Criminology and E...
Follow
Find
8.5K views | +21 today
 
Rescooped by Rob Duke from SocialAction2014
onto Criminology and Economic Theory
Scoop.it!

Beyond Scared Straight: Fearless

In this scene from the episode Suffolk County, MA, A teen shows no fear when prison inmates corner him and prison gaurds intervene before things get out of hand...

Via Darcy Delaproser
more...
Lori Jo's comment, November 5, 2012 5:37 PM
Whoa. So, I feel like, maybe their idea of scaring this kid into submission might have backfired. Either the kid thinks he's hard enough to tell those inmates to take off, or he knows he is. Regardless, that's a scary mentality to go in with. That kid is going to be a problem. No doubt there will be violence involving him. He clearly has no fear, or respect for anyone that was in that room. Now, it may be in part because of the cameras, but I don't think that is going to make much of an impact on his actions in the future. I also imagine a majority of his time will be spent in solitary confinement.
Rob Duke's comment, November 5, 2012 5:40 PM
Yes, the downside of trying to scare the young ones is they want so bad to be tough and grown up so jail may become a symbol for maturity.

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!

Study: Men who take selfies may be psychopaths

Study: Men who take selfies may be psychopaths | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
According to a new study, men who post a lot of selfies to the web tend to exhibit higher levels of narcissism and psychopathy.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

How 'magic mushroom' chemical could free the mind of depression, addictions - CNN.com

How 'magic mushroom' chemical could free the mind of depression, addictions - CNN.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Psychedelic drugs are being researched as a potential treatment for conditions ranging from anxiety to tobacco and alcohol addiction.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

When Silicon Valley takes LSD

When Silicon Valley takes LSD | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley puts a premium on creativity, and some in the tech community view psychedelic drugs as a way to approach major problems differently.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

FBI apology for Madrid bomb fingerprint fiasco

'Substandard' digital prints led to Oregon lawyer
Rob Duke's insight:

For the F2F Criminology class: here's the case with erroneous fingerprint evidence.

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

N.Y. police ID Fla. teen found in cornfield in 1979

N.Y. police ID Fla. teen found in cornfield in 1979 | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Girl's former classmate filed missing person report that led to ID.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

A Massive Social Experiment On You Is Under Way, And You Will Love It

A Massive Social Experiment On You Is Under Way, And You Will Love It | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
With and without our consent, Websites, wearables and apps are running millions of experiments on us every day to make them more money and make us healthier, happier and smarter.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from Criminology, Forensic Science, Criminal Offending and Rehabilitation
Scoop.it!

Hidden America: Chilling New Look at Sex Trafficking in the US

ABC's Diane Sawyer reports on the danger of vulnerable young women falling victim to prostitution rings.

Via Ziggi Ivan Santini
more...
Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, Today, 6:11 AM

The average age a girl enters prostitution is 12-14 years old!

Rescooped by Rob Duke from Criminology, Forensic Science, Criminal Offending and Rehabilitation
Scoop.it!

Teaching girls to say ‘no’ in virtual reality cuts sexual victimization by half

Teaching girls to say ‘no’ in virtual reality cuts sexual victimization by half | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

study by researchers at Southern Methodist University has demonstrated that teenage girls who learn to assertively decline sexual advances in a virtual reality simulator are less likely suffer long term effects from sexual victimization. The training program, called “My Voice, My Choice,” allowed “girls to practice being assertive in a realistic environment. The intent of the program is for the learning opportunity to increase the likelihood that they will use the skills in real life,” associate professor of psychology at SMU Simpson Rowe said. “Research has shown that skills are more likely to generalize if they are practiced in a realistic environment, so we used virtual reality to increase the realism,” she continued. “It is very promising that learning resistance skills and practicing them in virtual simulations of coercive interactions could reduce the risk for later sexual victimization.”


Via Ziggi Ivan Santini
more...
Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, Today, 6:27 AM

One advantage of virtual simulations is the ability to actually observe how girls react to coercive situations that feel very real.

Rescooped by Rob Duke from Tasers and Drones: Abuse of power in law, justice, and national security
Scoop.it!

Victims of crime let down by criminal justice system, report finds

Victims of crime let down by criminal justice system, report finds | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Commissioner Lady Newlove says staff fail to show compassion and calls for clear guidance on how to provide support Victims of crime feel let down and ignored by the criminal justice system despite repeated government promises to improve its...

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

Psychology studies suggest rising wealth means more jerks in S.F.

