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Juvenile Arrest Data Quality in New York State’s Incident Based Reporting System, Final Report 

When an IBR (Incident-Based Reporting) participating agency closes a reported incident with an arrest of a juvenile, a release status is reported for each arrestee. The release status provides information on what type of police action was taken against the arrestee after he/she was identified as the offender. 

New York State IBR has three release statuses: Diverted to Counseling/Treatment Program, Handled within the Department, and Referred to Criminal Court, Juvenile/Family Court or Probation Intake.  

The most recent info released in 2011 gives just an idea of what the counseling or treatment program’s load was like. Also, 184 of these were categorized as “violent crimes”, with no info on the sentence breakdown.

"Our brains view women as a bunch of body parts"

Our brains tend to handle an image of a male using “global” cognitive processing, a mental method of seeing something as a whole, she said. A female image undergoes “local” processing, a way of seeing something as an assemblage of its parts.

We can’t just pin this on the men. Women are perceiving women this way, too. It could be related to different motives. Men might be doing it because they’re interested in potential mates, while women may do it as more of a comparison with themselves. But what we do know is that they’re both doing it.”   [via, img ᔥ]
Whether this is the case because of evolution or being constantly inundated by sexual imagery, suppose the good news is we don’t have to be such assholes all the time. The researchers found that this “objectification can be partially counteracted”.  In a second experiment, the participants were preconditioned to view globally and were then more likely to view a women as a whole.

"Our brains view women as a bunch of body parts"

Our brains tend to handle an image of a male using “global” cognitive processing, a mental method of seeing something as a whole, she said. A female image undergoes “local” processing, a way of seeing something as an assemblage of its parts.

We can’t just pin this on the men. Women are perceiving women this way, too. It could be related to different motives. Men might be doing it because they’re interested in potential mates, while women may do it as more of a comparison with themselves. But what we do know is that they’re both doing it.”   [viaimg ᔥ]

Whether this is the case because of evolution or being constantly inundated by sexual imagery, suppose the good news is we don’t have to be such assholes all the time. The researchers found that this “objectification can be partially counteracted”.  In a second experiment, the participants were preconditioned to view globally and were then more likely to view a women as a whole.

Media and Suicide

"We examined the relationship between newspaper articles about suicide and Internet usage and the number of suicides in Japan from 1987 to 2005. We found the following: (1) newspaper articles about suicide are a predictor of suicide for both male and female subjects, which is consistent with previous findings, and (2) Internet use was a predictor of suicide among males, who spent longer hours online, as compared to females. More research is required to verify our findings regarding Internet use and suicide incidence."

More about the Werther Effect.