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Criminology / Forensics - 06.03.2024
Decomposition under the microscope
Decomposition under the microscope
Researchers at the University of Bern have investigated the process of decomposition on pig carcasses left in nature. The researchers discovered that the previous standard method for assessing decomposition in Switzerland needs to be adapted - with an impact on forensic analysis. The method presented by the researchers aims to better determine the post-mortem interval.

Criminology / Forensics - 12.05.2023
The method of identification of super-recognizers validated
The method of identification of super-recognizers validated
First empirical validation of a new diagnostic framework for laboratory identification of super-recognizers and their value to law enforcement . Professor Meike Ramon and Dr. Maren Mayer, researchers at the University of Lausanne and the Leibniz Institute for Media Research, respectively, have published their findings in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 26.01.2022
Understanding Who Commits Which Crimes
Why do some young men turn to crime, while others don-t? An international study shows that preferences such as risk tolerance, impatience and altruism as well as self-control can predict who will commit crime. Risk-tolerant, impatient young men are more likely to commit property crime, while people with low self-control tend to commit violent, drug and sexual offenses.

Criminology / Forensics - 16.07.2020
Uncovering crime patterns using location data
The way people move around in cities gives us clues as to when many crimes are committed and in which hotspots, as ETH researchers have demonstrated using anonymised data fromá location technology plattforms. When and where does crime arise in cities? To answer this question, criminologists have previously relied on rather static models.

Criminology / Forensics - Social Sciences - 08.05.2020
Sadistic sexual murders involving child victims: insights for police
Sadistic sexual murders involving child victims: insights for police
Researchers supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation analysed how sadistic sexual murderers assaulting child victims commit their crimes and discovered a number of specific patterns. A better understanding of these crimes may help police in their investigations. Sexual homicides involving children are often highly publicised.