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Online Bullying Just As Harmful To Kids As The Physical Kind
2013-02-11 15:06:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While online bullying can be looked at as if it was just a virtual problem, new research indicates that it can have the same effects as those children who are bullied offline as well. Researchers wrote in the International Criminal Justice Review (ICJR) about how children who are bullied online are just as likely to skip school or consider suicide as those physically bullied. Michigan State University (MSU) researchers used...

2011-05-11 19:43:00

Despite playing an increasingly vital role in criminal investigations, digital forensic examiners face staffing cuts, heavy caseloads and stress within police departments that may not fully understand their responsibilities, according to a study led by a Michigan State University criminologist. Police officials should consider hiring more digital forensic examiners or, failing that, improving their work environment, said Thomas Holt, MSU assistant professor of criminal justice. His study...

2009-10-21 11:57:55

The Internet has spawned a virtual subculture of "johns" who share information electronically about prostitution, potentially making them harder to catch, according to a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University criminologist. The research by MSU's Thomas Holt and Kristie Blevins of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte challenges the common perception that sex customers act alone and do not interact for fear of reprisal or scorn. The study appears in the Journal of...


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