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Mexican Cartels Enslave Engineers to Build Radio Network | Danger Room | Wired.com

Mexican Cartels Enslave Engineers to Build Radio Network | Danger Room | Wired.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Mexican military is trying to dismantle an extensive network of radio antennas built and operated by the notorious Zeta drug cartel. But the authorities haven't had much luck shutting Radio Zeta down.
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Why are so many women in prison? • BRAVE NEW FILMS: JUSTICE #3 -

It's no secret that the incarceration rate in America has skyrocketed since the 1970's. But did you know the number of women behind bars has grown nearly twi...

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What are the odds you'll go to prison? • BRAVE NEW FILMS: JUSTICE #1 -

What are the odds that you will go to prison? 1 out of 17 white guys wind up behind bars at some point. How many black guys can expect the same thing? 1 out ...

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Comedians’ ‘gift of the gab’ linked to differences in brain activity, scientists say

Comedians’ ‘gift of the gab’ linked to differences in brain activity, scientists say | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Results of study carried out at University College London suggest comedians are better at focusing intensely on tasks and drawing on memories when constructing speech Certain people, from comedians to politicians, have an uncanny ability with words.

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Social Progress Index - Data - Social Progress Index - The Social Progress Imperative

The Social Progress Imperative creates a shared language and common goals to align different organizations and achieve greater social impact.
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The 5 Happiest Countries And What Makes Them So Happy - PsyBlog

The 5 Happiest Countries And What Makes Them So Happy - PsyBlog | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Switzerland is the world’s happiest country, according to the 2015 World Happiness Report.

The next four spots are taken by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada.

The United States came in 15th spot, while the UK is at 21 and Australia at 10.
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The "Good Life"....

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Gulf Daily News » World News » 18 Vatican plot suspects held

Though the suspects were plotting attacks mainly in their native countries, phone taps suggest the Vatican was also a target, said Mauro Mura, chief prosecutor of the Sardinian city of Cagliari, where the group based its headquarters.
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Sacred Government: Thoughts on Islam's future

Sacred Government: Thoughts on Islam's future | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

SShe argues that some factors behind Christianity’s Reformation now exist in the Muslim world. The reforms of Martin Luther, for example, advanced with help from the newly invented printed press; a Muslim reformer today might well benefit from the rise of electronic communications.

But parallels between Christianity’s Reformation and a possible Muslim one have their limits. As Ms Hirsi Ali acknowledges, the link between the evolution of the Protestant Reformation and modernity is not simple. Protestantism began not as a move to dislodge the primacy of divine revelation, but to assert it. Only very indirectly did the Reformation lead Europe into a secular, scientific age. So anybody who advocates a Muslim Reformation must ask this question: if radical change starts in the Muslim world, is it certain that it will really lead to liberal freedoms, or could it trigger, either directly or indirectly, even greater religious fervour?

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Her prescription:

1. Stop prioritizing the afterlife over this life;

2. Must shackle sharia and respect secular law;

3. Must abandon the idea of telling others, including non-Muslims, how to behave, dress or drink;

4. Must abandon holy war.

 

So far, so good, but:

 

The Economist predicts that the last one is a deal breaker:

5. Must ensure that Muhammad and the Koran are open to interpretation and criticism.

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Nenana Ice Classic remains anyone's guess after ice jam stalls breakup

Nenana Ice Classic remains anyone's guess after ice jam stalls breakup | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A century ago and more, Alaskans paid close attention to the exact timing of breakup because it signaled that riverboat travel was about to resume. And because gambling was one of the main forms of entertainment, most Alaska towns on rivers had betting pools in the early 1900s in which winter-weary residents wagered large sums of money on when the ice would go out. The version in Nenana began in 1917.

“A stake set in the ice just a few feet from the stretched wire is kept illuminated by a strong electric light by night and guarded always against tampering,” a 1926 account of the ice classic said. “Volunteers act as patrolmen for the two or three anxious weeks, expecting and generally accepting rewards from the winners.”
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Interesting methods (institutions) that they use in Nenana  to avoid cheating on the ice classic.

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Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend

Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Although Einhorn was only the master of ceremonies at the first Earth Day event, he maintains that Earth Day was his idea and that he's responsible for launching it. Understandably, Earth Day's organizers have distanced themselves from his name, citing Gaylord Nelson, an environmental activist and former Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator who died in 2005, as Earth Day's official founder and organizer.
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Here's a morbid story to go along with Earth Day....

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Jon Stewart: The Difference Between Atlanta Cheating and Wall Street Scandals Is Who Got Punished (Video)

Jon Stewart compared the “eerie” similarities between the Atlanta teacher cheating scandal with fraud on Wall Street, and discovered that the only difference between the two seems to be who was actually punished. (Spoiler alert: It was the teachers.)

On last night’s Daily Show segment, Stewart looked at the basics of both cases to see where they overlapped and diverged. The similarities were endless: widespread lying for personal gain, a culture of secrecy and intimidation and a refusal to admit to wrongdoing. But the stories had very different endings: teachers and administrators involved in the Atlanta scandal will actually be doing hard time, with some sentenced to years in prison. Wall Streeters “whose financial crimes nearly broke the Earth” escaped almost unscathed, with the exception of one conviction.

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Denmark: Increase aid and go after smugglers - The Local Denmark

Denmark: Increase aid and go after smugglers - The Local Denmark | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Denmark will support the EU’s ten-point plan to stem the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean but will not take in any additional refugees, PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt said on Thursday.

