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Jury selected in slain Hoonah officers case

Jury selected in slain Hoonah officers case | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A jury was selected Wednesday to hear the trial of a man accused of killing two police officers in the village of Hoonah in 2010.
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Pace of Death Sentences, Executions Slows in Virginia

A prosecutor's decision not to seek a death penalty for the man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student is emblematic of capital punishment's decline across the country and in the state that once operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the nation. ...
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Filipino Politics: The unbeatable contender

Filipino Politics: The unbeatable contender | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Popularity and wealth are among the chief qualifications for becoming a viable presidential candidate, in a political system where personality and potential to win outweigh ability, policies and parties. Since the Philippines’ restoration of democracy in 1986, the tendency has been for its politicians to coalesce around whomever they regard as the most unbeatable presidential candidate. They trade their support for patronage. A president needs the backing of congress and local governments to wield power, while members of congress, governors and mayors need the spoils provided by a president to wield their own power through subsequent terms in office.
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Brian Cashman: Yankees won't pay Alex Rodriguez's bonus for 660th home run

Brian Cashman: Yankees won't pay Alex Rodriguez's bonus for 660th home run | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
This likely means that a grievance will be filed in the next two weeks, which likely will head to an independent arbitrator this winter.
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Brain Bias: How difficult is it to reprogram our brains?

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This video illustrates how difficult it is to reprogram our biases.  We know what we know and the only way to convince someone else is to switch places with them for enough time that they can have that "moment" when the algorithm "sticks".

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Karachi’s wild child

Karachi’s wild child | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Here in the midst of anarchic, dysfunctional, crammed, crazy, noisy Karachi was a woman who was even more anarchic, crazy, noisy and in-your-face. She was at the heart of every disturbance, from supporting rank outsiders in the local elections to organising flash protests on social media, and spiced up every organisation she belonged to, which was any outfit committed to challenging discrimination or injustice.
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Oh Pakistan....

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What the cops say

What the cops say | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Yet few also doubt that most police officers are decent people who “risk their own safety for ours every single day,” as President Barack Obama put it recently. According to one poll, three quarters of people, including a majority of African Americans, say that they approve of the job being done by their local police department. Police officers in general seem to be thought of as decent people doing good work—and yet policing, as a practice, is widely distrusted. What explains this contradiction?
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Brandal Nicole Crenshaw's comment, Today, 6:27 PM
Maybe this is caused because the police department and its policies are more distant and harder to understand than the individuals. If I was to get to know the CEO of a company, I would probably think that that individual is a nice person. If I had to get to know that CEO's company, I would have a harder time understanding their policies, and I would probably be less trusting of their choices. It is the individual person that really sticks out.
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Revolutionary History

Revolutionary History | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
“Revolutions Without Borders” ends on a wistful note. The French Directoire, which ruled from 1795 until it came increasingly under the sway of Napoleon Bonaparte, dispensed with the revolution’s universal character. Its armies in parts of Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland became just another occupying force. In America the counter-revolutionaries ensured that the country was hostile to figures like Paine. As the walls went up again, Ms Polasky’s wandering revolutionaries were left with nowhere to call home.
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Full Article: Human rights, public health and medicinal cannabis use

Full Article: Human rights, public health and medicinal cannabis use | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

This paper explores the interplay between the human rights and drug control frameworks and critiques case law on medicinal cannabis use to demonstrate that a bona fide human rights perspective allows for a broader conception of ‘health’. This broad conception, encompassing both medicalised and social constructionist definitions, can inform public health policies relating to medicinal cannabis use. The paper also demonstrates how a human rights lens can alleviate a core tension between the State and the individual within the drug policy field. The leading medicinal cannabis case in the UK highlights the judiciary’s failure to engage with an individual’s human right to health as they adopt an arbitrary, externalist view, focussing on the legality of cannabis to the exclusion of other concerns. Drawing on some international comparisons, the paper considers how a human rights perspective can lead to an approach to medicinal cannabis use which facilitates a holistic understanding of public health.


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Gut Feelings--the "Second Brain" in Our Gastrointestinal Systems [Excerpt]

Gut Feelings--the "Second Brain" in Our Gastrointestinal Systems [Excerpt] | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

There is a superhighway between the brain and GI system that holds great sway over humans


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Jim Manske's curator insight, May 1, 1:44 PM
I had a gut feeling to share this with you....interdependence is multidirectional?
John Oulton's comment, May 2, 5:13 PM
Police officers and other law enforcement careers have a good grasp of this, as in a "second brain" such as the CNS. Their discretion will be handy.
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Revenge porn hacker: 'Scary how quickly I would drop my morals for so little'

Revenge porn hacker: 'Scary how quickly I would drop my morals for so little' | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
What was it like the first time you hacked into a woman's Facebook or Twitter account or inbox?
It doesn't feel real, when I'm in my room, lights off, door locked, drinking ... you don't feel the consequences. And then I'd go straight out and party with friends and try not to think about it. If I had to look somebody in the face to do that, it'd be a different story.
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Brandal Nicole Crenshaw's comment, Today, 6:39 PM
All the more reason that you should really think twice- and then again- about what you post online. I hear all the time from naive young ladies (and occasionally guys) that what is online on their facebook or twitter account is completely private. It really isn't though. It's scary what people will post online and even worse what people will do with it.
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Two nations

Two nations | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Our interactive chart today imagines that black and white America were separate countries and compares them with the rest of the world. Black America is a violent place, and ruthlessly policed. Its citizens are more likely to be murdered than people in Namibia and more likely to be locked up than any group, anywhere.
 
