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Iran Suggests U.S. and Israel Are Behind Computer Attacks

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Foreign enemy hackers were blamed for attempts at disrupting systems in a strategically important southern coastal province.
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The new drug warriors

The new drug warriors | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
THE war on drugs, it seems, is edging towards a truce. Half of Americans want to lift the ban on cannabis, the world’s favourite illicit drug. Four states have...
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Greedy Recovery Industry Preys on Addicts and Their Families

Greedy Recovery Industry Preys on Addicts and Their Families | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Sky high prices, dismal success rates, faith not science.
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No good comes from the entire policy.

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The Power of the Third Side

The Power of the Third Side | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
But as she saw the young man's head being knocked repeatedly into the cement, she realized that nobody was going to do anything to stop this. "Nobody else was outside to see," she remembers. "He wouldn't be able to get out of this himself because he was blocking his face [with his hands]."

At that moment, Savannah threw her knapsack down and ran into the melee with her friend. Watch this short clip to watch Savannah's story in her own words. Her actions and advice demonstrate maturity beyond her years:
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The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares

The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Children growing up in some places go on to earn more than they would if they had grown up elsewhere.
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Ruling expected Monday in juvenile resentencing forced by U.S. high court

Ruling expected Monday in juvenile resentencing forced by U.S. high court | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The first inmate in Cook County to be resentenced because of a sweeping U.S. Supreme Court decision is scheduled to learn Monday if he will continue to be imprisoned for the rest of his life or possibly walk free.
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How a Filipino maid skirted death moments before facing an Indonesian firing squad

Mary Jane Veloso was scheduled to die on "Execution Island" with the Bali Nine ringleaders.
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Brix Hahn's comment, May 4, 9:08 PM
I think this article was absolutely heart breaking and warming—there’s really such a mix of emotions! I also think it’s crazy and completely unheard of that anyone turns themselves in in such extreme circumstances. I’m so happy this man is alive and really interested in knowing the psychology behind the woman’s efforts to turn herself in.
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Pace of Death Sentences, Executions Slows in Virginia

A prosecutor's decision not to seek a death penalty for the man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student is emblematic of capital punishment's decline across the country and in the state that once operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the nation. ...
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Filipino Politics: The unbeatable contender

Filipino Politics: The unbeatable contender | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Popularity and wealth are among the chief qualifications for becoming a viable presidential candidate, in a political system where personality and potential to win outweigh ability, policies and parties. Since the Philippines’ restoration of democracy in 1986, the tendency has been for its politicians to coalesce around whomever they regard as the most unbeatable presidential candidate. They trade their support for patronage. A president needs the backing of congress and local governments to wield power, while members of congress, governors and mayors need the spoils provided by a president to wield their own power through subsequent terms in office.
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Julius Matilainen's comment, May 4, 8:52 PM
Very interesting article about the political system of Philippines. The point that stands out for me in this kind of “mess”, so to say, is the fact seemingly people lack proper education in order to vote in a way that is efficient. If people don’t understand the dynamics of the political system it’s really hard to base your decision in voting on anything else than the “feeling” about a candidate, in which a good image is all you need. If it is hard to common people in western countries to understand how the political system works, even after graduating high school one can only imagine how it is like in for example in Philippines.
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Brian Cashman: Yankees won't pay Alex Rodriguez's bonus for 660th home run

Brian Cashman: Yankees won't pay Alex Rodriguez's bonus for 660th home run | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
This likely means that a grievance will be filed in the next two weeks, which likely will head to an independent arbitrator this winter.
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Maddie Davis's comment, May 5, 2:19 AM
To be honest I don’t really understand why baseball players are getting paid millions just for hitting milestones in their career. It has always blown my mind how much professional athletes get paid.
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Brain Bias: How difficult is it to reprogram our brains?

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This video illustrates how difficult it is to reprogram our biases.  We know what we know and the only way to convince someone else is to switch places with them for enough time that they can have that "moment" when the algorithm "sticks".

