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More than 1000 officers execute Canada-wide drug raids as police arrest 103 ... - National Post

More than 1000 officers execute Canada-wide drug raids as police arrest 103 ... - National Post | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
National PostMore than 1000 officers execute Canada-wide drug raids as police arrest 103 ...National PostMONTREAL — One thousand police officers conducted raids in different Canadian cities against an alleged consortium of organized crime that had...
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Can PTSD Be Linked to Violence?

Can PTSD Be Linked to Violence? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
How morally responsible can we hold Eddie Ray Routh for the death of Chris Kyle?
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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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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.

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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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99-year sentence in murder of Manokotak VPSO

99-year sentence in murder of Manokotak VPSO | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Leroy B. Dick Jr., 44, of Manokotak was sentenced to 99 years in jail for killing unarmed Village Public Safety Officer Thomas Madole in March 2013.
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Storytime With Mom: A Genealogy of Rape

Storytime With Mom: A Genealogy of Rape | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
"If two people come together," my mother began, "who've never had any power except by the way of abuse, it's going to be bad. Both of us had power exerted over us as children. I eventually learned that as an adult, I was still doing the dance, seeking out abusive relationships. That doesn't mean it was my fault. But I played a role. And your father was abused by his father and, as an adult, he became a rage-aholic, exerting power over others."
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This might make an interesting presentation topic.  Key word: Emerge, Boston

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Hope Allen's comment, Today, 6:27 PM
Im glad her mother went and turned her trauma into something that could help others with the same problem. Although she still isn't completely at peace with it, she is doing really well. Many people forget that rape can occur inside a marriage and i thinks thats why you don't hear a lot about it on the news.
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Car thefts illustrate shortfalls in juvenile justice system

Car thefts illustrate shortfalls in juvenile justice system | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An 18-year-old man accused of killing an elderly couple in a hit-and-run crash while driving a stolen SUV had been caught joy riding in stolen vehicles twice before.
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This SCOTUS destroyed America: How Citizens United is ruining more than our elections

This SCOTUS destroyed America: How Citizens United is ruining more than our elections | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Thanks to Anthony Kennedy, the decision responsible for our new oligarchy has made Washington even more grotesque
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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, Today, 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, Today, 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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If I had a dollar for every time I was asked how to do this...

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Insert a YouTube playlist in your presentation

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Op-ed: Help us divert students from the school-to-prison pipeline

I first stumbled upon the term “school-to-prison pipeline” when I was being trained for Peer Court, a restorative justice program in Salt Lake City. I had heard of suspensions, but I never imagined that it ...
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Thanks For the Net Neutrality, Oligarchs

"Net neutrality" will be the law of the land following the Federal Communications Commission's vote to reclassify broadband Internet services as public utilities. Please take some time this week to thank the outspoken citizens who made this possible. These heroes of the open Internet are regular folk, just like you and me, with names like Microsoft, eBay, Facebook, Google and Amazon. Congrats to a major industry on its lobbying victory!
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Justin Bieber, 21, Celebrates Birthday by Finally Trying Alcohol

Justin Bieber, 21, Celebrates Birthday by Finally Trying Alcohol | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
On Sunday, singer, pouter and former juvenile delinquent Justin Bieber turned 21. Happy birthday, little dude!
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Jessica Ramos's comment, March 2, 4:53 AM
This is hard to believe. Being a troubled youth, getting in constant trouble, you'd think this guy has tried many things that are not legal. Specially since he has the sources to pretty much do so. This is hard to believe, it really is. I'm sure he's consumed alcohol long before his 21st birthday.
Hope Allen's comment, Today, 6:18 PM
There is absolutely no way he was caught doing drugs but had never tried alcohol until now. It's insulting that they thought anyone would believe this.
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Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission serves as model for Baltimore - JSOnline

Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission serves as model for Baltimore  - JSOnline | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Baltimore Sun reported earlier this week that city and police leaders there have proposed creating a committee similar to the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission.
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