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Brooklyn Man in Clown Mask Attacks Woman at Knifepoint

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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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What kind of prison might the inmates design?

What kind of prison might the inmates design? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The workshop leaders came laden with markers in colors other than red and blue (gang colors), drafting rulers crafted from museum board (too dull to double as weapons) and kiddie scissors (ditto).
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The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life

The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
William Deresiewicz explains how an elite education can lead to a cycle of grandiosity and depression. 
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LA schools to end zero-tolerance policies and criminalization of students | Al Jazeera America

LA schools to end zero-tolerance policies and criminalization of students | Al Jazeera America | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Critics say policy created 'school-to-prison pipeline' that unfairly targeted minorities, lessened chances of graduation
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'Civil disobedience': Businesspeople reject Imran's call | Business Recorder

Chambers and federations of commerce and industries across Pakistan have rejected the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) call of 'Civil Disobedience Movem
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Comparative Criminology: there's a long history in the former Ottoman Empire of tension between the civil authority and the clerics.  During some periods, the Sultan was king and leader of the religion, but in other times, clerics have wielded considerable and independent power.

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Gunmen Ambush Saudi Prince's Motorcade in France

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Armed robbers ambushed a motorcade of a Saudi prince in France, stealing a car and a large sum of money, French authorities told ABC News.
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The Danger from Within

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Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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The three types of unemployment

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DURING the recent downturn, the unemployment rate in America jumped from 4.4% to 10%. Economic growth has since pepped up. But unemployment is nowhere near...
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Texas father accused of fatally shooting DUI driver who killed his sons

Texas father accused of fatally shooting DUI driver who killed his sons | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
David Barajas denies killing a drunk driver in a fit of rage after his two sons were fatally struck in 2012 on a rural road in Southeast Texas.
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Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy

Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

"The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite.

So concludes a recent study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page.

This is not news, you say.

Perhaps, but the two professors have conducted exhaustive research to try to present data-driven support for this conclusion. Here's how they explain it:

Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.

In English: the wealthy few move policy, while the average American has little power.

The two professors came to this conclusion after reviewing answers to 1,779 survey questions asked between 1981 and 2002 on public policy issues. They broke the responses down by income level, and then determined how often certain income levels and organised interest groups saw their policy preferences enacted."


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Falling in Love Again: The Truly Amazing History, Marketing, and Wide Legal Use of Today's Most "Dangerous" Drugs

Falling in Love Again: The Truly Amazing History, Marketing, and Wide Legal Use of Today's Most "Dangerous" Drugs | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A brief history of psychoactive drugs
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Another turn of the screw

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“I DO not understand China’s laws.” So declared Peter Humphrey, a British corporate investigator working in China, to a court in Shanghai on August 8th when...
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Clearing the Path Ahead: One Step Towards Improving Reentry in California | PublicCEO

Clearing the Path Ahead: One Step Towards Improving Reentry in California | PublicCEO | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
By Aaron Juchau. Last month, California passed a $156.4 billion budget, which included a provision thatlifts the lifetime ban on CalWORKS (welfare) and CalFresh (food stamps) for people with felony drug convictions. This victory for criminal justice and drug policy reform comes amid the growing national sentiment that compassion and treatment are better approaches to drug issues in society than incarceration. While the consensus ...
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Could Candy Help Alleviate Alcohol Dependence?

Could Candy Help Alleviate Alcohol Dependence? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Carbohydrates might take the edge off painful moods.
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South Pasadena Alleged School Massacre Plot Foiled

South Pasadena Alleged School Massacre Plot Foiled | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Two Southern California male teenagers were being held in juvenile hall today after an investigation by authorities using social media discovered the two were in the early stages of a plot to allegedly commit a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School. “It was a very viable threat what they were plotting,” said South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller. “They were making a huge plan of a school massacre. … During our interviews with the suspects, they, more or less, confirmed what they had talked about, very cold-heartedly.” Miller said the suspects, whom police did not identify, were 16 and…
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The Tax Dodge That Has Plagued the U.S. for More Than a Decade

The Tax Dodge That Has Plagued the U.S. for More Than a Decade | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Fugitive sex offender beats to death two Washington men ‘grooming boys for sex,’ cops say 

