Criminology and E...
Follow
Find
7.6K views | +11 today
 
Scooped by Rob Duke
onto Criminology and Economic Theory
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

Criminology and Economic Theory
In search of viable criminological theory
Curated by Rob Duke
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Dealing with the mafia: Stop that racket

Dealing with the mafia: Stop that racket | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Making waves

Making waves | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
From currents to currency The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We Are. By Michael Pye. Viking; 394 pages; £25. To be published in America by Pegasus...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from socialaction2014
Scoop.it!

Journey to the heart of Romania's sex industry

Journey to the heart of Romania's sex industry | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Romania is one of the top countries of origin for people being trafficked for sex into the UK. Paraic O'Brien meets one of the pimps - "lover boys" - who are the lynchpin of Romania's sex industry.

Via Darcy Delaproser
more...
Dana Hoffman's comment, October 29, 4:49 PM
Ditto! I would too. happy2bedana@yahoo.com
Sarah O'Leary's comment, Today, 12:09 AM
I think it shocking to most people the volume of people that are bought and sold for the purpose of sex slavery. It is truly sad problem because it is not like other problems like the sale of organs on the black market in America, where that is legal in other countries. The sale and purchase of people to be sex slaves is a problem that exists not as a substitute to a more expensive necessity, it is a market developed by the true scum of the earth. It is also sad how high the rate is of the women and children that are lost within this market because of the extremes taken by the leaders of these smuggling rings. The rate of recovery and justice in these cases is minuscule in comparison to those that are lost forever.
Dana Hoffman's comment, Today, 12:26 AM
Thank you Sarah for your insight and I couldn't agree with you more. There are many different kinds of trafficking and on all levels.....I wish this was a crime that would be 100% gone and no one would have to suffer ever again.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Grave punishment

Grave punishment | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The number of executions is increasing  THE death penalty divides public opinion in America and has mostly ended in Europe. But around the world, the...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

America’s mid-term elections

EVERY four years, with the whole world watching, America elects a president. Less attention is paid to congressional elections, although Congress is at least as...
Rob Duke's insight:

A little something for the comparison folks...

more...
Karmen Louise Tobin's curator insight, October 27, 5:02 PM

This is an important time to be involved in because the elections affect all of us dramatically and we want who is the best for our country to stand for us and our rights in the government office seats. Looking at dig a little deeper there is a night and day perspective on the Republicans v. Democrat. It looks simple to who would be best for us and has our best interest at hand and this is the Republicans for sure. We do have to learn to work together (Obama, Democrats, Republicans)  if there are going to be positive changes and I agree with this statement because we need to agree to disagree. You know who I am voting for.

 

Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

The Economic Impact of School Suspensions

A recent report found that African-American girls were suspended at much higher rates than their white peers, a phenomenon that leads to lower earnings and educational attainment in the long run.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Sentencing Law and Policy: "Jury Says Castrated Sex Offender Should Be Freed"

Sentencing Law and Policy: "Jury Says Castrated Sex Offender Should Be Freed" | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
more...
Rodney Ebersole's comment, Today, 1:13 AM
If there was proof that taking away a person's sex drive removed the need to sexually offend, then I might be behind the idea that someone is rehabilitated enough to re-enter society as these jurors felt from the story. However the whole idea of molesting little children has to be more than just the physical need, these people are sick, psychopaths that deserve to be tortured and killed. I don't believe they are being rehabilitated in prison and since they’re such a strain on society, corrections and finances I don't understand why we keep them alive. I realize that is harsh, but people like this don't change and are going to ruin another child’s life as soon as they get out. Having the entire sexual organ removed would be a start if these kinds of people are going to try and "fix" their problems, but unless they can get a new brain I don't see them ever really being better or cured.
Rob Duke's comment, Today, 2:12 AM
Some studies suggest that recidivism is reduced from 80% down to only 2%, but it's that 2% that is worrisome....
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Marijuana legalization — a step toward social justice

