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Graham Spanier: Jerry Sandusky case took down Penn State president's career - Patriot-News

Graham Spanier: Jerry Sandusky case took down Penn State president's career - Patriot-News | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Patriot-NewsGraham Spanier: Jerry Sandusky case took down Penn State president's careerPatriot-NewsHe welcomed his audience in an accent softened by decades away from Chicago, and announced what subject he felt like discussing that month.
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Inmates who asked for forgiveness at Iranian prison are executed

Inmates who asked for forgiveness at Iranian prison are executed | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The 34 inmates had congregated in the yard of Ghezel Hasar, northwest of the capital Tehran, to ask Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei for forgiveness but were instead promptly executed.
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Christopher L. Baca's comment, Today, 5:52 PM
I believe that as far as getting a reaction from the masses, they are going about the right way. Think back to what was happening in Egypt when they where being oppressed just a few years ago, they took to social media to not only gather themselves together as a nation, but to inform the international community of what is happening. I agree with the prisoner who was quoted as saying that they should receive a second chance if it is their first offence, but I find that it would be circumstantial more than anything due to how they are already being tortured for confessions, I can't imagine how hard/easy it would be to plant harsher convictions against these people.
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NYPD refining 'Stop and Frisk' after increase in murders and shootings this year

NYPD refining 'Stop and Frisk' after increase in murders and shootings this year | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The NYPD said that because of an increase of murders and shootings they want to take a look at the controversial "Stop and Frisk" policy.
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Christopher L. Baca's comment, Today, 6:02 PM
I think this article in itself was written very poorly, because all it has established was that there is an example of an area in which the police will be practicing this technique in, but it leave it so ambiguous about what exactly they are using to justify their stops for possible searches. Now, it’s a fine idea to refurbish an older idea and practice, but I would think that placing patrols or citizen watch groups would save on man power, money and would still have the same affect that the stop and searches would have.
Jay Fulk's comment, Today, 7:57 PM
I guess this article didn't do much for me. It really never explains any real details about specific changes that are being made to the 'Stop and Frisk' procedure. I understand that there is a sense of urgency in some of these precincts where the murder rates are spiking, but I'm not sure that this really helps solve any sort of long term problem with violent crime in these areas. Not a very well written article at all.
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Ageing rebels, bitter victims

Ageing rebels, bitter victims | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Ms Lim says Chengdu provides “nearly the perfect case study in first re-writing history, then excising it altogether”. It is a sad reflection on the outside world’s ability to monitor a country of China’s size and secretiveness that it has taken 25 years for the record of this one provincial city to be set at least somewhat straighter.
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​how gentrification is destroying the cities we live in | read | i-D

​how gentrification is destroying the cities we live in | read | i-D | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Is the London we love disappearing because of another wave of gentrification and a housing crisis are driving culture out?
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Suicide Is Now The Leading Cause Of Death Amongst Active-Duty Soldiers

Suicide Is Now The Leading Cause Of Death Amongst Active-Duty Soldiers | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Per this article from gawker, Military officials are claiming that this epidemic of American soldier suicides is due to a "significant number of

Via Marianne PokeBunny Lenaerts, Jocelyn Stoller
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Consider the source, but the message may be relevant within the context of White Collar Crime.

Keep in mind the idea that President Eisenhower warned about the Military-Industrial Complex in his farewell address.  You can also refer to C. Wright Mills' work on White Collar Crime.  Mills is known for his work on the Military-Industrial Complex.

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Marianne PokeBunny Lenaerts's curator insight, June 2, 10:58 PM

http://asheepnomore.net/2014/06/06/suicide-now-leading-cause-death-amongst-active-duty-soldiers/

Jay Fulk's comment, Today, 8:14 PM
This is just such a sad situation and it really has become an epidemic among our military forces. When suicide deaths are outweighing all other forms of death, including combat, you know that the military has a huge problem on their hands. The question is, what on earth do they need to do about it? What is the causation behind it all? Like the article stated, we can't just say in a blanket statement that they all of PTSD. That has been proven incorrect, as some of these soldiers haven't even seen combat yet. One insight that I have on this matter is the way the military ranks their people. I really think that being an enlisted soldier definitely increases the chance of suicide over a commissioned officer. I know that PTSD does play a large role among soldier suicides, but there has to be other factors out there that the military is simply missing or overlooking. I have no real answers, but I hope and pray that this trend can, an will be reversed.
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As Violence Spikes in Some Cities, Is 'Ferguson Effect' to Blame?

