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Staffing declines stall city's community policing plans | Anchorage | ADN.com

Staffing declines stall city's community policing plans | Anchorage | ADN.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The NYPD model is to track the crime hotspots (using CompStat software) and then saturate the areas with officers conducting "stop and frisk" in heavy pedestrian areas and traffic stops in areas where people travel mostly by car (sprawled cities like Anchorage). While it's an effective policy to reduce crime; over time it can result in an increased tension between minority citizens and the police.
The West Coast model has been to adopt a more community policing model wherein officers come to know the community and instead of saturating for enforcement as the primary tool, officers learn to address the root problems. They do this by having an analyst team (sometimes using a rival software ESRI) discuss the top 10 addresses for service calls in each beat and then ask officers to find out why these problems occur. Some officers are also embedded in the community as school officers and as community policing officers. Officers attend truancy hearings, community meetings and hang out at the local boys and girls clubs. Officers coach sports teams and lead after school homework centers. The NYPD model is leaner, but we're seeing unrest after a sustained effort in policing in this manner. On the other hand, west coast departments have enjoyed increasingly civil relationships from their communities (though that's hard pressed right now with lean municipal budgets). [This has been a simplified discussion of the actual techniques].
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G.M. Inquiry Said to Find Criminal Wrongdoing

G.M. Inquiry Said to Find Criminal Wrongdoing | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
As the investigation draws to a close, prosecutors are said to be negotiating a penalty that is likely to eclipse the $1.2 billion paid last year by Toyota.
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Man with life sentence for pot has sentence commuted

Man with life sentence for pot has sentence commuted | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Governor Jay Nixon commuted the sentence for Missouri’s only man serving life in prison for non-violent marijuana-related offenses. Jeff Mizanskey, now 62, was arrested ...

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Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say?

Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

Proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983, the theory of multiple intelligences has revolutionized how we understand intelligence. Learn more about the research behind his theory.


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The more ways adults and children can approach a subject the better off they are in their learning.

 

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Catching Up with Damien Echols, Former Death Row Inmate and a Member of the West Memphis Three | VICE | United States

Catching Up with Damien Echols, Former Death Row Inmate and a Member of the West Memphis Three | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
More than 20 years ago, Echols and two of his friends were convicted of the "satanic" murders of three eight-year-old boys. It took 18 years and a long legal battle to set them free.
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A Guide to Spice: The Drug That's Putting British Students in the Hospital | VICE | United States

A Guide to Spice: The Drug That's Putting British Students in the Hospital | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about "robot weed," the UK's new nightmare drug.
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Police shut down mosque installation at Venice art fair

Police shut down mosque installation at Venice art fair | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
NEW YORK - The police in Venice Friday closed an art installation in the form of a functioning mosque inside an ex-Catholic church, set up as Iceland’s exhibit for the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair, according to US media reports.City officials declared the art project a
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Gunfight in western Mexico kills at least 44: officials

Gunfight in western Mexico kills at least 44: officials | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 44 people were killed on Friday in a gunfight in western Mexico between government forces and suspected drug gang henchmen, officials said, one of the bloodiest days of
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Carcasses of two unsalvaged black bears found at North Pole dump site

Carcasses of two unsalvaged black bears found at North Pole dump site | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS—Alaska State Troopers are asking for help investigating the waste of two black bears found Thursday at a transfer site in North Pole without any of the edible meat salvaged.
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A unique Alaskan crime: waste.

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Department of Energy seeks supervisor, emergency management specialist | BioPrepWatch

Department of Energy seeks supervisor, emergency management specialist | BioPrepWatch | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced an opening for an emergency management specialist to serve in a supervisory position at their Germantown, Maryland, office, they stated in a job posting on May 14.
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Twin Peaks revokes Waco’s franchise agreement

Twin Peaks revokes Waco’s franchise agreement | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Less than a day after a deadly shootout between five biker gangs at a Twin Peaks in Waco, corporate officials for the chain restaurant say t…
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Criminalization Responsible for Super-profits in MJ Dealing: This is how much an ounce of pot costs in every state.

Criminalization Responsible for Super-profits in MJ Dealing: This is how much an ounce of pot costs in every state. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The resourceful stoners at Price of Weed figured out the average cost of marijuana in every US state.Not to scale. (stock photos)Sometimes, potheads can be surprisingly resourceful. For example, the p
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Criminalized States: About $340 an oz. for the good stuff.

Decriminalized States: About $240 an oz. (Oregon: $203).

 

Seems clear that criminalization puts about $100 an ounce into the cartel's pockets.

