Police agencies are using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping crime, identifying crime "hot spots," assigning officers, and profiling offenders, but little research has been done about the effectiveness of the technology in curbing crime, according to a study at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). "This review provides a reality check on the current status of … [Read more...] about Is the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for policing effective?
Human beings are highly efficient at recognising familiar faces, even from very poor quality images. New research led by a psychologist at the University of York is using advances in the level of detail available in digital photography to harness this human ability for use in forensics. As the most commonly photographed objects are faces, there is potential in mining detailed … [Read more...] about Researchers point to Digital Gains in Human Recognition
What contributed to the evolution of faces in the ape-like ancestors of humans? The prehistoric version of a bar fight -- over women, resources and other slug-worthy disagreements, new research from the University of Utah scheduled for publication in the journal Biological Reviews on June 9 suggests. University of Utah biologist David Carrier and Michael H. … [Read more...] about Violence and Human Evolution