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New Winnipeg police chief vows to tackle social causes of crime - MetroNews Canada

New Winnipeg police chief vows to tackle social causes of crime - MetroNews Canada | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
CTV NewsNew Winnipeg police chief vows to tackle social causes of crimeMetroNews CanadaNew police Chief Devon Clunis provided some insight into what Winnipeggers can expect from his tenure during Friday's official swearing-in ceremony at city hall.
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Mari Freitag's comment, November 5, 2012 12:17 AM
I hope that he keeps this energy up during his time as police Chief. Obviously he's worked his way up the ranks, and is finally at the top. It seems that he's a charismatic leader but is also respected because of his consensus building abilities as mentioned by his high school coach. I would be interested to see what he ends up deciding for his approach to this direction of policing. He probably has some ideas how to reform the force in Winnipeg, but he didn't give any specifics during the ceremony. It is, of course useful to put together a task force to figure out how to best attack a problem or issue, especially for someone who values consensus. However, given an institution so centered around tradition and unwritten code like any police force, I wonder how successful he will be, and how long he'll last if he is successful in changing the way things work in that city.
Rob Duke's comment, November 5, 2012 3:22 AM
It's interesting to see the contrast between American and Canadian policing. I'm not sure one could reach that rank in so large a city in the U.S. while embracing restorative processes because many within the justice field would argue that one was too soft on crime.
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How Women In Saudi Arabia Lived Under King Abdullah

How Women In Saudi Arabia Lived Under King Abdullah | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia has never been known as a progressive place for women to live -- women there need permission from a male guardian to undergo certain medical procedures. But after the country's ruler, ...
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James Bond’s body language

James Bond’s body language | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Most disguises are less obvious WHICH of the foreign diplomats in your country are spies? Which of your spies is a double agent? And which foreign leaders are...
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Why Islam prohibits images of Muhammad

Why Islam prohibits images of Muhammad | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
LOOK upwards in the magnificent place of worship in Istanbul now known as the Hagia Sophia Museum (pictured), and you will see two different ways of approaching the...
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Chad Kaestle's comment, January 24, 4:56 PM
This was discussed in many sources in my research of Islam. Time's publication The Middle East reported that the religion is so opposed to idolatry that it prohibits images of God and most figurative representations of any kind. The cartoons published in Charlie Hebdo over the years that violated this belief were one trigger leading to the recent attacks. Though murder is not justified by violating the beliefs of another, this tragedy highlights the importance of considering the potential effects of violating another's belief system in a derogatory manner.
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We work too hard and for no reason: The workweek in...

We work too hard and for no reason: The workweek in... | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
We work too hard and for no reason: The workweek in international perspective.
By Martin Hart-Landsberg, PhD
Iceland continues to experiment with new ways to promote majority living standards.

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A virtual revolution

A virtual revolution | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
People of the Facebook TUNE into one of Saudi Arabia’s television channels and you are likely to find a stuffy report praising the government or a sheikh spinning...
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Chad Kaestle's comment, January 24, 6:44 PM
The growing presence and exposure to social media may be a serious challenge to the Saudi government continuing to enforce the strict requirements of Shari'a law there. The increased exposure to other ideas can be a strong influence over time toward wanting freedom of expression and action, and may likely increase the citizens' desires to enjoy some of the different cultures and freedoms they see elsewhere. North Korea, conversely, goes to great
Chad Kaestle's comment, January 24, 6:47 PM
Lengths to cut off outside media, though it is often smuggled in, according to a recent PBS Frontline documentary. As the spear of open ideas continues, so will the desire to speak freely, even if against the system in power. This is what regimes like North Korea fear.
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Of beards and brevity

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THE ECONOMIST tries to provide readers with concise, to-the-point prose. It seems we have something to learn from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose concurring...
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Are beards a religious statement?

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Todd Hallsten's comment, January 24, 1:00 AM
I think there is a lot of racial profiling around Middle eastern looking individuals having beards and it being "sketchy, an eye catcher, or even worth notin" and I myself can admit to profiling individuals based on appearance. I think its in our nature to judge for safety reasons. I don't think in western culture beards are religious statement to the masses. However on an individual level they can potentially represent that.. Freedom of religion grants us Americans the right to if we want to look at beards that way haha.
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Case against Juneau woman who freed trapped eagle dismissed

Case against Juneau woman who freed trapped eagle dismissed | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
At her arraignment Thursday, prosecutors ended the case against a Juneau woman cited for hindering trapping, saying springing legal traps to save an ensnared eagle was admirable.
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Amanda McColley's comment, January 23, 6:17 PM
This was good news to read today. Granted I do think she made a mistake of messing with other traps in her effort to save the eagle, I think overall she did the right thing and shouldn't have ever been cited in the first place. I can understand the laws side of things that she messed with traps that shouldn't have been messed with but considering she did her best to save a bald eagle and did what she thought was necessary to remove the bird safely then I believe her actions were justified.
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Ranking The States From Most To Least Corrupt

Ranking The States From Most To Least Corrupt | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara ripped into the political culture in Albany on Thursday during a news conference detailing the arrest of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges. ...
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The Unknown History of Latino Lynchings

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The following is a summary & analysis of Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review article, “Law of the Noose: A History of Latino Lynching” by Richard Delgado.


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Delgado attempts to shed light on a largely unknown history of Latinos, particularly Mexican-Americans in the Southwest U.S., who were lynched between the years of 1846 and 1925. This is roughly the same time that many Blacks were lynched in the U.S., as well. While many know of the ominous and horrific fate that Blac

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‘They beat me’: Refugees face police abuse in France

A report by Human Rights Watch has outlined the violence and brutality of French police towards migrants camped out in the northern port town of Calais. There are over two thousand refugees in the city hoping to cross the channel to Britain.


