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International College Students Are Less Likely to Experience Violent Crimes, Research Suggests

ATLANTA—International students attending universities in the United States, particularly females, may be less at risk for violent, non-sexual victimization than their domestic counterparts, due, in part, to their choices in lifestyles and activities, new research suggests.

Using data from the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment II, criminologists from Georgia… more »

Race a Factor in Repeated Victimizations of People with Mental Illness, Georgia State Study Finds

ATLANTA–African Americans who are mentally ill are at greater risk of being repeatedly victimized than are mentally ill white people, according to criminologists at Georgia State University.

The researchers found the rate of recurring victimization among this population remains stable over time, while it declines during the first year after release from inpatient psychiatric… more »

Released Prisoners More Likely to Suffer Early Death, Georgia State Study Finds

Men who have been incarcerated and released are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those who have not been imprisoned, according to a new study published by Georgia State University criminologist William Alex Pridemore.

Former prisoners are more likely to die early from infectious and respiratory diseases,… more »