Mexican cartels, known for their gruesome violence such as mass beheadings and melting enemies in vats of acid, have been particularly hard hit as consumers move to legal markets and many farmers have given up illegal production of marijuana altogether. According to a Healthy Kids survey conducted during the first year of legalization, high school students in Colorado both used marijuana at lower rates than in previous years and at rates lower than the country as a whole. [...] legalizing mari
more...
Joshua Matheny's comment, October 26, 11:59 PM
I happen to agree with this article. However, I feel that too often we get wrapped up in what could be a good idea without actually making sure our needs are met in the process. If we can regulate Marijuana correctly and treat it in a similar fashion to alcohol when it has to do with driving high, I could see how we would come to more positive outcomes with the war on drugs. The article places a focal point on one of my favorite parts of legalization which would be an emphasis away from lower drug crimes to more dangerous crimes that may help the crime rate go down. We should not be blinded by the good things that appear to be happening in colorado and washington. We must also scout the other side of the fence and look at the shortcomings that have happened in these areas, including what some research has shown to be increased usage among children and a disproportion in what the taxes have made to what earlier projections had said would be made. Nothing is ever perfect, and changes will need to be made over time, but I think it could be a step in the right direction.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions
Scoop.it!

Court Decisions In The U.S. And China Bolster Law Enforcement's Ability To Prosecute Global Corporate Corruption

Court Decisions In The U.S. And China Bolster Law Enforcement's Ability To Prosecute Global Corporate Corruption | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Given the aggressive anti-corruption investigations in the U.S. and abroad, companies are well advised to adequately develop and implement a robust compliance program... United States Criminal Law Blank Rome LLP 25 Oct 2014

Via fcpa-integrity.com, Jocelyn Stoller
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

How Getting a Driver’s License Changed My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

How Getting a Driver’s License Changed My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, and undocumented immigrant, Jose Antonio Vargas is in Oregon campaigning for a bill that would allow for undocumented residents to obtain driver’s cards. Here’s why.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from up2-21
Scoop.it!

Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment

Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

Via Dana Hoffman, up2-21
more...
Karmen Louise Tobin's curator insight, October 27, 8:48 PM

I agree in certain areas of the Pope, "that life imprisonment is a death sentence" (very true) my perspective is, it's almost like you will live a life long sentence in prison because death is an easy way out for you. This is true. I am a Christian but I do believe whether this be right or wrong that when someone violates a child and when someone is a victim to the sickness of a serial killer and takes someone's life I feel this sentence is appropriate. 

Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Could this be the next medicinal marijuana?

Could this be the next medicinal marijuana? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Ayahuasca is a psychedelic drink that's attracting more and more tourists to the remote corners of the Amazon. Here's what you need to know:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

UPDATED: After Controversy, Toys R Us Pulls 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

UPDATED: After Controversy, Toys R Us Pulls 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
One Florida mom started a petition calling on the retailer to stop selling action figures based on drug dealers in its stores. Toys R Us had said the Breaking Bad toys were meant for adults.
more...
Angie Crow's comment, October 23, 7:10 PM
Although I understand with the moms reasoning, being a huge fan of Breaking Bad, it might seem inappropriate to have action figures at a toy store. However, I think it is one of those things that should be taken pretty lightly. If the child ever saw the show than they know what it is about or even if they didn't, everyone knows what Breaking Bad is about, however, there are so many things that are bad for children that are being sold, why not protest on video games. Toys R Us sells inappropriate video games that could be seen as negative for children. Why is is that one show is considered negative? I think that the parent might have the right idea on cutting down what their child sees but if they are going to protest than they should protest other negative influences as well. It's not like kids don't know what the show is or what drugs are. I don't think action figures are going to turn their child in to a meth addict!
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

X, XXX or XXXXX?

