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Poverty is the mother of crime. Marcus Aurelius
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Can child protection data improve the prediction of re-offending in young persons?

Can child protection data improve the prediction of re-offending in young persons? | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
This study examined whether the inclusion of child protection data improves the ability to predict re-offending in young persons with few prior formal contacts with the criminal justice system.
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Twin DNA test: Why identical criminals may no longer be safe - BBC News

Twin DNA test: Why identical criminals may no longer be safe - BBC News | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
Identical twins have almost identical DNA, but until now it has been almost impossible to distinguish between them. Scientists are offering a new test which could help police solve crimes where a suspects evade the law because they have an identical twin.
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Into the arms of terrorism

Into the arms of terrorism | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
What turns a 15-year-old school boy into a shooter? Reporter Sarah Dingle takes you into the process of radicalisation, and the pull of terrorist groups like ISIS.
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Autism spectrum and the criminal justice system

Autism spectrum and the criminal justice system | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can make some people vulnerable to criminal offending. A new book looks at how and why some people with ASD commit criminal offences.
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How Your Brain Decides Blame and Punishment—and How it Can be Changed

How Your Brain Decides Blame and Punishment—and How it Can be Changed | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
Juries in criminal cases typically decide if someone is guilty, then a judge determines a suitable level of punishment. New research confirms that these two separate assessments of guilt and punishment – though related -- are calculated in different parts of the brain. In fact, researchers found that they can disrupt and change one decision without affecting the other.
New work by researchers at Vanderbilt University and Harvard University confirms that a specific area of the brain, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, is crucial to punishment decisions. Researchers predicted and found that by altering brain activity in this brain area, they could change how subjects punished hypothetical defendants without changing the amount of blame placed on the defendants.
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The grim reality of life in highly restricted 'jails within jails'

The grim reality of life in highly restricted 'jails within jails' | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
The grim day-to-day existence of the 60 most-dangerous convicts in the country has been described in unprecedented detail, in a new report on the Prison Service’s highly restricted specialist units.
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Police struggling to smash Nimbin's street trade

Police struggling to smash Nimbin's street trade | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
IT'S mid-morning in Nimbin and drugs are brazenly being dealt outside a day care centre, in a cafe and on the pavement - just 200m from a police station. How does this happen?
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The Essendon Doping Transcripts Explained, Because Who CBF Reading 1,300 Pages

The Essendon Doping Transcripts Explained, Because Who CBF Reading 1,300 Pages | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
The Essendon Doping Transcripts Explained, Because Who CBF Reading 1,300 Pages
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'Evil and depraved' Families SA carer jailed for 35 years

'Evil and depraved' Families SA carer jailed for 35 years | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
Shannon McCoole, a Families SA carer and head administrator for a 1,000-member child pornography website, is jailed for 35 years for sexually abusing seven children as young as 18 months old.
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The Dangers of Night Knocking

The Dangers of Night Knocking | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
The street name, Whispering Woods Lane, sounds quiet, calm and bucolic, though it's a housing development in Sparta, New Jersey.  Even so, knocking at the front door at 2 in the morning is jarring....
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Man arrested over Sydney family law court bombings, murders

Man arrested over Sydney family law court bombings, murders | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
A man has been arrested over the family law court bombings and murders in Sydney in the 1980s, New South Wales police say.
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Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom | The Scientist Magazine®

Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom | The Scientist Magazine® | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
Advances in neuroimaging have improved our understanding of the brain, but the resulting data do little to help judges and juries determine criminal culpability.
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Why Aboriginal people with disabilities crowd our prisons

Why Aboriginal people with disabilities crowd our prisons | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
Australia imprisons thousands of Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disability each year. A widespread lack of understanding – and action – underpins this shameful breach of human rights.
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From school shootings to everyday counter-terrorism

From school shootings to everyday counter-terrorism | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
Mother Jones has a fascinating article on how America is attempting to stop school shootings by using community detection and behavioural intervention programmes for people identified as potential ...
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Louise Bell’s alleged murderer to face trial

Louise Bell’s alleged murderer to face trial | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
A FORMER teacher will next week stand trial over the murder of Louise Bell, more than 30 years after the schoolgirl was abducted from the bedroom of her Hackham West home.
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Doctor defends expert witness role

Doctor defends expert witness role | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
A senior psychiatrist is defending the specialty after suggestions by police and victims groups that they are giving convicted criminals bogus diagnoses to secure lighter sentences.
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Paedophiles groomed pregnant women to secure babies for sexual abuse, hearing told

Paedophiles groomed pregnant women to secure babies for sexual abuse, hearing told | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
A gang of paedophiles who groomed pregnant women to secure their babies for later sexual abuse used one victim as a prop to advertise an online chatroom about child rape, a sentencing hearing has been told.
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Jared Fogle, Ex-Subway Pitchman, to Plead Guilty to Child Sex and Pornography Charges

Jared Fogle, Ex-Subway Pitchman, to Plead Guilty to Child Sex and Pornography Charges | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
Mr. Fogle is expected to admit to paying for sex with minors and distributing explicit images. He will pay $1.4 million to 14 victims and faces prison time.
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'Prisoner' star Maggie Kirkpatrick had abuse victim over for dinner before sexual assault

'Prisoner' star Maggie Kirkpatrick had abuse victim over for dinner before sexual assault | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
'Prisoner' star Maggie Kirkpatrick has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the 1980s.
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A Psychologist as Warden? Jail and Mental Illness Intersect in Chicago

A Psychologist as Warden? Jail and Mental Illness Intersect in Chicago | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, a clinical psychologist, was chosen to run Cook County Jail, underscoring how much the nation’s prisons have become holding centers for the mentally ill.
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I ratted out my bank robber brothers

I ratted out my bank robber brothers | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
A powerful real-life story about a gang of three brothers and violent father, convicted in 1990s Sweden, is a bestseller there. Only one person could have told the tale – the fourth brother, who resisted a life of crime
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Alcohol prohibition 'promoting sly grog and teenage prostitutes'

Alcohol prohibition 'promoting sly grog and teenage prostitutes' | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
Liquor restrictions have created a flourishing black market and lured young girls into prostitution in the WA town of Halls Creek, residents say.
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Jury discharged after two days of Jamie Gao murder trial

Jury discharged after two days of Jamie Gao murder trial | a mind to crime | Scoop.it
The jury in the trial of Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara over the murder of Sydney student Jamie Gao is discharged.
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