Via Marc Van den Broeck
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We've talked about one of the aspects of other societies' lower violence than the U.S.  This is a great example of the concern from, even a forward thinking country like Denmark, that heterogeneity is causing their society to become more disorganized and violent.

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Could Bees Be Addicted to Pesticides? : DNews

Could Bees Be Addicted to Pesticides? : DNews | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Like nicotine for humans, certain pesticides seem to hold an addictive attraction for bees, which seek out tainted food even if it may be bad for them, according to new research.

Not only did bees show no signs of avoiding neonicotinoid-laced food in lab tests, they seemed to prefer it, said a study in the journal Nature.
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Here's an example of the complicated nature of white collar and green collar crime.  Is this a crime?  If so, who's responsible?  It's difficult to tell in these situations.

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How Baby Boomers Get High

How Baby Boomers Get High | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Reports over the past decade have detailed higher rates of illicit drug use, drug-related hospital admissions and overdoses among baby boomers in their later years than previous generations. A Wall Street Journal article last month described a “Woodstock mentality” that’s causing aging Americans to carry their youthful drug habits with them into middle age. A look at the data shows that plenty of baby boomers drink and smoke pot. But a relatively small percentage consume drugs other than alcohol and marijuana. Our analysis further reveals that boomers who do use drugs, including alcohol and marijuana, tend to use a lot.
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You know, this graph really doesn’t surprise me considering the times Baby Boomers grew up in. I can see them having easy access to cannabis, but then also to prescription drugs, considering America is quite literally addicted to them. What did surprise me about the article was that, “50 to 64 have lower rates of drug use overall than their younger contemporaries.” I just didn’t expect there to be a gap that big between them and their offspring.
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How The School to Prison Pipeline Ruins Lives Before They Start • BRAVE NEW FILMS: JUSTICE #2 -

When a kid gets in trouble at school, we used to send them to the principal's office. Now, we're suspending, expelling or even arresting kids for the smalles...

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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

"These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages."

 

Tags: language, culture, infographic.


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And if you follow political clustering over time, it'll become clear why ...

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The charts may provide some ammunition re: decisions related to second-language offerings in a school, although many Hindi-Urdu speakers, for example, also speak English.  There are also political and geographic considerations.     

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, April 24, 12:40 PM
Portuguese is the eighth most spoken language in the world
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Here's How to Take Your Presentation to the Next Level

Here's How to Take Your Presentation to the Next Level | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
It's not enough to have a good story to tell; to get your audience involved, you've got to tell it the right way.

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Good tips for your presentation.

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Conflict Minerals Enter US Unchecked, Hidden By 'Blind Spots' In Supply Chains - International Business Times

Conflict Minerals Enter US Unchecked, Hidden By 'Blind Spots' In Supply Chains - International Business Times | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
According to a new report, nearly 80 percent of US companies surveyed fail to check their supply chain for “conflict minerals.”

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Another kind of organized crime....

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Potent ‘Spice’ Drug Fuels Rise in Visits to Emergency Room

Potent ‘Spice’ Drug Fuels Rise in Visits to Emergency Room | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Health departments in three states have issued alerts about more users of the synthetic drug being rushed to hospitals, with some cases resulting in death.
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Quake map puts new attention on Oklahoma, fracking wastewater

Quake map puts new attention on Oklahoma, fracking wastewater | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Even in an area that was becoming accustomed to earthquakes, a 5.6 temblor near Prague, Okla., in 2011 stood out. The shaking was strong enough to destroy 14 homes, cause a highway to buckle and slightly injure two people.
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Is this a White Collar Crime?  See how nebulous it is to try to determine who's culpable?

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Smithsonian series chronicles lives of oil patch residents

Smithsonian series chronicles lives of oil patch residents | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
But there's a darker side to the story of the high-paying jobs, and Judge Greg Mohr witnesses the pitfalls of the boom on a daily basis. The money flowing from the Bakken fields has fueled everything from methamphetamine and heroin networks to prostitution rings operating out of motels.
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Funeral Strippers Are Focus of Crackdown in China

Funeral Strippers Are Focus of Crackdown in China | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
China will crack down on strippers who perform at rural funerals, the Ministry of Culture said, taking aim at performances it described as illegal and which corrupt "social morals."
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Um? I guess we file this under the good life....sort of like an Uber wake....

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The Myth of “Value-Free” Social Science - Dissident Voice

The Myth of “Value-Free” Social Science - Dissident Voice | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
For many decades, mainstream social scientists, mostly conservative, have argued that political commitments and scientific research are incompatible. Against

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Jury convicts Tanana man of evidence tampering after killing of troopers

Jury convicts Tanana man of evidence tampering after killing of troopers | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Prosecutors claimed Arvin Kangas moved handguns belonging to the two troopers after his son allegedly shot and killed them last year.
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The FBI convicted this man using hair analysis. It was a dog's hair.

The FBI convicted this man using hair analysis. It was a dog's hair. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
He would go on to serve 28 years until the truth came out.

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Yikes! What do you say after this?

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Portugal's Police Under Fire for Racism

Portugal's Police Under Fire for Racism | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Four separate investigations are underway into what happened. Both the Interior Ministry and Portugal's racial discrimination commission are investigating the conduct of the police.
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Held up as an example of good drug policy, here's another angle on this Country's police....

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