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Alaska couple charged with stealing tip jars

Alaska couple charged with stealing tip jars | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Police say the couple would place an order, wait for a barista to leave the window and then grab the tip jar and drive off. Police say a surveillance video identified Thorp's car and a barista remembered her from high school.
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Friend says Andrew Chan didn't believe executions would go ahead

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be moved to their place of execution tomorrow.
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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, Today, 5:39 AM
In the video or article it didn’t say why they are getting executed, but as far as I understood it’s because they were selling or making drugs. The punishment might be too harsh but if you will take a look at the situation, they were poisoning other people with drugs and we don’t even know if people died from those drugs. If they were killing other people, therefore, as an eye for an eye approach, they deserve to be killed; but if nobody died then I think they deserve a second chance. As Myuran Sukumaran wrote, people can change.
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Kids in Prisons; Real Rehabilitation Behind the Wall

Kids in Prisons; Real Rehabilitation Behind the Wall | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A Young Former Offender Speaks on How to Help Rehabilitate Kids in Jails - A young man who has been behind the wall speaks out on a recent Ted Talk about what needs to really happen to rehabilitate kids who have been incarcerated to reduce...

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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, Today, 6:10 AM
This young man speech is really inspirational and educational. We do need more programs for younger prisoners so they will be able to get ready go back to life. However, he is missing a point that they did that to themselves. The reason they are in jail is only because of their own fault. I am not saying that they don’t deserve to get educated in prisons, or go through some kind of program, but I am saying that they are there for punishment not for free programs and education. I am working two jobs and in order to pay for my school, and if they were providing education in jails, then why should I work hard in order to pay for myself while people who didn’t do anything good to society are getting it for free? There are good points in the video, however, I don’t think it will ever work.
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Why a woman murdered her son with salt

"She apparently craved the attention," a Westchester County, N.Y., prosecutor said.
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Group of volunteers seeks to curb Anchorage's violent crime

Group of volunteers seeks to curb Anchorage's violent crime | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In the wake of a spike of violent crime, eight volunteers who make up the recently formed community action group We Are Anchorage gathered Monday to encourage others to help foster safety in the city.
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Econom(etr)ic fictions masquerading as rigorous science

Econom(etr)ic fictions masquerading as rigorous science | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In econometrics one often gets the feeling that many of its practitioners think of it as a kind of automatic inferential machine: input data and out comes casual knowledge. This is like pulling a rabbit from a hat. Great — but first you have to put the rabbit in the hat. And this is where assumptions come in to the picture.

As social scientists — and economists — we have to confront the all-important question of how to handle uncertainty and randomness. Should we define randomness with probability? If we do, we have to accept that to speak of randomness we also have to presuppose the existence of nomological probability machines, since probabilities cannot be spoken of – and actually, to be strict, do not at all exist – without specifying such system-contexts.

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Gerrymandering Visualized

Gerrymandering Visualized | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
By simplifying gerrymandering we see how problematic it really is.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 1, 11:09 PM

The redistricting process is far from neutral; to be fair we should remember that gerrymandering is has happened on all ends of the political spectrum.  Which map do you think is the best way to divide these districts?  What is the fairest way to divide them?


Tags: gerrymandering, political, mapping, census, unit 4 political.

Sharrock's curator insight, March 3, 2:53 PM
Seth Dixon's insight:

The redistricting process is far from neutral; to be fair we should remember that gerrymandering is has happened on all ends of the political spectrum.  Which map do you think is the best way to divide these districts?  What is the fairest way to divide them?

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If Patients Only Knew How Often Treatments Could Harm Them

If Patients Only Knew How Often Treatments Could Harm Them | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
People say they would opt for less care if they had more knowledge of benefits and harms, studies show.
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Ferguson News Guide: US to make Ferguson announcements soon

Ferguson News Guide: US to make Ferguson announcements soon | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Six months after 18-year-old Michael Brown died in the street in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is close to announcing its findings in the racially charged police shooting that launched "hands up, don't shoot" protests across the nation.
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Bad News For The Class Of 2008

Bad News For The Class Of 2008 | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Timing is everything. And for Joe Moser the timing was bad. He graduated from the University of Iowa's law school in 2011, one of the worst years to graduate from law school ever. He worked as a ba...
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Inside the foster care system: A bleak last stop for lost youths

