Do children view punishment as rehabilitative? A new study takes a look

The United States incarcerates more residents than any other country, however there is limited research that examines how people view such punishment, and whether views about punishment change with development. Previous research on this topic raises two very different possibilities: 1) children are typically more optimistic than adults, making them more likely to report that […]

Effects of head trauma from intimate partner violence largely unrecognized

While there is an abundant amount of research about traumatic brain injuries in athletes and those serving in the military, the same data is scarce when it comes to concussions and head and neck injuries sustained due to intimate partner violence. Carrie Esopenko, assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences in the […]

Barriers to police investigations into widespread financial crime unveiled

A majority of police detectives in England and Wales investigating financial crime do not have sufficient knowledge to build a successful case. That’s the finding of new research from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth, looking into why results of such investigations vary so widely, especially when the crimes account […]

Conversation about suicide prevention leads to safe gun storage

IMAGE: Forefront Suicide Prevention volunteers talk with visitors to the Safer Night Out community event in Walla Walla, Wash., in August 2019. view more  Credit: Forefront Suicide Prevention/University of Washington Talking to people at gun shows about suicide prevention and the risks of unsecured firearms can lead to safe weapons storage, according to a new study. […]