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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, January 23, 7:17 AM

The most vulnerable are always the ones that are violated the most..

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Mining corporation a no-show in court as environmental criminal case moves forward

Mining corporation a no-show in court as environmental criminal case moves forward | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An Outside mining company accused of polluting salmon streams in Western Alaska failed to show up this week for an initial federal court hearing in Anchorage. XS Platinum Inc. now must explain itself or be held in contempt of court.
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Is It Possible to Find Unbiased Jurors in High-Profile Cases? (Is It Ever Possible?)

Is It Possible to Find Unbiased Jurors in High-Profile Cases? (Is It Ever Possible?) | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
This week, hundreds of Americans are skipping work in order to audition for starring roles in three high-profile criminal trials being staged around the country. The defendants in all three cases—the alleged killer of 6-year-old Etan Patz, in New York; the alleged Aurora shooter, in Colorado; and the alleged Boston...
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Jeffrey Evan's curator insight, January 23, 3:53 AM

I do not think that it is ever possible to have jurors leave biases at home.  These alleged criminals are being tried in high-profile cases, and they are labeled as bad people.  I think it is human nature to not be able to think biased.  Once people get their mind on something, they generally stick to that thought.

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The Mexican morass

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IN A new year message Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, promised to work to “liberate” his country from crime, corruption and impunity. His cabinet has...
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Unshackling themselves

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A RECENT move to introduce physical education to government girls’ schools met the same response as most attempts to give Saudi women equal rights with men. A...
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New gang intervention plan launched

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A Saudi Palace Coup

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King Abdullah's writ lasted all of 12 hours . Within that period the Sudairis, a rich and politically powerful clan within the House of Saud, which had been weakened by the late king, burst back into prominence. They produced a palace coup in all but name.
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Harm Reduction Can Help to Heal Law Enforcement’s Rift With the Public - Substance.com

Harm Reduction Can Help to Heal Law Enforcement’s Rift With the Public - Substance.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Police participation in harm reduction measures that protect public health and serve communities is a growing good news story. It can also play a part in repairing a battered reputation.
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This can be a difficult sell at first, but it's necessary....

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Todd Hallsten's comment, January 24, 12:57 AM
I don’t think Public Health offerings like the Heroin-assisted Treatment (HAT) condone the idea of drug use to children. Drug use cant simply be looked at in black and white because it is on a Continuum of use. We all lye on some stage whether that be abstinence or addict..
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How Many Guns The TSA Confiscated At Your Local Airport in 2014

How Many Guns The TSA Confiscated At Your Local Airport in 2014 | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Transportation Security Administration reported Friday that it had confiscated 2,212 guns at airport security lines in 2014 -- the majority of them loaded -- and published a great set of photos...
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Todd Hallsten's comment, January 24, 1:02 AM
I would be curious as to what race was associated with the firearms that were confiscated. You would think that people knew they can send them to there final destination ha.
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Household debt

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In the years leading up to the financial crisis, household debt soared in most rich countries. There were a couple of notable exceptions: Germany and Japan, neither...
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Ranking The States From Most To Least Corrupt

Ranking The States From Most To Least Corrupt | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara ripped into the political culture in Albany on Thursday during a news conference detailing the arrest of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges. ...
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35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants

35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Take a tour through America's immigrant heritage — at its most and least welcoming

 

American politicians, and Americans themselves, love to call themselves "a nation of immigrants": a place where everyone's family has, at some point, chosen to come to seek freedom or a better life. America has managed to maintain that self-image through the forced migration of millions of African slaves, restrictive immigration laws based on fears of "inferior" races, and nativist movements that encouraged immigrants to assimilate or simply leave.

But while the reality of America's immigrant heritage is more complicated than the myth, it's still a fundamental truth of the country's history. It's impossible to understand the country today without knowing who's been kept out, who's been let in, and how they've been treated once they arrive.

 

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BBQ's, Meat Smokers Could Be Banned On Spare-The-Air Days

BBQ's, Meat Smokers Could Be Banned On Spare-The-Air Days | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Bay Area air quality officials are considering a crackdown on smoke from barbecues and meat smokers.
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It’s Incredibly Common For The Justice Department To Do What It's About To Do In Ferguson

It’s Incredibly Common For The Justice Department To Do What It's About To Do In Ferguson | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice is drafting a legal memo recommending that no civil rights charges be brought against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Miss...
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Maybe we could put judges out with the cops to watch everything they do....

Oh wait! France already does that and people think the judges have gone corrupt.  It seems that anyone who we give the power to oversee those with the power to coerce are soon under suspicion for being in cahoots with the cops.

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Amanda McColley's comment, January 23, 6:25 PM
This is interesting that they are going to such lengths to protect Wilson. While I supported his side of the case during everything it is still interesting they are doing this because isn't this why civil cases exist? So if someone is not convicted criminally, they can at least go after the person in civil court? I can somewhat understand the reasoning behind it because proving that someone broke the civil rights is so difficult the charges usually end up dismissed anyways. It will definitely cause more grief to Michael Browns family though which will cause more bias against law enforcement too.
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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dies

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dies | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz has died, according to Saudi Arabian state TV. The news of the King’s death ricocheted around social media Thursday but was initially denied by journalists and other members of the Saudi royal family. King Abdullah was admitted to the hospital last month for pneumonia, and an...
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Chad Kaestle's comment, January 24, 5:31 PM
The US will be paying close attention to the near future developments in the changes in power. Saudi Arabia has been an ally in the region in the fight against terrorism, and a void could allow those elements to spread deeper and wider, as well as provide Iran to spread its influence in the region. In relation to our study of criminal justice systems, it was interesting to note that King Abdullah employed enforcement efforts to keep elements that could further an "Arab spring" at bay in the country, where other countries were unsuccessful.