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Capitol Alert: Jerry Brown grants pardons for 79 convicted criminals - sacbee.com

Capitol Alert: Jerry Brown grants pardons for 79 convicted criminals - sacbee.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Gov. Jerry Brown announced pardons for 79 individuals today, from convicted marijuana growers to drunk drivers, who served their sentences and committed no other crimes for at least a decade....
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Would a Hippocratic Oath for Bankers Lead to Better Behavior?

Would a Hippocratic Oath for Bankers Lead to Better Behavior? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Starting in 2015, Dutch bankers must swear to uphold a 158-word honor code. Some fear it's hollow progress.
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Texas Plumber Has ‘No Idea’ How ISIS Militants Ended Up With His Old Truck

Texas Plumber Has ‘No Idea’ How ISIS Militants Ended Up With His Old Truck | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
"How it ended up in Syria, I’ll never know,” he said to CBS News.
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Well, if that isn't enough to plug y'er pipes....(it's a plumber truck...haha).

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Why Uber is Not Part of the Sharing Economy

I know that it might sound a bit strange, as Uber is one of the more common examples of the sharing economy. But bear with me for a minute while I try to make the case.

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The Tinder for crime-fighting might just be Tinder

The Tinder for crime-fighting might just be Tinder | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Well this is unusual. Buildzoom, an application for finding home contractors, is turning to the crowds to ID a woman who has robbed it multiple times. Specifically, the crowds on Tinder. Camera footage caught a pretty good shot of the woman’s face, so Buildzoom turned her into a Tinder profile. Founder David Petersen photoshopped a reward message on…
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Teen Marijuana Use Declines As Country Moves Toward Marijuana Legalization | Drug Policy Alliance

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For Jihadists, Denmark Tries Rehabilitation

For Jihadists, Denmark Tries Rehabilitation | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A pioneering program treats former fighters not as criminals or potential terrorists, but as wayward youths who deserve a second chance.
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'Virtual Body Swapping' Could Change People's Biases

'Virtual Body Swapping' Could Change People's Biases | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A futuristic virtual-reality exercise could bring new meaning to the saying "don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes."
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Sh*t CEOs say: 6 outrageous statements from America’s big-mouthed overlords

Sh*t CEOs say: 6 outrageous statements from America’s big-mouthed overlords | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Study offers support for the notion of e-cigarettes as a gateway drug

Study offers support for the notion of e-cigarettes as a gateway drug | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Do e-cigarettes lure teens into a world of vice that turns them into smokers of regular cigarettes? This is the big fear of anti-smoking activists, and new data from Hawaii suggest they may be right.
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Chicago gave hundreds of high-risk kids a summer job. Violent crime arrests plummeted.

Chicago gave hundreds of high-risk kids a summer job. Violent crime arrests plummeted. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Research shows that a summer job program cut violent crime arrests by 43 percent.
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Feeling Like a Winner Changes What You Think Is Fair

Feeling Like a Winner Changes What You Think Is Fair | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
it’s not objectively being a winner or a loser that changes our views and makes us suspect others are biased. It’s just subjectively feeling that way. As the authors put it, “subjective status motivates shifts in support for redistributive policies along with the ideological principles that justify them.”
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"It’s not objectively being a winner or a loser that changes our views and makes us suspect others are biased. It’s just subjectively feeling that way. As the authors put it, 'subjective status motivates shifts in support for redistributive policies along with the ideological principles that justify them.'" from the article

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Is the Justice System Overly Punitive?

Is the Justice System Overly Punitive? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Reconciliation has not been given enough attention, psychological research suggests
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A Thieves’ Thanksgiving by Charles Simic

A Thieves’ Thanksgiving by Charles Simic | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
It’s never been such a good time to be a crook. In what other country of laws does one enjoy so much freedom to defraud one’s government and fellow citizens without having to worry about cops showing at the door?
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The true cost of juvenile incarceration

The true cost of juvenile incarceration | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Brace yourself for some sticker shock

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Assembly kills proposal to ban marijuana sales in Anchorage

Assembly kills proposal to ban marijuana sales in Anchorage | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An ordinance that would have banned commercial marijuana in Anchorage failed after four hours of public testimony and debate in Assembly chambers Tuesday night. Several Assembly members expressed concern that a ban would disconnect them from conversations regarding marijuana regulations at the state level.  
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Is economic reality wiping out the American dream?

