Despite growing evidence linking genetics to some criminal behavior, researchers report using genetic evidence is a court room is likely not to be an effective tool in persuading juries that a defendant is less culpable for their actions.
Researchers take a new look at the murder of Kitty Genovese, a case that sparked psychologists interest in the bystander effect. Several new studies reveal that there are a number of instances where the facts of the case do not align with the original story, and also discover evidence of false confessions.
A new article looks at the developing role artificial intelligence is playing in crime prevention and questions whether we need human intervention for checks and balances.
The effects of heavy drinking extend beyond those who use alcohol, a new study reports. Each year, one in five American adults are harmed as a result of someone else's drinking. People report threats of harassment, vandalism, physical aggression, financial and family problems, and harm from DUIs as main problems associated with other people's drinking. Researchers say the type of harm experienced differ by gender, with women more likely to report financial or family problems, and men reporting physical aggression and vandalism more often. Women are more likely to experience harm as a result of a family member's drinking, while men are more likely to be harmed as a result of alcohol use by a person outside the family. Even those who don't drink heavily are at three times higher risk of antisocial behaviors.
A new study reveals the desire to carry our physical or sexual assault can be curbed with the help of tDCS. The brain stimulation technique also increases the perception in potential offenders that such violence is morally wrong.
Young people are more susceptible to pleading guilty to a crime, even though they are innocent. Researchers say the differences in children's brains which affect their sensitivity to reward and punishment, and differences in information processing could be factors as to why they are more likely to plead guilty.
New research shows how police forces might be able to target efforts to reduce violence and raise officer attention to dangerous areas with the help of high-powered computers. Using real police data, researchers were able to demonstrate the promise of computer models for targeting violent areas.
According to a new study those with higher criminal tendencies choose to take risks and gamble more than law abiding citizens.