With a sense of smell much greater than humans, dogs are considered the gold standard for explosive detection in many situations. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. In a study appearing in the ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry, scientists report on a new, more rigorous approach to training dogs and their handlers based on real-time analysis of what canines actually smell when they are exposed to explosive materials.
Nearly one-third of offenders who violated institutional rules and regulations across state prisons received a sanction of disciplinary segregation, which prison officials based on legal and extralegal factors, according to a recent study.
Social media can be an invaluable source of information for police when managing major disruptive events, new research from Cardiff University has shown.
According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, human trafficking is a public health concern and often a crime that impacts individuals, families and entire communities across generations. Human trafficking occurs when a trafficker exploits vulnerable victims with force, fraud, or coercion to make them perform commercial sex or work. Since emergency nurses are often the first healthcare workers to have contact with victims, the conversation and education on this topic has ramped up in recent years.
Support for all forms of gun control is stronger among Latinos and blacks than whites, according to researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Academics examined the effectiveness of a rape prevention campaign in bars and nightclubs in Liverpool.
Adult marijuana use rose significantly in states that passed loosely regulated medical marijuana laws (MMLs) according to a new study by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center. Highest increases were reported among adults ages 26 and over. Little change was found in past-month marijuana use among adolescents or young adults between the ages 18 and 25.
When California voters passed a ballot initiative reducing penalties for some criminal offenses, it was supposed to save local governments money by reducing law enforcement costs. But a new analysis finds that quantifying such savings that result from the reforms under Proposition 47 will require significant changes in the way local agencies track workloads.
History doctoral student Samuel Clowes Huneke analyzed several police files from the 1940s that illuminate the limited toleration some lesbians found during the Nazi regime.
Professors Jennifer Eberhardt and Dan Jurafsky along with other Stanford researchers detected racial disparities in police officers' speech after analyzing hundreds of hours of body camera footage from Oakland Police.