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How Lead Caused America's Violent Crime Epidemic - Forbes

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How Lead Caused America's Violent Crime Epidemic
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Starting in the 1960s, America saw a huge increase in levels of violent crime that peaked in the early 1990s, then steadily declined, and continues to decline today.
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Getting to "si"

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THEY put a brave face on it in Catalonia. The Scottish "no" vote, said Catalan president Artur Mas, was a triumph for democracy and an enviable example of how to...
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Sixx decades ago, Robert K. Merton argued that there was a series of ways in which Americans responded to the extraordinary cultural emphasis that their society placed on getting ahead. The most co...

Sixx decades ago, Robert K. Merton argued that there was a series of ways in which Americans responded to the extraordinary cultural emphasis that their society placed on getting ahead. The most co... | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Missionaries accuse Brazil of allowing infanticide - USATODAY.com

Missionaries accuse Brazil of allowing infanticide - USATODAY.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The missionaries, associated with the U.S.-based group Youth With A Mission, say the Brazilian government is turning a blind eye to the killing of babies born with birth defects, many of which are treatable by western medicine.
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Infanticide Statistics | All Girls Allowed

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Crime not an issue for most UAE residents - The National

Crime not an issue for most UAE residents - The National | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The National Crime not an issue for most UAE residents The National According to a YouGov survey commissioned by The National, 12 per cent of those polled felt crime was a “very big problem” and a further 18 per cent said it was “quite a big...
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3 reasons America still leads the world in imprisoning people

3 reasons America still leads the world in imprisoning people | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
There's a lot more work to be done.

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9 reasons the American middle class is dying

One percent of Americans now own more than a third of the country's wealth. Raising the minimum wage isn't enough

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How Can a City Measure Its HAPPINESS? – Next City: ... a “Local Well-Being Index”

How Can a City Measure Its HAPPINESS? – Next City: ... a “Local Well-Being Index” | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
As more cities begin to survey residents about well-being, here’s a look at how they’re gathering the data and how the results might influence policy.

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Antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture, study finds

Antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture, study finds | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A single dose of a popular class of psychiatric drug used to treat depression can alter the brain’s architecture within hours, even though most patients usually don’t report improvement for weeks, a new study suggests.
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Want to Quit Smoking? Eat a Magic Mushroom, New Study Says

Want to Quit Smoking? Eat a Magic Mushroom, New Study Says | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A new study shows smokers may be able to kick the habit with a little help from psilocybin and three controlled trips
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Brazil's Killing Fields

Brazil is the world's murder capital. Its grisly toll cannot be put down to a so-called culture of violence. To the contrary: These preventable deaths are a result of policy failures. Brazil's violent crime wave can be reversed....
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18 Beautiful Examples Of Bathroom Graffiti Art Going Through a Renaissance

18 Beautiful Examples Of Bathroom Graffiti Art Going Through a Renaissance | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
We put the art in fart.
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Eskimo Ethnicity Spans Across Arctic & Global Communities

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Right on!

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FLYERS at petrol stations do not normally ask for someone to donate a kidney to an unrelated stranger. That such a poster, in a garage in Indiana, actually did...
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When I went in for my surgery, the lady next to me had flown in from the Mariana Islands to give a kidney to a friend--kind of put my surgery in perspective after that....

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The Prevalence Of Criminology And Gang Culture In Muslim Communities - Episode 4 - YouTube

This episode of "The Mardiyah Show" tackles the prevalence of recidivism amongst many Muslims in the Islamic community. Upon release from prison, many Muslim...
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BBC - Ethics - Abortion: Female infanticide

Infanticide is the unlawful killing of very young children. It is found in both indigenous and sophisticated cultures around the world.
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That Time My Job Involved Tossing Dead Babies Into a Crematory

That Time My Job Involved Tossing Dead Babies Into a Crematory | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The nightmare revealer of madness unknown, Of fetuses cooked for the Satanists' feast, Old witches look on as a baby reveals, A stretch of her leg to the lust of the Beast.
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Some "good life" insights...or maybe not...it's interesting none-the-less, but a bit macabre...

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Off the Radar: Stealth Conflicts and the Media - Fair Observer

Off the Radar: Stealth Conflicts and the Media - Fair Observer | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Off the Radar: Stealth Conflicts and the Media Fair Observer National/political interest may also include other perceived macro-level narratives – the notion that a new Cold War is brewing, and that the conflict in Ukraine is part of this, for...
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Mass incarceration is making the Federal Reserve’s job harder

Mass incarceration is making the Federal Reserve’s job harder | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Arrests, convictions and prison sentences are among the factors holding back the job market and complicating the central bank's calculations.

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PARKING: Searching for the Good Life in the City

Streetfilms is proud to partner with ITDP to bring you this fun animation that's sort of a cross between those catchy Schoolhouse Rock shorts and a 1960s-style, Saul Bass film credits sequence.

For too long cities sought to make parking a core feature of the urban fabric, only to discover that yielding to parking demand caused that fabric to tear apart. Parking requirements for new buildings have quietly been changing the landscape of how people live. Chipping away at walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods has been a slow process that finally turned cities across the U.S. into parking craters and a few in Europe into parking swamps.

 

Many cities around the world are now changing course by eliminating the requirements while also investing in compact walking, cycling and public transit oriented neighborhoods. Soon cities in the developing world will follow, providing many new lessons of their own.

 

At Streetfilms, we realize that while parking is a difficult topic for most to comprehend, it is at the core of the transportation problems of most cities. We all hope this film helps change some minds and enlighten others

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Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

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“While 70 percent of Americans approve of corporal punishment,” wrote sociologist Michael Eric Dyson for the New York Times on Wednesday, “black Americans have a distinct history with the subject. Beating children has been a depressingly familiar habit in black families since our arrival in the New World.” Dyson was...
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For an excellent discussion of the "ghetto" behaviors as a legacy of slavery and not inherent Black culture, see Thomas Sowell's "Black Rednecks: White Liberals. Sowell is another Hoover fellow who served with McNamara who I mentioned yesterday. Sowell also wrote the quintessential book on Marx: Marxism: Philosophy and Economics.
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What Happens When We All Live to 100?

What Happens When We All Live to 100? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
If life-expectancy trends continue, that future may be near, transforming society in surprising and far-reaching ways.
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The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America

The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
It is a moral disgrace that child poverty in the U.S. is higher than adult poverty, higher than for children in almost all other competitor nations, and higher than our country with the world's largest economy should ever allow....

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Too reliant on the few

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“I LIKE to pay taxes,” said Oliver Wendell Holmes. “With them I buy civilisation.” Most people recognise that taxes pay for public services, but few are as...
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How Do Native Americans Of Today Perceive The White Man?

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