A Comparison between Indoor and Outdoor Rape Suspects in Sweden
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A Comparison between Indoor and Outdoor Rape Suspects in Sweden

As the number of rapes is increasing in Sweden, and the number of individuals convicted of these crimes is decreasing, it is of importance to study offender characteristics of those committing these crimes and the circumstances in which these crimes are conducted, such as indoors or outdoors. Data from Swedish population-based registers were used to…

Do We Mistake Fiction for Fact? Investigating Whether the Consumption of Fictional Crime-Related Media May Help to Explain the Criminal Profiling Illusion

Do We Mistake Fiction for Fact? Investigating Whether the Consumption of Fictional Crime-Related Media May Help to Explain the Criminal Profiling Illusion

The disparity between the ongoing use of criminal profiling and the lack of empirical evidence for its validity is referred to as criminal profiling illusion. Associated risks for society range from misled police investigations, hindered apprehensions of the actual offender(s), and wrongful convictions to mistrust in the police. Research on potential explanations is in its…

Do not underestimate Putin and the Russian military [Swedish]
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Do not underestimate Putin and the Russian military [Swedish]

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was – contrary to popular belief – highly anticipated and Putin’s actions are in line with Russia’s security policy strategy. Putin is neither crazy nor unpredictable. It is also too early to say that the Russian invasion has failed because there are many indications that the Russian strategy is to exhaust…

Increasing rates of firearm violence in Sweden: a challenge for the emergency care
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Increasing rates of firearm violence in Sweden: a challenge for the emergency care

Sweden is often associated with democracy, freedom and a generous social welfare system. The backside is though unknown for many. The last decade, Sweden has witnessed a significant increase in firearm-related violence, why also an increase in the rate of deadly violence has been seen.

Improving Machine Learning 30-Day Mortality Prediction by Discounting Surprising Deaths

Improving Machine Learning 30-Day Mortality Prediction by Discounting Surprising Deaths

Background Machine learning (ML) is an emerging tool for predicting need of end-of-life discussion and palliative care, by using mortality as a proxy. But deaths, unforeseen by emergency physicians at time of the emergency department (ED) visit, might have a weaker association with the ED visit. Objectives To develop an ML algorithm that predicts unsurprising…