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Humanistic Personality Theory & Trait Personality Theory Comparison

Humanistic Personality Theory & Trait Personality Theory Comparison | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A comparison of Humanistic and Trait theories of personalities.
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Willow Grove forum endorses Greenleaf human trafficking bill

Willow Grove forum endorses Greenleaf human trafficking bill | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In Pennsylvania today, if a woman or underage girl who has been forced to sell herself for sex is arrested for prostitution it is more than likely that she will be charged with a felony while her pimp and the client will be slapped with either summary or misdemeanor offenses.  Formerly PhillyBurbs
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Andrew Kelly's comment, March 24, 1:19 PM
I personally think that the pimp and the client should be punished more, not less than the prostitute. I think that the pimp should get the highest penalty due to the fact that he is the one who is taking advantage of the women, and that he is in charge of the whole human trafficking business. The client is willingly engaged in the illegal activity and should be punished at least in the same way as the prostitute. I think that many prostitutes engage in what they do because they have no other choice and they are just do it because they need to survive somehow. I think that this is unacceptable that the legislation is protecting the pimps and customers, maybe because some politicians have their own interest in this business?
Todd Hallsten's comment, April 7, 4:13 PM
Well the idea of a pimp is someone who maintains the money not the person. With all do respect, I think both parties play an equal part in the crime, however the girl was the one who made the decision to go on the street. Uaf Justice class
Sawyer Skiba's comment, Today, 1:31 AM
I agree with the statements above. I think that the pimp plays just as much role in the prostitution process. The situations surrounding the human trafficking should play a considerable role in how much trouble and what the punishment is for the prostitute. No matter the situation though, if the prostitute is arrested, the pimp will replace her. However if the pimp is arrested, we might be able to start making changes.
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PD: Slain wife called 911 saying her husband was hallucinating about end of world before shooting

PD: Slain wife called 911 saying her husband was hallucinating about end of world before shooting | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
DENVER -- The husband of a woman found shot in the head in her home Monday night near the University of Denver has been arrested in connection with the death, the Denver Police Department said. Ric...
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Suspected O.C. serial killer cut off GPS, ran from cops, shop owner says

Suspected O.C. serial killer cut off GPS, ran from cops, shop owner says | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Surrounded by police, a suspected serial killer in Anaheim quickly sliced the GPS device from his ankle, hopped on a bicycle and pedaled across the street.
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Pakistan cannibal brothers sent to police custody

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Two Pakistani brothers, arrested for alleged cannibalism, were today remanded to seven days in police custody by an anti-terrorism court
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tasaha's curator insight, April 15, 10:09 AM

This story just makes you go eewww!. On a positive note, they were already dead and perhaps their circumstances made them feel they had no alternatives. Then you wonder why they only got 2yrs for doing it in the past, why they did not receive further mental evaluation, and what it has to do with anti-terrorism. Finally, you then just go eeewwww again…  

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Pennsylvania male cop posed as Amish woman in effort to catch pervert

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A Pennsylvania cop posed as an Amish woman to lure a creep wanted for exposing himself to children walking home from school.
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The Disappearing Public Outrage Over Political Corruption

The Disappearing Public Outrage Over Political Corruption | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
With the impending demise of The Colbert Report, we’re not just losing “Stephen Colbert” the character, but also, very likely, Stephen Colbert the political agitator and one of the heroes in the public discourse around campaign finance laws. His sustained, crazy, years-long assault on the Citizens United decision had no...
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Attempted murder charges against nine-month-old baby thrown out by Pakistan court

Attempted murder charges against nine-month-old baby thrown out by Pakistan court | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A judge in Pakistan has thrown out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby on Saturday, lawyers said, after the infant appeared in court for a second time.
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Willow Weir's comment, April 13, 11:43 AM
Obviously the charge was ridiculous and hence the public outrage although the headlines made the charges very unclear. I would think a court system that charges a family like that would make the process inconsistent.
tasaha's curator insight, April 15, 9:58 AM

I found this an interesting article, in large part because the complaint was for the whole family. This would include the child, at least until they were scrutinized (and embarrassed) for it. Imagine if the US were to penalize a whole family for the crimes of one or two family members. Puts things in perspective…

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Link between Teen Binge Drinking and Precise Identification of Alcohol Brands in Pop Music | French Tribune

