Facebook Pictures Tip off Homeowner to Teenagers’ Party

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If you remember the days before the Internet, you may remember that strangely special feeling you got when, for example, you saw your name and address in the phone book for the first time, or spotted your street or a neighborhood hangout on television. There was a little thrill that went with the recognition of
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Operation Swordfish Software Takes a Stab at Crime Prevention, P2

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We are continuing our discussion from our last post about a software program that researchers and developers hope will prevent property crimes. The idea is to identify the locations of burglaries and send officers to the victims’ homes within the first 24 hours. Research showed that burglary victims are often victimized a second time very
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Operation Swordfish Software Takes a Stab at Crime Prevention

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A software program could turn out to be the key to helping citizens prevent property crime and deploying police where they are most needed. North Carolina’s use of the system may be a couple of years away, but the developers’ hopes are high that the project will be a useful model for other types of
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Misty, Water-colored Memories of the Way We Remember We Were

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North Carolina’s criminal justice system may find the results of a new study daunting: The researchers found some interesting and surprisingly consistent patterns in the way people remember things. And, as both defense attorneys and prosecutors know, nothing will undermine a witness’s or suspect’s credibility faster than a change in his story. The study shows,
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Art Theft a Tough Business; Raleigh Holds a Small Place in History

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When it comes to illegal trafficking, we usually think of drugs or guns. We are less likely to think of art. Yet, art crime is third on the U.S. Justice Department’s list of profitable criminal trades, estimated to be worth about $6 billion. The number of zeroes on the estimate makes sense when you consider
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