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Military appeals court to decide: Was Marine's suicide attempt a crime? - Kansas City Star

Military appeals court to decide: Was Marine's suicide attempt a crime? - Kansas City Star | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Eric Martinsen's comment, November 26, 2012 3:21 AM
It is true that someone committing suicide in a group like the military makes it look like it was something the organization did to drive them that way, and hurt their reputation, as well as ruin morale for others in the unit, however I think they are approaching it from the wrong angle. A person trying to commit suicide has a lot of things wrong in their life, and I think that imposing a criminal charge on them on top of it will only make it worse, and likely will make them want to commit suicide even more. I think what they need is treatment; the military is a demanding place, it should be expected especially since it accounts for 1/5 of all military deaths as of late.
JoLee Sudsbury's comment, December 5, 2012 5:53 PM
This is the last thing that soldiers need. Like Eric said, the military is demanding and it takes a lot for a soldier to go over seas year after year and having to readjust and so forth each time with such a quick turnaround. Yes, they chose this career but they should not be punished for how it affects them and if they try to attempt suicide. They should offer assistance and make it known that soldiers can seek help with no repercussions. They do this with their substance abuse, if soldiers turn themselves in, they do not get in trouble. This same policy should be for other things as well.
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Hidden benefits

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What lies behind? COVERING a woman’s face (as well as her body) is said by some devout Muslims to protect her virtue. But the full veil has long lent itself to...
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“Forgiveness Is Liberating”: Desmond Tutu on Healing a Nation’s Racist Past

Archbishop Desmond Tutu oversaw South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In this 1997 speech, recently reprinted in Yes!

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Armored car driver arrested in Colorado

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Police in Texas are searching for an armored truck driver after his truck was found abandoned and emptied of hundreds of thousands of dollars and arrested his father for allegedly attempting to block the investigation.
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Alaska Bar Association weighs in on ethics of attorneys and pot

Alaska Bar Association weighs in on ethics of attorneys and pot | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Alaska Bar Association's Ethics Committee has offered informal advice regarding personal use and other ethical issues attorneys may face as Alaska prepares to legalize recreational marijuana use and develop a marijuana industry.
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A Different Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

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Two-generation programs focus on improving education for children and job opportunities for parents at the same time.
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Would You Rather Be Born Smart or Rich?

A recent Brookings study suggests that brains and drive have more to do with lifelong success than family wealth. But there's a big catch.
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Advocates cry foul as bans on homeless camps increase around the country

Advocates cry foul as bans on homeless camps increase around the country | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
For Teresa Sigerson, a former waitress who has lived under a Chicago expressway bridge for three years, the camp she shares with eight others provides shelter, companionship and some measure of security.

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Disposiciones legales en torno a la evaluación y prestación de servicios a estudiantes con Problemas Específicos de Aprendizaje a través del lente de la Justicia Terapéutica (Legal Provisions Conce...

Disposiciones legales en torno a la evaluación y prestación de servicios a estudiantes con Problemas Específicos de Aprendizaje a través del lente de la Justicia Terapéutica (Legal Provisions Conce... | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Spanish Abstract: En este trabajo, a través del lente de la Justicia Terapéutica, se examinan algunas de las disposiciones federales y estatales que regu
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PSA encourages kids to steal parents’ guns, hand over to teachers

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A startling new anti-gun ad released by a San Francisco-based production company encourages children to commit a series of crimes by stealing their parents’ guns and turning them over to school officials, The Daily Caller reported Monday.
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Hmmm....seems like a far step for a patriarchal state...

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The “New Reality” for Corporate Boards - Corruption, Crime & Compliance

The “New Reality” for Corporate Boards - Corruption, Crime & Compliance | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
I have very little patience for a corporate board that fails to do its job. A board usually consists of talented, successful and experienced professionals. They have seen good and bad business practices in...

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The economic threat to cities isn't gentrification; it's the opposite

The economic threat to cities isn't gentrification; it's the opposite | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Many urban neighborhoods are places of concentrated poverty, and it's killing opportunity in the US.

 

American cities are growing, and as they grow, they're adding lots of high-poverty neighborhoods. Nearly three times as many "high-poverty" census tracts existed in 2010 as in 1970.  That's unsettling on its face but even more so when you see the havoc a poor neighborhood can wreak on a resident's chances at a good life. Forget gentrification — this is a bigger problem. 

 

The chart above tallies up the people living in these neighborhoods in 1970 and 2010. What it shows is that the number of people living in high-poverty neighborhoods — those with poverty rates of 30 percent or more — has roughly doubled since 1970. That's because these neighborhoods of concentrated poverty have a tendency to stay that way, even while new ones sprout up.

 

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Michelle Alexander Gives A Fascinating Analysis On How White Privilege Allows Criminals To Go Unpunished - Atlanta Blackstar

Michelle Alexander Gives A Fascinating Analysis On How White Privilege Allows Criminals To Go Unpunished - Atlanta Blackstar | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Aviator Buffs Yearn for Watches, but Few Pilots Actually Use Them

Aviator Buffs Yearn for Watches, but Few Pilots Actually Use Them | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Jet setters covet costly timepieces for their air of high-tech machismo, but pilots say they’ve never seen anyone actually use an aviator watch to do a calculation.
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Ah, maybe we don't buy these watches for function, but for prestige...Thorstein Veblen would recognize this behavior.  See his "Theory of the Leisure Class" for a full discussion of the various "scalp displaying behaviors" that we humans engage in to distinguish ourselves from other members of the pack.

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LAPD wrongly reclassified some serious crimes as minor, Times review finds

LAPD wrongly reclassified some serious crimes as minor, Times review finds | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
On a July night in 2013, a customer attacked cocktail waitress Alicia Alfaro in the face with a set of car keys outside the El Recreo Room in Cypress Park.
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Good Neighbors — Auto Safety: The Road Behind – And Ahead In...

Auto Safety: The Road Behind – And Ahead In movies and daydreams, America in decades past was a land of open highways, stylish vehicles and a simpler life. It was an era of Route 66, drive-ins and...
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17 Things We Learned About Income Inequality in 2014

The Atlantic's Business editors break down the year's most divisive economic conversation.
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Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them.
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Cyberattack on German steel factory causes 'massive damage'

Cyberattack on German steel factory causes 'massive damage' | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The hack is one of the rare examples in which a digital attack caused physical damage
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AMONG THE REINDEER

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A woman running a media consultancy in New York takes a DNA test. She learns that she is descended from the Sami people, who herd reindeer in the Arctic Circle. What happens next? A memoir by Laura Galloway
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'Oscar Knows the Truth': June Steenkamp Speaks Out on Pistorius

'Oscar Knows the Truth': June Steenkamp Speaks Out on Pistorius | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Reeva Steenkamp's distraught mother has spoken out over Oscar Pistorius' temper and behavior, saying that she's forgiven him "in a Christian way" b...
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