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Online media course enhances policeman’s career

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Smith-80ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. – It was a disturbing phone call for even the most seasoned of police officers. Hours after Fourth of July celebrations died down, someone abandoned a six-week-old baby girl in the middle of the road.Continue reading

‘Deadly force’ lab finds racial disparities in shootings

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Lois-JamesSPOKANE, Wash. – Participants in an innovative Washington State University study of deadly force were more likely to feel threatened in scenarios involving black people. But when it came time to shoot, participants were biased in favor of black suspects, taking longer to pull the trigger against them than against armed white or Hispanic suspects.Continue reading

WSU graduate student models Spokane neighborhood for prediction, prevention of burglary

Neighborhood-model-80By Alyssa Patrick, College of Engineering and Architecture

SPOKANE, Wash. – Crime prevention theories suggest that when a burglar decides to rob a house, he or she chooses a home that gives passers-by a poor view of entry points such as doors, windows and garages.Continue reading