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How the police can detect a group of liars

Researchers are suggesting a new option for interrogation: Put all the potential criminals in the same room and let them expose one another.

DNA evidence is not always foolproof

DNA testing has become more and more precise, and tests can now be conducted on tiny bits of material from the crime scene. But DNA testing has its —mostly human—weaknesses.

Risk for more convictions of the innocent

Legal safeguards for persons with mental disabilities in Norway are too weak, according to a researcher. A counsel for victims thinks the Norwegian judicial system has learned little from the conviction of the innocent man, Fritz Moen.

Scientists find no link between antidepressants and homicidal behaviour

Certain medications that affect the central nervous system can lead to an increased risk of committing homicide but antidepressants are not among them, shows new study.

How young criminals explain their delinquent deeds

Young people’s narratives about themselves may make it easier for them to engage in crime.

Politicians do not know how to stop radicalisation

Scientists warn that there is a deep lack of knowledge about how radicalisation is created and prevented.

Non-citizens punished by deportation

Norwegian police use deportation and punishment interchangeably to avoid spending resources on foreigners in prisons

The female half of a crime duo is the smarter one

When a man and a woman are partners in crime, the woman is most likely to succeed. Researcher believes this is due to an attitude of discrimination.

Criminals risk an early grave

Crime doesn’t pay. In fact, it's a deadly business. Even registered offenders who are jailed for something less risky than narcotics crimes or drunken driving are on average three times more likely to die than others in their age group.

Less gay-bashing, more Romani harassment

Swedes are filing fewer hate crime complaints now than in the past, but Norway files far fewer hate crime complaints overall than its neighbour to the east. Are Norwegians actually more tolerant or is it simply a reporting issue?