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SD executes man for rape, death of 9-year-old girl

SD executes man for rape, death of 9-year-old girl | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Donald Moeller, 60, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls, marking South Dakota's second execution this month in an unusual surge for a state that has carried out just two other death sentences since 1913.
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The curious case of the fall in crime

The curious case of the fall in crime | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
IN THE 1990s John DiIulio, a conservative American academic, argued that a new breed of “superpredators”, “kids that have absolutely no respect for human life...
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Zero common sense

Zero common sense | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
No, I didn’t see it either THE causes of the impressive reduction in New York’s crime rate are a perennial subject of debate, but the police department’s...
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Watch the NFL's Harrowing Anti-Domestic Violence Super Bowl PSA

Watch the NFL's Harrowing Anti-Domestic Violence Super Bowl PSA | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Woman calls 911 but pretends to order pizza in chilling new clip
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Worldwide Country Comparison

Worldwide Country Comparison | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

"MyLifeElsewhere allows you to compare your home country with different countries around the world. Ever wonder what your life would be like if you were born somewhere else?"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 16, 9:59 AM

Did you know that with 1/30th the territory of the United States, Norway still has over 25% more coastline?  I didn't either until I compared Norway to the United States using My Life Elsewhere.  This site is designed allow United States students to imagine how their lives might be different if they were born in a different part of the world.  Students would probably die 21 years earlier if they were born in Liberia and 11 times more likely to have died in infancy.   Students would be 43.8% less likely to grow up and be unemployed and have 36.3% less babies if they were born in Taiwan.  This side-by-side format is a great way to help students help make these statistics real and meaningful.  One major drawback: this site only allows users to compare a country to the United States.  If you prefer to have students compare, say Cuba to the United Arab Emirates, I would recommend that you try If It Where My Home


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Janet McQueen's curator insight, Today, 6:08 PM

This tool would be useful to use at the start of the school year to help teachers and students to understand diverse students and their families a little better. Also has an etiquette section to understand some of the dos and don'ts of other cultures.  

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San Francisco cops hunt for 3 suspects in Wells Fargo gold nugget heist

San Francisco cops hunt for 3 suspects in Wells Fargo gold nugget heist | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold rush nuggets on display.
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Anchorage police: Double homicide may be connected to other crimes

Anchorage police: Double homicide may be connected to other crimes | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Two people are dead following a shooting in East Anchorage Tuesday morning, the Anchorage Police Department wrote in a release. The incident marks the second and third Anchorage homicides of 2015, according to APD. 
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This is related to Robert Agnew's Story-Line Theory....you never hear a suspect talk about how they learned to commit crime; nor do we hear about social or economic strain.  Instead, suspects tell stories of how one thing led to another and another, etc. culminating with the event that led to their arrest.

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When my student told me she hates Malala, it made me rethink how I teach | PBS NewsHour

When my student told me she hates Malala, it made me rethink how I teach | PBS NewsHour | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In the crush of testing, standards and the pitfalls facing students in poverty, it is easy to lose sight of the incredible richness that our interconnected world can offer. So far, I have been able to find a few opportunities to pull the world into my classroom.
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Study: Men who take selfies may be psychopaths

Study: Men who take selfies may be psychopaths | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
According to a new study, men who post a lot of selfies to the web tend to exhibit higher levels of narcissism and psychopathy.
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How 'magic mushroom' chemical could free the mind of depression, addictions - CNN.com

How 'magic mushroom' chemical could free the mind of depression, addictions - CNN.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Psychedelic drugs are being researched as a potential treatment for conditions ranging from anxiety to tobacco and alcohol addiction.
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When Silicon Valley takes LSD

When Silicon Valley takes LSD | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley puts a premium on creativity, and some in the tech community view psychedelic drugs as a way to approach major problems differently.
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FBI apology for Madrid bomb fingerprint fiasco

'Substandard' digital prints led to Oregon lawyer
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For the F2F Criminology class: here's the case with erroneous fingerprint evidence.

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N.Y. police ID Fla. teen found in cornfield in 1979

N.Y. police ID Fla. teen found in cornfield in 1979 | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Girl's former classmate filed missing person report that led to ID.
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Patrick Nestor's comment, Today, 2:55 AM
What a great result! Better late than never. I'm glad this doesn't have to weigh on those officers minds any longer.
Rob Duke's comment, Today, 12:13 PM
Hope now to solve it, too.
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A Massive Social Experiment On You Is Under Way, And You Will Love It

A Massive Social Experiment On You Is Under Way, And You Will Love It | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
With and without our consent, Websites, wearables and apps are running millions of experiments on us every day to make them more money and make us healthier, happier and smarter.
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Stopped and tsked

Stopped and tsked | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
THE New York Police Department got an earful from Shira Scheindlin, a federal judge, on the morning of August 12th. In the case of Floyd v City of New York,...
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What “broken windows” policing is

What “broken windows” policing is | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
IN JULY 2014 an unarmed black man named Eric Garner died at the hands of a police officer after allegedly resisting arrest. Garner’s presumed crime was...
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Vanderbilt rape: 2 former football players convicted, one of whom didn't have sex

Vanderbilt rape: 2 former football players convicted, one of whom didn't have sex | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- With two former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to go to trial.
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Colorado Prisons Make Small Profit From Inmate Work Program

Colorado Prisons Make Small Profit From Inmate Work Program | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Colorado prisons are making big profits from charging inmates for phone calls and other personal items, but they're struggling to break even from shops run by inmate labor.

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Ordinance to ban public marijuana consumption in Anchorage passes unanimously

Ordinance to ban public marijuana consumption in Anchorage passes unanimously | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Despite testimony mostly against the ordinance, the Anchorage Assembly approved a measure banning marijuana consumption in public places.
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What does the world lose when a language dies?

“Language Matters,” a new PBS documentary, explores how linguistic heritage and traditional cultures around the world are at risk of being lost forever. Jeffrey Brown talks to the show’s host, poet Bob Holman, about the fight to revive languages on the brink. Continue reading →
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More on sex trafficking in Sweden, from the Swedish police

More on sex trafficking in Sweden, from the Swedish police | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

I haven't time to say much about this but Feminist Ire does a good job of breaking down Swedish sex worker laws. Just over a year ago I wrote this post, analysing the Swedish police’s annual human trafficking report for 2011. A few months later, the 2012 report was published in Swedish; I didn’t ...


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Sex traffickers are among ICE's most wanted

Sex traffickers are among ICE's most wanted | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Seven of the 10 most wanted fugitives indicted for trafficking are sex traffickers
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I have a fiancé, a girlfriend and two boyfriends

I have a fiancé, a girlfriend and two boyfriends | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Product manager Miju Han opens up about her polyamorous relationships, which aren't uncommon in Silicon Valley.
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Alaska Cannabis Club plans to open medical marijuana dispensary on legalization day

Alaska Cannabis Club plans to open medical marijuana dispensary on legalization day | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Alaska Cannabis Club plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Feb. 24, the day recreational marijuana is legalized in Alaska, owner Charlo Greene said Thursday. But will it be legal?
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Richard Sherman Perfectly Sums Up The Hypocrisy Of The NFL

Richard Sherman Perfectly Sums Up The Hypocrisy Of The NFL | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
"They were trying to suspend Marshawn for gold shoes and [deflating the ball] really affects the game."...
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Why The Super-Successful Get Depressed

Why The Super-Successful Get Depressed | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Depression among the C-suite crowd may be counterintuitive, but it’s very real. Here’s why it happens.
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