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Pakistan mob burns man accused of desecrating Koran alive

Pakistan mob burns man accused of desecrating Koran alive | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
HYDERABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - A mob broke into a Pakistani police station and burnt a man accused of desecrating the Koran alive, police said Saturday, in the latest violence focusing attention on the (RT @BreakingNews: Police: A mob broke into ...
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Why a woman murdered her son with salt

"She apparently craved the attention," a Westchester County, N.Y., prosecutor said.
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Group of volunteers seeks to curb Anchorage's violent crime

Group of volunteers seeks to curb Anchorage's violent crime | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In the wake of a spike of violent crime, eight volunteers who make up the recently formed community action group We Are Anchorage gathered Monday to encourage others to help foster safety in the city.
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Econom(etr)ic fictions masquerading as rigorous science

Econom(etr)ic fictions masquerading as rigorous science | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In econometrics one often gets the feeling that many of its practitioners think of it as a kind of automatic inferential machine: input data and out comes casual knowledge. This is like pulling a rabbit from a hat. Great — but first you have to put the rabbit in the hat. And this is where assumptions come in to the picture.

As social scientists — and economists — we have to confront the all-important question of how to handle uncertainty and randomness. Should we define randomness with probability? If we do, we have to accept that to speak of randomness we also have to presuppose the existence of nomological probability machines, since probabilities cannot be spoken of – and actually, to be strict, do not at all exist – without specifying such system-contexts.

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Gerrymandering Visualized

Gerrymandering Visualized | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
By simplifying gerrymandering we see how problematic it really is.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 1, 11:09 PM

The redistricting process is far from neutral; to be fair we should remember that gerrymandering is has happened on all ends of the political spectrum.  Which map do you think is the best way to divide these districts?  What is the fairest way to divide them?


Tags: gerrymandering, political, mapping, census, unit 4 political.

Sharrock's curator insight, March 3, 2:53 PM
Seth Dixon's insight:

The redistricting process is far from neutral; to be fair we should remember that gerrymandering is has happened on all ends of the political spectrum.  Which map do you think is the best way to divide these districts?  What is the fairest way to divide them?

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If Patients Only Knew How Often Treatments Could Harm Them

If Patients Only Knew How Often Treatments Could Harm Them | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
People say they would opt for less care if they had more knowledge of benefits and harms, studies show.
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a kind of white collar crime....

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Ferguson News Guide: US to make Ferguson announcements soon

Ferguson News Guide: US to make Ferguson announcements soon | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Six months after 18-year-old Michael Brown died in the street in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is close to announcing its findings in the racially charged police shooting that launched "hands up, don't shoot" protests across the nation.
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Bad News For The Class Of 2008

Bad News For The Class Of 2008 | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Timing is everything. And for Joe Moser the timing was bad. He graduated from the University of Iowa's law school in 2011, one of the worst years to graduate from law school ever. He worked as a ba...
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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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Hope Allen's comment, March 3, 6:27 PM
Im glad her mother went and turned her trauma into something that could help others with the same problem. Although she still isn't completely at peace with it, she is doing really well. Many people forget that rape can occur inside a marriage and i thinks thats why you don't hear a lot about it on the news.
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The chilling reason the Delhi bus gang-rapist blames his victim

The chilling reason the Delhi bus gang-rapist blames his victim | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
"A decent girl won't roam around at nine o'clock at night," he said.
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We say that they should be hung by the offending body parts, but there is some truth to the sentiment that death for a rape is not in the spirit of parsimony.  Parsimony was adopted because if you're going to get the death penalty anyway, then maybe (as this rapist said) you should just kill the victim.

Marginal Deterrence predicts that those crimes with the harshest penalties will encourage people to crimes with more lenient penalties: for instance, most criminals will avoid bank robbery (a Federal crime) while also being willing to commit a burglary.

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The Case for Restorative Justice

The Case for Restorative Justice | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Restorative justice has the capacity to empower those who have not been empowered in the past. Individuals and communities begin to act collectively, which is necessary in order to challenge the punitive structures that keep our young black and brown...
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Will Handing Public Housing Projects to Private Developers Hurt the Poor?

Will Handing Public Housing Projects to Private Developers Hurt the Poor? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The government has called the new Rental Assistance Demonstration program the "answer" to housing woes, but there's very little evidence to support that case.
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Monroe H. Freedman, scholar of legal ethics and civil liberties, dies at 86

Mr. Freedman, a longtime law professor, was considered the founder of the study of legal ethics.
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Bribery: A Quarter of the World's Population is Participating

Bribery: A Quarter of the World's Population is Participating | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Corporate bribery and corruption is just a way of life in some countries. It's the essence of survival

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19-Year-old Gang Rape Victim to Receive 200 Lashes and 6 Months in Jail in Saudi Arabia - Awakened Consciousness

19-Year-old Gang Rape Victim to Receive 200 Lashes and 6 Months in Jail in Saudi Arabia - Awakened Consciousness | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

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Hope Allen's comment, March 3, 6:16 PM
I disagree with the fact that they decided to punish the victim, but I also understand because that is their law. However, I find it disturbing that they didn't find the rapists guilty of anything. It would have made more sense if they got a punishment along with her.
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Mom Who Wrote of Son's Health Woes Guilty of Killing Boy, 5, With Salt

Lacey Spears, the Kentucky woman who authorities say force-fed her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube and reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, has been found guilty of murder in the...
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Munchhausen by proxy?

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Work to rule

Work to rule | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
ENGLAND has long been the jurisdiction of choice for wives who have the luxury of being able to choose where they divorce. English law (Scotland is different) tries...
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Destine Edgeworth's comment, March 3, 3:23 PM
That makes since but also would really suck for the husband. I think it all depends on the circumstance of the divorce.
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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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Eliane Vacheret's curator insight, March 2, 12:47 PM

Insert a YouTube playlist in your presentation

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Web Design & Development

#Jakarta #WebDesign #WebDeveloper #GraphicsDesign #News

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Good to know!

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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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