Link between Teen Binge Drinking and Precise Identification of Alcohol Brands in Pop Music | French Tribune | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Shasta Pomeroy's comment, April 13, 12:16 PM
I think that have teens exposed to alcohol references through pop music can be a factor when looking at teen drinking rates, but not a definitive reason for it. Our culture for decades has had a culture placed around alcohol. Alcohol is promoted not only through music, but also television commercials and billboards. Alcohol has been portrayed through our country, among with others, to be a means to relax and celebrate. With the mass of social propaganda that is present in our culture it is hard to not observe such messages. But, not all individuals who are bombarded with the promotion of alcohol will drink alcohol. The choice to drink is dependent on my other factors such as their family’s use and perception of the drug, their experiences of seeing the use of it in public, as well as a personal decision on what they approve of. Though the pop music’s promotion of alcohol brands names could definitely be a factor in teen binge drinking, I don’t feel that it is the only factor to be considered.
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Reeva Steenkamp 'shot as she stood at the door arguing with Pistorius' - Independent.ie

Reeva Steenkamp 'shot as she stood at the door arguing with Pistorius' - Independent.ie | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
REEVA Steenkamp was pleading to her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius from behind their locked bathroom door when he shot her dead, the prosecutor in the Paralympian's trial claimed yesterday.
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Judges criticism of sex attack victim leads to complaint | Voxy.co.nz

Judges criticism of sex attack victim leads to complaint | Voxy.co.nz | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Sensible Sentencing Trust is lodging a formal complaint against a Judge who was reluctant to allow a sex abuse victim to read her victim impact statement in court saying the Judge showed an unacceptable bias towards the offender.
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Activist Brock Evans to speak at UAF

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FAIRBANKS — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, long-time conservation leader, author and environmental activist Brock Evans will be speaking at the Schaible Auditorium on campus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Saturday from 7-9 p.m.
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Gauguin painting stolen 44 years ago hung in autoworker's kitchen

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A pair of paintings by French artists Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard that had been missing for four decades has been recovered by Italian authorities who said that the works of art were hanging in a kitchen of a retired Sicilian autoworker who was unaware of their value.
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Death toll in fiery bus crash rises to 10; 5 are high school students

Death toll in fiery bus crash rises to 10; 5 are high school students | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
ORLAND, Calif. -- The death toll in a head-on collision between a FedEx truck and a bus full of Los Angeles-area high school students rose to 10 early Friday, officials said.
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Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study

Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers found.The
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Finding Former Prisoners, at McDonald's

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My informal survey brought home to me how ubiquitous the experience of being in jail is in certain parts of America.
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Misinformed criticism of restorative justice « LiveNews.co.nz

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Virginia woman mowed down husband, beat him as he tried to crawl away: cops 

Virginia woman mowed down husband, beat him as he tried to crawl away: cops  | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A jilted Virginia woman was arrested after she drove the wrong way down a one-way street to cut down her husband and tried to kick him to death as he crawled away, police said.
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Chief: Suspects wore GPS devices during killings

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(AP) â€" Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday. Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon, both registered sex offenders, were both wearing ankle bracelets when the women were assaulted and killed last fall and earlier this year, Anaheim police Chief Raul Quezada said at a news conference. Authorities at the news conference did not explain how Cano and Gordon allegedly managed to carry out the killings while under supervision, but Quezada said data from the GPS devices "was one of the investigative tools we used to put the case together." If convicted, they could face a minimum sentence of life without parole or the death penalty. Santa Ana police searched a canyon, examined the women's cellphone records, alerted hospitals, put the word out on social media and even checked motels they were known to frequent but without success in finding them. The men were arrested by federal agents on May 8, 2012, after a two-week stay at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Nevada. [...] both men checked in earlier this month, Dunn said.
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Boston's Legacy: Can Crowdsourcing Really Fight Crime? - NBC News

Boston's Legacy: Can Crowdsourcing Really Fight Crime? - NBC News | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
For many, the first images of the Boston Marathon bombing -- a cloud of dark smoke rising up over Boylston Street -- came from Twitter or Instagram. The FBI ...
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Shasta Pomeroy's comment, April 13, 12:02 PM
I agree with the FBI agent in this article that photos and video sent in from civilians gives an even better chance of apprehending the offender. With people being at the scene when it happens allows evidence to be caught while the crime is occurring; which for law enforcement is rarely obtained. Usually Law enforcement only after a crime as occurred, or stop it before it happens. But to have smart-technology devices being used by citizens to obtain evidence is a valuable resource.
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Court overturns conviction of AT&T hacker Andrew ‘weev’ Auernheimer

