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Skyler Lange took a geology class at Nevada State College this spring, but she couldn’t do much classwork after the college shut down because of technical issues during Zoom lectures.
Skyler Lange took a geology class at Nevada State University (NSC) this spring, but was unable to do much of the class work after the university closed due to technical problems during Zoom classes.
A plan to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus inside prison walls — and potentially free nonviolent and elderly inmates during the outbreak — should be reviewed by the state’s top government leaders, the Nevada Sentencing Commission decided Monday.
What should Nevada do with its incarcerated population amid a global health pandemic?
A new UNLV class is placing students in the middle of crime scenes.
WHYY - The Pulse | Over the past few months, millions of citizens in Hong Kong have been protesting an extradition bill with China. Police have responded with tear gas, rubber bullets, water cannons, and in some cases, live ammunition.
In May 2008, when Christina Randall was released from prison after serving nearly three years for battery, robbery and escape, she had nothing but $30 and the brand-new, ill-fitting clothes on her back. She took up in a women’s shelter in South Florida, eight hours away from her friends and family, with a plan to start fresh.
A unique class at UNLV simulates crime scenes to give students real-world experience. The program is relatively new and aims to build confidence and introduce potential career choices.
Before hashtags circulated after the officer-involved death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, before vigils for Philando Castile, and the marches of Black Lives Matter, police in Suffolk County, New York, killed Kenny Lazo. Among its other ramifications, his 2008 death eventually resulted in the Forced Trajectory Project, or FTP, a media and advocacy organization, now based in Las Vegas, with a website that documents families and communities impacted by police killings.
A blind UNLV student has a unique perspective ahead of the new school year.
The Litchfield Correctional Facility in upstate New York might be the fictitious background of Netflix’s hit series “Orange is the New Black.” But the stories of the inmates — portrayed by Hollywood actresses — could be easily found throughout real women’s prisons across the U.S. and other countries.
US law enforcement believes they can and will be able to predict future crime events, proactively diffuse possible violent and criminal hotspots ahead of an actual criminal occurrence. Although in its infancy within law enforcement, AI/ML for crime detection, predication and forensic analysis are revolutionizing fast to protect the supply chain and possibly save lives.