International Anti-Corruption Day: Break the corruption chain

Tue, 2014/12/09 - 4:17pm -- gmckay

On 31 October, 2003, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and requested that the Secretary-General designate the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as secretariat for the Convention’s Conference of States Parties (resolution 58/4). The Assembly also designated 9 December as International Anti-Corruption Day, to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the Convention in combating and preventing it.  The Convention entered into force in December 2005.

Experts close to perfect in determining truth in interrogations using active question methods

Thu, 2014/08/21 - 5:42pm -- gmckay

Non-experts have high rates of success of lie detection when viewing experts work

From the International Communication Association media release:

Determining deception is a tool of the trade for law enforcement.

The Good Cop/Bad Cop routine is etched in our minds as an effective method of finding out the truth. But prior research has shown that lie detecting is a 50/50 shot for experts and non-experts alike. So what exactly can we do to find out the truth?

Opioid overdose prevention programs may reduce deaths, reports Journal of Addiction Medicine

Wed, 2014/06/04 - 10:49am -- gmckay
More research needed to establish the effectiveness of training and naloxone distribution; community opioid overdose prevention programs (OOPPs)—including the use of naloxone for rapid drug reversal—can improve bystander responses to overdose of heroin and related drugs.


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