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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457914/estimating-road-traffic-injuries-in-jinja-district-uganda-using-the-capture-recapture-method
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Joseph Magoola, Olive Kobusingye, Abdulgafoor M Bachani, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Derrick Kimuli, Nino Paichadze
Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are commonly under-reported in low-and-medium-income countries. This study aimed to estimate the number of RTIs and determine the magnitude of under-reporting by traffic police and hospital registries. A two-source capture-recapture method was applied to RTI data from police and hospital registries. Seven matching variables; sex of the injured, date, place, time, day of crash and road user type were used to get the matched cases. Police independently reported 46 RTIs and the hospitals reported 206 RTIs...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455738/no-experience-required-violent-crime-and-anticipated-vicarious-and-experienced-racial-discrimination
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Daniel Herda, Bill McCarthy
There is a growing body of evidence linking racial discrimination and juvenile crime, and a number of theories explain this relationship. In this study, we draw on one popular approach, Agnew's general strain theory, and extend prior research by moving from a focus on experienced discrimination to consider two other forms, anticipated and vicarious discrimination. Using data on black, white, and Hispanic youth, from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN), we find that experienced, anticipated, and to a lesser extent, vicarious discrimination, significantly predict violent crime independent of a set of neighborhood, parental, and individual level controls, including prior violent offending...
February 2018: Social Science Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454240/deterrent-effects-of-demerit-points-and-license-sanctions-on-drivers-traffic-law-violations-using-a-proportional-hazard-model
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Jaeyeong Lee, Byung-Jung Park, Chungwon Lee
Current traffic law enforcement places an emphasis on reducing accident risk from human factors such as drunk driving and speeding. Among the various strategies implemented, demerit points and license sanction systems have been widely used as punitive and educational measures. Limitations, however, exist in previous studies in terms of estimating the interaction effects of demerit points and license sanctions. To overcome such limitations, this work focused on identifying the interaction effects of demerit points and license sanctions on driver traffic violation behavior...
February 14, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450598/validity-of-police-contacts-as-a-performance-indicator-for-the-public-mental-health-care-system-in-amsterdam-an-open-cohort-study
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S Lauriks, M C A Buster, M A S de Wit, O A Arah, A W Hoogendoorn, J Peen, N S Klazinga
PURPOSE: The Public Mental Health Care (PMHC) system is a network of public services and care- and support institutions financed from public funds. Performance indicators based on the registration of police contacts could be a reliable and useful source of information for the stakeholders of the PMHC system to monitor performance. This study aimed to provide evidence on the validity of using police contacts as a performance indicator to assess the continuity of care in the PMHC system...
February 15, 2018: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447295/progress-toward-national-estimates-of-police-use-of-force
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Joel H Garner, Matthew J Hickman, Ronald W Malega, Christopher D Maxwell
This research builds on three decades of effort to produce national estimates of the amount and rate of force used by law enforcement officers in the United States. Prior efforts to produce national estimates have suffered from poor and inconsistent measurements of force, small and unrepresentative samples, low survey and/or item response rates, and disparate reporting of rates of force. The present study employs data from a nationally representative survey of state and local law enforcement agencies that has a high survey response rate as well as a relatively high rate of reporting uses of force...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444626/experiences-of-intimate-partner-violence-victims-with-police-and-the-justice-system-in-canada
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Michael D Saxton, Laura Olszowy, Jennifer C D MacGregor, Barbara J MacQuarrie, C Nadine Wathen
Legal responses to intimate partner violence (IPV) can determine whether and how those exposed to IPV seek help. Understanding the victim's perspective is essential to developing policy and practice standards, as well as informing professionals working in policing and the justice system. In this survey study, we utilized a subset of 2,831 people who reported experiencing IPV to examine (a) rates of reporting to the police; (b) experiences with, and perceived helpfulness of, police; (c) rates of involvement with the criminal and family law systems, including protection orders; and (d) experiences with, and perceived helpfulness of, the justice system...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444480/does-crash-risk-increase-when-emergency-vehicles-are-driving-with-lights-and-sirens
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Celestin Missikpode, Corinne Peek-Asa, Tracy Young, Cara Hamann
INTRODUCTION: Emergency vehicles, such as police, ambulances, and fire vehicles, need to arrive at the scene of emergencies as quickly as possible, and thus they often travel in emergency mode - using their lights and sirens and often bypassing traffic signals. We examined whether travelling in emergency mode increased crash risk among police, ambulance and fire vehicles. METHODS: We conducted a quasi-induced exposure analysis using data from the Iowa Crash Database for the period of 2005 through 2013...
