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Wendy Machanik's fine proves white collar crime pays: DA - Times LIVE

Wendy Machanik's fine proves white collar crime pays: DA - Times LIVE | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Former estate agent Wendy Machanik's fine of R1.5 million, for the theft of R27 million, proved white-collar crime paid, the DA said on Tuesday.
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Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling

Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Michael Youlen stopped a driver in a Manassas, Virginia, apartment complex on a recent night and wrote the man a ticket for driving on a suspended license. With a badge on his chest and a gun on his hip, Youlen gave the driver a stern warning to stay off the road.
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How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint

How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
This is your SUPER GUIDE for putting YouTube videos into PowerPoint! Follow the links below to find the tutorial for your version of PowerPoint...OR...slowly scroll down the page to learn some adva...

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Monica Crane-Gatto's curator insight, March 1, 7:36 PM

Handy tutorial!

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, Today, 4:48 AM

Very practical information.

Jessica Ramos's comment, Today, 5:04 AM
A very useful guide. One for the future.
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Op-ed: Help us divert students from the school-to-prison pipeline

I first stumbled upon the term “school-to-prison pipeline” when I was being trained for Peer Court, a restorative justice program in Salt Lake City. I had heard of suspensions, but I never imagined that it ...
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Thanks For the Net Neutrality, Oligarchs

"Net neutrality" will be the law of the land following the Federal Communications Commission's vote to reclassify broadband Internet services as public utilities. Please take some time this week to thank the outspoken citizens who made this possible. These heroes of the open Internet are regular folk, just like you and me, with names like Microsoft, eBay, Facebook, Google and Amazon. Congrats to a major industry on its lobbying victory!
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Justin Bieber, 21, Celebrates Birthday by Finally Trying Alcohol

Justin Bieber, 21, Celebrates Birthday by Finally Trying Alcohol | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
On Sunday, singer, pouter and former juvenile delinquent Justin Bieber turned 21. Happy birthday, little dude!
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Jessica Ramos's comment, Today, 4:53 AM
This is hard to believe. Being a troubled youth, getting in constant trouble, you'd think this guy has tried many things that are not legal. Specially since he has the sources to pretty much do so. This is hard to believe, it really is. I'm sure he's consumed alcohol long before his 21st birthday.
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Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission serves as model for Baltimore - JSOnline

Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission serves as model for Baltimore  - JSOnline | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Baltimore Sun reported earlier this week that city and police leaders there have proposed creating a committee similar to the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission.
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The Son of the National Anthem’s Author Died Because of a Lethal Love Triangle

Only in America could the son of the national anthem’s author be gunned down in broad daylight across the street from the White House … with impunity.
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The role of Empathy in Restorative Justice Processes

The role of Empathy in Restorative Justice Processes | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Simon Baron-Cohen, a professor of developmental psychopathology at the University of Cambridge, recently wrote a book entitled “Zero degrees of empathy: a new theory of human cruelty”. While I have only had the opportunity to read reviews of this book, the comments have prompted me to think of the role of empathy in restorative justice processes.

For those of you who try to implement the principles of restorative practice into your daily lives and interactions with others, I wonder how frequently you think about empathy (see below for a definition). In many circles, we talk about the offender taking “responsibility” for his/her actions. In work and community contexts, we invite people to be “curious” about the other, to withhold judgment.

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Teenager Arrested for Encouraging Friend to Commit Suicide

A teenager in Massachusetts is being charged with involuntary manslaughter, accused of encouraging a friend to go through with the act.
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Most cases aren't easy..this is an example of complex motives.

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DERRICK NELSON's comment, March 1, 2:09 PM
A case such as this derives from social disorganization. The attribute of conflicting social values (i.e., Thou shall not commit suicide) from the theory is well exemplified. The encouragement from Michelle to go against the respect for life is considered an antisocial behavior probably stemming from her environment.
Jessica Ramos's comment, Today, 4:41 AM
Suicide in teen aged people seems to be steadily rising. I believe suicide and bullying go hand in hand, since most recent cases of suicide being results of bullying. n a way this can be considered euthanasia, with the female suspect mentally, and possibly emotionally, aiding the male with his suicide. In today's world, human life holds no value to many people.
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Out of Prison, and Staying Out, After 3rd Strike in California - NYTimes.com

Out of Prison, and Staying Out, After 3rd Strike in California - NYTimes.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Thieves Steal Entire Home In Oregon

Thieves Steal Entire Home In Oregon | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Residential burglars in Oregon did more than steal some items from a house – they stole the entire thing.
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John Oulton's comment, February 28, 7:49 PM
I cant see how this can happen. I think there should have been more information about this report. Like how long the owners were gone and other factors.
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South Korea Decriminalizes Adultery

South Korea Decriminalizes Adultery | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An estimated 53,000 South Koreans have been indicted under the law since the authorities began keeping count in 1985.
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DERRICK NELSON's comment, March 1, 2:35 PM
Adultery has been around for a very long time. Laws created against such act has not been to effective. South Korea's conventional ways of trying to control free will has proven to be a difficult task. Cultural deviance theories explains how people's lifestyles caused by draining, frustration, and dispiriting circumstances can inhibit adultery as an escape goat to relieve stress.
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Seven Reasons Conservatives Are Leading Criminal Justice Reform

Seven Reasons Conservatives Are Leading Criminal Justice Reform | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
One percent of the U.S. population is behind bars. We can do better than our current criminal justice system. And the Right is leading the way.

