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Brazil police's takeover of slums from gangs is a mixed blessing

Brazil police's takeover of slums from gangs is a mixed blessing | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

People complain now about the police--and they should--but the most telling difference between gang controlled areas and police controlled areas is that people are afraid to complain in gang areas while they have the right to complain in the police controlled areas.

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Alleged burglar charged with murder after homeowner shoots accomplice

Alleged burglar charged with murder after homeowner shoots accomplice | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A 26-year-old man accused of breaking into a Long Beach home was charged with murder Friday in the death of his accomplice, who was shot by the 80-year-old homeowner.
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Nicholas Bessent's comment, Today, 2:01 AM
Here is a view into how laws are set up to discourage individuals from committing a crime. Here is also a case to show how not everyone can be swayed from committing a crime due to the possible implications. I really do agree and am impressed that the law that ties you to the murder of your associate in crime when he or she is killed by the victim. It not only adds a level of deterrence for some criminals but it also frees the victim legally to defend themselves. Criminals need to be held accountable for the actions of their crime partners. In this story the criminal that was killed would be on the right side of the dirt today if they just passed on the opportunity to rob that house. If one or the other just said pass the outcome would have differed tremendously but since none of them did one is dead and the other is now paying for it. I am happy to read this article not because a person died of because of the burglary but because I see a law that can be effective if they only increase the visibility of it. Till now I had never heard of such a law. These laws are the ones us everyday Joes need to hear. In part to sway the criminal but also to give the knowledge to the populist empowering them to not second guess themselves when the moment comes.
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Men and Women Are Terrible Drivers in Different Ways

Men and Women Are Terrible Drivers in Different Ways | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Men are more likely to speed, drive aggressively, and operate under the influence, according to national transportation data. They also log more miles
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I hated traffic, but there's just as much damage and injury every month from traffic collisions as there is from "real" crime.

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Muslim Extremist Arrested for Murder of Gays in Seattle | Clarion Project

Muslim Extremist Arrested for Murder of Gays in Seattle | Clarion Project | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Opposing Islamism isn’t just about terrorism and national security. Two Americans were killed on American soil due to Islamic ideology.
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How a Simple Dispute Between Two Neighbors Ended in Death

How a Simple Dispute Between Two Neighbors Ended in Death | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Click through to see how a simple dispute over brush and trees between neighbors John Upton and Michael Vilkin ended in death.
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Another case study to support cops training in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Gun-toting doctor shoots suspect who killed Pennsylvania hospital employee: police

Gun-toting doctor shoots suspect who killed Pennsylvania hospital employee: police | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A suspected gunman burst into a Pennsylvania hospital's psychiatric ward, killing a female caseworker and wounding a doctor Thursday before the doctor returned fire and critically injured Richard Plotts, authorities said.
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Burglars in the buff steal beef, still on the run

Burglars in the buff steal beef, still on the run | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Days after two naked college-age men and a third underwear-clad accomplice broke into her restaurant, Doc's Beach House waitress Nancy Sansevieri is still laughing.
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Labor Officials Promise to Fix Program for Coal Miners With Black Lung

Labor Officials Promise to Fix Program for Coal Miners With Black Lung | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Federal labor officials told lawmakers today that they have notified dozens of coal workers they should re-apply for black lung benefits because their claims were denied in part based on medical reviews by a controversial Johns Hopkins physician.
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Five Things About Deterrence

Five Things About Deterrence | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Deter would-be criminals by using scientific evidence about human behavior and perceptions about the costs, risks and rewards of crime.
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Do urban casinos increase local crime? Not in this case study

Do urban casinos increase local crime? Not in this case study | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Residents protested the opening of Philadelphia's SugarHouse Casino in 2010, but researchers found that crime rates were largely unaffected by the introduction of the gaming establishment. The study found that crime rates in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia were largely unaffected by the introduction of the gaming establishment, and that any potential significant crime increases either did not occur or were effectively controlled by a reassignment of existing local police officers.
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California man found guilty of meth trafficking in Anchorage

California man found guilty of meth trafficking in Anchorage | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
 Prosecutors said David Alan Gonzales was caught with a package containing 52 grams of pure meth. Gonzales, whose rap sheet includes similar convictions in California, faces life in prison and a $20 million fine. 
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Is Sweden really one of the world’s greenest countries?

Is Sweden really one of the world’s greenest countries? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The country is a leader when it comes to renewable energy and carbon-dioxide reductions, but it lags EU counterparts in some other environmental areas.
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Legendary Alaska guide's fall from grace

Legendary Alaska guide's fall from grace | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
One of Alaska's oldest and most respected big-game guides, Joe Hendricks was a victim, in large part, of letting other guides use his exclusive hunting area in the Brooks Range. But as he admits, he wasn't totally innocent either.
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Police: Pregnant teen strangled, boyfriend decapitated after arranging sex with man online

Police: Pregnant teen strangled, boyfriend decapitated after arranging sex with man online | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through the online service Craigslist for a sexual encounter, police said Monday.
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Bayonne police chief retires with huge unused comp time payout

Bayonne police chief retires with huge unused comp time payout | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Ralph Scianni, who retired at the start of July as James Davis took over as mayor, will receive $444,450.40 for his unused sick, vacation and personal time, as well as terminal pay for his 34 years on the force, according to city records.
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It's not WCC, but you should try to limit this type of problem in your administration by either: 1) setting aside reserves to cover leave banks so that they don't become unfunded liabilities; or 2) set caps on leave banks and then require that employees take time off.

