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2014-07-01 11:48:39

Sam Houston State University Cyberbullying creates fear among students about being victimized at school, a recent study by Sam Houston State University found. While traditional bullying still creates the most fear among students, cyberbullying is a significant factor for fear of victimization at school among students who have experienced bullying or disorder At school, such as the presence of gangs. The fear from cyberbullying is most prominent in minority populations. "It cannot be...

2014-04-01 12:52:06

Depictions of African-American police officers in television and movies may have a real-world impact on police officers and the citizens that they serve, according to a new research project by Sam Houston State University associate professor of criminal justice Howard Henderson and Franklin T. Wilson, from Indiana State University. While the presence of African-American officers has been shown to increase the perceived legitimacy of police departments, the criminologists believe that media...

2014-02-05 00:20:55

Hamilton Paret To Sign With Sam Houston State University HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton Paret, a Houston Christian High School Senior, is humbled that he has been given the opportunity to play football for Sam Houston State University. His skills as a top Texas High School running back have caught the attention of several four year universities but tomorrow he will make it official as he signs his National Letter of Intent to play with the Bearkats. Hamilton will have...

2013-10-30 14:14:22

Most parents who experienced intimate partner violence had children that grew to face violence in their own adult relationships, according to a study published by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University. "These families, unfortunately, were not able to break the cycle of violence," said Kelly Knight, an Assistant Professor at the College of Criminal Justice and the primary author of the study. "Most parents who had experienced intimate partner violence had children who...

2013-09-26 17:59:59

While research consistently estimates that one in every four women in higher education will experience rape or attempted rape during their college careers, limited proactive approaches to address the issue are found on Texas college campuses, according to the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University. A study of 74 two-and four-year institutions of higher education in Texas, published by the Crime Victims' Institute, found that while campuses have made strides in addressing...

2013-08-21 13:16:23

Weapons were involved in 40 percent of domestic violence cases in Houston, and researchers discovered distinct patterns on when and where each type of weapon was used, according to a recent study at Sam Houston State University. The study, "Profiling weapon use in domestic violence: Multilevel analysis of situational and neighborhood factors," was based on 9,450 detailed reports of domestic violence cases that occurred in 2005 throughout Houston, the nation's fourth largest city. While the...

2013-07-09 16:53:43

Texas has the second largest sex offender registry in the country, but relatively few people are accessing it or using it to develop protective actions against future sex crimes, a study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University found. Texas began its sex offender registry in 1991 to inform citizens about sex offenders living and working in communities throughout the state and to encourage the public to adopt preventive measures against sex crimes. The Texas...

2013-06-25 13:04:50

Sam Houston State study receives outstanding paper award Gun possession arrests made by a concentrated, proactive patrol unit in the Houston Police Department were linked to significant reductions in subsequent crimes involving firearms, a study by Sam Houston State University found. "These findings add to the growing evidence that supports the use of directed patrols to target illegal gun possession in high crime locations," wrote Dr. William Wells, who co-authored the study with Yan...

Experts Warn Texans Not To Touch Deadly Giant African Snails
2013-05-08 08:49:24

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People in a Texas neighborhood may be looking for massive mollusks after a recent sighting of a giant African land snail in one Houston-area garden sparked interest. However, researchers are warning people to stay away from the supersized slugs as they are dangerous to touch because they have been known to carry meningitis. Anyone coming into contact with the creatures should wash their hands immediately. Autumn Smith-Herron,...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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