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Karachi’s wild child

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Here in the midst of anarchic, dysfunctional, crammed, crazy, noisy Karachi was a woman who was even more anarchic, crazy, noisy and in-your-face. She was at the heart of every disturbance, from supporting rank outsiders in the local elections to organising flash protests on social media, and spiced up every organisation she belonged to, which was any outfit committed to challenging discrimination or injustice.
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Oh Pakistan....

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What the cops say

What the cops say | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Yet few also doubt that most police officers are decent people who “risk their own safety for ours every single day,” as President Barack Obama put it recently. According to one poll, three quarters of people, including a majority of African Americans, say that they approve of the job being done by their local police department. Police officers in general seem to be thought of as decent people doing good work—and yet policing, as a practice, is widely distrusted. What explains this contradiction?
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Brandal Nicole Crenshaw's comment, May 3, 6:27 PM
Maybe this is caused because the police department and its policies are more distant and harder to understand than the individuals. If I was to get to know the CEO of a company, I would probably think that that individual is a nice person. If I had to get to know that CEO's company, I would have a harder time understanding their policies, and I would probably be less trusting of their choices. It is the individual person that really sticks out.
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Revolutionary History

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“Revolutions Without Borders” ends on a wistful note. The French Directoire, which ruled from 1795 until it came increasingly under the sway of Napoleon Bonaparte, dispensed with the revolution’s universal character. Its armies in parts of Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland became just another occupying force. In America the counter-revolutionaries ensured that the country was hostile to figures like Paine. As the walls went up again, Ms Polasky’s wandering revolutionaries were left with nowhere to call home.
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Ethiopian Israelis Protest Over Police Abuse

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Why the latest protest against police brutality is happening in Israel.
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Anchorage teen pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of cyclist

Anchorage teen pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of cyclist | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A 17-year-old Anchorage girl pleaded guilty Monday to criminally negligent homicide and DUI in the death of well-known Anchorage cyclist Jeff Dusenbury last summer.
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Maddie Davis's comment, May 5, 2:03 AM
This is definitely a case where I think restorative justice would be very good. Seventeen is such a young age for someone to go to jail for up to ten years. I think it’s good that she plead guilty and took full responsibility for her actions.
Destine Edgeworth's comment, May 5, 2:24 AM
I am very glad she is taking the responsibility for what she did and that even if she were to end up in jail maybe in the end of it all she can go out and teach others about the choices that are made and the consequences.
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Mexican Congress passes bill allowing some foreign agents to carry weapons

Mexican Congress passes bill allowing some foreign agents to carry weapons | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Under the law, foreign customs and migration agents will be allowed to carry guns in previously established zones. Also, foreign leaders or heads of state will be able to enter Mexico with armed security details.
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FBI Searches Phoenix Home in Texas Muhammad Contest Shooting

FBI Searches Phoenix Home in Texas Muhammad Contest Shooting | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The FBI said that the Phoenix residence is being searched for indications of what prompted the attack
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Welcome to ‘Execution Island,’ the surreal death site for Bali 9 drug smugglers

It's a place teeming with life and also haunted by death.
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2 gunmen killed, guard shot outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

2 gunmen killed, guard shot outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Two gunmen were killed and a security guard wounded in an attack outside a controversial Dallas-area event Sunday evening where organizers were holding a contest for cartoons featuring the Muslim prophet Muhammad, police said.
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Brix Hahn's comment, May 4, 9:10 PM
It’s interesting that we’re now living in a world where shootings and murders are common. There’s a national headline at least once a week involving a gun crime in so many different parts of the country. It’s unfortunate and I’m interested in seeing how the next ten years play out and how gun control is monitored, if at all. People just need to stop killing people. Guns really aren’t the issue.
Maddie Davis's comment, May 5, 2:11 AM
It’s crazy how in this day and age it almost seems like on a regular basis we see a headline in the news about a shooting and how someone was injured or killed. Will it ever get better in the future? Or will it just continue to get worse?
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Too big to bail out

