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Former prisons inspector condemns probation service reform plans - The Guardian

Former prisons inspector condemns probation service reform plans - The Guardian | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The GuardianFormer prisons inspector condemns probation service reform plansThe GuardianLord Ramsbotham promises to lead rebellion unless 'muddled' government plans to fragment probation service are rewritten.and more »...
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Shakeup looming at Seattle Police Department

Sources tell KING 5 that all four assistant Seattle Police chiefs are bracing for demotions.
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Interesting that the City Attorney runs a community meeting about crime....

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Bali Nine: Barbaric punishment does not fit crime

Bali Nine: Barbaric punishment does not fit crime | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
UNIVERSITY of Southern Queensland Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas gives her opinion on the planned Bali Nine executions.
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How Nonemployed Americans Spend Their Weekdays: Men vs. Women

How Nonemployed Americans Spend Their Weekdays: Men vs. Women | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An interactive comparison of a day in the life of 147 men and 147 women without jobs.
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Hacking Putin's Eyes: How To Bypass Biometrics The Cheap And Dirty Way With Google Images

At Mobile World Congress this week a number of eye-scanning authentication tools were shown off, notably by ZTE and Fujitsu. But security researcher Jan Krissler says it's easy to use high-res images of people's eyes grabbed from Google to break iris scanning tech.
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Stoned rabbits? DEA agent says medical marijuana endangers bunnies

Stoned rabbits? DEA agent says medical marijuana endangers bunnies | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
At illegal grow sites, he said, his team saw “even rabbits that had cultivated a taste for the marijuana, where one of them refused to leave us.” Even after Fairbanks and his group cleared the space of weed, the rabbit’s “natural instincts to run were somehow gone,” he added.
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In other news, Elmer Fudd held a press conference to say: "Well, that expwains awot, huh-huh-huh!"

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In other news, Elmer Fudd held a press conference to say: "Well, that expwains awot, huh-huh-huh!"

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Smell the glove

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GRIP firmly, maintain eye contact. What you do during a handshake is clear. But after? Research published this week suggests that humans, like other animals, use...
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WATCH: The premiere of The School Project's 'Restoring Justice'

WATCH: The premiere of The School Project's 'Restoring Justice' | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Watch the premiere of The School Project's short documentary film "Restoring Justice," examining how Chicago is reforming its student discipline policies.
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Who Kills Themselves Binge Drinking? It’s Not Who You Think » Sociological Images

Who Kills Themselves Binge Drinking? It’s Not Who You Think » Sociological Images | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Not to mention, she says, how the alcohol industry Would feel about the government telling Their Richest customers to curb Their drinking. They much prefer That PSAs focus on young people. "This industry can AFFORD well the much-touted 'We Card' programs," says Sternheimer, "Because teens usually do not-have the money for the expensive stuff That Their Parents can buy." The industry's marketing to wealthy, white men, the then is goes unchecked.


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I don’t find it shocking that men who are 35-64 and earn over $70,000 have a drinking problem. I think that those who have stressful jobs such as lawyers, dentist, and doctors are more likely to drink or even kill themselves. I have read articles where those three occupations are the people who are most likely to commit suicide. It’s kind of a no brainer that those who earn more money than the usual and have stressful jobs would binge drink. I also think that we focus on teen drinking in aspects of how will it affect them in the long run. Alcohol is addictive and a suppressant, and this learned behavior at such a young age could continue on for years. If we focus those who are at risk we are helping them out in short term aspects but also long term.
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8 Things You Didn't Know About The Mistreatment Of Black Children During Jim Crow

8 Things You Didn't Know About The Mistreatment Of Black Children During Jim Crow | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Ever-Present Fear of Violence The most traumatizing experiences for young people growing up in Jim Crow societies were their initial encounters with violence inflicted by whites upon Blacks, according to the history site shmoop.com. Rumors of beatings, torture and lynching, or “white death” as author Richard Wright referred to it, were enough to haunt …

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South Cushman neighborhood talks safety at community policing meeting

FAIRBANKS — A vocal and diverse crowd of about 90 people met with members of the Fairbanks Police Department on Tuesday night to identify the top concerns of the residents of South Fairbanks.
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Stranded camera

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THE grainy pictures in 1993 of James Bulger, a toddler, being led away by two ten-year-old boys who would go on to torture and murder him, are among the best-known...
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Justice, Not Retribution: "The Emphasis on Suffering Isn't Getting Us Anywhere"

