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Urban Anthropology – An Overview | Antdu

A major contribution to urban sociology came from Robert E. Park and his “school” at the University of Chicago. Park's research focused on demographic and census information, interviews and historical data, and emphasized ...
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Sent in comments yesterday. Not sure if they came through. Blackboard would not let me send in a message that I completed 3 submissions. I may be blocked out. Thanks BB
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Sent in comments yesterday. Not sure if they came through. Blackboard would not let me send in a message that I completed 3 submissions. I may be blocked out. Thanks BB
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Last-minute reprieve: Iranian woman spares life of son's killer with a slap - The Times of India

Last-minute reprieve: Iranian woman spares life of son's killer with a slap - The Times of India | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An Iranian mother spared the life of her son's convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper reported on Thursday.
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Mother said: "slap was the space between revenge and forgiveness"

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FBI May Pick Out Your Face in a Crowd | Government | TechNewsWorld

FBI May Pick Out Your Face in a Crowd | Government | TechNewsWorld | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The FBI is planning to have a fully operational facial recognition system in place by this summer and may be well on its way to reaching that goal. The system will be able to query a database of photos to identify individuals based on their appearance even if they do not have a criminal record, reported Jennifer Lynch, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
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Memorial Set for Fallen K9 Officer | 101 KXL

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Taxi cartels will be ‘apped’ to death - FT.com

Taxi cartels will be ‘apped’ to death - FT.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
EU states have made huge strides in transport liberalisation over recent decades, especially in areas such as the air industry. But one sector that has remained stubbornly resistant to change in many of the continent’s towns and cities has been the
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Yup, just follow the institutions and wherever the property rights are applied and you can predict that people will defy laws that attempt to outlaw reasonable behavior.  Why would people not choose to hail a car in a less expensive way?  How do you enforce these laws if the apps jump around?

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Thailand Charges Journalists for Human Trafficking Report

Thailand Charges Journalists for Human Trafficking Report | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Two journalists in Thailand are facing criminal charges for publishing a story about Thai security forces' alleged involvement in trafficking Rohingya Muslims. The original report, by the Reuters new...
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It may be more about disrespecting the state...which is frowned upon in Thailand...

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Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study

Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers found.The
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Finding Former Prisoners, at McDonald's

Finding Former Prisoners, at McDonald's | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
My informal survey brought home to me how ubiquitous the experience of being in jail is in certain parts of America.
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Misinformed criticism of restorative justice « LiveNews.co.nz

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Virginia woman mowed down husband, beat him as he tried to crawl away: cops 

Virginia woman mowed down husband, beat him as he tried to crawl away: cops  | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A jilted Virginia woman was arrested after she drove the wrong way down a one-way street to cut down her husband and tried to kick him to death as he crawled away, police said.
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kak57's comment, Today, 1:58 AM
This woman, I think, was most definitely on something to do such an awful act to her husband and cause an outrage. The only other explanation could be is if she has a violent side to her. I'm just glad that she didn't end up hurting any other innocent people because she drove the wrong way down a one-way street.
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Chief: Suspects wore GPS devices during killings

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(AP) â€" Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday. Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon, both registered sex offenders, were both wearing ankle bracelets when the women were assaulted and killed last fall and earlier this year, Anaheim police Chief Raul Quezada said at a news conference. Authorities at the news conference did not explain how Cano and Gordon allegedly managed to carry out the killings while under supervision, but Quezada said data from the GPS devices "was one of the investigative tools we used to put the case together." If convicted, they could face a minimum sentence of life without parole or the death penalty. Santa Ana police searched a canyon, examined the women's cellphone records, alerted hospitals, put the word out on social media and even checked motels they were known to frequent but without success in finding them. The men were arrested by federal agents on May 8, 2012, after a two-week stay at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Nevada. [...] both men checked in earlier this month, Dunn said.
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Boston's Legacy: Can Crowdsourcing Really Fight Crime? - NBC News

Boston's Legacy: Can Crowdsourcing Really Fight Crime? - NBC News | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
For many, the first images of the Boston Marathon bombing -- a cloud of dark smoke rising up over Boylston Street -- came from Twitter or Instagram. The FBI ...
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Shasta Pomeroy's comment, April 13, 3:02 PM
I agree with the FBI agent in this article that photos and video sent in from civilians gives an even better chance of apprehending the offender. With people being at the scene when it happens allows evidence to be caught while the crime is occurring; which for law enforcement is rarely obtained. Usually Law enforcement only after a crime as occurred, or stop it before it happens. But to have smart-technology devices being used by citizens to obtain evidence is a valuable resource.
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Court overturns conviction of AT&T hacker Andrew ‘weev’ Auernheimer

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Jury gives stiletto killer life for brutal murder

Jury gives stiletto killer life for brutal murder | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Prosecutor John Jordan climbed atop a courtroom table in front of a dozen wide-eyed jurors, straddled a mannequin torso and pantomimed hitting the dummy in the face with a high-heel stiletto. On Friday, the two-week trial that captured the city's attention and made headlines across the country ended with Trujillo, 45, being sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her boyfriend, Alf Stefan Andersson, last year. Trujillo claimed throughout the trial that she was the victim in an abusive relationship and was defending herself from an attack with the only weapon she had: a cobalt blue platform pump with a 5-inch heel. [...] they saw a woman with a violent history, a woman who often talked in circles during her testimony and who could not explain how she feared for her life the night she stabbed her boyfriend 25 times in the face and head. Trujillo had faced a punishment ranging from five years to life. Because she got the maximum, she will be eligible for parole in 30 years. Jordan and prosecutor Sarah Mickelson called 20 witnesses during the trial's punishment phase to testify about Trujillo's behavior, including biting an ex-boyfriend, drunkenly attacking a security guard, and a bizarre incident in which her neighbors arrived home to find her using the bathroom in their apartment. The Houston police officer who was first to respond said he thought Andersson had been shot in the face.
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Willow Weir's comment, April 13, 2:45 PM
This article certainly makes you question the sanity of the defendant. However with "Texas justice" it isn't surprising that this would be the outcome. It is a horrific story
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Pistorius Stumbled With His Testimony, Experts Say

