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Dark Tourism Has Grown Around Myth of Prison Tree

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New research involving the University of Adelaide is helping to expose a myth about a significant Australian "prison tree", which researchers say has become a popular tourism attraction for the wrong reasons.

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AU Experts Available to Discuss Hate in the U.S., Abroad and the Rise of the Alt-Right

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Mothers Are the Unseen Force Behind Honour-Based Crime

Mothers play a central role in honour-based crime yet this is often unrecognised by police and other agencies, potentially leaving victims at risk, new research suggests.

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Religion, Extremism Experts Able to Comment on Spike in Anti-Semitic Incidents, Hate Group Activity Across North America

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt? Study Reveals How Eyewitness Testimonies Go Wrong

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Eyewitnesses testimonies are extremely compelling forms of evidence. But, it’s not foolproof — just ask the 242 people mistakenly identified by eyewitnesses who served years in prison for crimes they did not commit until they were exonerated thanks to the introduction of DNA testing. A study gives new meaning to the notion of “guilt by association” and shows how memory in humans as well as police use of mugshots and subtle innuendo can contaminate eyewitness testimonies.

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When Russians Purchase Counterfeit Alcohol

Although counterfeit alcohol is a new phenomenon in most of the world, it has been a longstanding problem in Russia. In 2002, illegal commercial alcohol products totaled more than half of the alcohol retail turnover in that country. More recently, an economic recession has reactivated illicit markets in Russia. While the demand for lower-priced counterfeit alcohol is often linked to economic disadvantages, this research examined whether the problem is more complicated.

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Chicago Researcher Investigates Survivors of Violence

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More Black Police Won't Result in Fewer Police-Involved Homicides of Black Citizens

Hiring more black police officers is not a viable strategy for reducing police-involved homicides of black citizens in most cities, according to new Indiana University research that is the first in-depth study of this increasingly urgent public policy question.

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Gun Policy Expert Available To Discuss Campus Carry Measures

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