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Complaints on Facebook get mall Santa fired

Complaints on Facebook get mall Santa fired | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A Santa who might well have been slightly misanthropic is fired by a mall in Portland, Maine after parents plague the Mall's Facebook page with whining. Read this article by Chris Matyszczyk on CNET News.
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A Federal Court Considers Whether We Have a Right to Tell the Truth

A Federal Court Considers Whether We Have a Right to Tell the Truth | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
First Amendment cases often deal with the fringes of free speech, forcing courts to scrutinize expression that might, on first glance, seem pretty worthless. In the last few years, the Supreme Court has constructed constitutional protections for dogfighting videos, funeral protests, violent video games, and outright lies. This month, however,...
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Chad Kaestle's comment, Today, 4:24 PM
I agree with this line of thinking. If something is proven to be untrue but still is available out there in uncorrected form, it can negatively impact someone's reputation. The press outlets often like to be the first to get the story and put out raw information, and later, when it may no longer be newsworthy, or a correction is in order, they are not always as quick to do so (though some are). I think the California law allowing people to restrict what they wrote prior to turning 18 is good in that, if they said something that could be negatively-construed, it should not necessarily be held against them by an future employer due to their age and inexperience at the time.
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Why Africans Can Sue the American Behind Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law in U.S. Federal Court

Why Africans Can Sue the American Behind Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law in U.S. Federal Court | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively will stand trial in federal court for crimes against humanity. He has tried for months to have the case dismissed on First Amendment grounds, but the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has denied his last petition for dismissal. He’s going to court.   Lively, who lives in...
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This Tree Beautifully Reveals The Relationships Between Languages

This Tree Beautifully Reveals The Relationships Between Languages | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The tree of languages.
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Are Felon Disenfranchisement Laws a Form of Racial Discrimination? - Felon Voting - ProCon.org

Are Felon Disenfranchisement Laws a Form of Racial Discrimination? - Felon Voting - ProCon.org | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Are Felon Disenfranchisement Laws a Form of Racial Discrimination? Read pros, cons, and expert responses in the debate.

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diane gusa's curator insight, January 30, 6:42 PM

According to the Sentencing Project, a staggering number of non-violent individuals who have been released from prison, not on probation nor parole, and who have committed no further crimes are forever prohibited from voting. 

In the abstract, felon disenfranchisement can be separated from race: state laws are literally race neutral, in that all who are convicted of felonies are subject to the same sanction. Moreover, modern defenders of the practice certainly draw upon nonracial reasons for their position, and we do not intend in this analysis to imply anything to the contrary. This does not, however, mean that there is no connection between race and felon disenfranchisement. 

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Why keeping young offenders out of jail could reduce crime

Juvenile offenders kept under supervision close to home, rather than in secure, state-run facilities, are significantly less likely to be arrested again or commit more serious crimes, according to a new study. Judy Woodruff discusses the findings with Xavier McElrath-Bey of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth and Michael Thompson of the Council of State Governments Justice Center. Continue reading →
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Chad Kaestle's comment, Today, 4:55 PM
I can see how this could be the case with all the negative influences that a youthful offender would be exposed to in a custodial setting. It starts the revolving door of the criminal justice system for them that much earlier by putting them in a situation with another negative influence added to likely many others they have in their life. It would be preferable at that stage, if at all possible, to use alternative approaches for discipline and rehabilitation, such as required community service, a period of supervision and group/individual counseling.
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Person of interest ID’d in San Francisco body parts case

Person of interest ID’d in San Francisco body parts case | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
San Francisco police have identified a “person of interest,” but no one has been arrested in connection with the gruesome discovery of a suitcase full of body parts Wednesday in the city’s South of Market area, authorities said Thursday. Investigators pinpointed the potential suspect late Wednesday, but police could release additional details about the ongoing investigation, San Francisco police spokeswoman Grace Gatpandan said. The gristly discovery happened around 4:15 p.m. when someone flag
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John Oulton's comment, January 29, 10:13 PM
Why would the killer leave the suitcase in broad daylight? I also noticed that the media uses photos that are taken during the night rather than the day.
Andrew Helzer's comment, January 30, 8:13 PM
I agree with you on this. However, in any crime that is committed, what the offender does only needs to make sense him or her
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Friendship 9: Famed South Carolina civil rights protesters have convictions erased

