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AT&T Hacker 'Weev' Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison | Threat Level | Wired.com

AT&T Hacker 'Weev' Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison | Threat Level | Wired.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A hacker charged with federal crimes for obtaining the personal data of more than 100,000 iPad owners from AT&T's publicly accessible website was sentenced on Monday to 41 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
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The Son of the National Anthem’s Author Died Because of a Lethal Love Triangle

Only in America could the son of the national anthem’s author be gunned down in broad daylight across the street from the White House … with impunity.
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The role of Empathy in Restorative Justice Processes

The role of Empathy in Restorative Justice Processes | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Simon Baron-Cohen, a professor of developmental psychopathology at the University of Cambridge, recently wrote a book entitled “Zero degrees of empathy: a new theory of human cruelty”. While I have only had the opportunity to read reviews of this book, the comments have prompted me to think of the role of empathy in restorative justice processes.

For those of you who try to implement the principles of restorative practice into your daily lives and interactions with others, I wonder how frequently you think about empathy (see below for a definition). In many circles, we talk about the offender taking “responsibility” for his/her actions. In work and community contexts, we invite people to be “curious” about the other, to withhold judgment.

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Teenager Arrested for Encouraging Friend to Commit Suicide

A teenager in Massachusetts is being charged with involuntary manslaughter, accused of encouraging a friend to go through with the act.
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Most cases aren't easy..this is an example of complex motives.

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Out of Prison, and Staying Out, After 3rd Strike in California - NYTimes.com

Out of Prison, and Staying Out, After 3rd Strike in California - NYTimes.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Thieves Steal Entire Home In Oregon

Thieves Steal Entire Home In Oregon | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Residential burglars in Oregon did more than steal some items from a house – they stole the entire thing.
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John Oulton's comment, Today, 7:49 PM
I cant see how this can happen. I think there should have been more information about this report. Like how long the owners were gone and other factors.
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South Korea Decriminalizes Adultery

South Korea Decriminalizes Adultery | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An estimated 53,000 South Koreans have been indicted under the law since the authorities began keeping count in 1985.
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Seven Reasons Conservatives Are Leading Criminal Justice Reform

Seven Reasons Conservatives Are Leading Criminal Justice Reform | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
One percent of the U.S. population is behind bars. We can do better than our current criminal justice system. And the Right is leading the way.

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Rebuilding by Design: The Art of Resilience - Urban Land Magazine

Rebuilding by Design: The Art of Resilience - Urban Land Magazine | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
After Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New York Metropolitan Area, an innovative federal program challenged design teams to weave resilience into the urban landscape.

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A sense of place matters.  Land planning and justice are related art forms.

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Walker administration fires Bethel district attorney

Walker administration fires Bethel district attorney | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Bethel-based district attorney is being fired effective March 9 from her position as the lead prosecutor for a busy rural office that handles a large number of sex crimes and assaults.
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John Oulton's comment, Today, 8:04 PM
People who work in these types of careers are straight to the point and I think the locals like Valcarce knows whats best for the community instead of someone new.
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Crime victims will be given chance to meet their offenders

Crime victims will be given chance to meet their offenders | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Victims of crime will be given the opportunity to meet their offender in a bold new service.
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Colorado’s ‘Pot Pregnancies’ Birthing New Generation of Crack Babies

Colorado’s ‘Pot Pregnancies’ Birthing New Generation of Crack Babies | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
What a long, strange trip it's been for pot legalization in Colorado. First, the law came under fire last year for not protecting youth as scores of children were taken to emergency rooms after ingesting their parents' pot edibles. Just a few days ago, nine former heads...
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Rose Jones's comment, February 24, 2:55 PM
All these same things can happen with alcohol when it is abused but we don't prohibit it and we shouldn't. The solution is not prohibition but moderation. Adults need to be aware of the risks of Marijuana use and act responsibly just like with other potentially addictive substances.
Rob Duke's comment, February 24, 3:17 PM
Rose, well said. Education is also important.
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States Try to Predict if Inmates Will Reoffend

Under an experiment in the nation's courts, states are using secretive, psychological tools to predict which inmates will reoffend. An AP investigation found...

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Al-Shabaab quietly re-tooling Mall of America Attack plan

Al-Shabaab quietly re-tooling Mall of America Attack plan | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
On Saturday a video of an Al-Shabaab leader calling for attacks on shopping malls was released. The narrator specifically called out for attacks on the Mall Of America. Now intelligence sources claim the terror group is quietly re-thinking that part of their plan. A source deep inside the US intelligence community tells CallTheCops that chatter…
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Well, ok, we're reduced to attacking a Payless Shoes...oh and somewhere warm....

