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Scientist that discovered GMO health hazards immediately fired, team dismantled

Scientist that discovered GMO health hazards immediately fired, team dismantled | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Taylor Altenburg's comment, October 26, 2012 7:34 PM
This article is really interesting. It’s shocking that the researchers were looked down on and fired for finding such health hazards. After watching several documentaries on the food industry it’s kind of gross what actually goes into the process of making and packaging our food. My opinion on this is perhaps the researchers did not necessarily need to take this information right to the media and rather address the head of the companies and work to fix the problem instead of giving the country a major scare about the toxins.
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TASER announces wildlife management stungun

TASER announces wildlife management stungun | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Stun-gun manufacturer TASER has announced a Wildlife Electronic Control Device.
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Can restorative justice cut prison numbers? | Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

Can restorative justice cut prison numbers? | Centre for Crime and Justice Studies | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

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Playboy has Terry Richardson shoot entire issue despite past assault claims

Playboy has Terry Richardson shoot entire issue despite past assault claims | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Despite multiple claims of sexual abuse against fashion photographer Terry Richardson, Playboy hired him to shoot an entire special edition of the magazine released this week.
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Richardson likens his accusers to Salem Witch trials.  Is this true?  Are we a country with double standards?

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Eye-Opening Photos Of Folks Who Illegally Hop Trains Across America

Eye-Opening Photos Of Folks Who Illegally Hop Trains Across America | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Photographer Mike Brodie, also known as The Polaroid Kidd, began photographing his travels in 2004, taking thousands of photos of people illegally riding freight trains during his five-year project.

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Homeless man acquitted after smashing Uber Prius with skateboard

Homeless man acquitted after smashing Uber Prius with skateboard | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A San Francisco man who smashed an Uber driver’s windshield by hurling a skateboard into the moving Prius was acquitted at trial by a jury that found he acted in self-defense, the city public defender’s office said. [...] testimony from the defendant and cell phone video that appeared to back up his account of the confrontation, led to his acquittal Friday, his attorney said. “As a crime victim, Mr. Knaak deserved every bit of the police response and protection that would have been afforded to
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Another example of a case that could have benefited from some dispute resolution skills on the part of the officer(s).

In some cases, officers should take a coach role and act as nothing more than a mediator; but in other cases like this one, the officer may be tasked with a med-arbitrator role where ultimately he or she will be forced to make a decision one way or the other.

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Three Signs That Young Americans Are Getting a Raw Deal

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We talk a good game about opportunity in this country, but here are three signs that we’re failing to provide young people a fair shot at prosperity.

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Positive Youth Justice, Part Two: Community Works, Oakland, Calif.

Positive Youth Justice, Part Two: Community Works, Oakland, Calif. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, The Chronicle of Social Change began "Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets," a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework. We accomplish the "creation" of that continuu
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'Drugged' Drivers Who Aren't - Reason.com

'Drugged' Drivers Who Aren't - Reason.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
One reason a link between marijuana and car crashes is hard to verify
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Saudi Morality Police Arrest Men for Dancing at a Birthday Party

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's morality police detained a group of young men for dancing at a birthday party and referred them to prosecutors, according to a state-linked media report. The news website Ayn al-Youm reported Saturday that the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and...
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Indirect reciprocity with optional interactions

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Indirect reciprocity means that my behavior towards you also depends on what you have done to others. Indirect reciprocity is associated with the evolution of social intelligence and human language. Most approaches to indirect reciprocity assume obligatory interactions, but here we explore optional interactions.

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RIGHTS - Turkish men wear skirts in protest for victimized women

RIGHTS - Turkish men wear skirts in protest for victimized women | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A group of men has shown up in Istanbul s iconic Taksim Square wearing skirts in support of Turkish women victimized by the recent wave of male violence. Here is the video and the photos of the unusual event
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Am I the only one surprised by this?

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Maria's comment, February 24, 10:09 PM
“I wore a skirt to stress that the murder has got nothing to do with a skirt”.
This is amazing! I am surprised, as well! However, it only shows that even conservative countries like Turkey are becoming more open and concerned with the violence against women. What these people did is a great way of showing that women should not be judged, assaulted, and killed because of what they wear, but have to be respected.
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Pittsburgh schools work with community groups to reduce suspensions

Pittsburgh schools work with community groups to reduce suspensions | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Last school year, the number of suspensions in Pittsburgh Public Schools dropped 15 percent over the prior year, but still more than 9,900 suspensions were issued, nearly three-fourths of them to black students. Those who want to “stop the pushout” say the numbers are still too high and are calling on the community, students, teachers and the district to help bring the numbers down. Great Public Schools — Pittsburgh, the Education Law Center and the Center for Third World Organizing are working
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How Should We Select Judges? | Justice For Sale | FRONTLINE | PBS

How Should We Select Judges? | Justice For Sale | FRONTLINE | PBS | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

"Putting courts into politics, and compelling judges to become politicians, in many jurisdictions has almost destroyed the traditional respect for the bench," one commentator famously wrote on the causes of popular dissatisfaction with the administration of justice. And this was back in 1906. For most of the century since that time, lawyers, judges, law professors, and other court reformers have wrestled with the problem of how to select judges in a way that remains consistent with American democratic traditions and still obeys the popular will.