Justice, Not Retribution: "The Emphasis on Suffering Isn't Getting Us Anywhere" | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Initially the story seemed like something straight out of A Clockwork Orange: Sasha Fleischman, who as an agender youth doesn’t identify as either male or female, was dozing on a municipal Oakland bus. Nearby, three adolescent boys had been laughing mockingly, and then one touched a lighter to Sasha’s skirt. The garment exploded in flame, Sasha screamed and struggled; finally, a couple of other passengers were able to extinguish the blaze. Sasha’s legs were a welter of second-and-third degree bu
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Restorative Justice: Face-to-face with the effects of crime « Today's Catholic News

Today's Catholic is a true Catholic news service dedicated to presenting important news, articles and information to the parishioners of the Fort Wayne / South Bend diocese.
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Invisible harms

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The toll of mental illness and substance abuse by ageTHEY account for a relatively small share of the world’s premature deaths—but they are the biggest drivers...
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Former detective reflects on 20-year-old murder spree

Former detective reflects on 20-year-old murder spree | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, Mark Spotz was convicted in a murder spree that spanned four counties and left four people dead.
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The Troubling Way States Try To Predict Future Crimes

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — On a hot Friday last July, a parolee was mowing a lawn in a small cul-de-sac on the west side of the city when he stopped to ask for a glass of water.
The 70-year-old widow whose yard he was mowing told h...

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English High School dean Shaun O. Harrison Sr. charged with shooting student - The Boston Globe

English High School dean Shaun O. Harrison Sr. charged with shooting student - The Boston Globe | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The dean of students at Boston English High School, who is also a long-time community activist, is facing charges that he tried to murder an English High School student as they both walked on a Roxbury street Tuesday night, officials said.
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Hamburg fights back against urination on streets with walls that 'pee back'

Hamburg fights back against urination on streets with walls that 'pee back' | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

An area of the German city of Hamburg known for its nightlife is fighting back against drunken revellers who relieve themselves in the streets - by modifying the area's walls to "pee back". A neighbourhood association has begun repainting walls along the famous Reeperbahn street, in the heart of the city's St Pauli nightlife district, with a water-repellent paint. The offending urine bounces straight off the wall – and on to the shoes of the perpetrator. Signs have been put up around the district that read "Don't pee here. We pee back." The menace of what is known as the Wildpinkler, or "wild urinator", is something of an obsession in Germany.


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High alcohol consumption levels is problematic in more ways than just one. It turns out that addressing this issue can also be done in more ways than one!

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This is awesome! It's a non aggressive response.
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Same old blinkered vision won't solve drug problem for Alaska or US

Same old blinkered vision won't solve drug problem for Alaska or US | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
OPINION: The drug war has failed, and many addicts are not criminals, so let's do something different. 
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Calgary’s ‘Up The Wall’ graffiti program for teens ends due to lack of participants

Calgary’s ‘Up The Wall’ graffiti program for teens ends due to lack of participants | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Up The Wall, a program launched last spring aimed at encouraging teenage graffiti vandals to use their artistic skills for good instead of crime, will cease operations due to a lack of participants, city councillors heard Wednesday. Arpana Gajjar with…
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I'm surprised that it wasn't more successful...
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Accidental 911 call leads deputies to pot

Accidental 911 call leads deputies to pot | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A sheriff's dispatcher heard talk of drugs and plans to fight a deputy or lead a pursuit.
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A rap on the knuckles

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IS FRANCE about to be slapped on the wrist for its failure to ban smacking? On March 4th the Council of Europe, the continent’s human-rights body, is expected to...
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Drunk killer of James Bulger blamed toddler's MOTHER

Drunk killer of James Bulger blamed toddler's MOTHER | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Killer Jon Venables has blamed the mother of James Bulger for the toddler's murder saying that she should never have left him on his own. Venables killed the two-year-old in 1993.
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This is a ridiculous excuse.
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Yolo County Neighborhood Court Program receives $1.9 million grant | The Aggie

Yolo County Neighborhood Court Program receives $1.9 million grant | The Aggie | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Grant to expand program to Woodlands, West Sacramento over the next three years

On Feb. 12 The Yolo County District Attorney (DA) Office recei
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