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‘I realised I never was able to help one child’: where the justice system fails

Jacob - The Guardian

Cathy McLennan, who represented Indigenous young offenders as a barrister for two decades, says real solutions can only be found outside the courtroom Joshua Robertson The Guardian • Jacob’s story: a second chance or a path to prison? – interactive case study Cathy McLennan threw… ‘I realised I never… Read More »

Jacob’s story: a second chance or a path to prison?

Jacob - The Guardian

Interactive case study Calla Wahlquist, Ri Liu and Nick Evershed The Guardian Follow a 13-year-old Indigenous boy through the youth justice system and see what happens when he is cautioned, charged or placed in custody. This is a hypothetical… Jacob’s story: a… Read More »

Same-sex marriage legalization linked to reduction in suicide attempts among teens

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Allowing same-sex marriage at state level estimated to reduce suicide attempts by 134,000 per year Johns Hopkins Eurek Alert The implementation of state laws legalizing same-sex marriage was associated with a significant reduction in the rate of suicide attempts among high school students – and an even greater reduction among gay, lesbian and bisexual… Same-sex marriage legalization… Read More »

Aboriginal mothers in WA jails discuss domestic violence in lives, as study finds ‘culture of fighting’

Violence - ABC

“There was no way I was going to stand back and let a man flog me, so I gave just as much as he tried to give.” Nicolas Perpitch ABC Those were the words of Leonie, the pseudonym for one of 84 Aboriginal mothers in West Australian jails who were interviewed for a new report on the role of intergenerational violence in their lives. Almost 90 per cent of… Aboriginal mothers in… Read More »

Research suggests wearing police uniform changes the way brain processes information

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New research from a team of cognitive neuroscientists at McMaster suggests that simply putting on a uniform, similar to one the police might wear, automatically affects how we perceive others, creating a bias towards those considered to be of a low social status. McMaster University Environmental News Network The study, recently published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, raises important questions about stereotypes and profiling, and about how the symbolic power and authority associated with police uniforms might affect these… Research ... Read More »

Religion can make us more environmentally friendly – or not

Religion - BBC

You might think that being religious would make you more likely to care about the natural world. Niki Rust BBC News But the truth is not so simple. Eight out of 10… Religion can make… Read More »

Study finds troubling consequences for anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican attitudes and actions

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When Muslims and Mexican immigrants feel dehumanized by Americans, they are more likely to exhibit hostile responses, including support for violent over nonviolent collective action and unwillingness to assist counterterrorism efforts University of Pennsylvania Eurek Alert The President’s recent Executive Order is attempting to close U.S. borders to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, with the rationale that it would make Americans safer against the threat of terrorism. But new research… Study finds troubling… Read More »

Political affiliation can predict how people will react to false information about threats

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Studies show that conservatives believe untrue warnings more than liberals do University of California – Los Angeles Eurek Alert How liberal or conservative a person is predicts how likely they are to believe information about potential hazards, a new UCLA-led study has found. The study, which will… Political affiliation can… Read More »

Study suggests polling is still best predictor of election outcomes

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UH-led research found use of polling data effective even in developing countries University of Houston Eurek Alert Donald Trump’s surprising election as president of the United States was viewed by some people as evidence that electoral polling no longer works, but researchers report they have developed models using global polling data that… Study suggests polling… Read More »

Terrorism research must be driven by evidence, not political agendas

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Despite concerted efforts by many people and institutions, fundamental aspects of terrorism — identifying participants, understanding how they radicalize, and developing effective countermeasures — remain unclear. Carnegie Mellon University Eurek Alert In a new Science Policy Forum article, four experts from different fields propose a strategy for terrorism research. Carnegie Mellon University’s Baruch… Terrorism research must be… Read More »

Depression could increase risk of cancer death, research says

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People who are frequently depressed or anxious may run a higher risk of dying from certain types of cancer, researchers said on Thursday. French Press Agency npr Medical records of more than 160,000 adults in England and Wales showed that those describing themselves as psychologically distressed were more likely to succumb to cancer, especially of the colon, prostate and pancreas. Leukaemia and cancer of… Depression could increase risk of… Read More »

Direct link between sexual objectification of girls and aggression towards them

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There is a direct relation between the sexual objectification of girls and aggression towards them, research by psychologists at the University of Kent has shown. The University of Kent Eurek Alert The study, which looked at youth members of gangs as well as those with no gang affiliation, provides the first evidence of a link between objectification and non-sexual aggression in young people. Dr Eduardo Vasquez and… Direct link between sexual… Read More »

Hip pain may be ‘hangover from evolution’

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Scientists at the University of Oxford say a hangover from evolution could help explain why humans get so much shoulder, hip and knee pain. BBC Smitha Mundasad And if current trends continue they predict the humans of the future could be at even greater risk. They studied 300 specimens from… Hip pain may be ‘hangover from… Read More »

Voter Interest Hits Record Low in 2016 – ANU Election Study

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A major review of the 2016 Australian election has found record low levels of voter interest and record low levels of satisfaction with democracy and trust in government. Pro Bono Australia Lina Caneva A major review of the 2016 Australian election has found record low levels of voter interest and record low levels of satisfaction with democracy and trust in government. The latest Australian Election Study, conducted by… Voter Interest Hits Record… Read More »

One of the biggest VC’s in Silicon Valley explains how basic income could fail in America

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Sam Altman is putting a lot of faith in the idea that giving people free money will make them happier and healthier, but that doesn’t mean he’s betting it all. Business Insider Chris Weller Altman is the president of Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s largest startup accelerator. Beginning in 2017, he and… One of the… Read More »

Shock theory reveals Anne Frank might have been found by chance – and not BETRAYED

Anne Frank - Express

DIARIST Anne Frank could have been discovered in a raid on ration fraudsters instead of being snatched by Nazi’s hunting for Jews, a shocking new study has revealed. Express Vickiie Oliphant The wartime writer was thought to have been removed from her home at 263 Prinsengracht after an anonymous call tipped her and her family off to the Nazis. The Franks, van Pelses and… Shock theory reveals Anne Frank might… Read More »