Pistorius Stumbled With His Testimony, Experts Say | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Oscar Pistorius may have hurt his own defense while on the stand, defense lawyers believe.
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19-Year-Old Canadian Arrested for Heartbleed Hack

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Arthuro Solis-Reyes faces charges in relation to the breach of taxpayer data from the Canada Revenue Agency website.
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Errors in Inquiry on Rape Allegations Against FSU’s Jameis Winston

Errors in Inquiry on Rape Allegations Against FSU’s Jameis Winston | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An accusation against Jameis Winston, a marquee quarterback for Florida State, did not prompt an in-depth inquiry by either the university or the police. By the time prosecutors got the case it was nearly a year old.
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Bell's Rizzo sentenced to 12 years in prison

Bell's Rizzo sentenced to 12 years in prison | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Four years after he became the face of municipal greed, Robert Rizzo broke his long silence Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom and asked a judge for mercy.
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Human trafficking cases decrease in the UAE

The number of human trafficking cases in the UAE has come down significantly over the years, according Dr.
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PD: Slain wife called 911 saying her husband was hallucinating about end of world before shooting

PD: Slain wife called 911 saying her husband was hallucinating about end of world before shooting | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
DENVER -- The husband of a woman found shot in the head in her home Monday night near the University of Denver has been arrested in connection with the death, the Denver Police Department said. Ric...
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kak57's comment, Today, 1:53 AM
My heart does go out to the kids. I can't imagine what they're thinking right now about their dad. My question is what caused the husband to eat a marijuana edible since according to his brother he didn't things like that. It makes one start to question whether or not the husband might have lived a double life. Or just kept that part of his life a secret.
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Suspected O.C. serial killer cut off GPS, ran from cops, shop owner says

Suspected O.C. serial killer cut off GPS, ran from cops, shop owner says | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Surrounded by police, a suspected serial killer in Anaheim quickly sliced the GPS device from his ankle, hopped on a bicycle and pedaled across the street.
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Pakistan cannibal brothers sent to police custody

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Two Pakistani brothers, arrested for alleged cannibalism, were today remanded to seven days in police custody by an anti-terrorism court
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tasaha's curator insight, April 15, 1:09 PM

This story just makes you go eewww!. On a positive note, they were already dead and perhaps their circumstances made them feel they had no alternatives. Then you wonder why they only got 2yrs for doing it in the past, why they did not receive further mental evaluation, and what it has to do with anti-terrorism. Finally, you then just go eeewwww again…  

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Pennsylvania male cop posed as Amish woman in effort to catch pervert

Pennsylvania male cop posed as Amish woman in effort to catch pervert | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A Pennsylvania cop posed as an Amish woman to lure a creep wanted for exposing himself to children walking home from school.
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kak57's comment, Today, 1:47 AM
When I first read the title I was like, "Isn't this a little offensive." But then as I read the article the Amish woman were happy to help him out. This police officer was very determined to catch a "creep". I think what he did is an example to all police officers; his willingness to sacrifice his dignity in the service of those children. It is also very nice to hear something positive about a police officer when sometimes it feels as though all we hear about is the bad things they've done.
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The Disappearing Public Outrage Over Political Corruption

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With the impending demise of The Colbert Report, we’re not just losing “Stephen Colbert” the character, but also, very likely, Stephen Colbert the political agitator and one of the heroes in the public discourse around campaign finance laws. His sustained, crazy, years-long assault on the Citizens United decision had no...
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Attempted murder charges against nine-month-old baby thrown out by Pakistan court

Attempted murder charges against nine-month-old baby thrown out by Pakistan court | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A judge in Pakistan has thrown out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby on Saturday, lawyers said, after the infant appeared in court for a second time.
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Willow Weir's comment, April 13, 2:43 PM
Obviously the charge was ridiculous and hence the public outrage although the headlines made the charges very unclear. I would think a court system that charges a family like that would make the process inconsistent.
tasaha's curator insight, April 15, 12:58 PM

I found this an interesting article, in large part because the complaint was for the whole family. This would include the child, at least until they were scrutinized (and embarrassed) for it. Imagine if the US were to penalize a whole family for the crimes of one or two family members. Puts things in perspective…

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Link between Teen Binge Drinking and Precise Identification of Alcohol Brands in Pop Music | French Tribune

Link between Teen Binge Drinking and Precise Identification of Alcohol Brands in Pop Music | French Tribune | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Shasta Pomeroy's comment, April 13, 3:16 PM
I think that have teens exposed to alcohol references through pop music can be a factor when looking at teen drinking rates, but not a definitive reason for it. Our culture for decades has had a culture placed around alcohol. Alcohol is promoted not only through music, but also television commercials and billboards. Alcohol has been portrayed through our country, among with others, to be a means to relax and celebrate. With the mass of social propaganda that is present in our culture it is hard to not observe such messages. But, not all individuals who are bombarded with the promotion of alcohol will drink alcohol. The choice to drink is dependent on my other factors such as their family’s use and perception of the drug, their experiences of seeing the use of it in public, as well as a personal decision on what they approve of. Though the pop music’s promotion of alcohol brands names could definitely be a factor in teen binge drinking, I don’t feel that it is the only factor to be considered.