Is economic reality wiping out the American dream? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The U.S. economy has been showing signs of more robust recovery, but many Americans say they're not feeling it. A new poll by The New York Times found the public is more pessimistic than it was right after the financial collapse. Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times joins Judy Woodruff to discuss American perceptions of economic mobility and inequality. Continue reading →
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Restorative justice may provide additional justice mechanism for victims of sexual crime, study shows

Restorative justice may provide additional justice mechanism for victims of sexual crime, study shows | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Despite a succession of revelations about sexual crime perpetrated in families, institutions and in communities, sexual crime is still largely un-reported with less than 1 in 10 cases ever reaching the criminal justice system. For the vast majority of victims of sexual crime a gulf exists between what ...
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Studies Confirm the Dehumanization of Black Children and the ‘Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline’

Studies Confirm the Dehumanization of Black Children and the ‘Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline’ | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Although African-Americans constitute only 13 percent of all Americans, nearly half of all prison inmates in the U.S. are black. This startling statistic has led the United Nations Human Rights Committee to publicly criticize the U.S. for its treatment of African-Americans.
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A Rare Glimpse Inside Pakistan's Anti-Taliban Operation in North Waziristan

A Rare Glimpse Inside Pakistan's Anti-Taliban Operation in North Waziristan | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The Peshawar school massacre follows pledges by the Pakistani Taliban to retaliate for an offensive targeting militants in North Waziristan th...
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Can there be an economy of terror?  Read down about halfway in the article about IED markets, etc.

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2013's Worst Red-Light Runners Cause Dangerous Collisions (:54) American Traffic Solutions - ATSOL

2013's Worst Red-Light Runners Cause Dangerous Collisions (:54) American Traffic Solutions - ATSOL | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
American Traffic Solutions, 2013's Worst Red-Light Runners Cause Dangerous Collisions (:54) - By American Traffic Solutions August 2013
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Hidden homeless make do in the shadows of downtown L.A.'s luxury

Hidden homeless make do in the shadows of downtown L.A.'s luxury | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Ammo lives under a bridge with half a dozen men, within shouting distance of Walt Disney Concert Hall .

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Man guilty in fatal stabbing of Pittsburgh police dog

Man guilty in fatal stabbing of Pittsburgh police dog | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An Allegheny County jury convicted the man accused of killing Rocco, the Pittsburgh police K-9 officer, on 11 of 12 counts Monday. Common Pleas Judge ...
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Cure Homophobia With This One Weird Trick!

Cure Homophobia With This One Weird Trick! | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
On Friday, the journal Science published a buzzy new study suggesting that homophobia is more of a minor, curable malady than a chronic illness. For the study, researchers sent gay and straight canvassers into strongly anti-gay neighborhoods and directed them to converse with residents for about 20 minutes about why...
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Interesting.  We have the same experience in government: People tend to hate cops, but love their own neighborhood cop.  They also hate government, but couldn't live without their own local community government, which is often beloved.

 

It's much easier to have hostile feelings for what seems distant.

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Man who Mark Wahlberg beat and assaulted forgives star

Man who Mark Wahlberg beat and assaulted forgives star | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Johnny Trinh, the Vietnamese man attacked by Wahlberg when he was 16, told MailOnline he had no idea he was assaulted by the star who is now asking for a pardon for his crime.
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City of Eugene to address noise complaints through UO Restorative Justice ... - Oregon Daily Emerald

City of Eugene to address noise complaints through UO Restorative Justice ... - Oregon Daily Emerald | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
If you live in a house or apartment in West University and you’ve received multiple noise complaints, you and your roommates might just find yourselves in front of the University of Oregon’s Restorative Justice panel.  During a Eugene City Council...
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