X, XXX or XXXXX? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
WHEN doing business in today's globalised world, we are forever being advised to empathise with others' cultural sensitivities. That is clearly a sound thing, but it...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

The geography of joblessness

The geography of joblessness | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
IN THE OECD, a club mostly of rich countries, nearly 45m people are unemployed. Of these, 16m have been seeking work for over a year. Many put this apparently...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Photos: Hiland prisoners prepare for re-entry

Photos: Hiland prisoners prepare for re-entry | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
More than 100 women who are incarcerated at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center participated in the “Success Inside and Out” program to prepare for their release.
more...
Rodney Ebersole's comment, October 29, 9:54 PM
I think programs like this are a great step in the right direction, people leaving incarceration should be talked to about their options after leaving and how to have a plan for success. One day doesn't sound like a lot of time to really think through and plan out success after incarceration, but it anything help. Ideally people like this need a month long session going through how to have real success after jail but I doubt the social services and money are there to provide something like this.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Hanged Iranian Woman Leaves Heartbreaking Last Message

Hanged Iranian Woman Leaves Heartbreaking Last Message | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The 26-year-old Iranian woman who was executed on Saturday for murdering a man she said tried to rape her sent a final message to her mother, asking her to make sure her organs would be donated. Reyhaneh Jabbari is largely calm in the voice message she recorded for her mother...
more...
Karmen Louise Tobin's curator insight, October 27, 8:35 PM

This story is so sad to me. I wish things were different in the world. This Iranian woman was very strong and loved her family. We are lucky in America when it comes to our government, although there is still corruption, we would have heard her case with due process/liberty even with poverty circumstances and the responsible  party would have been held accountable. My heart goes out to her family.

Kimberly Maddigan's comment, October 28, 5:26 AM
It's extremely sad what this Iranian woman had to go through. It's amazing, that after all she has been through she wants to do something so amazing; donating her organs. She is going to die, but wants to give her organs to those who can live. It seems that in her mind she is going to die anyway, and this way she can save more than one life. For someone who has been done wrong, she still has a lot of love instead of hatred. She chose to be strong during this horrible time. This story makes me realize more how lucky I am to live in a place where this wouldn't happen to me. Although there can be corruption, I think that this woman's case would have gone through the right hoops. They would have looked at the evidence and the whole situation, and they would have held the responsible person accountable for their actions.
Sarah O'Leary's comment, Today, 12:14 AM
It is interesting to think how differently the outcome of this case would have been had she been an American citizen. That part of the world and their "justice" system can be so backwards. The fortitude shown by this woman is only another supporting factor for her case, and I think the outcome is a true mistake. She should be rewarded for defending herself and possibly others by taking a rapist off the streets. The only relief in this case for the outside observer is the fact that the man is dead and that she seemed to be at peace with her fate.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Remorseful Robber Brings Money Back 3 Hours Later

Remorseful Robber Brings Money Back 3 Hours Later | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Cyle Warren Abbott Jr. was up early to rob a local gas station just after 6:00am Sunday morning. He ...
more...
Joshua Matheny's comment, October 26, 11:52 PM
I kind of get sad when I see news stories like this. People often steal because they are down on their luck, or they haven't gotten what it takes to make something of themselves in a traditional manner. It's good that Cyle was remorseful for his actions, but he has to be held accountable in the end. I am sure that him turning himself in will help him a bit more in the long run, though I am unsure of the repercussions for his actions. Maybe he can get some help while he is doing time and figure out how to make a new life for himself. Some jail rehabilitation programs have actually shown a lowered recidivism rate. I am sure he probably wouldn't go away for very long, but maybe he can find a better direction for himself.
Kimberly Maddigan's comment, October 28, 5:31 AM
It's unfortunate that Cyle tried to start a new life in this way. While it's great that he turned himself in, he still needs to pay for his previous actions. His previous convictions may show that he is a troubled kid, who really does need a fresh start. Because he turned himself in, he may get less time or a lighter sentence. Hopefully he can be put into a treatment or rehabilitative program, and he can learn from his mistakes. The prison or treatment program may be able to help him learn from his mistakes and help him to have a job after he does his time.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from Criminal Justice in America
Scoop.it!

