....
University of Pittsburgh researcher gets CDC grant to study youth violence
...ars. In 2002, the juvenile arrest rate for violent crimes
was 47 percent below its peak in 1994. Other collaborators on this study include Frederick Rivara, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center in Seattle; Steve Wisniewski, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology...
Action needed to tackle drug related crime
Nearly a quarter (23%) of all violent crimes
are committed by people who seriously misuse alcoh...h population. During 1998-2000, 16% of all violent crimes
in Sweden were committed by people who were discharged from hospital with diagnoses of alcohol misus...
Not guilty! Evidence exonerates 328, but many still falsely imprisoned
...---Exonerations of defendants convicted of serious crimes
more than tripled over the past 15 years as DNA an...rated in the U.S. after being convicted of serious crimes
such as rape and murder. The exonerated were 316 men and 12 women; 145 of them were cleared by DNA ...
Latest research on possible causes of violent behavior explored in C&EN article
... variety of researchers. With 1.4 million violent crimes
committed in the United States in 2000 — according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics — chemists, medical professionals, sociologists and other professionals are intensively studying the causes of aberrant behavior to find some therapies...
Hazing underrecognized as cause of serious injury, says MGH physician
... hazing incidents should be regarded as victims of crimes
in their treatment by health care professionals, says an emergency physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In a report in the May issue of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Michelle Finkel, MD, also notes that hazing victims may...
Analyses of Violence Against Women Act suggest legislation saved US $14.8 billion
...and Ted R. Miller estimating the costs of specific crimes
such as fatal, non-fatal and sexual assaults. Whil...tion. Using minimum possible costs for the various crimes
that did not occur, the act resulted in $47 saved per woman and $4.8 billion saved overall. This kin...
UNC, Wake Forest scholars work to reduce crimes against Hispanics in North Carolina
...s, Rohe said. No good statistical information on crimes
against Latinos was available for North Carolina, ...ious immigration concerns. - often did not report crimes
because of their inability to speak English and fears of police and immigration officials. - were la...
Out patient forensic psychiatry program effective in reducing rate of recidivism among patients found not guilty by reason of insanity
...atric program, found that 19 percent committed any crimes
while undergoing treatment. The study was done by Dr. Howard Kravitz and Dr. Jonathan Kelly, of the Isaac Ray Center, Section on Psychiatry and Law at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. The study was published in the December 1...
Federal agencies report on nation's children
...ercent) or Hispanics (17 percent). Serious crimes
against children and adolescents are also down. Forexample, youth from ages 12 to 17 were the victims of violent crime at a rate of27 per 1,000 in 1997, down from 44 per 1,000 in 1993. (More information onthis topic is contained in the accompanyin...
1930s Fascism Spawned Public Health Initiatives
...erstanding, according toProctor. "Not because the crimes
have been exaggerated ... but rather because there is adanger of our failing to understand the origins and appeal of German fascism." The Nazification of science in Germany is more complex than is usuallyrecognized; it is a history of "forcib...
Caring For The Aging Holocaust Survivor
...rrible irony that as this conference gets underway crimes
againsthumanity continue in other parts of the world creating a w hole new group ofsurvivors who will need special care and support in the years to come," saysPaula David, conference coordinator and a social worker at Baycrest Centre whohas several ...
Serious Crime Victims Risk PTSD, Multiple Disorders
Victims of rape and other serious crimes
are at high risk of developinga range of emotional...y of SouthCarolina, and colleagues. "While crimes
such as aggravated assault may increase the risk ofdeveloping a serious mental disorder, if the crim...