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OH Union Members Caught with Truckload of Stolen Romney Signs

OH Union Members Caught with Truckload of Stolen Romney Signs | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Four men caught in a Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) truck full of Romney/Ryan signs were issued summons for receiving stolen property early Friday morning in Perrysburg, OH.
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Evidence of 430,000-year-old human violence found - BBC News

Evidence of 430,000-year-old human violence found - BBC News | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A human skull from a deep cave in northern Spain shows evidence of a lethal violent attack 430,000 years ago, a study shows.
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Colorado Gunman's Notebook of Ramblings Becomes Evidence

Colorado Gunman's Notebook of Ramblings Becomes Evidence | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
"And finally, the last escape, mass murder at the movies"
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Excellent example where something bio-chemical is probably at work in the crime....

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Nebraska Lawmakers Have Successfully Abolished the Death Penalty | VICE | United States

Nebraska Lawmakers Have Successfully Abolished the Death Penalty | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
If they succeed, Nebraska will be the 19th state—and the first led by Republicans—to abolish the death penalty.
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Republicans Leading the Charge to Abolish the Death Penalty

Republicans Leading the Charge to Abolish the Death Penalty | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
“WE WOULD have ended any other government programmes that inefficient and costly a long time ago,” says Colby Coash, a Republican lawmaker in Nebraska. Mr Coash...
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FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges, face U.S. extradition

FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges, face U.S. extradition | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Swiss authorities are arresting several top FIFA officials on federal corruption charges in Zurich and plan to extradite them to the United States.
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White Collar Crime or Real Politiks?

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Amazing Village Built Exclusively For People With Dementia

Amazing Village Built Exclusively For People With Dementia | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Check out this amazing village built exclusively for people with dementia.
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Red card for the ultras

Red card for the ultras | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
FOOTBALL, like politics, arouses strong passions in Egypt. Bring the two together and you get a combustible mixture. Add police brutality and you get the explosive...
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My Time as a Hostess in a Sleazy Chinese Karaoke Den | VICE | United States

My Time as a Hostess in a Sleazy Chinese Karaoke Den | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
It was some of the easiest money I'd ever made—all I had to do was dodge the hands of my drunken, amorous clients.
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I Spent Harvest Time with South Australia's Weed Growers | VICE | United States

I Spent Harvest Time with South Australia's Weed Growers | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Unlike most of the country, South Australia has enjoyed decriminalisation since 1987. We hung out with some growers to see what that means for them.
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Sex, Piss, and Violence: My Life as a Youth Hostel Receptionist | VICE | United States

Sex, Piss, and Violence: My Life as a Youth Hostel Receptionist | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Working nightshifts in a busy Barcelona youth hostel means I have a unique front-row seat to all sorts of sordid situations that you just don't see while the sun is still up. It's a parallel universe of drugs, booze, and horny British teenagers with second-degree sunburns.
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What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Despite the popularity of Maslow’s Hierarchy, there is not much recent data to support it. Contemporary science — specifically Dr. Edward Deci, hundreds of Self-Determination Theory researchers, and thousands of studies — instead points to three universal psychological needs. If you really want to advantage of this new science – rather than focusing on a pyramid of needs – you should focus on: autonomy, relatedness, and competence.
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The Many Meanings of Gentrification

The Many Meanings of Gentrification | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Changing neighborhoods may be a class issue, but in America, that means it's also a racial one.
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Explaining a Cornerstone of Game Theory: John Nash’s Equilibrium

Explaining a Cornerstone of Game Theory: John Nash’s Equilibrium | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Dr. Nash extended the analysis beyond zero-sum, I-win-you-lose types of games to more complex situations in which all of the players could gain, or all could lose.
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Watch the video clip from a beautiful mind to understand the basic genius of Prof. Nash's idea.  We all win if we all cooperate.

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How To Avoid Craigslist's Rampant 'Sight Unseen' Purchase Scams

How To Avoid Craigslist's Rampant 'Sight Unseen' Purchase Scams | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Any form of payment that is not traceable is a problem. Unless you are handing the cash to a living, breathing person who is handing you the keys to a car that is right there. Ask yourself” If this deal goes bad, what recourse do I have? If you are not sure, ask around. Friends and acquaintances often have a sober view of how you should not send your money to strangers you met on the internet’s classified section.
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Hold Bankers Accountable for Their Crimes

Hold Bankers Accountable for Their Crimes | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Last week, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced that five major banks were pleading guilty to criminal charges for what she described as a “brazen display of collusion” to manipulate the currency markets. The banks — Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, UBS, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland Group — were hit with $5.6 billion in fines and penalties.