February 10, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443905/a-comparison-of-military-and-law-enforcement-body-armour
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Robin Orr, Ben Schram, Rodney Pope
Law-enforcement officers increasingly wear body armour for protection; wearing body armour is common practice in military populations. Law-enforcement and military occupational demands are vastly different and military-styled body armour may not be suitable for law-enforcement. This study investigated differences between selected military body armour (MBA: 6.4 kg) and law-enforcement body armour (LEBA: 2.1 kg) in impacts on postural sway, vertical jump, agility, a functional movement screen (FMS), task simulations (vehicle exit; victim recovery), and subjective measures...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442389/children-detained-in-french-police-cells
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Dorothée Fablet, Patrick Chariot
AIM: Police custody is detention in response to a suspicion of crime. In France, until the age of 13, pre-trial detention and police custody are not allowed. We aimed to evaluate the practical implementation of police detention of children aged between 10 and 12 years and describe the medical characteristics and history, perceived health status and opinion on custody of the potentially affected children. METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted in a French reference regional department of forensic medicine at the time of medical examination in police cells among arrestees younger than 13 years old examined over a 5-year period (1 January 2011-31 December 2015)...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441767/-forensic-analysis-of-498-road-traffic-accident-deaths-in-haikou-city
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R Bai, M Chen
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the characteristics of road traffic accident deaths in Haikou city, and to provide reference for the identification of causes of death and the preventive measures. METHODS: Totally 498 road traffic accident deaths accepted by the Traffic Police Branch of Haikou City Public Security Bureau in 2014-2016 were collected, and the related parameters such as sex, age, time of the accidents, travel mode of the victims, the types of vehicle and the cause of death were analysed...
December 2017: Fa Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435898/experiences-of-racism-and-breastfeeding-initiation-and-duration-among-first-time-mothers-of-the-black-women-s-health-study
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Michele K Griswold, Sybil L Crawford, Donna J Perry, Sharina D Person, Lynn Rosenberg, Yvette C Cozier, Julie R Palmer
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding rates are lower for black women in the USA compared with other groups. Breastfeeding and lactation are sensitive time points in the life course, centering breastfeeding as a health equity issue. In the USA, experiences of racism have been linked to poor health outcomes but racism relative to breastfeeding has not been extensively investigated. AIMS: This study aims to investigate the association between experiences of racism, neighborhood segregation, and nativity with breastfeeding initiation and duration...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435795/illicit-drug-users-in-the-tanzanian-hinterland-population-size-estimation-through-key-informant-driven-hot-spot-mapping
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Joel Ndayongeje, Amani Msami, Yovin Ivo Laurent, Syangu Mwankemwa, Moza Makumbuli, Alois M Ngonyani, Jenny Tiberio, Susie Welty, Christen Said, Meghan D Morris, Willi McFarland
We mapped hot spots and estimated the numbers of people who use drugs (PWUD) and who inject drugs (PWID) in 12 regions of Tanzania. Primary (ie, current and past PWUD) and secondary (eg, police, service providers) key informants identified potential hot spots, which we visited to verify and count the number of PWUD and PWID present. Adjustments to counts and extrapolation to regional estimates were done by local experts through iterative rounds of discussion. Drug use, specifically cocaine and heroin, occurred in all regions...
February 12, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434649/occupational-exposure-to-ultrafine-particles-in-police-officers-no-evidence-for-adverse-respiratory-effects
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G Jordakieva, I Grabovac, E Valic, K E Schmidt, A Graff, A Schuster, K Hoffmann-Sommergruber, C Oberhuber, O Scheiner, A Goll, J Godnic-Cvar
Background: Inhalation exposure to fine and ultrafine particles (UFPs) has been associated with respiratory diseases. However, little is known on the quality, threshold levels and concentration of these particles causing adverse health effects. Methods: The impact of occupational exposure to submicrometer and UFPs was assessed in 30 healthy police shooting instructors by clinical investigation, self-assessment questionnaire, sputum and spirometry and compared to a control group...
2018: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433011/cling-film-plastic-wrap-an-innovation-for-dead-body-packaging-preservation-and-transportation-by-first-responders-as-a-replacement-for-cadaver-body-bag-in-large-scale-disasters
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Lay See Khoo, Poh Soon Lai, Mohd Hilmi Saidin, Zahari Noor, Mohd Shah Mahmood
Cadaver body bags are the conventional method to contain a human body or human remains, which includes the use for storage and transportation of the deceased at any crime scene or disaster scene. During disasters, most often than not, the first responders including the police will be equipped with cadaver body bags to do scene processing of human remains and collection of personal belongings at the disaster site. However, in an unanticipated large scale disasters involving hundreds and thousands of fatalities, cadaver body bags supplies may be scarce...