Psychology studies suggest rising wealth means more jerks in S.F. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Psychology studies suggest rising wealth means more jerks in S.F. If it seems that San Franciscans are getting more entitled and self-absorbed, a series of psychology studies performed at UC Berkeley indicates there could be a scientific reason: the city’s increasing wealth. Paul Piff, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at UC Irvine (he moved from UC Berkeley just a few weeks ago), has spent the past decade conducting about 50 studies on how wealthy peop
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

How Economists Came to Dominate the Conversation

How Economists Came to Dominate the Conversation | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A search of the archives of The New York Times finds that the use of the term “economist” rose in the past century, outpacing “historian.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up

Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Since 2000, the middle-class share of households has narrowed as more have fallen to the bottom of the economic ladder.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions
Scoop.it!

Brazil in 'worst water crisis'

Brazil in 'worst water crisis' | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira says the country's most populous states are experiencing their worst water crisis since 1930.

Via Dr Lendy Spires, Jocelyn Stoller
more...
Courtney Thompson's comment, Today, 8:50 PM
Water shortages are something that is scary and worrisome but something that many people don’t exactly think twice about. I am from California and we are experiencing water shortages all up and down the coast but no one thinks twice about it because we will get a good week of rain and then think the problem has been fixed. The sad thing is one week of rain won’t help years of a drought. As stated in this article it isn’t just happening in the United States it is happening in many places like Brazil. Water consumption, in my opinion, needs to be cut down everywhere. Not only will you be saving money on your water bill but you will always be helping the environment. Everyone thought an Inconvenient Truth was a ridiculous movie from a presidential elect that we had to watch every year in school, but it is much more than that. Global Warming is something that is real. Everyone needs to be changing their habits to help save the environment as it is slowly deteriorating.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Sex traffickers are among ICE's most wanted

Sex traffickers are among ICE's most wanted | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Seven of the 10 most wanted fugitives indicted for trafficking are sex traffickers
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

I have a fiancé, a girlfriend and two boyfriends

I have a fiancé, a girlfriend and two boyfriends | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Product manager Miju Han opens up about her polyamorous relationships, which aren't uncommon in Silicon Valley.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Alaska Cannabis Club plans to open medical marijuana dispensary on legalization day

Alaska Cannabis Club plans to open medical marijuana dispensary on legalization day | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Alaska Cannabis Club plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Feb. 24, the day recreational marijuana is legalized in Alaska, owner Charlo Greene said Thursday. But will it be legal?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Richard Sherman Perfectly Sums Up The Hypocrisy Of The NFL

Richard Sherman Perfectly Sums Up The Hypocrisy Of The NFL | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
"They were trying to suspend Marshawn for gold shoes and [deflating the ball] really affects the game."...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Why The Super-Successful Get Depressed

Why The Super-Successful Get Depressed | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Depression among the C-suite crowd may be counterintuitive, but it’s very real. Here’s why it happens.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Supporters, legislators befuddled by convoluted marijuana bill

Supporters, legislators befuddled by convoluted marijuana bill | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Legislation that would decriminalize marijuana has supporters concerned the measure is a step in the wrong direction, and in its current form, may make already complicated marijuana laws in Alaska even more difficult to navigate.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from SocialAction2014
Scoop.it!

Former Supreme Court Justice Confirms Texas Once Executed An Innocent Man

Former Supreme Court Justice Confirms Texas Once Executed An Innocent Man | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens acknowledged evidence that Texas put an innocent man to death for a murder in the 1980s.

Via Darcy Delaproser
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rob Duke from SocialAction2014
Scoop.it!

New Campaign Seeks to Sharply Reduce Youth Incarceration

New Campaign Seeks to Sharply Reduce Youth Incarceration | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — A national juvenile justice campaign launched today with the ambitious goals of halving youth incarceration in 15 states over the next five years while expanding community-based alternatives for offenders.

The Youth First! Initiative — founded by longtime juvenile justice advocate Liz Ryan — will also seek to reduce rampant racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile incarceration.

“The vast majority of these kids are in for things like misdemeanors, status offenses [such as cutting school or alcohol possession], property offenses, drug offenses, even probation and parole violations,” Ryan said. “To me, it just underscores that at a minimum, we could experience another 50 percent drop in youth incarceration.”

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

Two bodies found near pond where missing couple's car discovered earlier

Two bodies found near pond where missing couple's car discovered earlier | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Authorities in Georgia have issued an arrest warrant in connection with the case of a missing elderly couple who have not been seen since they responded to a Craigslist advertisement about a car. 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

Economic Freedom Does Not Necessarily Lead to Greater Tolerance

Economic Freedom Does Not Necessarily Lead to Greater Tolerance | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Open markets tend to lead to open minds, but not always, especially regarding race.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rob Duke
Scoop.it!

The economics of optimism

The economics of optimism | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
“THE lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. And their lives will improve more than anyone...
more...
No comment yet.