As Violence Spikes in Some Cities, Is 'Ferguson Effect' to Blame? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Upticks in violence in many of the country's biggest cities is raising concerns that historic crime reductions may be eroding.
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The Rebirth of Rehabilitation in Juvenile and Criminal Justice: New Wine in New Bottles by Mark R. Fondacaro, J.D., Ph.D., Stephen Koppel, Megan O'Toole, Joanne Crain :: SSRN

The Rebirth of Rehabilitation in Juvenile and Criminal Justice: New Wine in New Bottles by Mark R. Fondacaro, J.D., Ph.D., Stephen Koppel, Megan O'Toole, Joanne Crain :: SSRN | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
These are indeed exciting times for those of us interested in the reform of our juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. Innovation is in the air among leg
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New Wine in New Bottles: The Need to Sketch a Therapeutic Jurisprudence 'Code' of Proposed Criminal Processes and Practices by David B. Wexler :: SSRN

New Wine in New Bottles: The Need to Sketch a Therapeutic Jurisprudence 'Code' of Proposed Criminal Processes and Practices by David B. Wexler :: SSRN | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
La versión española de este artículo se puede encontrar en: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2466124.

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After FBI domain expires, seized Megaupload.com serves up porn

After FBI domain expires, seized Megaupload.com serves up porn | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
CIRFU.Net domain bought on GoDaddy by "black-hat SEO" operator—malware hijinks ensue.
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Anchorage woman sentenced for HIPAA violation

Anchorage woman sentenced for HIPAA violation | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
KTVA Anchorage CBS 11 - First in Alaska. News, weather, sports, business and entertainment in High Definition.
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Angela Perry's comment, Today, 5:20 PM
I don't think that some people who work in hospitals realize how easy it is to violate HIPPA rights. It seems all to easy to tell a little bit of what is going on but in reality you are not supposed to discuss anything about any of the patients that you encounter. Laulu really just got a slap on the hand for the offense that she committed. These two men told doctors and police what happened in confidence and she violated these terms by going in their files for the benefit the man that caused harm to them. This is the exact reason why there is so much distrust in speaking to Doctors and law enforcement because there is always some kind of repercussion for speaking on what happened. Knowing that she gave this information to a known gang member, Laulu probably doesn't realize what harm she could have put these family members of the two men in.
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Patriot Act Surveillance Provisions Expire After Senate Showdown

Patriot Act Surveillance Provisions Expire After Senate Showdown | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The NSA's authority to collect bulk telephone metadata under the Patriot Act expired at midnight after senators were unable to make a deal.
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Judges demand answers after children die in cancer vaccine trial

Judges demand answers after children die in cancer vaccine trial | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The trials involved young tribal girls who were given shots of Merck's Gardasil vaccine and Cervarix. Campaigners have also asked judges to investigate trials of the new drug Gardasil 9.

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Marianne PokeBunny Lenaerts's curator insight, May 31, 10:24 PM

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2908963/Judges-demand-answers-children-die-controversial-cancer-vaccine-trial-India.html

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, June 1, 5:36 AM

SIS THIS VACCINE GET TESTED ON ANIMALS FIRST AND IF SO SIS IT GIVE THE ANIMALS CANCER AND THEY JUST WROTE IT OFF AND DECIDED TO TRY IT ON THE LESS FORTUNATE HUMANS THAT HAE NEED OF VACCINE INCLUDING CHILDREN. IF WE NEVER KNOW FROM WHENCE OUR HELP COME WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT ALLOWING ELIMINATION BT VACCINE OR NOT!

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'Love locks' to be removed from Paris bridge

'Love locks' to be removed from Paris bridge | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

"The city of Paris will start removing padlocks from the Pont des Arts on Monday, effectively ending the tourist tradition of attaching 'love locks' to the bridge. For years, visitors have been attaching locks with sentimental messages to the bridge in symbolic acts of affection. Some further seal the deal by throwing keys into the Seine River below.  It was considered charming at first, but the thrill wore off as sections of fencing on the Pont des Arts crumbled under the locks' weight. The bridge carries more than 700,000 locks with an estimated combined weight roughly the same as 20 elephants."


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Marc Meynardi's curator insight, June 2, 1:53 AM

This tradition is particularly appreciated by Chinese tourist. Annecy got a bride called "lLe Pont des Amours" where love locks are regularly removed.