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Restorative Justice Extending Empathy Workshop One

Restorative Justice Extending Empathy Workshop One | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

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http://www.rj4all.info/content/restorative-justice-empathy-rehabilitation-globaly

 

The overarching theme is to explore what is state of the art in Restorative Justice (RJ), today and what are future ambitions for engagement with other disciplines.


The workshop will provide the opportunity to bring together academic researchers from the RJ, Theatre and Design professions who are concerned in their existing practice with building empathy. How empathy is built by each profession and the methods they use are likely to be the subject of lively discipline exchange.

Restorative Justice-Empathy-Rehabilitation: Globaly
http://www.rj4all.info/content/restorative-justice-empathy-rehabilitation-globaly

 


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Murder in Moscow

Murder in Moscow | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
LATE on February 27th Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister, was shot four times in the back just a stone’s throw from...
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TASER announces wildlife management stungun

TASER announces wildlife management stungun | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Stun-gun manufacturer TASER has announced a Wildlife Electronic Control Device.
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max mckernan's comment, Today, 7:27 PM
I think that this wont be as effective as the article states. Due to the tasers price this will probably not see wide spread use to park rangers. slot of police departments do not have tasers. when a wildlife trooper gets out of a vehicle because of a bear disturbance i don't think their first idea is lets grab my taser its lets grab my shot gun that i know will work every time.
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Can restorative justice cut prison numbers? | Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

Can restorative justice cut prison numbers? | Centre for Crime and Justice Studies | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

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Playboy has Terry Richardson shoot entire issue despite past assault claims

Playboy has Terry Richardson shoot entire issue despite past assault claims | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Despite multiple claims of sexual abuse against fashion photographer Terry Richardson, Playboy hired him to shoot an entire special edition of the magazine released this week.
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Richardson likens his accusers to Salem Witch trials.  Is this true?  Are we a country with double standards?

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Eye-Opening Photos Of Folks Who Illegally Hop Trains Across America

Eye-Opening Photos Of Folks Who Illegally Hop Trains Across America | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Photographer Mike Brodie, also known as The Polaroid Kidd, began photographing his travels in 2004, taking thousands of photos of people illegally riding freight trains during his five-year project.

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Homeless man acquitted after smashing Uber Prius with skateboard

Homeless man acquitted after smashing Uber Prius with skateboard | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A San Francisco man who smashed an Uber driver’s windshield by hurling a skateboard into the moving Prius was acquitted at trial by a jury that found he acted in self-defense, the city public defender’s office said. [...] testimony from the defendant and cell phone video that appeared to back up his account of the confrontation, led to his acquittal Friday, his attorney said. “As a crime victim, Mr. Knaak deserved every bit of the police response and protection that would have been afforded to
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Another example of a case that could have benefited from some dispute resolution skills on the part of the officer(s).

In some cases, officers should take a coach role and act as nothing more than a mediator; but in other cases like this one, the officer may be tasked with a med-arbitrator role where ultimately he or she will be forced to make a decision one way or the other.

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Three Signs That Young Americans Are Getting a Raw Deal

Three Signs That Young Americans Are Getting a Raw Deal | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
This post first appeared at Campaign for America’s Future.
(AP Photo/Lisa Poole)
We talk a good game about opportunity in this country, but here are three signs that we’re failing to provide young people a fair shot at prosperity.

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Positive Youth Justice, Part Two: Community Works, Oakland, Calif.

Positive Youth Justice, Part Two: Community Works, Oakland, Calif. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, The Chronicle of Social Change began "Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets," a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework. We accomplish the "creation" of that continuu
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'Drugged' Drivers Who Aren't - Reason.com

'Drugged' Drivers Who Aren't - Reason.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
One reason a link between marijuana and car crashes is hard to verify
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Saudi Morality Police Arrest Men for Dancing at a Birthday Party

Saudi Morality Police Arrest Men for Dancing at a Birthday Party | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's morality police detained a group of young men for dancing at a birthday party and referred them to prosecutors, according to a state-linked media report. The news website Ayn al-Youm reported Saturday that the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and...
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Indirect reciprocity with optional interactions

Indirect reciprocity with optional interactions | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Indirect reciprocity means that my behavior towards you also depends on what you have done to others. Indirect reciprocity is associated with the evolution of social intelligence and human language. Most approaches to indirect reciprocity assume obligatory interactions, but here we explore optional interactions.

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