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Anti-gay hate crimes widespread
.... These data highlight the continuing need for criminal
justice programs to prevent and deter anti-gay crimes, as well as the need for victim services that will help to alleviate the physical, economic, social and psychological consequences of such crimes, Herek said. The study found significantly diffe...
Both alcohol and neighborhood characteristics can affect intimate partner violence
...lly negative behaviors, such as drug use and other criminal
activity, are likely to occur, the general acceptance for violence including IPV may simply be higher than other neighborhoods." Furthermore, added Fals-Stewart, the vast majority of research thus far on IPV and alcohol use has focused on men and...
Review finds ways of helping children of drug and alcohol misusers
...both parents being substance misusers, exposure to criminal
activity and witnessing someone injecting drugs - that place family members at greater risk of negative outcomes. It also shows the factors and processes such as improving parenting techniques, helping the child learn to disengage from negative si...
Row over study puts Korea's scientific community under scrutiny again
...ted paper, Dr Sook Hwan Lee, has been charged with criminal
copyright infringement. Dr Kim told the BMJ that the paper had begun life as his PhD thesis and that there were just two names on it when it was published by Korea University in May 2003. He then submitted this as a paper to the Korean Journal of O...
Treatment for homeless youth pays off in long run, study finds
...am is much less than it costs to keep youth in the criminal
justice system, where many of them may end up if l..., while it cost $53,665 to maintain a youth in the criminal
justice system for a year. "A little money now will pay off in the long-term in integrating these...
Offenders unlikely to seek help when experiencing mental distress
...ined to manage those who have been involved in the criminal
justice system and recommend that training is developed for medical staff. They conclude that "like most people, the participantswanted to feel listened toand treated as individuals by their GPs By ensuring that a positive precedent is setGPs may be ...
UK government is failing sex workers
...an rights. "Only by moving prostitution out of the criminal
justice system and focusing on public health and social care can we provide optimum support and help break the cycle of violence," they say. The status quo in the UK is unacceptable moral cowardice, they add. The prime minister has opposed reform an...
Penn researchers find Lou Gehrig's, FTD disease protein
...eins (TDP-43) leads to strange, and sometimes even criminal
behavior (in FTD), as well as paralysis (in ALS), which depends upon whether these toxic waste products get dumped in the frontal and temporal lobes (the part of brain controlling judgment and comportment), or the spinal cord motor neurons (the contr...
'Living While Black' index measures variety of stress factors for African Americans
...cans. Dr. Shaun Gabbidon, associate professor of criminal
justice, and Dr. Steven Peterson, professor of pol... programs aimed at keeping at-risk youth away from criminal
activities. In addition, adequate levels of alcoholism and mental health counseling services will be...
Criminalizing HIV transmission is a threat to public health, say experts
...s issued, for public consultation, new guidance on criminal
prosecution for the "sexual transmission of infect...is approach are hugely threatened by the policy of criminal
prosecution, they argue. Already there are indications that this use of the criminal
law is having...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, green chemistry breakthroughs
... chemistry, a B.A. in criminalistics and a B.S. in criminal
justice from State University College at Buffalo, N.Y., in 1981. DuPont, Wilmington, Del., developed hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant blends for the air conditioning and refrigerant industry that are better for the environment than chlorofluorc...
Drug addiction treatment sees drop in success rate
... treatment if they had been coerced into it by the criminal
justice system than if they had entered by other r...in 2002. Individuals coerced into treatment by the criminal
justice system were more likely to drop out of treatment than those referred through other routes. T...
Standard developed for collection of suspicious powders
...n of sample evidence for confirmatory analysis and criminal
prosecution. Our next step must be to broaden the scope to do sampling in other situations." "This is a major achievement. With this standard, a confidence can exist among all of the partners engaged in the response, testing and investigation of ...
NYPD targets black, Hispanic and poor neighborhoods for arrests for smoking marijuana in public
...life' policing - which aims to penalise even minor criminal
offences in highly public locations - anymore. The tendency to target areas populated by poor or ethnic communities might be exacerbating race relations in NYC, say the authors. The authors suggest that the NYPD should issue Desk Appearance tickets, ...
NIDA announces recommendations to treat drug abusers, save money and reduce crime
...ful treatment of drug abusers who have entered the criminal
justice system, leading to lower rates of drug abuse and criminal
activity. "This report is part of our ongoing commitment to using scientific research to provide...
Stalking poses serious public health problem
Stalking is as much a public health issue as a criminal
justice problem, according to the authors of a new national study. Of the nearly 10,000 adults surveyed, 4.5 percent reported having been stalked at some time in their lives, which extrapolates to more than 7 million women and 2 million men in the Un...
Increase in counterfeit antimalarial drugs prompts call for crackdown, better detection
...he use of the term 'manslaughter' to describe this criminal
lethal trade," the authors write. "Indeed, some mi...are directing a highly technical and sophisticated criminal
trade in the full knowledge that their ineffective 'product' may kill people who would otherwise sur...
Study elicits 'child's eye' view of methamphetamine abuse and its effects
...ng the drug, sometimes involving their children in criminal
behavior, and possibly exposing some to toxic fume...s, passed on from their parents as a result of the criminal
activity involved, sometimes reinforced by a meth-induced paranoia. Some have been actively socializ...
Outcomes of patients in trials; Better blood pressure treatment; Snake bites, and more
...cost saving. And that being the case, it is almost criminal
not to implement the intervention everywhere." Citation: Fretheim A, Oxman AD, Hvelsrud K, Treweek S, Kristoffersen DT, et al. (2006) Rational Prescribing in Primary Care (RaPP): A cluster randomized trial of a tailored intervention. PLoS Med 3(6): ...
Therapeutic communities: A three country comparison
...use to the spread of HIV/AIDS and the promotion of criminal
behavior. The Therapeutic Community (TC) method of treatment has been proven effective, breaking the cycle of addiction for many, including those most severely addicted who have long histories of abuse. In addition, the Therapeutic Community (TC) app...