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A convicted rapist has admitted to Washington state police that he killed his two roommates because the men were plotting to have sex with boys, authorities said.
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Missing Marine Wife's Body Found in Mine Shaft

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The body of a Marine's wife who was pregnant when she went missing two months ago was found in at the bottom of a mine shaft, authorities said today.
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Kodiak troopers seek two men accused of impersonating police officers

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On Saturday night, two men dressed in black and wearing ski masks approached a 17-year-old male saying they were police officers and asking the minor to identify himself, according to Alaska State Troopers. 
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Montana Lee Nolan's comment, August 18, 11:57 PM
This is terrifying. One wouldn't think that an event such as this would ever touch the streets of a town in Alaska, but clearly you never know. I don’t have any particular knowledge about the crime of Kodiak, or what the crime rates are, but having stories such as these in our backyards is still very discomforting. On what could be done with catching these “impersonators” is out of my league, but with a smaller sized town such as Kodiak word tends to spread, and whoever these impersonators are will most likely be caught. The fact that they decided to impersonate police officers shocks me. For one, how did they think that putting on masks and questioning juveniles would ever trick an individual into obliging to them? Just the thought of that frightens me. I am just wondering that when these impersonators are caught that we come to find out that they are juveniles themselves. Something such as this event seems to be the actions of a bored delinquent.
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Trigger happy

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THE shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, is a reminder that civilians—innocent or guilty—are...
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Should we regulate poop as a drug?

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The future of fecal transplants, and a bevy of entrepreneurs, hinges on how the FDA decides to regulate the procedure.
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Here’s a Terrible Idea: Robot Cars With Adjustable Ethics Settings | Autopia | WIRED

Here’s a Terrible Idea: Robot Cars With Adjustable Ethics Settings | Autopia | WIRED | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Neither the car manufacturer nor the driver wins if we get to set a dial for who lives and who dies in unavoidable car crashes.
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Woman chases down, captures alleged thief

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A dramatic photo captured the moment on Friday when a Brooklyn mugging victim became a crime fighter — as she busted the punk who allegedly snatched her cellphone and held him in a bear hug for the...
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Montana Lee Nolan's comment, August 18, 11:49 PM
This is not really the best article. Besides idolizing heroism, it fails to mention how this woman could have possibly gotten hurt. Yes, it is wonderful that she stood up for herself and somewhat admirable that she took matters into her own hands, but there is no way she could have known what would happen if she caught up with him. He could have had a gun or knife on him and she could have seriously been injured. In my mind, she is extremely lucky it turned out the way it did. No one injured; everyone safe. I see that if the kid had gotten away he most likely would have not been reprimanded for his actions, but I do disagree with promoting this “do it yourself” behavior.
On the factor that the perpetrator was a minor saddens me. More and more often we see minors act in manners that could end them up in severe trouble, or even jail. At the end of the article, it states that the Mother wishes her son hang out with the wrong crowd. There are countless possibilities that could factor into why this child is hanging out with the wrong crowd and committing acts such as these. It may be a simple phone snatch now, but in two years it could be a violent robbery or thievery and escalate from there. Stopping behavior like this early on will better dissuade children to continue acting in such ways.
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Sticker Shock: How Big Pharma Gouges the American Public | Blog | BillMoyers.com

Sticker Shock: How Big Pharma Gouges the American Public | Blog | BillMoyers.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Road trip! Or, two middle-aged women go on a Hunter S. Thompson-esque drug-buying spree across an international border. And score.
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Monopolies in the free-market--a white collar crime or just tough luck for the consumer?

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Realigning justice

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IN JULY Zhou Qiang, the president of China’s Supreme People’s Court, visited Yan’an, the spiritual home of the Communist Party in rural Shaanxi province, to...
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Feds charge third Alaska seafood plant employee with Clean Air Act violation

Feds charge third Alaska seafood plant employee with Clean Air Act violation | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Federal prosecutors in Alaska have charged another former Dutch Harbor seafood plant employee for working with his supervisors to cover up the disuse of emissions reducing systems, violating the plant's Clean Air Act permit. 
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