A new federal report discusses an unexpected theory for why murders are rising in U.S. cities
The Washington Post: More people were murdered in large U.S. cities last year than in 2014 — the first substantial increase in homicides in a quarter-century, after years of improving safety on American streets — and criminologists still
Registration for Prague Summer Schools 2016 Opens
Schola Empirica, in cooperation with the Institute for European and National Strategies (InStrategy), is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools on the following topics: Summer School on Sustainability and Profitability: Commitment to Sustainable
Psychosis and Violence Aren’t Strongly Linked
Violent individuals are often assumed to suffer from a long history of mental illness that compels them to act destructively, but a psychological study suggests that the link between psychosis and aggressive acts is weak.
The Science and the Injustice of the Central Park Jogger Case
In 1989, a 28-year-old, female jogger in New York City’s Central Park was brutally attacked and raped. Trisha Meili nearly died of the injuries sustained during the attack. But the tragedy mushroomed when five teenagers
Remembering a Crime That You Didn’t Commit
The New Yorker: In 1906, Hugo Münsterberg, the chair of the psychology laboratory at Harvard University and the president of the American Psychological Association, wrote in the Times Magazine about a case of false confession.
Framed by forensics
Aeon: In 1992, Juan Rivera was arrested for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Waukegan, Illinois. On the night of the murder, Rivera was wearing an electronic ankle bracelet in connection with