White Americans are far less likely to be locked up than their black compatriots, but far more likely to be behind bars than the citizens of nearly all other countries. They are seldom murdered, however: at 2.5 per 100,000 the white American homicide rate is barely worse than Norway’s 2.2.
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Of recyclers and rag men

Of recyclers and rag men | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
AFTER Argentina’s economy crashed in 2001, the ranks of informal workers grew along with those of the unemployed. In Buenos Aires, the capital, destitute citizens...
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New campaign addresses public health aspects of Alaska's legal pot

New campaign addresses public health aspects of Alaska's legal pot | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Months after Alaska voters approved marijuana legalization, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Service launched its ad campaign geared toward providing facts on the health effects of marijuana consumption.
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Too big to bail out

Too big to bail out | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
BRITONS will not hear a bad word said about the National Health Service, but its problems are becoming hard to ignore. A combination of austerity and an increasingly needy population has left it short of money.
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Baltimore Photographer Devin Allen Captures Uprising In Touching TIME Cover Photo

Baltimore Photographer Devin Allen Captures Uprising In Touching TIME Cover Photo | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An amateur photographer from Baltimore is being celebrated for his photos taken during the recent demonstrations in the name of Freddie Gray. His images are so touching, in fact, that the 26-year-o...
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Maddie Davis's comment, Today, 6:26 PM
I enjoyed reading this article. The photo he captured really is an incredible photo. I think it captures the riots perfectly and it’s a very powerful image. It’s kind of crazy how fast his picture spread all over social media and then TIME Magazine chose it to be on the cover. That’s pretty amazing to me.
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Finland’s Sámi request UN's help in securing their rights

Finland’s Sámi request UN's help in securing their rights | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Describing “extreme disappointment” that the 1989 convention has still not been signed, Sanila-Aikio said: “The situation does not look any more promising now after the elections, as the loudest opponents to the ILO agreement are the ones who have taken power.”

No time to vote
This spring Finland’s Justice Minister Anna-Maja Henriksson said she regretted that parliament did not have time to vote on ratifying the convention in the final weeks before the election.
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The Development of Therapeutic Jurisprudence: from Theory to Practice by David B. Wexler :: SSRN

The Development of Therapeutic Jurisprudence: from Theory to Practice by David B. Wexler :: SSRN | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
This Essay formed the basis of a lecture given in October 1997 at the University of Virginia Law School, which was featuring a 25 year retrospective in developm
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Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks — Medium

Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks — Medium | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
We could speculate all day on the motivations of the people who posted these tweets, from the sinister to the silly. One thing for certain is that they were getting dozens of favourites and retweets, and there was no shortage of people taking them seriously.

Some notified law enforcement officials…
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The problem with self-report studies, too....

The researchers say: "why would people lie about committing crimes?"  Well, for one thing, a deviant subculture may glorify the activity.  Veblen showed us that people like to "display scalps on their belts" and criminal activity seems to be one of those prestige items easy to display.

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The lessons of Baltimore

The lessons of Baltimore | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
THE last time Baltimore rioted in the way it did last night was in 1968, after the murder of Martin Luther King. In the neighbourhoods of West Baltimore, where the...
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John Oulton's comment, May 2, 3:58 PM
I think that Baltimore has an underground economy. The city is thriving with criminals and the murder rate is high. The inner city is hard to come by because the lack of resources have the people find new resources like drugs as I theorize. It takes a lot of guts to kill, but I dont think that much if that person is under the influence of something or has anger over something with someone.
Rob Duke's comment, May 2, 11:25 PM
John: yes, there's a great amount of structural and economic change needed to truly change Baltimore.
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The feminisation of poverty and the myth of the 'welfare queen'

Governments are constructing social policy based on misrepresentations and stereotypes about poor people and welfare claimants, rather than by reference to the structural inequalities that affect everyone, argues Kate Donald. The ‘feminisation of poverty’ is now an undeniable reality. Worldwide, ...


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NYPD Cannibal Cop Found Guilty

Fight Censorship on YouTube** NYC -- New York police officer Gilberto Valle conspired to kidnap women, who prosecutors argued he planned to rape, torture, ...

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A Brief Guide to Gender in India - GRANTA

A Brief Guide to Gender in India - GRANTA | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

‘Please be creative. This is only the beginning.’


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Executing justice

Executing justice | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
ON APRIL 29th Indonesia executed eight people convicted of drug trafficking. Despite concerns over legal failings and the mental health of one prisoner, four...
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The Untold Story of Silk Road | WIRED

The Untold Story of Silk Road | WIRED | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
How a 29-year-old idealist built a global drug bazaar and became a murderous kingpin.
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The regulated West

The regulated West | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
IN THE RV parks, along interstates and at the bottom of canyons in the desert West a distinctive species of American can be found. Lexington recently joined them,...
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