WSU News

Popular crime shows may help reduce sexual assault

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Stacey-HustPULLMAN, Wash. – A new study reveals viewers of “Law and Order” have a better grasp of sexual consent than viewers of other crime dramas such as “CSI” or “NCIS,” suggesting that individuals who watch programs in which sexual predators are punished may avoid sexual predatory behavior in real life.Continue reading

Study proposes first nationwide wildlife conservation network

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

elk-smallPULLMAN, Wash. – Wolves, elk and grizzly bears – some of the largest wild animals in America – are literally dying for more room to roam. But Alexander Fremier, associate professor in the School of the Environment at Washington State University, proposes a viable solution.Continue reading