Crime

Early mental health services linked to reduced reincarceration

Early mental health services linked to reduced reincarceration

Access to mental health services soon after release from prison is associated with a reduced risk of reincarceration, the data shows. In a British Columbia cohort study of more than 1,000 people released from prison, access to mental health services was associated with a 39% lower risk of reincarceration over an average follow-up period of …

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NYC crime and mental health crises have Hochul, 'rookie' Adams on the ropes

NYC crime and mental health crises have Hochul, ‘rookie’ Adams on the ropes

Elections have consequences, but some of those consequences can have a strange and intriguing afterlife. Take the results of a new poll from Siena on Governor Hochul. She won her election last month by a relatively narrow margin of just under six points, but now trails her defeated Republican opponent in a favor contest. According …

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Report: Number of rapes increased in 2021 as overall crime rate decreased

Report: Number of rapes increased in 2021 as overall crime rate decreased

A new report on crime in Florida shows an overall decline of 8.3% in 2021 from the previous year, with all violent and property crime categories showing a decrease except one: rape. A recently published analysis of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) shows that there were 38,534 fewer “listed” crimes reported for calendar …

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Australia blames Russians for health insurance data theft

Australia blames Russians for health insurance data theft

CANBERRA, Australia — Moscow must be held accountable for Russian cybercriminals accused of hacking into Australia’s largest health insurer and dumping its customers’ personal medical records on the dark web, Australian officials said on Friday. The Australian Federal Police have taken the unusual step of assigning responsibility for the unsolved cybercrime that resulted in the …

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From Frankenstein to Lecter: The Best Hollywood Documentaries

From Frankenstein to Lecter: The Best Hollywood Documentaries

Masks can be scary on Halloween, but even more so when paired with scrubs, scalpels, and god complexes. In March, Medscape readers chose their favorite characters and performers in Hollywood’s healthcare system. As a Halloween treat, we follow a dozen of our favorite Evil Doctors from bench deep (and no, Dr. Evil didn’t go to …

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