February 9, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432973/using-dual-capture-recapture-studies-to-estimate-the-population-size-of-persons-who-inject-drugs-pwid-in-the-city-of-hai-phong-vietnam
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Don Des Jarlais, Pham Minh Khue, Jonathan Feelemyer, Kamyar Arasteh, Duong Thi Huong, Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Hoang Thi Giang, Nham Thi Tuyet Thanh, Vu Hai Vinh, Douglas D Heckathorn, Jean Pierre Moles, Roselyne Vallo, Catherine Quillet, Delphine Rapoud, Laurent Michel, Didier Laureillard, Ted Hammett, Nicolas Nagot
BACKGROUND: Good estimates of key population sizes are critical for appropriating resources to prevent HIV infection. We conducted two capture/recapture studies to estimate the number of PWID currently in Hai Phong, Vietnam. METHODS: A 2014 respondent-driven sampling (RDS) survey served as one capture, and distribution of cigarette lighters at drug use "hotspots" in 2016 served as another "capture." A 2016 survey using RDS, conducted 1 week after lighter distribution, served as "recapture" for both captures...
February 2, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432309/maternal-exposure-to-pesticides-paternal-occupation-in-the-army-police-force-and-cyp2d6-4-polymorphism-in-the-etiology-of-childhood-acute-leukemia
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Giovanni M Ferri, Chiara M Guastadisegno, Graziana Intranuovo, Domenica Cavone, Francesco Birtolo, Valerio Cecinati, Brigida Pappalardi, Patrizia Corsi, Luigi Vimercati, Nicola Santoro
Epidemiologic studies have suggested that parental occupations, pesticide use, environmental factors, and genetic polymorphism are involved in the etiology of childhood acute leukemia (CAL). In total, 116 cases of CAL and 162 controls were recruited and submitted to blood drawing to assess the presence of genetic polymorphisms. Parental occupations, pesticides exposure, and other potential determinants were investigated. Increased risk for CAL was associated with prenatal maternal use of insecticides/rodenticides (odds ratio [OR]=1...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428776/a-planned-complex-suicide-by-self-stabbing-and-vehicular-crash-an-original-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Emilie Christin, Jean Hiquet, Jonathan Fougas, Olivier Dubourg, Sophie Gromb-Monnoyeur
Suicide is a frequent manner of unnatural death, especially from a forensic point of view. Complex suicide is defined as a recourse to more than one potentially lethal mechanism to deliberately induce death. This paper presents a complex suicide with a novel combination of self-killing methods. A 27 year-old man, working as a butcher, was found dead in his crashed car. The facts were initially in favour of an obvious traffic accident until a knife was discovered penetrating the driver's chest, requiring the police who were on the scene to carry out a criminal investigation...
January 31, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428639/speeding-in-highway-work-zone-an-evaluation-of-methods-of-speed-control
#18
Bahram Ravani, Chao Wang
Highway workers frequently work in close proximity of live traffic in highway work zones, traffic accidents therefore have devastating effects on worker safety. In order to reduce the potential for such accidents, methods involving use of advisory signs and police presence have been used to mitigate accident risks and improve safety for highway workers. This research evaluates the magnitude of the speeding problem in highway work zones and the effects of four levels of police presence on improving work zone safety...
February 8, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427705/dismantling-the-justice-silos-flowcharting-the-role-and-expertise-of-forensic-science-forensic-medicine-and-allied-health-in-adult-sexual-assault-investigations
#19
Sally F Kelty, Roberta Julian, Eva Bruenisholz, Linzi Wilson-Wilde
Forensic science is increasingly used to help exonerate the innocent and establishing links between individuals and criminal activities. With increased reliance on scientific services provided by multi-disciplinary (police, medicine, law, forensic science), and multi-organisational in the private and government sectors (health, justice, legal, police) practitioners, the potential for miscommunication resulting unjust outcomes increases. The importance of identifying effective multi-organisational information sharing is to prevent the 'justice silo effect'; where practitioners from different organisations operate in isolation with minimal or no interaction...
January 31, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427704/finding-makhubu-a-morphological-forensic-facial-comparison
#20
T M R Houlton, M Steyn
June 16, 1976, marks the Soweto Youth Student Uprising in South Africa. A harrowing image capturing police brutality from that day comprises of 18-year-old Mbuyisa Makhubu carrying a dying 12-year-old Hector Peterson. This circulated international press and contributed to world pressure against the apartheid government. This elevated Makhubu's profile with the national security police and forced him to flee to Botswana, then Nigeria, before disappearing in 1978. In 1988, Victor Vinnetou illegally entered Canada and was later arrested on immigration charges in 2004...
February 4, 2018: Forensic Science International
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