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Jury gives stiletto killer life for brutal murder

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Prosecutor John Jordan climbed atop a courtroom table in front of a dozen wide-eyed jurors, straddled a mannequin torso and pantomimed hitting the dummy in the face with a high-heel stiletto. On Friday, the two-week trial that captured the city's attention and made headlines across the country ended with Trujillo, 45, being sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her boyfriend, Alf Stefan Andersson, last year. Trujillo claimed throughout the trial that she was the victim in an abusive relationship and was defending herself from an attack with the only weapon she had: a cobalt blue platform pump with a 5-inch heel. [...] they saw a woman with a violent history, a woman who often talked in circles during her testimony and who could not explain how she feared for her life the night she stabbed her boyfriend 25 times in the face and head. Trujillo had faced a punishment ranging from five years to life. Because she got the maximum, she will be eligible for parole in 30 years. Jordan and prosecutor Sarah Mickelson called 20 witnesses during the trial's punishment phase to testify about Trujillo's behavior, including biting an ex-boyfriend, drunkenly attacking a security guard, and a bizarre incident in which her neighbors arrived home to find her using the bathroom in their apartment. The Houston police officer who was first to respond said he thought Andersson had been shot in the face.
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Willow Weir's comment, April 13, 11:45 AM
This article certainly makes you question the sanity of the defendant. However with "Texas justice" it isn't surprising that this would be the outcome. It is a horrific story
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Herbalife Tumbles as FBI Probe Comes to Light

Herbalife Tumbles as FBI Probe Comes to Light | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Herbalife tumbled 14% on Friday amid fresh worries the controversial nutrition company could be facing more scrutiny.
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Willow Weir's comment, April 13, 11:47 AM
a multi level marketing scheme trying to swindle consumers? This isn't that shocking but just what seems like the course of business
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Pope Francis asks forgiveness for priests who sexually abused children

Pope Francis asks forgiveness for priests who sexually abused children | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Pope Francis made his strongest condemnation yet of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy on Friday, and pledged to impose sanctions on priests who harm children.
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Colin Kaepernick under police investigation

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Colin Kaepernick , the young San Francisco 49ers quarterback who guided the team to the Super Bowl and a conference championship game during his first two seasons, is under investigation by Miami police for possible sexual misconduct last week at a hotel, the Miami Herald reported.
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L.A. County deputies fatally shoot man by mistake

L.A. County deputies fatally shoot man by mistake | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot two hostages, killing one, earlier this week as the men fled a knife-wielding captor in West Hollywood, officials said Thursday.
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Shasta Pomeroy's comment, April 13, 1:36 PM
This is a truly tragic accident. An incident like this, with everything happening in such a hectic manner at once, lead to a saddening end. The use of lethal force of officers is often questioned by others. Though what happened was tragic, it is hard not being an officer who was there what the scene had been like. The video news report said that not only did the individual John Winkler match the description given of the suspect but that he had also “run towards the cops”. With these two pieces combined it is very likely that the officers viewed him as the threat. I feel sad for the family, officers, friends, and all involved in this case as it is a truly tragic situation for all involved.
tasaha's curator insight, April 15, 10:34 AM

This is a rare, unfortunate incident. Surely there will be an investigation, but officers are only human…they reacted on instinct. They were wrong this time. Although at the cost of a life, these officers will have to live with this error for the rest of their lives. As a result of this incident and its coverage, perhaps training and procedures will be reevaluated and the public will realize they also have a duty to officers during incidents such as this.

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Defending restorative discipline —

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by Jeremy Simons

When I started working at Cole Middle School in inner city Denver in 2003, it was ranked dead last in the entire state of Colorado, with proficiency scores on standardized testing (CSAP) in the single digits. It would later be shut down by the state and turned into a charter school, which was also closed after 3 years, in a bizarre attempt at school “accountability.” Student misbehavior went hand in hand with the academic problems, with hundreds of students suspended every year and substitute teachers bullied out of the building by students. Local residents called the school a “gang factory.” Police cruisers were regularly parked outside with officers escorting students out between the elegant Doric columns supporting the main entrance, grand reminders of forgotten days when the school produced graduates rather than criminals. It was a sad example of what community activists and parents were just beginning to call the “school to prison pipeline”.
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