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Chinese hackers first exposed in 2011

Chinese hackers first exposed in 2011 | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Chinese military hacking group outed Monday for hacking into 141 companies in 20 industries since 2006 has been in the international headlines before.
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Would proposed rule contradict Alaska initiative on cannabis gifts?

Would proposed rule contradict Alaska initiative on cannabis gifts? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Did a recently proposed regulation cancel out the state law passed in Ballot Measure 2 that allows adult Alaskans to give each other up to an ounce of cannabis?
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Passing around a joint among consenting adults is still ok, but giving free samples at a dispensary is not....

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Virginia shooting WDBJ7: NYPD official says gunman was "classic injustice collector"

Virginia shooting WDBJ7: NYPD official says gunman was "classic injustice collector" | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

"What was his injustice? He viewed himself as a guy who should be here on network television news and unfortunately he found the most terrible way to get there, and to be that lead story, and to be on it," Miller said Thursday on "CBS This Morning."  Miller defined "classic injustice collectors" as people who feel they aren't finding success and blame others whom they believe stood in their way.

He also said what's most troubling is the case, to him, is "really out of the textbook."

"He exhibited all the classic behaviors, the pathway behaviors, which is all the preparation he went though to do this," Miller said. "He didn't throw this together the day before yesterday. He bought that camera, he practiced with it, he obtained the guns and so on -- the following and stalking behavior, the identification of selective victims."

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Towering silliness

Towering silliness | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
ITS prospectus declares that One57 will redefine luxury New York living; its bland interiors are, apparently, the acme of Danish modernism. The best condominiums in...
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Top 5 lessons from the Mental Health Court

Top 5 lessons from the Mental Health Court | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren's latest Huffington Post blog... "Rejecting stigma in favor of equality and human dignity is the essence of social justice." -- Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren It has been 18 year...

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Keep the cannabis in the trunk: Anchorage Assembly extends open-container laws to pot

Other marijuana-related measures passed Tuesday night by the Anchorage Assembly include restrictions on the personal cultivation of marijuana, and on using a fake ID or other means to purchase marijuana. 
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Wielding the sword: executions in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is executing people at twice the rate of a year ago, making it second only to Iran in its enthusiasm for the death penalty, relative to its population. A report issued today by Amnesty International, a human-rights group, says at least 102 people were executed in Saudi Arabia in the first half of 2015 (against 90 in all of 2014), most of them by beheading. The human-rights group says around 50% of executions are for “non-lethal” crimes such as drug-related offences, and almost half of those executed since 1985 have been foreigners. Amnesty counted 694 executions in Iran, which has nearly three times Saudi Arabia’s population, in the year to July 15th. According to the Dui Hua Foundation, another human-rights group, China remains the world’s chief executioner, dispatching 2,400 offenders in 2013, the last year a figure was computed. The United States judicially killed 35 people in 2015, all for murder.
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The Ashley Madison Hack Is a Peephole Into “Traditional” Christian Marriage

The Ashley Madison Hack Is a Peephole Into “Traditional” Christian Marriage | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
When Christian conservatives talk about “traditional” marriage, they often don't just mean a man-woman marriage, but one in which each spouse has different and supposedly complementary roles. “Male and female were created by God as equal in dignity, value, essence and human nature,” explains the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood,...
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When drugs hit home, family drug court aims to keep family together

When drugs hit home, family drug court aims to keep family together | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Family drug court is a voluntary program for parents whose children are in foster care due to parental substance abuse
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South Texas prison closes amid private prison woes

South Texas prison closes amid private prison woes | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
More than a dozen once-profitable private prisons in Texas have failed, including one this month in South Texas, and records from a bond research firm examined by the San Antonio Express-News show at least seven are in arrears in payments on nearly $200 million in bonds.
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Bill Clinton: I Made a Mistake in Signing the Violent Crime Control Act

For more information, go to http://legalbroadcastnetwork.com. LBN's Bob Donley reports that former president Bill Clinton recently admitted that signing the ...
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Three Strikes Law - 3 Violent Felonies and You Get 25 To Life In Prison - Good Law - YouTube

I talk about the 3 strikes law from a cops perspective and how it is good but how some unethical prosecutors (are there any other kind) can abuse it. I would...
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Police Stop Gunmen at Pokemon World Championship

Police Stop Gunmen at Pokemon World Championship | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The two men had arrived with a car full of several rounds of ammunition.
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What's the Pikachu command for "arrest those guys"?

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The world's most 'liveable' cities

The world's most 'liveable' cities | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
WHILE residents of Melbourne enjoy another year in the world’s most liveable city, according to the 2015 Global Liveability Ranking from our corporate...
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Walmart Will Stop Selling Assault Rifles

Walmart Will Stop Selling Assault Rifles | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The largest U.S. retailer of firearms says it will stop selling assault rifles because of declining demand, not political pressure
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How a Dog Named Bear Helped Bring Down Jared Fogle

How a Dog Named Bear Helped Bring Down Jared Fogle | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
One of the key players to cracking the case against former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has a keen sense of smell and four legs.

