Professor Keith Soothill
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Following flawed statistical evidence in a Home Office consultation document 'Keeping the Right People on the DNA Database: Science and Public Protection' (May 2009), a team of researchers at Lancaste ... Read more»
According to a study from Lancaster, the United Kingdom, "Using Danish registers for a 1980 birth cohort of 29,944 males with parental information and following up these cases for 25 years, the study ... Read more»
Flawed scientific thinking" in the government's proposed changes to the DNA database will leave it open to further challenges by the courts, experts have said, in a stark attack on Home Office plans ... Read more»
"The interrelationships between serious types of crime have been neglected. Focusing on those convicted of arson (n = 45,915), blackmail (n = 5,774), kidnapping (n = 7,291) and threats to kill (n = 9, ... Read more»
Kidnapping is a rare crime compared with other crimes of violence and few studies of kidnapping have been published in the UK or the USA. A study of all 7,362 people convicted of kidnapping between 19 ... Read more»
Arson attacks in Lancashire have rocketed over the last 40 years, according to the county's academics.
But the team at Lancaster University also show that convictions have not kept pace with the 40-fo ... Read more»
A GENERATION of hardened child criminals has escaped justice, it was revealed yesterday.
Tens of thousands of repeat youth offenders have never been brought before the courts - let alone been punished ... Read more»