Law and Crime

Cross-Language Applicability of Linguistic Features Associated with Veracity and Deception
One technique for examining written statements or interview transcripts for verbal cues of veracity and lying involves the analysis of linguistic features and grammatical structures associated with word usage. This technique is commonly referred to as Statement Analysis (SA). There are varying degrees of empirical support for different SA techniques and for specific linguistic markers; what is ...


What the Past Will Be: Curating Memory in Peru’s Yuyanapaq: Para Recordar
This article analyzes the photographic exhibit Yuyanapaq: Para Recordar, which was a product of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It focuses specifically on the curatorial process and political desires shaping Yuyanapaq, and it examines the ways in which photographs were intended to intervene in and script a national consciousness and shared memory during and after Peru’s tran...
Corporeal realism and victimology
This article introduces corporeal realism to victimology and incorporates work on the sociology of the body to manifest a critical victimology focused on the body–society relationship. It reviews the current literature in the sociology of the body and situates corporeal realism within this oeuvre. This article challenges how the body has often been neglected or treated at the abstract lev...


Indicators of Police Performance and Their Relationships With Homicide Rates Across 77 Nations
This study provides a first empirical test of the relationship between indicators of police performance and homicide rates in cross-national perspective. show that police performance indices are strongly associated with lower homicide rates, controlling for the levels of socioeconomic development, economic problems (poverty–inequality), democracy, and incarceration. They also show that po...
Examining Offender Characteristics in Police-Recorded Domestic Violence Before and After a Legal Reform
Domestic violence often remains a hidden crime. After a reform to the Finnish Penal Code in 2011, the police are now required to investigate petty assaults that occur between intimate partners even without the victim’s consent. In the year following the reform, Finland saw a substantial increase in police-recorded domestic violence. Given that actual levels of domestic violence were unlik...


Whole Genome Sequence Analysis of the naturally competent Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolate A118
Recent studies have demonstrated a high genomic plasticity in A. baumannii, which may explain its high capacity to acquire multiple antibiotic resistance determinants and to survive in the hospital environment. A. baumannii strain A118 (Ab A118) was isolated in the year 1995 from a blood culture of an intensive care unit patient. As this particular strain showed some peculiar characteristic suc...
Conserved temporal patterns of microRNA expression in Drosophila support a developmental hourglass model
The spatiotemporal control of gene expression is crucial for the successful completion of animal development. The evolutionary constraints on development are particularly strong for the mid-embryonic stage when body segments are specified, as evidenced by a high degree of morphological and protein-coding gene conservation during this period – a phenomenon known as the developmental hourgl...

Six subgroups and extensive recent duplications characterize the evolution of the eukaryotic tubulin protein family
Tubulins belong to the most abundant proteins in eukaryotes providing the backbone for many cellular substructures like the mitotic and meiotic spindles, the intracellular cytoskeletal network, and the axonemes of cilia and flagella. Homologs have even been reported for archaea and bacteria. However, a taxonomically broad and whole-genome based analysis of the tubulin protein family has never b...
Qrator: A Web-Based Curation Tool for Glycan Structures
Most currently available glycan structure databases use their own proprietary structure representation schema and contain numerous annotation errors. These cause problems when glycan databases are used for the annotation or mining of data generated in the laboratory. Due to the complexity of glycan structures, curating these databases is often a tedious and labor-intensive process. However, rig...

In defence of settlement: Resolving discrimination complaints by agreement
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has become an entrenched feature of Australia’s anti-discrimination law, so much so that the vast majority of discrimination complaints are settled. There are many reasons to be against settlement but with reference to a study of the outcomes negotiated in discrimination complaints settled in Queensland, this article shows that there are valid reasons ...
Reversible data hiding exploiting high-correlation regulation for high-quality images
Reversible data hiding enables the cover image to be restored from the stego image without any loss after the secret message is extracted. In this paper, we proposed a novel reversible data-hiding scheme for high image quality based on the histogram-shifting method. In our scheme, we proposed two mechanisms for choosing reference pixels according to the high correlation of adjacent pixels. The ...

Attribution in Company Law
In Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) v Nazir (No 2), the Court of Appeal held that the ex turpi causa defence was inapplicable by refusing to attribute the fraud of the directors and the sole shareholder to the company in connection with the company's claim against them and third party co-conspirators. It is significant that the court has not only clarified the law in relation to attribution, but...
The Land Registration Act 2002 – the Show on the Road
This article reviews the Land Registration Act 2002, taking advantage of the deeper perspective afforded by the intervening decade, and absorbing subsequent developments – and, in the case of the Act's electronic conveyancing project, non-developments – that have also come to contribute to the picture. It suggests especially that while the Act's central idea of conclusive, indeed ‘constit...
The Quest for a Satisfactory Definition of Terrorism: R v Gul
The UK Supreme Court judgment in R v Gul presented a unique opportunity for a judicial appraisal of the definition of terrorism contained in section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000. While the applicant was ultimately unsuccessful in his challenge, the Supreme Court's rejection of the state's argument that reliance on prosecutorial discretion could mitigate certain absurd applications of the section...
Tort Law for Cynics
Tort scholars have in recent years defended a ‘traditional’ or ‘idealist’ view of tort law. In the context of negligence this implies that the holder of a duty of care must make an effort not to violate that duty. Idealists contrast this with a ‘cynical’ view that having a duty of care implies a legal requirement to pay damages for breach of that duty. This article defends the cynic...