Sensibly, the banks were forced to plead guilty, not simply pay fines in settlements where they neither admitted nor denied the changes. But the charges still were brought against banks, not bankers. No banker was held accountable. The personal fortunes of the bankers who profited were not touched. Shareholders, not bankers, will pay the fines. The Justice Department would have us believe that criminal banks ran profitable criminal conspiracies without involving any bankers.

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Police Dog Rescues Deputy After He's Ambushed By 3 Men

Police Dog Rescues Deputy After He's Ambushed By 3 Men | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Police K-9 came to the rescue of Mississippi officer who was attacked by 3 men.
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That's what you get when you try to take on the land shark's papa.....  http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/landshark/2832305

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How FIFA’s Structure Lends Itself To Corruption

How FIFA’s Structure Lends Itself To Corruption | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The U.S. Justice Department says the indictments it handed down Wednesday against soccer officials and sports-marketing executives are just the beginning of its efforts to root out corruption in th...
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This is a key insight: Institutions (rules) and organizational structure are both extremely important to creating the opportunity for corruption.

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Holdouts who REFUSE to sell their "nail houses" to developers

Holdouts who REFUSE to sell their "nail houses" to developers | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Angry with Chinese homeowners who refuse to sell out, the country's eager and rapacious developers call their houses "stubborn nails" that can't be pounded into wood.

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Juvenile Jails Adopting ACE- and Trauma-Informed Practices

Juvenile Jails Adopting ACE- and Trauma-Informed Practices | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
After decades of get-tough policies that often morphed delinquent youth into hardened criminals — i.e., further traumatizing already traumatized kids — state, local and private facilities are developing ACE- and trauma-informed training for staff and systems for their facilities. They realize that the time these post-traumatic youth spend under their roofs can be a time for healing — if it’s handled right.

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As A Major Retraction Shows, We're All Vulnerable To Faked Data

As A Major Retraction Shows, We're All Vulnerable To Faked Data | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A political scientist on Tuesday said he was retracting a paper he'd co-authored -- one with wide influence on how campaigns can change public opinion -- when faced with evidence that the paper's c...
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The Yakuza's Ties to the Japanese Right Wing | VICE | United States

The Yakuza's Ties to the Japanese Right Wing | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
VICE Japan talked to Masaya Kudo, a Japanese right-wing activist, about his philosophies and concerns about the movement's ties to organized crime.
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What I Saw While Spending 16 Hours in Manhattan Criminal Court | VICE | United States

What I Saw While Spending 16 Hours in Manhattan Criminal Court  | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Every day, hundreds of disgruntled defendants, overworked lawyers, and indifferent cops and judges flow through the 17-floor concrete beast that squats in lower Manhattan.
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Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
By Judy Lin Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. Calling California's traffic court system a hellhole of desperation for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who
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Seems like a good thing to get all those warrants off the books.

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VICE Meets Anas Aremeyaw Anas | VICE | United States

VICE Meets Anas Aremeyaw Anas | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is the controversial Ghanian investigative journalist who's broken dozens of stories of corruption and organized crime in West Africa. He's also the subject of a new documentary called Chameleon by Ryan Mullins.
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Why John Nash Matters

Why John Nash Matters | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Similar questions and scenarios come up in baseball, hockey, tennis and virtually every other sport. Indeed, once you get in this mode of thinking, you start seeing it everywhere (much like with Bayesian inference, or Tetris).

In 1994, for his contributions to the field of Game Theory, Nash received the Nobel Prize in Economics. But his greatest accomplishment may be the role he played in the emergence of a whole new and important way of thinking about the world and the things that happen in it.
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My Social Energy Theory owes a great deal to Nash.  I could not lay out a scenario where, contrary to expectations, people are more successful through cooperation without his work.  Of course, Elinor Ostrom's work on Common Pool Resources is also extremely important, as is Doug North's Institutions, and Ron Coase's theorem.  As Newton suggested, we all stand on the shoulders of giants.

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