IMPROVING EYEWITNESS IDENTIFICATION KEY TO PROTECTING INNOCENT PEOPLE

Law enforcement officials can reduce mistakes by eyewitnesses to crimes if they follow a series of recommendations that include interviewing witnesses as soon as possible after a crime and videotaping the session, according to the American Psychology-Law Society, a division of the American Psychological Association.

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Smart Cities Initiative Tests In-Building Sensors during Soft Target / Active Shooter Exercise at George Mason University

This week, DHS S&T evaluated a suite of in-building sensors developed through the Smart City Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI – pronounced “city”) Labs effort during a live active shooter exercise at George Mason University’s (GMU) Eagle Bank Arena.

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UTHealth leads effort to enhance Texas’ financial exploitation investigations of seniors

An elder abuse team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is partnering with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, district attorneys, law enforcement agencies, and forensic accounting professionals to make it easier to identify and prosecute individuals who prey on senior citizens to exploit them financially.

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Why Americans Don’t Fully Trust Many Who Hold Positions of Power

The public gives high scores to military leaders, public school principals and police officers on empathy, transparency and ethics, yet they rate members of Congress and leaders of technology companies lower, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

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