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Justice Department, Jeff Sessions, Police, Black Lives Matter, consent decree

Consent Decree: "It's a Heavy Hammer, but You Need It in the Toolbox."

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Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, Crime, Marijuana stores

Legal Marijuana Stores Lead to Increases in Property Crime

Legal marijuana shops are linked to higher levels of property crime in nearby areas, according to a nearly three-year study in Denver.

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Trauma, Mass Casualty, active shooter, tourniquets, First Aid, EMS, Stop the Bleed, bleeding control

Trauma Surgeons Push for Public Stop the Bleed Kits

Trauma kits in public places - much like AED's - could help save lives in active shooter events when EMS is unable to reach victims until the scene is secured. Bystanders with tools and knowledge could prevent bleed out deaths in some shooting victims.

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San Quentin, Nigel Poor, Sacramento State, Jefferson Award, San Quentin Prison Report Radio Project, Radiotopia

Professor Wins Jefferson Award for San Quentin Project

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Nigel Poor is producing a podcast about life in prison.

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Criminal Justice, Sanctions, Fines, fees, Sociology

Research Team Tracks Complex Web of Monetary Sanctions in 9 States

Sociologists are mapping the complex web of monetary sanctions in the criminal justice system in 9 states. They document wide variation on the fine and fee amounts, the circumstances in which they're imposed, how and when courts allow people to pay their financial obligations, and the consequences for failing to pay.

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Gun Law, marijuana law

Embargoed AJPH Research: Public Opinion on Guns, SSB Media Campaign, College Marijuana Use

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research on: U.S. public opinion about carrying firearms; a media campaign targeting changes in perceptions and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages; and marijuana use in college versus non-college youth.

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Earth Day, Urban greening programs, Crime Rates

Urban Greening Programs = Less Crime, Expert Available to Comment

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Urban Development, Crime, Urban greening programs, Emerging hot spot analysis, Community Activism, Blight, Land Banks, Environment

Well-Kept Vacant Lots Can Help Reduce Crime

Maintaining the yards of vacant properties helps reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods, indicates a new Michigan State University study that’s the most comprehensive to date.

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Gun Violence, gun violence prevention, Firearm, Emergency Department, Risk Assessment, Violence Prevention

Predicting a Patient’s Future Firearm Violence Risk in the Emergency Department

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A new study, by researchers at Michigan Medicine, sought to provide emergency department physicians with a new clinical risk index tool to gauge firearm violence risk among urban youth.

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forensic evidence, crime labs, Jeff Sessions, wrongful convictions, forensic misconduct, Department Of Justice, National Commission on Forensic Science

As Trump Guts Forensic Evidence Watchdog, the Move Counters Forensic Error & Wrongful Conviction Prevention, Expert Says

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