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Former Brazilian Model Turned Beggar Stirs Debate on Racism · Global Voices

Former Brazilian Model Turned Beggar Stirs Debate on Racism · Global Voices | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Tall, blue-eyed and wrapped in a blanket while roaming the streets of Curitiba, Rafael Nunes, a former Brazilian model, has gained international attention after his picture and story went viral on Facebook and Twitter.
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Can cities break Geoffrey West's laws of urban scaling?

Can cities break Geoffrey West's laws of urban scaling? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I recently read Geoffrey West's fascinating paper on urban scaling laws, "Growth, innovation, scaling and the pace of life in cities". The paper applies to cit...
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Predicting Urban Crime? There's an Equation for That - YouTube

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/07/25/Why_Cities_Grow_Corporations_Die_and_Life_Gets_Faster Theoretical physicist Geoffrey B. West discusses his work ...
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Grand jury indicts Fairbanks fire victim for murder, arson

Grand jury indicts Fairbanks fire victim for murder, arson | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Police say a man burned in a deadly Fairbanks apartment fire last January now faces charges of murder and arson for starting the blaze that killed two women.
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Police investigate whether to bring criminal charges over nickel leak in Finland

Police investigate whether to bring criminal charges over nickel leak in Finland | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The nickel spill, the largest in Finnish history, is blamed for deaths of mussels and fish.
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Dan Markel’s Death Reverberates Among Legal Scholars

Dan Markel’s Death Reverberates Among Legal Scholars | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The death of Dan Markel, a leader in the world of legal online scholarship, has been called a murder by the police in Tallahassee, Fla.
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Albuquerque Homeless Killings: Man Who Found Bodies Haunted by Sight - NBC News

Albuquerque Homeless Killings: Man Who Found Bodies Haunted by Sight - NBC News | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Albuquerque man who found the bodies of two friends beaten beyond recognition — allegedly by three giggling teens who preyed on transients for kicks — sa...
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Lying commies

Lying commies | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
My other car is a Porsche “UNDER capitalism”, ran the old Soviet-era joke, “man exploits man. Under communism it is just the opposite.” In fact new research...
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Four Signs of a Fake Job Opening

Four Signs of a Fake Job Opening | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Finding a job is hard enough, but now candidates have to worry about losing their personal identity and financial information.
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NYC gives green light to the building of apartments with 'poor door'

NYC gives green light to the building of apartments with 'poor door' | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The City of New York approved a proposal by one of the largest real estate developers in the city to build in a 'poor door', or a separate door for residents living in affordable housing to enter their building.
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How to get ahead in a dictatorship

How to get ahead in a dictatorship | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
MOBUTU SESE SEKO, who ruled Congo for 32 years, was notorious for his “musical chairs” approach to his cabinet. His deputies were constantly shuffled around,...
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Why Big Tobacco Shrugs at a $24 Billion Verdict

Why Big Tobacco Shrugs at a $24 Billion Verdict | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The dollar amount won't stand up on appeal and the tobacco industry long ago accounted for liability
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Ricky Osborne's comment, July 21, 7:53 PM
It is interesting to see that cigarette companies have already calculated punitive damages into their business expenses as the article pointed out. This industry has flourished over the years even though their products have been known to be hazardous to the human body. Tobacco is far worse than other drugs such as marijuana yet it is allowed to be sold on the market and bought. I think that the excessive rewards given to the widows of tobacco users who have died should not be reversed. Tobacco companies such as Reynolds America must be penalized for the deaths they cause. Such penalties are carried out for every other company and the products in which they create. This is only fair.
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Why Big Tobacco Shrugs at a $24 Billion Verdict

Why Big Tobacco Shrugs at a $24 Billion Verdict | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The dollar amount won't stand up on appeal and the tobacco industry long ago accounted for liability
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McDonald's, KFC supplier in China accused of selling expired meat

McDonald's, KFC supplier in China accused of selling expired meat | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold expired beef and chicken.
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The use of bad or expired food products seems to be a staple in the country of China. This news that McDonalds has been selling expired meat does not suprise me one bit. The regulations of such products are not up to the same standards as they are here in the U.S. This leads to companies, even reputable ones like McDonalds, to bend the rules and save money anyway they can. I'm not saying this was done intentionally but there is a high probability that is was.
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Do urban casinos increase local crime? Not in this case study

Do urban casinos increase local crime? Not in this case study | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Residents protested the opening of Philadelphia's SugarHouse Casino in 2010, but researchers found that crime rates were largely unaffected by the introduction of the gaming establishment. The study found that crime rates in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia were largely unaffected by the introduction of the gaming establishment, and that any potential significant crime increases either did not occur or were effectively controlled by a reassignment of existing local police officers.
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California man found guilty of meth trafficking in Anchorage

California man found guilty of meth trafficking in Anchorage | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
 Prosecutors said David Alan Gonzales was caught with a package containing 52 grams of pure meth. Gonzales, whose rap sheet includes similar convictions in California, faces life in prison and a $20 million fine. 
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Is Sweden really one of the world’s greenest countries?

Is Sweden really one of the world’s greenest countries? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The country is a leader when it comes to renewable energy and carbon-dioxide reductions, but it lags EU counterparts in some other environmental areas.
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Legendary Alaska guide's fall from grace

Legendary Alaska guide's fall from grace | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
One of Alaska's oldest and most respected big-game guides, Joe Hendricks was a victim, in large part, of letting other guides use his exclusive hunting area in the Brooks Range. But as he admits, he wasn't totally innocent either.
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Police: Pregnant teen strangled, boyfriend decapitated after arranging sex with man online

Police: Pregnant teen strangled, boyfriend decapitated after arranging sex with man online | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through the online service Craigslist for a sexual encounter, police said Monday.
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Dad Admits Son Stopped Him From Killing Alleged Abuser - NBC News

Dad Admits Son Stopped Him From Killing Alleged Abuser - NBC News | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Judge's modest proposal: Bring back the firing squad

Judge's modest proposal: Bring back the firing squad | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
"Firing squads can be messy, but if we are willing to carry out executions, we should not shield ourselves from the reality that we are shedding human blood."
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In Defense Of The 'Poor Door': Why It's Fine For A Luxury Condo Developer To Keep Its Low-Income Units Separate

In Defense Of The 'Poor Door': Why It's Fine For A Luxury Condo Developer To Keep Its Low-Income Units Separate | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Trying to de-marketize housing fails.
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South Korea ferry disaster: Body of missing shipping tycoon found

South Korea ferry disaster: Body of missing shipping tycoon found | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
South Korean police said Tuesday that they have found a body of a fugitive billionaire businessman sought over April's ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing.
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Saturday Essay: Economic mobility is alive and well for Americans who pursue technical or practical training

Saturday Essay: Economic mobility is alive and well for Americans who pursue technical or practical training | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Economic mobility is alive and well for Americans who pursue technical or practical training. The U.S. economy's future could lie along the career paths of welders, nurses and franchise owners.
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Saturday Essay: Economic mobility is alive and well for Americans who pursue technical or practical training

Saturday Essay: Economic mobility is alive and well for Americans who pursue technical or practical training | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Economic mobility is alive and well for Americans who pursue technical or practical training. The U.S. economy's future could lie along the career paths of welders, nurses and franchise owners.
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Fruitland Park, Florida, town of 5,000, stunned by news of police KKK ties

Fruitland Park, Florida, town of 5,000, stunned by news of police KKK ties | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into
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