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2017.11.03 | Society and politics

Lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility has no deterrent effects

The reform which lowered the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 14 years of age during 2010-2012 did not reduce the share of 14-year olds charged with violation of the penal code. These are the findings of a new study from TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research conducted by researchers from Aarhus BSS and VIVE.

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2017.10.13 | Research news

Peter stands greater chance of landing job interview than Ali

And public employers are just as likely to reject Ali as employers in the private sector, despite Ali having the same qualifications as Peter. This is the result of new a new study from Aarhus BSS.

We must act now if we want to limit climate change, says researchers in a new study published in the journal Science. Photo: Colourbox.com

2017.09.22 | Research news

We must act now if we want to limit climate change

If the world is to reach its goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees C, a new study calls for drastic and immediate changes in all areas, and the changes must happen simultaneously, according to researchers at the universities of Aarhus, Sussex, Manchester and Oxford. They are behind a new study published in the journal Science in which they…

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2017.09.21 | Research news

Organic consumers mean business

Groundbreaking research from Aarhus BSS shows that organic consumers are standing fast and are buying more and more organic products following an increasingly predictable pattern. Coop Denmark sees great potential in the research results.

The study shows that the increase not only covers autism, but also other psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and ADHD. Photo: Lise Balsby

2017.09.07 | Research news, Health and disease

Using antidepressants during pregnancy may affect your child’s mental health

A study from Aarhus BSS of almost one million Danish children shows that the use of antidepressants during pregnancy increases the risk of your child being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder later in life. However, heritability also plays a part, according to the researchers.

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