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N. California water-bottling plant's critics consider the source

N. California water-bottling plant's critics consider the source | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Siskiyou County officials were effusive in 2013 when Crystal Geyser's chief executive announced outside an idled bottling plant here that it would soon be churning out sparkling water, teas and flavored beverages.
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The use stays with the land.  If you permitted a home and it burned down, you could rebuild the house.  If a restaurant closes, the building owner can rent to another restaurant because the use hasn't changed.  Is this a type of White Collar Crime, though?

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Moving Away from Drug Courts: Toward a Health-Centered Approach to Drug Use | Drug Policy Alliance

Moving Away from Drug Courts: Toward a Health-Centered Approach to Drug Use | Drug Policy Alliance | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Questions We Have About the Masonic Fraternal Police Department | VICE | United States

Questions We Have About the Masonic Fraternal Police Department | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Illuminati-loving police impersonators were in court Thursday, but so far they've stayed quiet on what they're up to and why there's a photo of one of them with Bill Clinton.
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(Empathic Policing) This Cop Used Empathy Instead of Force, and it Worked

(Empathic Policing) This Cop Used Empathy Instead of Force, and it Worked | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Then I think of the philosophical approaches known as restorative and transformative justice.

 

By viewing potential conflict situations with an emphasis on peacekeeping, rather than using force to punish wrongdoing, the goal is to find root causes for societal problems and seek alternatives to imprisonment as the solution. It is a cultural evolution as well as a tactic for restoring peace. What I witnessed on the western shores of Canada was a small event, but representative of a larger cultural difference in how criminal justice is understood.

 

To cite just one dramatic statistic, there have been a total of 75 people killed by Canadian police since 1932. In contrast, U.S. police killed 111 people in March alone.


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Tongues of fire and sacred mysteries

Tongues of fire and sacred mysteries | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
ANOTHER linguistically interesting holiday is upon us: Pentecost, from the Greek for the “50th [day]” since Easter. The other Germanic languages tend to call it...
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A Former Tweaker Defends Tumblr’s Hardcore Meth Scene

A Former Tweaker Defends Tumblr’s Hardcore Meth Scene | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A member of 'Tweaker Nation' writes about what it's like to have your community discovered and invaded.
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High turnout seen favoring Yes in Irish gay marriage vote

High turnout seen favoring Yes in Irish gay marriage vote | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish voters turned out in droves to cast ballots in a gay marriage referendum on Friday, with the high turnout likely to favor the Yes side seeking equality just two decades after the
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Mansion Murders: How Daron Dylon Wint, Accused of Killing Savopoulos Family, Was Caught

Mansion Murders: How Daron Dylon Wint, Accused of Killing Savopoulos Family, Was Caught | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A weeklong manhunt for the killer of a wealthy Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper has ended with the arrest of a welder who once worked for the f...
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Some notes on Russia; Pre-modern views on Gay marriage

Some notes on Russia; Pre-modern views on Gay marriage | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Russian experience Like many Russian citizens, I have a problem with your highly biased piece on the...
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At its hearing on gay marriage, you say that America’s Supreme Court “seemed nervous about tinkering with an institution that has existed for millennia” (“Showtime for gay marriage”, May 2nd). Yet according to John Boswell’s “Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality” and “Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe”, official ceremonies took place in the Roman Empire and early Christian era that bound men to each other. Homosexual “marriages” were sanctified by the church and homosexuality was tolerated well after Christ’s death. Homosexuality only became controversial when it was condemned during the Middle Ages.

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FBI Arrest Two ISIS Recruits Near L.A. on Terrorism Charges: Sources

FBI Arrest Two ISIS Recruits Near L.A. on Terrorism Charges: Sources | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The FBI arrested two men in Southern California, including one at Los Angeles International Airport, on suspicion of terrorism related charges, law enforceme...
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Kofi Annan calls on the World Health Assembly to legally regulate drugs | Transform: Getting Drugs Under Control

Kofi Annan calls on the World Health Assembly to legally regulate drugs | Transform: Getting Drugs Under Control | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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A tragedy compounded

A tragedy compounded | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In 2006, Bobby and Christi Shepherd (pictured), six- and seven-year-old siblings, died from carbon monoxide poisoning while holidaying with their family in Corfu. The cause was found to be a faulty boiler close to their hotel room. The Louis Corcyra Beach Hotel was not owned by Thomas Cook and in 2010 a trial in Greece decided that the tour operator could not be held criminally accountable for the tragedy, although it criticised the firm’s health-and-safety procedures. A subsequent inquest into the deaths, which ended this week, recorded a verdict of unlawful killing, and found that Thomas Cook had breached its duty of care. The firm had not done enough to ensure the hotel had properly carried out safety checks.
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That Study About Festivals and Drug Use Is Bullshit (But the Media Still Bought It) | Thump

That Study About Festivals and Drug Use Is Bullshit (But the Media Still Bought It) | Thump | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Bad science and shady motives are behind a study that perpetuates age-old stereotypes about festivals and drugs.
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