Too big to bail out | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
BRITONS will not hear a bad word said about the National Health Service, but its problems are becoming hard to ignore. A combination of austerity and an increasingly needy population has left it short of money.
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Baltimore Photographer Devin Allen Captures Uprising In Touching TIME Cover Photo

Baltimore Photographer Devin Allen Captures Uprising In Touching TIME Cover Photo | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An amateur photographer from Baltimore is being celebrated for his photos taken during the recent demonstrations in the name of Freddie Gray. His images are so touching, in fact, that the 26-year-o...
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Maddie Davis's comment, May 3, 6:26 PM
I enjoyed reading this article. The photo he captured really is an incredible photo. I think it captures the riots perfectly and it’s a very powerful image. It’s kind of crazy how fast his picture spread all over social media and then TIME Magazine chose it to be on the cover. That’s pretty amazing to me.
Brix Hahn's comment, May 4, 9:12 PM
I absolutely love this cover of TIME. It’s so historic and really actually remind me of the OJ Simpson TIME vs Newsweek cover for some reason. I think it’s interesting that the problems we were facing 40 years ago are still just as relevant in our country today. How is it we’ve made it this far without addressing these issues and finding a common ground?
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Finland’s Sámi request UN's help in securing their rights

Finland’s Sámi request UN's help in securing their rights | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Describing “extreme disappointment” that the 1989 convention has still not been signed, Sanila-Aikio said: “The situation does not look any more promising now after the elections, as the loudest opponents to the ILO agreement are the ones who have taken power.”

No time to vote
This spring Finland’s Justice Minister Anna-Maja Henriksson said she regretted that parliament did not have time to vote on ratifying the convention in the final weeks before the election.
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Julius Matilainen's comment, May 4, 8:52 PM
Indeed, it is a shame of the parliament that now has stood down office that they could not ratify this convention. The government put itself in extremely bad position using most of its time last year arguing inwardly, which also lead the resignation of 4 ot of 17 in the last year. This also led to a situation where almost 100 new bills that were planned to pass in their 4 year period did not went through, this included. I sincerely hope that the next parliament makes haste in this ratification, instead of agreeing on the explanations that former minister of justice sent out.
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The Development of Therapeutic Jurisprudence: from Theory to Practice by David B. Wexler :: SSRN

The Development of Therapeutic Jurisprudence: from Theory to Practice by David B. Wexler :: SSRN | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
This Essay formed the basis of a lecture given in October 1997 at the University of Virginia Law School, which was featuring a 25 year retrospective in developm
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Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks — Medium

Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks — Medium | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
We could speculate all day on the motivations of the people who posted these tweets, from the sinister to the silly. One thing for certain is that they were getting dozens of favourites and retweets, and there was no shortage of people taking them seriously.

Some notified law enforcement officials…
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The problem with self-report studies, too....

The researchers say: "why would people lie about committing crimes?"  Well, for one thing, a deviant subculture may glorify the activity.  Veblen showed us that people like to "display scalps on their belts" and criminal activity seems to be one of those prestige items easy to display.

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The lessons of Baltimore

The lessons of Baltimore | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
THE last time Baltimore rioted in the way it did last night was in 1968, after the murder of Martin Luther King. In the neighbourhoods of West Baltimore, where the...
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John Oulton's comment, May 2, 3:58 PM
I think that Baltimore has an underground economy. The city is thriving with criminals and the murder rate is high. The inner city is hard to come by because the lack of resources have the people find new resources like drugs as I theorize. It takes a lot of guts to kill, but I dont think that much if that person is under the influence of something or has anger over something with someone.
Rob Duke's comment, May 2, 11:25 PM
John: yes, there's a great amount of structural and economic change needed to truly change Baltimore.