Friendship 9: Famed South Carolina civil rights protesters have convictions erased | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Fifty-four-years ago, the eight college students and one civil rights organizer were convicted of trespassing and protesting at McCrory variety store in Rock Hill, S.C.
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The Personality Factor That Makes Some Violent Criminals So Dangerous

The Personality Factor That Makes Some Violent Criminals So Dangerous | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Why psychopathic violent criminals are more likely than other violent criminals to offend again.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog.

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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, January 29, 12:43 AM
It is interesting that psychopaths are way more dangerous than other criminals; however, I think that it still depends on every person’s personality and. Also, while I was reading, I was thinking that whatever we consider here psychopathic may not be considered psychopathic in Germany or any other country.
Gaynor Johansen's comment, January 29, 9:35 PM
I think this article was very interesting because the mental state of violent criminal has always interested me. A psychopath’s brain works different then a normal persons. Empathy, moral reasoning, or embarrassment are all things that do not effect psychopaths the same way as normal people according to the article. One of the most interesting things listed in the article was that 1 in 5 offenders are psychopaths and recidivism is high because rehabilitation does not work for them.
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Inmate dies after being restrained at Anchorage Correctional Complex

Inmate dies after being restrained at Anchorage Correctional Complex | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An inmate at the Anchorage Correctional Complex died early Wednesday after becoming combative and being restrained by correctional officers, Alaska State Troopers said.
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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, January 29, 12:51 AM
I understand that DOC officials are not commenting on anything because it might interrupt investigation process; however, it’s quite strange that first a person form jail gets sent to hospital then another person dies. Is that the law enforcement officers that caused it? Or what happened? Even though law enforcement people vary from state to state and from country to country people are blaming them right away anyways.
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Stopped and tsked

Stopped and tsked | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
THE New York Police Department got an earful from Shira Scheindlin, a federal judge, on the morning of August 12th. In the case of Floyd v City of New York,...
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John Oulton's comment, January 29, 9:12 PM
Who is this Floyd and is he in jail due to NY Stop and Frisk tactics? I think Bloomberg should continue this operation to make the city more safe.
Andrew Helzer's comment, January 30, 8:29 PM
in this day in age, as bad as this will sound, i do not really see the problem with the "Stop and Frisk" because if a cop sees something that isn't right then the cop should look into it. Yes, it can get out of had, but in New York.... i don't really see the harm to stop and frisk someone. Just part of my opinion
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What “broken windows” policing is

What “broken windows” policing is | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
IN JULY 2014 an unarmed black man named Eric Garner died at the hands of a police officer after allegedly resisting arrest. Garner’s presumed crime was...
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John Oulton's comment, January 29, 10:30 PM
Although police officers are receiving cuts, how will NY adjust to this?
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Vanderbilt rape: 2 former football players convicted, one of whom didn't have sex

Vanderbilt rape: 2 former football players convicted, one of whom didn't have sex | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- With two former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to go to trial.
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Colorado Prisons Make Small Profit From Inmate Work Program

Colorado Prisons Make Small Profit From Inmate Work Program | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Colorado prisons are making big profits from charging inmates for phone calls and other personal items, but they're struggling to break even from shops run by inmate labor.

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Roger Ross Williams

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Documentarian Roger Ross Williams discusses his film, "God Loves Uganda."
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The size of it

The size of it | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
How the world's population has changedTHE world in 1950 looked very different from how it does now. Europe was home to 22% of the world's 2.5 billion people....
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Suge Knight Kills a Man After Running Him Over With His Car, Turns Himself In: Report

