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Law enforcement officers may not always use gun locks themselves, despite promoting their use
Despite promoting the use of gun locks to the general public, to encourage gun safety, US law enforcement officers from one agency don't seem to like using the devices themselves, reports research in Injury Prevention. Unintentional injury and death from firearms is a major public health problem in the US, with the death rate attributable to this cause 9 times higher among young people than it is... View News Article (2001-08-29)

93 percent of homicides of US law enforcement officers result from firearms
While occupational homicides continue to decline in the U.S., law enforcement remains one of the deadliest jobs in America. A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health The report found documents that 93 percent of homicides of law enforcement officers between 1996 and 2010 were committed with firearms. View News Article (2013-05-30)

New analysis points to ivory enforcement failures in parts of Africa, Asia
Urgent law enforcement action by governments in Central and West Africa and South-east Asia is crucial to addressing the illicit ivory trade, according to a new analysis of elephant trade data released today. View News Article (2010-03-17)

Red Light Cameras Critical to Public Safety, MU Traffic Researcher Finds
As automated traffic monitoring systems such as red light cameras keep a law enforcement "eye" on the streets across the country, many drivers accuse city governments of installing the monitors as a way to generate revenue. View News Article (2011-06-08)

Does Raising the Terrorism Alert Level Cause Undue Stress?
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's color-coded system for warning the public of the risk of a terrorist attack does not appear to cause undue stress among law enforcement officers, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. View News Article (2008-04-07)

Racial profiling, killings of arrestees by local police increase
Deadly police shootings, racial profiling and discriminatory law enforcement are once again in the forefront of national debate. View News Article (2012-04-18)

Tasered youth fare as well as adults, new research says
Adolescents who are tasered by law enforcement officers do not appear to be at higher risk for serious injury than adults, according to new a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers. View News Article (2012-09-19)

Workplace safety at risk due to deregulation of health and safety policies
A report by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University has found that workplace safety has been put at risk due to changes in health and safety policies over the past decade. View News Article (2010-07-16)

Providing body armor to all US police officers is worth the cost, study finds
Providing body armor to all law enforcement officers in the United States would provide enough benefit to justify the cost, according to a new RAND Corporation study. View News Article (2010-09-01)

Stuck on you: Research shows fingerprint accuracy stays the same over time
Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. View News Article (2015-06-30)

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