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Articles related to crime

Feature: The Criminal Underbelly of 3D Printing
While 3D printing promises to revolutionise manufacturing and biomedicine, it also stands to benefit criminals through the printing of guns, drugs and counterfeit goods.
Feature: A Social Approach to Crime Prediction
Computers can be trained to analyse location information generated by social media users to predict the likely time and place of specific crimes.
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Feature: How Reliable Is an Eyewitness?
Eyewitness identification of criminals is notoriously unreliable, but a new study based on police records has identified factors that can determine which witnesses are accurate and which are guessing.
Neuropsy: The Crimes of Sleepwalkers
Sleep experts and lawyers are wrestling over the criminal responsibility of sleepers.
Up Front: Cold Case for a National Genetic Database
If we won’t share our medical history across the health system, it’s hard to see Australians handing over their genetic profile.
Online Feature: Psychopaths Understand Victims' Pain
Brain research shows psychopathic criminals do not lack empathy, but fail to use it automatically.