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Why parts of Philadelphia will close to cap I-95 and why Wilmington can’t make it work Why parts of Philadelphia will close to cap I-95 and why Wilmington can’t make it work https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2024/01/29/i95-capping-project-continues-philadelphia-affects-wilmington-delaware/72338406007/2024-01-29T05:00:00ZThe News JournalThere's no surefire way to know whether a proposed revitalization plan in Wilmington or a current project in Philadelphia could lead to green gentrification, said Victor Perez, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice. https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2258
The history of the drug-laced candy myth — and the real Halloween killerThe history of the drug-laced candy myth — and the real Halloween killerhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2023/10/31/history-drug-laced-halloween-candy/2023-10-31T04:00:00ZThe Washington PostAs a criminologist in UD's Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Joel Best has catalogued instances of contaminated Halloween candy going back nearly as far as American-style trick-or-treating has existed.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2206
University of Delaware professor says contaminated Halloween candy is an urban mythUniversity of Delaware professor says contaminated Halloween candy is an urban mythhttps://6abc.com/halloween-myths-trick-or-treat-candy-contamination-poisoned/13995606/2023-10-31T04:00:00Z6ABC WPVI-TV - Action NewsPhiladelphia TV station gets reassurance from Joel Best, sociology and criminal justice, that it's safe for kids to dive into their trick-or-treat hauls.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2208
Trick-or-treat tips: Parents, kids, drivers can all take steps to make Halloween safeTrick-or-treat tips: Parents, kids, drivers can all take steps to make Halloween safehttps://www.wral.com/story/trick-or-treat-tips-parents-kids-drivers-can-all-take-steps-to-make-halloween-safe/20547520/2023-10-24T04:00:00ZWRAL-TVJoe Best, a professor of sociology and criminal justice at UD, spoke with Fox News about his research into Halloween candy fears. "I have been unable to find any evidence that any child has been killed or seriously injured by a contaminated treat picked up in the course of trick-or-treating," he said. https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2204
The rise of (unnecessary) Halloween candy X-raysThe rise of (unnecessary) Halloween candy X-rayshttps://www.axios.com/local/salt-lake-city/2023/10/23/halloween-candy-x-rays-utah-poison-razor-needles2023-10-23T04:00:00ZAxiosJoel Best, a UD sociology professor who specializes in urban legends hasn't found a single substantiated report of a child being killed or seriously injured by contaminated food they got trick-or-treating. He was quoted here. https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2201
That time Utah tried to ban trick-or-treatingThat time Utah tried to ban trick-or-treatinghttps://townlift.com/2023/10/that-time-utah-tried-to-ban-trick-or-treating/2023-10-23T04:00:00ZTownLiftUD sociology professor Joel Best, who researches urban legends and “Halloween sadism,” has found no evidence of a child being killed or seriously harmed by Halloween treats. He was quoted here.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2202
Everything You’ve Heard About Contaminated Halloween Candy Is WrongEverything You’ve Heard About Contaminated Halloween Candy Is Wronghttps://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/everything-ve-heard-contaminated-halloween-163000044.html2023-10-16T04:00:00ZYahoo! LifestylePart of what has made the contaminated candy legend so resilient is the idea that it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility, said Joel Best, sociology and criminal justice. "Most of us don't believe in ghosts and goblins," he said. "But we believe in criminals."https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2197
Do You Really Have to Check Your Kid’s Halloween Candy in New Jersey?Do You Really Have to Check Your Kid’s Halloween Candy in New Jersey?https://sojo1049.com/ixp/394/p/do-you-really-have-to-check-your-kids-halloween-candy-in-new-jersey/2023-10-11T04:00:00ZSoJOJoel Best, professor of sociology and criminal justice at UD, did a study on Halloween candy tampering and came to the conclusion that this is just a myth that circulates each fall.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2192
Cops and Reporters Are Still Hyping the Halloween Threat Posed by Strangers With Cannabis CandyCops and Reporters Are Still Hyping the Halloween Threat Posed by Strangers With Cannabis Candyhttps://www.yahoo.com/news/cops-reporters-still-hyping-halloween-193550384.html2023-10-02T04:00:00ZYahoo! News"I have been unable to find any evidence that any child has been killed or seriously injured by a contaminated treat picked up in the course of trick-or-treating," said UD sociologist Joel Best, who specializes in debunking such claims.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2191
Razor blades and poisoned candy: A history of Americans fearing Halloween Razor blades and poisoned candy: A history of Americans fearing Halloweenhttps://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/razor-blades-poisoned-candy-history-americans-fearing-halloween2023-09-25T04:00:00ZFox News ChannelThe first of many Halloween season media appearances by Joel Best, sociology and criminal justice, surfaced this week in Fox News. He talked to the outlet about his research into tampered trick-or-treat candy. "I have been unable to find any evidence that any child has been killed or seriously injured by a contaminated treat picked up in the course of trick-or-treating," he said.https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/CASintheMedia/DispForm.aspx?ID=2190

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