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WalletHub, Oct. 5, 2016
Should police wear body cameras? Experts pick sides
Charis E. Kubrin, professor of criminology, law and society at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Yes, I do believe the police should wear body cameras, a position shared by a majority of Americans. Recent surveys show support for this practice is not only widespread but crosses political and racial divides.

The Washington Post, Oct. 6, 2016
Hillary Clinton is a 68-year-old woman. And plenty of people hate her for it.
Another study − this one done last year by economists at the University of California, Irvine and Tulane University − looked at what happened when 40,000 fake resumes carefully created to reflect a breadth of age-appropriate experience were sent out for all kinds of jobs in cities across the country. And yup, you guessed it. The number of callbacks for older women was way lower than for younger women.

Slate, Oct. 6, 2016
Hurricane Matthew could have devastating consequences for the election
Richard L. Hasen, professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, [writes]: The storm also may have dire electoral implications, potentially affecting the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and landing emergency election litigation from Florida once again before the (now-deadlocked) United States Supreme Court.

Miami Herald, Oct. 6, 2016
Florida Gov. Scott says no to Clinton request for more days to register to vote due to storm
Thursday on Twitter, University of California, Irvine law Professor Richard Hasen laid out a possible nightmare electoral scenario following the storm …. The bottom line, he speculated: “a hurricane in Florida whose votes could be decisive for president is one of the worst election administration nightmares.”

KNAU, Oct, 7, 2016
Study: Twitter reveals community trauma after campus shootings
The study was conducted by the University of California, Irvine. … Lead author Nickolas Jones says Twitter provides a new way to collect psychological data. “Trauma research is so difficult to do, lots of events go unstudied,” Jones says. “Twitter gives us the opportunity to rapidly enter the community and assess the psychological impacts of a collective trauma.”

Parade, Oct. 7, 2016
Feeling awe may be the secret to health and happiness
“Awe causes a kind of Be Here Now that seems to dissolve the self,” says social psychologist Paul Piff of the University of California, Irvine. It makes us act more generously, ethically and fairly.

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