Suspect Who Shot Dead Two California Officers Was Deported Twice | General News

Suspect Who Shot Dead Two California Officers Was Deported Twice | General News | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

Via Randy L. Dixon Rivera
Rob Duke's insight:

Decriminalize and guys like this will stay in their home countries.  In my experience, he was only here acting as an enforcer for the cartel, a mule for the cartel, or as a pimp/coyote, you guessed it, for a cartel!

more...
Kimberly Maddigan's comment, October 28, 5:41 AM
This kind of thing makes me extremely angry. Lately we have been hearing all kinds of news about illegal immigrants in the United States. This man was deported twice, yet he still made it into the U.S. with no problem. Now, he's shot two police officers. There is something extremely wrong with this picture. We are basically letting these illegal immigrants into our country, for what? So that they can kill the police officers and harm the people who live in this country? We are basically letting these illegal immigrants come into our country, and letting them destroy and run it. It's unfortunate that they are able to get into the U.S. so easily, and cause problems. Now that we are allowing undocumented immigrants into the United States Army, who knows what is going to happen. These are our jobs, yet many people in the U.S. are unemployed. They are kicking people out of the army, but allowing undocumented immigrants in? It doesn't make any sense...
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

VIDEO: Quyana, the Alaska Federation of Native's night of traditional dance

VIDEO: Quyana, the Alaska Federation of Native's night of traditional dance | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
For over 20 years the Alaska Federation of Natives has celebrated the many distinct Native cultures from across the state during Quyana, a night of traditional dance. 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

The rise of China

The rise of China | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
WHEN two security guards in Dalian in north-east China got their first month’s pay packet earlier this year, they questioned why each received different amounts...
Rob Duke's insight:

The good life includes your height in China...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Music Therapy Can Treat Childhood Depression

Music Therapy Can Treat Childhood Depression | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Children who suffer from childhood depression could potentially find relief through music therapy. In a joint effort by the Northern Island Music Therapy Trust and Queen's University Belfast which was funded by the Big Lottery fund, scientists achieved study results that shows promise for children with depression through music therapy.
more...
Joshua Matheny's comment, October 27, 12:02 AM
I'm not surprised that music can be therapeutic to children. I went through a dark part of my childhood and a major release was my usage of music to help me when I needed to be alone and didn't want to be near other people. Depression can sometimes feel like a dark hole that you cannot get out of. Nothing can make you feel better longterm and there are only some slight pleasures in life, music being one of them.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

It's complicated: Marijuana law enforcement numbers in Anchorage

It's complicated: Marijuana law enforcement numbers in Anchorage | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
OPINION: Studying the enforcement of marijuana laws in Alaska is difficult because the state does not yet have a comprehensive criminal justice data platform. But narrowing our focus can shed some light on the issue before voters on Nov. 4.
more...
Sarah O'Leary's comment, Today, 12:24 AM
Personally, my family is being split into two over this issue. Many think that legalization would be a good thing because it would cut down on arrests, however, this article seems to argue that a large percentage of cases involving marijuana charges are only added to a lost of other crimes that the person has committed, meaning, these people are already breaking the law and the marijuana was simply an accompanying charge. The article also contends that suspected marijuana cases often lead to more laws being broken. I don't think this article was aggressively trying to sway people either way, but putting into perspective the possible affects that legalization would have on society.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Implementation of police state delayed… again… now scheduled for summer 2015

Implementation of police state delayed… again… now scheduled for summer 2015 | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Sources close to the conspiracy to turn the US into a police state controlled by an emperor report that plans have been delayed, again.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Moneybags

Moneybags | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Indispensable and Other Myths: Why the CEO Pay Experiment Failed and How to Fix It. By Michael Dorff. University of California Press; 313 pages; $34.95 and £24.95....
more...
No comment yet.