Topic: Crime

Perception may be Reality, but Reality is Immigrants are Less Likely to Engage in Problem Behavior

Aug. 5, 2014
Perception may be Reality, but Reality is Immigrants are Less Likely to Engage in Problem Behavior

It is not unusual to see negative depictions of immigrants in the media and in popular culture. In particular, immigrants are often viewed as dangerous and prone to involvement in problem behaviors such as violence, crime and substance abuse.

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We Sacrifice Freedom for Safety, and We Need Not Do So

April 21, 2014
We Sacrifice Freedom for Safety, and We Need Not Do So

Americans cherish their freedom. They enjoy a degree of personal, social and political freedom nearly unrivalled in human history. So it is ironic and even tragic that they willingly forfeit so much of that freedom in pursuit of another value: safety. Safety from what? In a word, crime.

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Best of Campus Watch 2010

Jan. 25, 2011
Best of Campus Watch 2010

Read the funniest, silliest, most disgusting crime mentions of the year all in one place. Behold, the much anticipated Best of Campus Watch 2010 courtesy of the University of Texas Police Department.

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Scientists Reveal Criminal Virus Spreaders Using Evolutionary Forensics

Nov. 15, 2010

The source of HIV infection in two separate criminal cases in which men were convicted of intentionally infecting their female sexual partners was confirmed by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and Baylor College of Medicine using evolutionary forensics.

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Professors discuss violence in Latin America in Q&A

Feb. 19, 2010
Professors discuss violence in Latin America in Q&A

In anticipation of its upcoming conference titled "Republics of Fear: Understanding Endemic Violence in Latin America Today," the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies asked faculty members to share their thoughts on the threat of violence in Latin America. The conference takes place March 4-5 in the Santa Rita Room of the Texas Union.

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