Currently, there are six methods of selecting judges, each variations on three basic models: appointment, election, and a third idea--"merit selection" that has been the major "reform" alternative of this century. First conceived in 1913, but not adopted in any form by a U.S. state until Missouri voted for it in 1940, merit selection, one observer remarked, "did not immediately sweep the country." This is an understatement: The next state to follow Missouri was Alaska in 1956, and this was after New Mexico only mustered 37.1% of its voters in a failed bid to adopt the reform. Over the next several decades, at least ten different states failed to get more than 50% of its voters to support "merit selection" when it appeared on the ballot.

What are the merits of merit selection? What can be learned from one states' attempt--Texas'--to try to reform its manner of judicial selection? If the nineteenth century saw the undoing of the Founding Fathers' vision of an appointed judiciary, and the twentieth century has been dominated by debate over the merit selection reform, what will be the shape or nature of reform in the new millenium?


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Andrew Helzer's comment, February 23, 5:25 PM
Personally I think that judges need to 1) know the law and just about all the tricks if not all of them the ways of law. 2) Be an honest person no matter what. 3) Have wisdom and an open mind to everything that they deal with in the quart room
Shelly DeWilde's comment, February 23, 9:22 PM
I also believe in these values that a judge must have. I don't believe that judges should be so active in the politics due to the level of self interest the candidate must have. I believe judges must show on record how consistent and fair they are through their experiences. Not many citizens know the work history of a judge. The con to this argument however can be that when the judge is elected he or she would feel more compelled to act honestly and have integrity.
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Out of Prison, and Staying Out, After 3rd Strike in California - NYTimes.com

Out of Prison, and Staying Out, After 3rd Strike in California - NYTimes.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Thieves Steal Entire Home In Oregon

Thieves Steal Entire Home In Oregon | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Residential burglars in Oregon did more than steal some items from a house – they stole the entire thing.
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South Korea Decriminalizes Adultery

South Korea Decriminalizes Adultery | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An estimated 53,000 South Koreans have been indicted under the law since the authorities began keeping count in 1985.
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Seven Reasons Conservatives Are Leading Criminal Justice Reform

Seven Reasons Conservatives Are Leading Criminal Justice Reform | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
One percent of the U.S. population is behind bars. We can do better than our current criminal justice system. And the Right is leading the way.

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Rebuilding by Design: The Art of Resilience - Urban Land Magazine

Rebuilding by Design: The Art of Resilience - Urban Land Magazine | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
After Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New York Metropolitan Area, an innovative federal program challenged design teams to weave resilience into the urban landscape.

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A sense of place matters.  Land planning and justice are related art forms.

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Walker administration fires Bethel district attorney

Walker administration fires Bethel district attorney | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Bethel-based district attorney is being fired effective March 9 from her position as the lead prosecutor for a busy rural office that handles a large number of sex crimes and assaults.
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Crime victims will be given chance to meet their offenders

Crime victims will be given chance to meet their offenders | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Victims of crime will be given the opportunity to meet their offender in a bold new service.
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Colorado’s ‘Pot Pregnancies’ Birthing New Generation of Crack Babies

Colorado’s ‘Pot Pregnancies’ Birthing New Generation of Crack Babies | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
What a long, strange trip it's been for pot legalization in Colorado. First, the law came under fire last year for not protecting youth as scores of children were taken to emergency rooms after ingesting their parents' pot edibles. Just a few days ago, nine former heads...
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Rose Jones's comment, February 24, 2:55 PM
All these same things can happen with alcohol when it is abused but we don't prohibit it and we shouldn't. The solution is not prohibition but moderation. Adults need to be aware of the risks of Marijuana use and act responsibly just like with other potentially addictive substances.
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Rose, well said. Education is also important.
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States Try to Predict if Inmates Will Reoffend

Under an experiment in the nation's courts, states are using secretive, psychological tools to predict which inmates will reoffend. An AP investigation found...

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Al-Shabaab quietly re-tooling Mall of America Attack plan

Al-Shabaab quietly re-tooling Mall of America Attack plan | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
On Saturday a video of an Al-Shabaab leader calling for attacks on shopping malls was released. The narrator specifically called out for attacks on the Mall Of America. Now intelligence sources claim the terror group is quietly re-thinking that part of their plan. A source deep inside the US intelligence community tells CallTheCops that chatter…
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Well, ok, we're reduced to attacking a Payless Shoes...oh and somewhere warm....

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NunatsiaqOnline 2015-02-23: NEWS: Nunavut justice department taking a look at wellness courts

NunatsiaqOnline 2015-02-23: NEWS: Nunavut justice department taking a look at wellness courts | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Troopers: Man threatened to kill village police officer, attacked with ATV

Troopers: Man threatened to kill village police officer, attacked with ATV | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Alaska State Troopers said 22-year-old Tommy Snyder, of Selawik, faces multiple charges after he threatened to kill a village police officer in Noorvik, then rammed him with an ATV. 
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Shelly DeWilde's comment, February 23, 9:10 PM
Village felonies are particular in that the customs and society are so different from the mainstream that it's hard to treat it the same in the system. I believe this man acted unbelievably however I am doubtful that he was wholly aware of the punishment given to him however threatening someone in any place is No-No.
Rob Duke's comment, February 23, 9:39 PM
Shelly, thanks for adding some insight. Most of us are unaware of the nuances of village social life.