Suge Knight Kills a Man After Running Him Over With His Car, Turns Himself In: Report | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Suge Knight has turned himself in to the police after reportedly killing his friend Terry Carter by running him over, and then fleeing the scene. According to ABC7 Eyewitness News, who tweeted out this picture, Knight arrived at Sheriff's West Hollywood Station in the early hours of Friday, Jan. 30, following the deadly hit and run. James Blatt, representing the former Death Row Records CEO, told reporters earlier that he is confident that once police have finished their investigations, no cha
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Are School Resource Officers Part of the School-to-Prison Pipeline Problem? - US News

Are School Resource Officers Part of the School-to-Prison Pipeline Problem? - US News | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Placing cops in schools needlessly pushes students into the justice system, critics say – unless it's done right.
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Chad Kaestle's comment, Today, 4:38 PM
With school shootings and other school violence continuing to be a problem, we cannot afford to lose the school resource officer programs where they can be funded, and we should find ways to fund them in places where they currently do not exist. Specialized training in youth education and interaction should be afforded officers assigned to these posts, if not already. As the article points out, it cannot be assumed that an officer can effectively deal with teenagers by virtue of their training to deal with adults in an enforcement capacity. There also needs to be some discretion given to the schools and officers in dealing with offenses. Many things can be turned into a criminal offense, but in that setting, it is far more effective a solution to provide remedial counseling and education on proper behavior in many situations.
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This Man Thinks He Was Just In A 10-Year Coma. The Truth? What A Powerful Lesson

This Man Thinks He Was Just In A 10-Year Coma. The Truth? What A Powerful Lesson | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
This man already had 5 DUIs before passing out drunk in his truck again. When he wakes up? He never expected this would happen...
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"Four years ago I climbed into a stranger’s car, like I had so many times before. I began to direct..." (feimineach)

"Four years ago I climbed into a stranger’s car, like I had so many times before. I began to direct..." (feimineach) | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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The Surprising Benefits of Forgiveness

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.
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Virulent encounters

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MANY men are keen to have more sex with more people, even if they don’t admit it to their other halves. Before the days of the internet, finding a casual partner...
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Alexander Yakovlev's comment, January 29, 12:36 AM
Wow, technologies are getting better at everything. I am not quite agreeing with the author that craigslist directly affects the ratio of people that have HIV. There might be many other factors involved. Also, speaking of our segment 2 topic, I think that it is different all around the world. In my country, for example, people don’t take things from internet seriously, as people do in USA. Every country is deferent and have different ways of meeting people.
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The curious case of the fall in crime

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IN THE 1990s John DiIulio, a conservative American academic, argued that a new breed of “superpredators”, “kids that have absolutely no respect for human life...
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Zero common sense

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No, I didn’t see it either THE causes of the impressive reduction in New York’s crime rate are a perennial subject of debate, but the police department’s...
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Watch the NFL's Harrowing Anti-Domestic Violence Super Bowl PSA

Watch the NFL's Harrowing Anti-Domestic Violence Super Bowl PSA | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Woman calls 911 but pretends to order pizza in chilling new clip
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Worldwide Country Comparison

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"MyLifeElsewhere allows you to compare your home country with different countries around the world. Ever wonder what your life would be like if you were born somewhere else?"


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HumdeBut's curator insight, January 29, 4:15 AM

pas vraiment à jour, mais les comparaisons sont souvent étonnantes !

Emma Boyle's curator insight, January 30, 10:25 AM

Also try "If It Were My Home"

HG Académie de Rennes's curator insight, Today, 1:56 AM

Un site d'une grande simplicité d'utilisation bien qu'en anglais. Le principe est de choisir deux pays dans un menu déroulant pour en comparer les principaux indicateurs de développement sous la forme de petites infographies très pédagogiques.
La comparaison est évidemment un processus de raisonnement à mettre en place pour situer et caractériser en géographie. On songera ainsi à l'utilisation d'un tel outil dans le cadre de l'étude des inégalités de développement en classe de 5e et de Seconde, mais aussi pour une mise en perspective sur les Territoires dans la mondialisation en classe de 4e afin de caractériser un PMA, un pays émergent, un pays développé (cf. exemple réalisé pour l'illustration).

Dernière information sur ce site, les statistiques utilisées proviennent des bases de données open source de la CIA américaine.