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Study Highlights ‘Cycle of Violence’ in Families

The study, published by the Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, found that nearly 80% of families where parents were involved in intimate partner violence (IPV) had children who committed violent acts against partners. Three out of four of those families had adult children who became victims of IPV. ...

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FBI: 48% of Hate Crimes Racially Motivated

Nearly half of all the hate crimes reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2012 were based on racial bias, new agency figures show. Among the reported single-bias incidents, 48.3% were race-based, more than twice the second- and third-place motivation categories of sexual orientation and religion, respectively, which accounted for almost 20% each. ...

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N.Y. Initiative Helps Seniors Get Wise on Scammers

A new investment fraud prevention program aims to help New York seniors to avoid financial scams and rip-offs. The "Smart Seniors, Smart Investors – Don’t Get Scammed” program is a partnership among the state Attorney General’s office and the AARP, Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, Lifespan of Greater Rochester and The Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Rive ...

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Stanford Law Professor Wins Legal Fiction Prize

Paul Goldstein, an intellectual property lawyer and longtime Stanford Law School professor, has won the 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for his novel “Havana Requiem.” Goldstein, 70, accepted the honor at a ceremony in September, saying in his acceptance speech that he celebrated the award by re-reading Harper Lee’s classic book, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” “It is absolutely an enduring and very specia ...

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National Preparedness Month Hits 10-Year Mark

National Preparedness Month, a FEMA-sponsored initiative to help Americans prepare for disasters and other emergencies, is marking its 10th anniversary in September 2013. The month-long observance includes corporate partnerships, nationwide events and the multimedia public service ad campaign Ready. This year’s theme, “You Can Be the Hero,” encourages Americans to be ready to step up in the event of a disas ...

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