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Using Social Media to Weaken Terrorist Attacks

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Bombed Building

Governments and police forces around the world need to beware of the harm caused by mass and social media following terror events. In a new report, leading counter-terrorism…

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Can Parents of Juvenile Offenders Still Dream?

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Caitlin Cavanagh

Mothers want the best for their sons, but what happens to a mother’s hopes and dreams when her son is charged as a juvenile offender? A new study…

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NIH Funds Research Consortium to Address Firearm Deaths Among U.S. Children and Teens

Monday, April 23, 2018

April Zeoli, associate professor in Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice and consultant on the grant, is leading the policy analysis team and investigating the role of…

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USDA Grant to Improve Agricultural Use of Water, Energy

Thursday, January 18, 2018
David Hyndman

Around the world, irrigated agriculture is the largest consumer of water and one of the largest users of energy. Michigan State University scientists are leading a $2.5 million…

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Broader Gun Restrictions Mean Fewer Intimate Partner Homicides

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
April Zeoli, assistant professor of criminal justice, discusses her research on Monday October 29, 2012.

State laws that restrict gun ownership among domestic abusers and others with violent histories appear to significantly reduce intimate partner homicides, indicates a groundbreaking national study led by…

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Using Science to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

Friday, July 28, 2017
lemur

Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat…

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Holt Named Fellow of Netherlands Cybercrime Institute

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Thomas Holt

Thomas Holt, professor in the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice has been named a fellow of the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law…

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Mothers’ Lack of Legal Knowledge Linked to Juvenile Re-Offending

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Caitlin Cavanagh

Youth who commit crimes for the first time are more likely to re-offend if their mothers don’t participate in their legal process. Unfortunately, mothers are widely unfamiliar with…

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Female Forensic Scientists More Stressed than Males

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Thomas Holt

Women may be at the forefront of the fast-growing forensic science field, but they’re also more stressed than their male counterparts, indicates new research led by a Michigan…

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Prostitution Has Gone Online – And Pimps are Thriving

Monday, August 15, 2016
Mary Finn

With the sale of sex shifting online, today’s pimps are avoiding police detection by using underground websites, social media, mobile apps and even by hiding their ads on…

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