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Incarcerated in the Midst of a Public Health Crisis

Thursday, May 7, 2020
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Americans everywhere are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. But while many are staying home to self-quarantine, for the 2.3 million Americans currently incarcerated, that isn’t an…

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Ask the Experts: Avoiding Counterfeit Products When Shopping Online

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Do you expect the hand sanitizer you ordered online to be counterfeit? The hope is that it’s not, but there’s a chance it might be. The current health…

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Protecting Police and First Responders During COVID-19

Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Unlike millions of Americans who can work from home during the COVID-19 crisis, police officers and first responders are on the front lines keeping the public safe. Protective…

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Thwarting Hacks by Thinking Like the Humans Behind Them

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
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If we understood the humans behind hacking incidents – and their intent – could we stop them? Research from Michigan State University reveals the importance of factoring in…

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Organized Cybercrime – Not Your Average Mafia

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Does the common stereotype for “organized crime” hold up for organizations of hackers? Research from Michigan State University is one of the first to identify common attributes of…

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MSU Online Graduate Programs Ranked Highly by U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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In its 2020 ranking for online graduate programs, U.S. News & World Report ranked three of Michigan State University’s participating online graduate programs in the top 20 and…

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How Vulnerable is Your Car to Cyber Attacks?

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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The emergence of smart cars has opened the door to limitless possibilities for technology and innovation – but also to threats beyond the car itself. New research from…

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Here’s What Police Know About Digital Evidence

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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In today’s criminal justice system, a Play Station and iPhone are just as important pieces of evidence as eyewitness accounts. Yet, there isn’t a strong understanding as to…

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Decoding How Kids Get Into Hacking

Friday, September 20, 2019
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Is your kid obsessed with video games and hanging out with questionable friends? These are common traits for involvement in cybercrime, among other delinquencies. New research from Michigan…

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MSU and Yale Social Scientists Team Up to Research Intimate Partner Violence

Friday, September 13, 2019
Beaumont Tower on a sunny fall afternoon.

Social scientist Christopher Maxwell, a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, is collaborating with Tami Sullivan from the Yale University School of Medicine…

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