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Brooklyn Man in Clown Mask Attacks Woman at Knifepoint

Brooklyn Man in Clown Mask Attacks Woman at Knifepoint | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

Maybe this is the trend for the day...first spiderman then a clown...

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biggamevince's comment, December 12, 2012 9:49 PM
This story is similar to the person who tried to rob a woman dressed as Spiderman. Is there a trend going on? This clown was looking for oral sex from a prostitute but forced her at knifepoint. This guy is into some sadistic stuff. There are definitely psychological issues with this guy. Unfortunately this guy is still at large and he needs to be apprehended before problems worsen. Also the prostitute took too long to report this to the police so now the evidence is contaminated.
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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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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, Today, 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.
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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, Today, 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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Rebuilding by Design: The Art of Resilience - Urban Land Magazine

Rebuilding by Design: The Art of Resilience - Urban Land Magazine | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
After Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New York Metropolitan Area, an innovative federal program challenged design teams to weave resilience into the urban landscape.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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A sense of place matters.  Land planning and justice are related art forms.

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Walker administration fires Bethel district attorney

Walker administration fires Bethel district attorney | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Bethel-based district attorney is being fired effective March 9 from her position as the lead prosecutor for a busy rural office that handles a large number of sex crimes and assaults.
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John Oulton's comment, February 28, 8:04 PM
People who work in these types of careers are straight to the point and I think the locals like Valcarce knows whats best for the community instead of someone new.
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Crime victims will be given chance to meet their offenders

Crime victims will be given chance to meet their offenders | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Victims of crime will be given the opportunity to meet their offender in a bold new service.
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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

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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, Today, 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, Today, 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.
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Homeless man acquitted after smashing Uber Prius with skateboard

Homeless man acquitted after smashing Uber Prius with skateboard | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A San Francisco man who smashed an Uber driver’s windshield by hurling a skateboard into the moving Prius was acquitted at trial by a jury that found he acted in self-defense, the city public defender’s office said. [...] testimony from the defendant and cell phone video that appeared to back up his account of the confrontation, led to his acquittal Friday, his attorney said. “As a crime victim, Mr. Knaak deserved every bit of the police response and protection that would have been afforded to
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Another example of a case that could have benefited from some dispute resolution skills on the part of the officer(s).

In some cases, officers should take a coach role and act as nothing more than a mediator; but in other cases like this one, the officer may be tasked with a med-arbitrator role where ultimately he or she will be forced to make a decision one way or the other.

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Three Signs That Young Americans Are Getting a Raw Deal

Three Signs That Young Americans Are Getting a Raw Deal | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
This post first appeared at Campaign for America’s Future.
(AP Photo/Lisa Poole)
We talk a good game about opportunity in this country, but here are three signs that we’re failing to provide young people a fair shot at prosperity.

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Positive Youth Justice, Part Two: Community Works, Oakland, Calif.

Positive Youth Justice, Part Two: Community Works, Oakland, Calif. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, The Chronicle of Social Change began "Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets," a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework. We accomplish the "creation" of that continuu
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