Leslie G Perry's curator insight, June 2, 8:32 AM

I LOVE Seth Dixon's insight on this and how it figures in with Design Technology. What mark do we leave and why? What are the unintended consequences of leaving out mark?

 

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Graffiti, tombstones, love locks, monuments...each of these are manifestations of people's desire to have some tangible impact on the landscape.  Something that manifests a connection to place in a profoundly personal way. 

 

Questions to Ponder: Why do people want leave a mark on places that are meaningful to them?  When do you think that they that these markers are appropriate or inappropriate?  Do we have more of a 'right' to mark some places than others? Why do many oppose these personal marks on the landscape?

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What the Rich Kids of Tehran Instagram Tells Us About Iranian Youth Culture | VICE | United States

What the Rich Kids of Tehran Instagram Tells Us About Iranian Youth Culture | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
However, Iranian youth have managed to find room to maneuver, and the space in which they do it is largely online. On the Rich Kids of Tehran Instagram page, the country's strict government policies meet its aspirational youth culture head on. And for RKoT, so far, so good—none of the kids featured have been officially challenged or faced any judicial reprisal, despite all the photos of champagne and plunging V-neck-dresses.
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Angela Perry's comment, Today, 5:06 PM
I honestly don't feel that this is any different than the paparazzi putting celebrities all over the internet or magazines. Rich Kids of Tehran just use modern day ways to communicate, they post on the internet as opposed to using a camera and posting it on paper. I don't feel as if they are hurting anyone by putting up these photos or lifestyles that they are living. You have poverty among any group so what makes it more wrong for them to do it as opposed to anyone else doing it? Everyone knows that there is a lot of oil money amongst the Sheiks. Just like any other human they recreate life so why not so what they were blessed with.
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What a ‘Mischievous Blonde Woman’ Dalai Lama Could Look Like · Global Voices

What a ‘Mischievous Blonde Woman’ Dalai Lama Could Look Like · Global Voices | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Dalai Lama said that he may return as a ‘mischievous blonde woman’ or he might not be incarnated at all. His comments inspired Hong Konger and Taiwanese comic artists.
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how can we reclaim the female body if we can’t handle a little skin? | read | i-D

how can we reclaim the female body if we can’t handle a little skin? | read | i-D | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
We delve into Britain’s views on cleavage, crop tops and whether you can go braless without causing a backlash.
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why #blacklivesmatter is the most important cause to come out of our social media driven world | read | i-D

why #blacklivesmatter is the most important cause to come out of our social media driven world | read | i-D | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown might've focused attention on racism in the US, but we shouldn't ignore the problems we face here too.
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Canada aboriginal schools were 'cultural genocide': report

Canada aboriginal schools were 'cultural genocide': report | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian policy of forcibly separating aboriginal children from their families and sending them to residential schools amounted to cultural genocide, a six-year investigation into
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Arrest made in case of dog found with muzzle taped shut

Arrest made in case of dog found with muzzle taped shut | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Police in North Charleston have arrested a suspect in a dog abuse case that's made headlines around the country.
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Jeffrey Evan's curator insight, Today, 1:50 AM

Well, you have to wonder what drove the owner of this dog to engage in a horrid act on an animal this like.  In my opinion this gives me more insight to what law enforcement has to engage in everyday.  Not only do they have to deal with calls against persons but animals as well.  This makes the job harder because it compels the police force to be more aware of different criminal activities that happen in cities.  I can see how it could be a problem because some people may not think that animals deserve the same treatment as people but animals are beings too.

Angela Perry's comment, Today, 5:11 PM
This is a very sad story of cruelty towards animals. I am very glad that the suspect was apprehended, as he should face the steepest penalty that could be imposed on him. Animals are just not pets, they are members of our families. This is not allowed to be done to little children so why let this be done to an animal. Animals are like young children that can't speak or say what they want yet and he had the audacity to tape the dog's mouth shut. I sure would hate to see what he would do to a child that wouldn't stop crying.
Jay Fulk's comment, Today, 8:43 PM
Animal abuse of this nature definitely deserves harsh punishment for the offender. If a person feels the need to react this way to an animal, how far away are they from reacting in a similar manner towards a human being? I firmly believe that murders and violent offenders often start by harming animals. That is why I believe that the punishment for animal cruelty and torture should be extensive and serve as a deterrent. If a guy gets 5 years in prison for animal cruelty charges, then he will probably connect the dots and understand that harming a human being will carry a much heavier penalty.
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Defendant backs out of plea agreement in Western Alaska platinum mining case