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Inside the foster care system: A bleak last stop for lost youths

Inside the foster care system: A bleak last stop for lost youths | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Her entrance caused a stir. A 15-year-old girl with appraising eyes and a gruff, resonant voice, she radiated bridled ambition in a room filled with children who were mostly slumped and lost.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball icon, reinvented as culture vulture

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball icon, reinvented as culture vulture | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
He was one of the greatest players of all time. Now, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is turning heads with his commentary.
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99-year sentence in murder of Manokotak VPSO

99-year sentence in murder of Manokotak VPSO | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Leroy B. Dick Jr., 44, of Manokotak was sentenced to 99 years in jail for killing unarmed Village Public Safety Officer Thomas Madole in March 2013.
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Storytime With Mom: A Genealogy of Rape

Storytime With Mom: A Genealogy of Rape | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
"If two people come together," my mother began, "who've never had any power except by the way of abuse, it's going to be bad. Both of us had power exerted over us as children. I eventually learned that as an adult, I was still doing the dance, seeking out abusive relationships. That doesn't mean it was my fault. But I played a role. And your father was abused by his father and, as an adult, he became a rage-aholic, exerting power over others."
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This might make an interesting presentation topic.  Key word: Emerge, Boston

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Car thefts illustrate shortfalls in juvenile justice system

Car thefts illustrate shortfalls in juvenile justice system | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An 18-year-old man accused of killing an elderly couple in a hit-and-run crash while driving a stolen SUV had been caught joy riding in stolen vehicles twice before.
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This SCOTUS destroyed America: How Citizens United is ruining more than our elections

This SCOTUS destroyed America: How Citizens United is ruining more than our elections | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Thanks to Anthony Kennedy, the decision responsible for our new oligarchy has made Washington even more grotesque
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Restorative Justice Extending Empathy Workshop One

Restorative Justice Extending Empathy Workshop One | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

Program 

http://www.rj4all.info/content/restorative-justice-empathy-rehabilitation-globaly

 

The overarching theme is to explore what is state of the art in Restorative Justice (RJ), today and what are future ambitions for engagement with other disciplines.


The workshop will provide the opportunity to bring together academic researchers from the RJ, Theatre and Design professions who are concerned in their existing practice with building empathy. How empathy is built by each profession and the methods they use are likely to be the subject of lively discipline exchange.

Restorative Justice-Empathy-Rehabilitation: Globaly
http://www.rj4all.info/content/restorative-justice-empathy-rehabilitation-globaly

 


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Murder in Moscow

Murder in Moscow | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
LATE on February 27th Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister, was shot four times in the back just a stone’s throw from...
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Chad Kaestle's comment, February 28, 11:14 PM
Though Putin condemns this killing, there is much speculation about the possibility of his involvement. That possibility is not difficult to believe. Russia is not a place where opposition and dissidence is tolerated.
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TASER announces wildlife management stungun

TASER announces wildlife management stungun | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Stun-gun manufacturer TASER has announced a Wildlife Electronic Control Device.
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max mckernan's comment, February 28, 7:27 PM
I think that this wont be as effective as the article states. Due to the tasers price this will probably not see wide spread use to park rangers. slot of police departments do not have tasers. when a wildlife trooper gets out of a vehicle because of a bear disturbance i don't think their first idea is lets grab my taser its lets grab my shot gun that i know will work every time.
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Can restorative justice cut prison numbers? | Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

Can restorative justice cut prison numbers? | Centre for Crime and Justice Studies | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

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Playboy has Terry Richardson shoot entire issue despite past assault claims

Playboy has Terry Richardson shoot entire issue despite past assault claims | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Despite multiple claims of sexual abuse against fashion photographer Terry Richardson, Playboy hired him to shoot an entire special edition of the magazine released this week.
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Richardson likens his accusers to Salem Witch trials.  Is this true?  Are we a country with double standards?

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Eye-Opening Photos Of Folks Who Illegally Hop Trains Across America

Eye-Opening Photos Of Folks Who Illegally Hop Trains Across America | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Photographer Mike Brodie, also known as The Polaroid Kidd, began photographing his travels in 2004, taking thousands of photos of people illegally riding freight trains during his five-year project.

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DERRICK NELSON's comment, March 1, 3:07 PM
These pictures are the pedestal of peer relations. An array of subcultural peer grouping displaying delinquent behaviors with likeminded associates or friends. The aggregate of individuals shown in the photos are experiencing antisocial behaviors which attracted them to form a subculture without intent to do so.
Rob Duke's comment, March 1, 4:58 PM
We can't forget the personal stories. Story-lines as Robert Agnew calls them. For example, my Grandfather, Bill Duke, left home at 13 years old to work and send money home to his mother and two younger siblings. During his 14th year, he received word that his mother had died and that his siblings (Barton & Dovey) had been sent to an orphanage (terrible places in 1914). So, Bill jumped trains and rode home in order to break his siblings out of the orphanage (they wouldn't just give him his siblings). After dropping Dovey off with family on the East Coast, Bill and Barton, became hobos following the rails where ever rumors of work came to them. They eventually made it to the north woods and became lumberjacks. They sent money to take care of Dovey until she was old enough to marry; and they saved enough money to buy farms. There were of course tales of tragedy and debauchery, but it was a journey for them to build a life and find their own stable families.