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Rand Paul: 'Fight for justice now' on unfair sentencing

Rand Paul: 'Fight for justice now' on unfair sentencing | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Sen. Rand Paul announced a bill aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely affect minorities.
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What do you think?  Is he more right or more wrong?

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Nicholas Bessent's comment, Today, 2:18 AM

I like what he is saying. How to implement this into our government and get all sides to agree will take a lot of prayer. By not giving people the support they need after they have served their time we only open the door for them to walk back in to prison. We must encourage true reform for these once criminal, so they stay just that once criminals not still criminals. Education is the key along with the support and skills to get and keep a job. If these people can’t take care of the demands we set on them such as child support or the fines and cost of lawyers they will slip into what comes easy to them. They will achieve what they need by any means possible. They will continue to sink lower in the economical class which in turn entrenches them even deeper into deviant and criminal behavior. If we let them keep the crime in the pass with hope of a better tomorrow. I believe most would strive for the better, cleaner, healthier, crime free life. Ran Paul goes on to talk more on education and on how the numbers of blacks and browns flood the jail and prisons. This is a major disadvantage for the ones in jail or prison but also for the woman left behind and the children left without a parent. All of these things add to the perpetuation of criminals from generation to generation. Let’s hope people that are saying these things and the people hearing them take action to improve them.
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cyclists gets instant justice

cyclists gets instant justice | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
car was tailgating cyclists while doing a sprint at 30mph inches from his rear wheel. luckily a good guy cop stops him right on time.
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Wine Collector Set for Sentencing on Fraud Charges

The sentencing for a California wine collector convicted of selling fake wine was postponed on Thursday after his lawyers claimed that the government inflated the size of the fraud. Prosecutors allege that Rudy Kurniawan sold at least $20 million in fake wine — a calculation meant to...
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Man run over by own truck during road rage

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A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.
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Grim Details Emerge in FSU Professor's Shooting Death

Grim Details Emerge in FSU Professor's Shooting Death | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A law professor at Florida State University gunned down at his home Saturday shot in the side of the head at relatively close range, ABC News has exclusively learned.
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Not yum!

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Will you come back if we clean up our act? JUST a few months ago a meat-processing plant in Shanghai’s Jiading district won a food safety award. Shanghai Husi...
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WCC....and just yuck!

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Can cities break Geoffrey West's laws of urban scaling?

Can cities break Geoffrey West's laws of urban scaling? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I recently read Geoffrey West's fascinating paper on urban scaling laws, "Growth, innovation, scaling and the pace of life in cities". The paper applies to cit...
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Predicting Urban Crime? There's an Equation for That - YouTube

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/07/25/Why_Cities_Grow_Corporations_Die_and_Life_Gets_Faster Theoretical physicist Geoffrey B. West discusses his work ...
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Robert M. Purcell's comment, July 23, 4:20 PM
I find it interesting that science seems to be catching up (relatively) to science fiction in this video. Years ago, I read a book called Dorsai! which was based around the premise that using mathematics, society as a whole could be predicted. Of course, this science allowed for the reality of the fact that individuals don’t always fit into the general category, and so can at times be unpredictable. This video sounds almost exactly like the science fiction version. The reality is that as a whole, using mathematics, he’s probably right. Given the right data, he can probably predict certain features about the population and the area including police, crime rates, and other things. It sounds ridiculous, fanciful, and even a little crazy, but what is humanity but another population of a species? We use mathematical formulae to describe all sorts of things in nature including the rise and fall of populations. It makes perfect sense that given the right data, we might be able to make certain calculations and from those, we can make general statements regarding those populations.
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Grand jury indicts Fairbanks fire victim for murder, arson

Grand jury indicts Fairbanks fire victim for murder, arson | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Police say a man burned in a deadly Fairbanks apartment fire last January now faces charges of murder and arson for starting the blaze that killed two women.
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Police investigate whether to bring criminal charges over nickel leak in Finland

Police investigate whether to bring criminal charges over nickel leak in Finland | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The nickel spill, the largest in Finnish history, is blamed for deaths of mussels and fish.
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Dan Markel’s Death Reverberates Among Legal Scholars

Dan Markel’s Death Reverberates Among Legal Scholars | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The death of Dan Markel, a leader in the world of legal online scholarship, has been called a murder by the police in Tallahassee, Fla.
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