Defendant backs out of plea agreement in Western Alaska platinum mining case | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A defendant in a major Western Alaska pollution case has changed his mind and is withdrawing from his agreement to plead guilty, according to filings in U.S. District Court in Anchorage this week.
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Jeffrey Evan's curator insight, Today, 2:05 AM

This is from my neck of the bush, right across the bay from where I was raised anyway.  I personally find this atrocious because everyone from this region relies on subsistence fishing to get by for the winter months.  I personally would never feel the same way again if I was fishing from the streams that the waste was dumped into.  It is difficult to police the southwest regions or any rural areas because of the vast geographical distances law enforcement officers have to travel to respond to certain cases.  Which also makes me glad that they were able to indict the people who were responsible for the mess.  

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L.A. County's jail population at lowest number in three years

L.A. County's jail population at lowest number in three years | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Probation officials credit Prop 47 for restoring jail population to pre-realignment levels in a matter of weeks. And they expect the drop to continue.

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Jerry Ibarra's curator insight, January 25, 11:22 AM

 Waiting for the next shoe to drop in California. The effect of the crime rate after release. Theoretically the Mental Health Parity Act and Addiction Equity Act  coupled with the Affordable Care Act will provide many services for the formerly incarcerated to help curb crime since many crimes have underlying addiction and mental health issues, The federal prison system is now allowing for rehabilitation and treatment of mental health prisoners, http://www.patrickjkennedy.net/articles/thousands-prisoners-treated-mental-illness#sthash.yGsYNrFG.  ;

 

California has struggled with defining what the word "rehabilitation" means in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation institution. Hopefully change is on it's way, more effective treatment before release not after. 

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For Now, the Supreme Court Has Little to Say About the Issue of Online Harassment | VICE | United States

For Now, the Supreme Court Has Little to Say About the Issue of Online Harassment | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Today's decision properly recognizes that the law has for centuries required the government to prove criminal intent before putting someone in jail. That principle is especially important when a prosecution is based on a defendant's words. The Internet does not change this long-standing rule. While today's decision insists on fairness, it is not a license to threaten, which remains illegal when properly proved.
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I personally don't buy it.  These guys do this to threaten and intimidate and FB is not like him telling a buddy that he hates his Ex.  This type of communication is out there and has ways of connecting to his Ex.  This also gives an incentive for a potential attacker to make threats and then say "JK, that was art" and then the cops not be able to do anything.

The responsible reaction is for state legislatures to take up the task of drafting law that recognizes True Threat Doctrine, but specifically defines these type of threats as something different.  The intent shouldn't be required to show the threat was intended to be followed up on, just a presumed intent if any reasonable person would understand that their threats could be interpreted as verbal terrorism, etc.

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Inside the Feds' All-Out War Against the Latin Kings of Florida | VICE | United States

Inside the Feds' All-Out War Against the Latin Kings of Florida  | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The intense law-enforcement focus on the Florida criminal organization has resulted in dozens of its members being locked up—and now it's the largest gang in the state prison system.
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Christopher L. Baca's comment, Today, 6:42 PM
Going to the Article,
I can understand and agree with getting members off the streets, but to add on charges against them that will inevitably lead to having the wrong people incarcerated is a poor excuse of police work. Though the goal of any police station should be to protect and serve the community by preventing crimes and harm against the community, the goal should be not to round up and incarcerate as many of these people as possible to get them off the street for a short while, but it should be to intervene and create solutions for the long run.
I am all for brown pride (or any pride for that matter in the extent of which its supporting your heritage and being proud of where your ancestry has come from without having to degrade or attack other groups of people) and supporting those who need family, guidance or a helping hand within a community. I’d love to say that I don’t believe that there is a need for certain groups to exist, but I have to be 100% honest when I say that I believe that there is a need perhaps not for racially segregated groups, but for groups who accept anyone/everyone to offer guidance, a helping hand and a sense of family that they could/are missing in their lives.
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Supreme Court overturns Facebook threats case in name of free speech

Supreme Court overturns Facebook threats case in name of free speech | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court ruled in a closely watch case that defines when an online rant is free speech, and when it becomes a criminal threat.
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The Kansas Supreme Court challenged Republicans' agenda. Their solution: Replace the judges.

The Kansas Supreme Court challenged Republicans' agenda. Their solution: Replace the judges. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Gov. Sam Brownback's tax-slashing crusade threatens to become a full-blown constitutional crisis.

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