His name is Bear and he's a dog trained to sniff out electronic media devices, including a hidden flash drive that Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Debrota said was vital to the investigation. The 2-year-old Labrador retriever helped find evidence at Fogle's home in Zionsville, Indiana, when authorities raided the house in early July.
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An Entangled Model for Sustainability Indicators

An Entangled Model for Sustainability Indicators | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

Nowadays the challenge for humanity is to find pathways towards sustainable development. Decision makers require a set of sustainability indicators to know if the sustainability strategies are following those pathways. There are more than one hundred sustainability indicators but they differ on their relative importance according to the size of the locality and change on time. The resources needed to follow these sustainability indicators are scarce and in some instances finite, especially in smaller regions. Therefore strategies to select set of these indicators are useful for decision makers responsible for monitoring sustainability. In this paper we propose a model for the identification and selection of a set of sustainability indicators that adequately represents human systems. 

 

Vázquez P, del Río JA, Cedano KG, Martínez M, Jensen HJ (2015) An Entangled Model for Sustainability Indicators. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0135250. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0135250


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Carbon trading fails to reduce emissions, harms climate, study says | Al Jazeera America

Carbon trading fails to reduce emissions, harms climate, study says | Al Jazeera America | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A United Nations-backed carbon-trading scheme in Europe, originally meant to combat global warming, has instead resulted in the release of more than half a billion additional tons of greenhouse gases, according to a new report.
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The hidden cost of driver’s license suspensions

The hidden cost of driver’s license suspensions | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Driver’s license suspensions have become one of Milwaukee’s most widely used debt collection mechanisms for unpaid traffic fines, with municipal court issuing almost 48,000 suspensions for that reason in 2014 alone.
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12-Year-Old Kid Trips, Punches Fist-Sized Hole in a Million-Dollar Painting

12-Year-Old Kid Trips, Punches Fist-Sized Hole in a Million-Dollar Painting | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
According to [the exhibition organizer], the boy was very nervous, but [Andrea] Rossi [curator of the exhibition], asked that the boy not be blamed and that the family not be asked to pay for the cost of the restoration… the organizers will ask the insurance company to cover restoration costs and compensate the owner of the painting.
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Some Restorative Justice at work here...

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Who Does, and Who Doesn’t, Get Drug Treatment in Prison

Who Does, and Who Doesn’t, Get Drug Treatment in Prison | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

An Ohio prison yard was reportedly the site of a “free-for-all” earlier this month, when dozens of inmates fought over a package of drugs that had been flown over the prison walls and dropped there by a drug mule drone. Many news reports about it had a kind of dark humor to them, but the reality behind that debacle is nothing to laugh at. In addition to tobacco and marijuana, the package included enough heroin for about 100 doses, the Columbus Dispatch reported at the time. The paper followed up with a report that the percentage of Ohio state prisoners who tested positive for illegal drug use had increased by 41 percent over the past two years. In 2014, there were about 1,900 inmates in the state prison system who failed random drug tests.


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The failure to address addictions in the criminal legal system has been identified as the single most significant reason for arrest and recidivism once released.
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Martin Scorsese backs plan to destroy real guns when filming fake ones

Martin Scorsese backs plan to destroy real guns when filming fake ones | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The director adds his support to a campaign begun by a British artist who wants the film industry to help tackle gun violence
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So, let me get this straight: you erase all the evil you do by glamorizing gangs, mobs, dirty cops, serial killers, etc. just by destroying exactly as many guns as you show being used in a movie?  So, in Tombstone, you destroy what 20 guns? And, in Scarface, like 1000 and both film producers get a clean slate?

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Insufficient Evidence to Link Violent Video Games to Violent Crimes

Insufficient Evidence to Link Violent Video Games to Violent Crimes | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A new report looks at the relationship between aggressive behavior, violent crimes and video games.
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What Can We Learn About Child Sex Abuse From Jared Fogle? - Huffington Post

What Can We Learn About Child Sex Abuse From Jared Fogle? - Huffington Post | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The awful crimes of Jared Fogel offer a case study in child sex offenders.

Not all sex offenders are pedophiles, and oddly enough, not all sex abuse and criminal activity on a child is done by ped
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Angry Black Mom's Viral Video: 'Police Brutality? How About Black Brutality?' - Breitbart

Angry Black Mom's Viral Video: 'Police Brutality? How About Black Brutality?' - Breitbart | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A 6-minute obscenity-laced attack from Peggy Hubbard on black thuggery has gone viral and was viewed 1.6 million times in less than 24 hrs.
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America is Number One—for gun rampages.

America is Number One—for gun rampages. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the United States has had nearly one-third of the world's mass shootings.
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