criminology

‘Gurdwara shooter was a neo-Nazi’


August 10th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) A sociologist, who hung out with the gunman who killed six worshippers in Sunday's rampage at a Wisconsin Sikh gurdwara, says Wade Michael Page was a ... Read more...

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Brilliant or dull - triad of genes decides that


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) A triad of genes determines how brilliant or dull you are at your studies, whether you complete your high school or attend college. The three genes ... Read more...

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Software combo that turns computers impregnable


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) A triple combo of protective software on your computer foolproofs it against identity or password theft, snooping and malware installation, according to a criminology study.Computer users ... Read more...

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Moscow woman creates ‘cake bomb’ scare


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A mentally-unstable woman in Moscow arrived at the interior ministry's Criminology Centre with a cake box that she said contained a bomb, police said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Marriage can kill the criminal in you


September 27th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Marriage can help reduce crime by enabling people to develop greater self-control.Walter Forrest, criminologist, Monash University and associate professor Carter Hay from Florida State University found ... Read more...

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Most people ‘willing to pay to reduce identity theft’


March 20th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Most people are willing to pay to be protected from identity theft, according to a new study.A new four-state survey conducted by Florida State University criminologists found that ... Read more...

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“The Crossbow Cannibal” Stephen Griffiths, Sentenced To Lifetime Imprisonment


December 22nd, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stephen Griffiths, notoriously known as "the crossbow cannibal" has finally been sentenced to lifetime imprisonment without any parole, after finding guilty of barbarously murdering several women. ... Read more...

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Crossbow cannibal Stephen Griffiths sentenced to life


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A serial killer dubbed the “Crossbow Cannibal” has revealed that he might have been turned into a monster by the books that he has studied.The 40-year-old Stephen ... Read more...

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Petite 20-yr-old college girl takes ‘most dangerous’ police chief job in Mexico


October 21st, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A town in Mexico has left most astonished after it appointed a college going mother-of-one to head a police force in the heart of a traditional route for ... Read more...

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Brazil clown may be barred from Congress for being illiterate clown


October 6th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sao Paulo comedian Tiririca won most of the votes in recent Brazil’s legislative elections. The election took place over weekend. He said that he is happy with his victory and residents belief ... Read more...

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Teacher Sashidharan will always remain a student


September 5th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Wayanad (Kerala) Sep 5 (IANS) This Teacher's Day, 54-year-old teacher T. Sashidharan's aim is to remain a student for the rest of his life and he just needs four more ... Read more...

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Stephen Griffiths ‘Crossbow Cannibal’ Charged in ‘Ripper’ Murders


May 31st, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stephen Griffiths, who is a student of criminology at the University of Bradford was formally charged on Friday in the murders of three prostitutes. After studying ... Read more...

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Crime student held for three prostitutes’ murder in Britain


May 27th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) A student of criminology who told a neighbour that he was "doing a PhD in murder and Jack the Ripper" was being quizzed for the ... Read more...

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Truth drugs have been used for over 80 years


May 5th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The use of truth drugs by investigative agencies has been prevalent for over 80 years, especially in the US, even as India's Supreme Court Wednesday declared forcible ... Read more...

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Death penalty more likely if victim is high-status


March 8th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) A defendant is much more likely to be sentenced to death if he or she kills a "high-status" victim, says new research. The finding by Scott Phillips, associate professor ... Read more...

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Killers of ‘high-status’ victims more likely to get death sentence


March 6th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A new American research suggests that an accused is more likely to be sentenced to death if he or she murders a "high-status" victim.Scott Phillips, associate professor of ... Read more...

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Australia committed to bring perpetrators of attacks on Indian nationals to justice, says Smith


March 3rd, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 3 (ANI): Australia is committed to bring all those behind the attacks on Indian students to justice and is doing everything to ensure that Indian students have a peaceful ... Read more...

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Shorter life expectation makes criminals focus on here and now


January 14th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) A seemingly shorter life span encourages youths taking to crime to focus more on the "here and now" regardless of risks of violent injury, death or punishment, a ... Read more...

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1,000 of 5,000 honour killing victims from Pakistan: UN report


December 18th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 18 (ANI): The United Nations Population Fund has estimated that 1,000 out of 5,000 victims of honour killings in the world are from Pakistan.The Times quoted a United Nations Development ... Read more...

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Jenn Brown: Heir To Erin Andrews?


October 18th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Oct. 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jenn Andrews, reporter with ESPNU and erstwhile bikini model and gymnast, is setting the internet search buttons on an overload. She is something of an all-rounder. ... Read more...

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‘Warrior gene’ turns boys into violent gang members


June 6th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Boys who carry the "warrior gene" are more likely to join gangs and become their most violent members, ready to pull the trigger anytime, according to a new ... Read more...

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Men carrying ‘warrior gene’ more likely to join gangs, use weapons


June 6th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Men who join gangs, are among the most violent members, and use weapons may be the carriers of a particular variation of the so-called "warrior gene", according to ... Read more...

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Youth gang members feel safe despite increased assault risk


June 4th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A new research has revealed that kids in gangs feel safer despite a greater risk of being assaulted or killed.Michigan State University criminologist Chris Melde says that the ... Read more...

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Kids who join gangs feel safe despite increased danger


June 4th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) Children who join gangs feel safer despite a greater risk of being assaulted or killed, according to research funded by the US Justice Department. The findings by Michigan State ... Read more...

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Blame genes for adolescents’ antisocial behaviour, victimisation


May 15th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Genes are to blame for some adolescents being victimised by crime more than others, a new research has shown. The study, led by criminologist Kevin M. Beaver of ... Read more...

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Adolescents affiliation with delinquent peers tied up in the genome


October 2nd, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Adolescent males who possess a certain type of variation in a specific gene are more likely to develop affinity with delinquent peers, says a new study.In a ... Read more...

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Benazir murder probe to cost UN 40 million dollar


September 28th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 28 (ANI): The probe into the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto will cost the United Nations 40 million dollar and the world body would generate ... Read more...

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Brit university students are atrocious at spellings!


August 7th, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): Spelling standards among university students in the UK have gone so low that lecturers are being urged to turn a blind eye to the ''blunders''. A study has discovered ... Read more...

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Bumblebee technique may help catch serial killers


July 30th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 30 (ANI): Catching serial killers may now be just a few fingertips away for police, thanks to a new technique, called Geographic profiling (GP), which scientists are testing ... Read more...

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Can’t say ‘no’? Crime may attract you


May 12th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) Criminals often can't say no. That's the conclusion of an in-depth study that seeks the link between self-control and crime. The study, which integrates theories from criminology and ... Read more...

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China, 120 countries targetting UKs computers


November 29th, 2007 - 6:46 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov.29 (ANI): Government and military computer systems are coming under sustained attack from China and other countries, a significant study has said. The annual Virtual Criminology Report, which draws on interviews ... Read more...

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