Inside the foster care system: A bleak last stop for lost youths | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Her entrance caused a stir. A 15-year-old girl with appraising eyes and a gruff, resonant voice, she radiated bridled ambition in a room filled with children who were mostly slumped and lost.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball icon, reinvented as culture vulture

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball icon, reinvented as culture vulture | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
He was one of the greatest players of all time. Now, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is turning heads with his commentary.
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Australian convicts transferred to Indonesian island for execution

CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two convicted Australian drug smugglers were transferred on Wednesday from a Bali prison to an island for execution along with other foreigners, underlining Indonesia's determination
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3 more arrests in Vegas-to-Alaska cocaine smuggling ring

3 more arrests in Vegas-to-Alaska cocaine smuggling ring | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday three more suspects have been arrested in connection with the smuggling of pounds of cocaine to Alaska through the Las Vegas airport.
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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, Today, 5:51 AM
Here is a good example of sentencing procedures in USA and, as the article Friend says Andrew Chan didn't believe executions would go ahead stated, in Australia. Both of the cases stated that convicts got life sentences; however, those in Australia that have been transferred to Indonesia got execution. Even thought, I my opinion, these 6 men that were smuggling cocaine to Alaska did more harm than those two in Australia.
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The chilling reason the Delhi bus gang-rapist blames his victim

The chilling reason the Delhi bus gang-rapist blames his victim | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
"A decent girl won't roam around at nine o'clock at night," he said.
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We say that they should be hung by the offending body parts, but there is some truth to the sentiment that death for a rape is not in the spirit of parsimony.  Parsimony was adopted because if you're going to get the death penalty anyway, then maybe (as this rapist said) you should just kill the victim.

Marginal Deterrence predicts that those crimes with the harshest penalties will encourage people to crimes with more lenient penalties: for instance, most criminals will avoid bank robbery (a Federal crime) while also being willing to commit a burglary.

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The Case for Restorative Justice

The Case for Restorative Justice | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Restorative justice has the capacity to empower those who have not been empowered in the past. Individuals and communities begin to act collectively, which is necessary in order to challenge the punitive structures that keep our young black and brown...
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Will Handing Public Housing Projects to Private Developers Hurt the Poor?

Will Handing Public Housing Projects to Private Developers Hurt the Poor? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The government has called the new Rental Assistance Demonstration program the "answer" to housing woes, but there's very little evidence to support that case.
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Monroe H. Freedman, scholar of legal ethics and civil liberties, dies at 86

Mr. Freedman, a longtime law professor, was considered the founder of the study of legal ethics.
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Bribery: A Quarter of the World's Population is Participating

Bribery: A Quarter of the World's Population is Participating | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Corporate bribery and corruption is just a way of life in some countries. It's the essence of survival

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19-Year-old Gang Rape Victim to Receive 200 Lashes and 6 Months in Jail in Saudi Arabia - Awakened Consciousness

19-Year-old Gang Rape Victim to Receive 200 Lashes and 6 Months in Jail in Saudi Arabia - Awakened Consciousness | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

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Hope Allen's comment, March 3, 6:16 PM
I disagree with the fact that they decided to punish the victim, but I also understand because that is their law. However, I find it disturbing that they didn't find the rapists guilty of anything. It would have made more sense if they got a punishment along with her.
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Mom Who Wrote of Son's Health Woes Guilty of Killing Boy, 5, With Salt

Lacey Spears, the Kentucky woman who authorities say force-fed her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube and reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, has been found guilty of murder in the...
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Munchhausen by proxy?

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Work to rule

Work to rule | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
ENGLAND has long been the jurisdiction of choice for wives who have the luxury of being able to choose where they divorce. English law (Scotland is different) tries...
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Destine Edgeworth's comment, March 3, 3:23 PM
That makes since but also would really suck for the husband. I think it all depends on the circumstance of the divorce.
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Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling

Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Michael Youlen stopped a driver in a Manassas, Virginia, apartment complex on a recent night and wrote the man a ticket for driving on a suspended license. With a badge on his chest and a gun on his hip, Youlen gave the driver a stern warning to stay off the road.
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How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint

How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
This is your SUPER GUIDE for putting YouTube videos into PowerPoint! Follow the links below to find the tutorial for your version of PowerPoint...OR...slowly scroll down the page to learn some adva...

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Eliane Vacheret's curator insight, March 2, 12:47 PM

Insert a YouTube playlist in your presentation

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