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California's 'Night Stalker' serial killer dead at 53

California's 'Night Stalker' serial killer dead at 53 | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Convicted serial killer Richard Ramirez, who earned the nickname Night Stalker for his mid-1980s reign of terror in the Los Angeles region, died on Friday at a hospital near the...
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Rachael Toy's comment, June 18, 2013 5:41 PM
I am never one to wish a person dead but I suppose the world is a safer place with him gone. To see that lack of remorse is sicken. The idea of what he did to these women is horrifying. It is so amazing how people can be like this. This is why I love the idea of criminology to understand these kinds of people. Though, I know that many violent attacks are from people you know it seems like to scariest violence is from a stranger. I am more afraid of the strangers around me then the people I am acquainted with. It could just be perception. I couldn’t imagine knowing that a bad guy is lose and that I have to not go out at night or put a gun under my pillow cause I could be next. They defiantly know how to instill a sense of fear and power of people.
Mel C's curator insight, June 23, 2013 1:56 PM

I think I will take a different able of this, yes it is good that this evil man who has caused so much death and destruction is dead, but why was it on his own terms? The only reason why the death penalty is present in today’s society is because it is supposed to be the ultimate deterrence factor that a justice system can have, but is it really? I think that it could be if it were used correctly. Our justice system takes so long that by the time the person actually receives their punishment, it has lost of all of the deterrence power it had. People change over time and an offender who is being punished today is not the same person they were when they committed the crime. I understand that the justice system needs to take every precaution to ensure the offender is in fact guilty and deserving of the punishment bestowed upon them, but there has to be something that gives. A balance between the time the crime was committed and the date the punishment will occur while keeping things accurate.

Seth Dinkel's comment, June 23, 2013 5:53 PM
In this case I believe it is important not to consider the death penalty just as a deterrent. In some cases an individual’s actions are so evil that they warrant death. When the Night Stalker serial killer murdered those innocent people, he sought to do harm to those within society. It is important that we remove this type of person from society permanently so that they can do no further harm. Even though the Night Stalker died of what appeared to be old age, the reassurance that he was on death row must have been immense to the family members of the victims. It is important to reassure society that individuals who commit heinous actions will be punished for their misdeeds.
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Michelle Alexander Gives A Fascinating Analysis On How White Privilege Allows Criminals To Go Unpunished - Atlanta Blackstar

Michelle Alexander Gives A Fascinating Analysis On How White Privilege Allows Criminals To Go Unpunished - Atlanta Blackstar | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Aviator Buffs Yearn for Watches, but Few Pilots Actually Use Them

Aviator Buffs Yearn for Watches, but Few Pilots Actually Use Them | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Jet setters covet costly timepieces for their air of high-tech machismo, but pilots say they’ve never seen anyone actually use an aviator watch to do a calculation.
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Ah, maybe we don't buy these watches for function, but for prestige...Thorstein Veblen would recognize this behavior.  See his "Theory of the Leisure Class" for a full discussion of the various "scalp displaying behaviors" that we humans engage in to distinguish ourselves from other members of the pack.

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LAPD wrongly reclassified some serious crimes as minor, Times review finds

LAPD wrongly reclassified some serious crimes as minor, Times review finds | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
On a July night in 2013, a customer attacked cocktail waitress Alicia Alfaro in the face with a set of car keys outside the El Recreo Room in Cypress Park.
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Good Neighbors — Auto Safety: The Road Behind – And Ahead In...

Auto Safety: The Road Behind – And Ahead In movies and daydreams, America in decades past was a land of open highways, stylish vehicles and a simpler life. It was an era of Route 66, drive-ins and...
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17 Things We Learned About Income Inequality in 2014

The Atlantic's Business editors break down the year's most divisive economic conversation.
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Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them.
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Cyberattack on German steel factory causes 'massive damage'

Cyberattack on German steel factory causes 'massive damage' | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The hack is one of the rare examples in which a digital attack caused physical damage
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AMONG THE REINDEER

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A woman running a media consultancy in New York takes a DNA test. She learns that she is descended from the Sami people, who herd reindeer in the Arctic Circle. What happens next? A memoir by Laura Galloway
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'Oscar Knows the Truth': June Steenkamp Speaks Out on Pistorius

'Oscar Knows the Truth': June Steenkamp Speaks Out on Pistorius | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Reeva Steenkamp's distraught mother has spoken out over Oscar Pistorius' temper and behavior, saying that she's forgiven him "in a Christian way" b...
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An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

Oakland's restorative justice program is at the forefront of efforts to rethink school discipline.
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Possible upcoming attempts to disable the Tor network | The Tor Blog

Possible upcoming attempts to disable the Tor network | The Tor Blog | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

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“Forgiveness Is Liberating”: Desmond Tutu on Healing a Nation’s Racist Past

Archbishop Desmond Tutu oversaw South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In this 1997 speech, recently reprinted in Yes!

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Armored car driver arrested in Colorado

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Police in Texas are searching for an armored truck driver after his truck was found abandoned and emptied of hundreds of thousands of dollars and arrested his father for allegedly attempting to block the investigation.
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Alaska Bar Association weighs in on ethics of attorneys and pot

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The Alaska Bar Association's Ethics Committee has offered informal advice regarding personal use and other ethical issues attorneys may face as Alaska prepares to legalize recreational marijuana use and develop a marijuana industry.
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A Different Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

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Two-generation programs focus on improving education for children and job opportunities for parents at the same time.
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Would You Rather Be Born Smart or Rich?

A recent Brookings study suggests that brains and drive have more to do with lifelong success than family wealth. But there's a big catch.
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Advocates cry foul as bans on homeless camps increase around the country

Advocates cry foul as bans on homeless camps increase around the country | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
For Teresa Sigerson, a former waitress who has lived under a Chicago expressway bridge for three years, the camp she shares with eight others provides shelter, companionship and some measure of security.

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Disposiciones legales en torno a la evaluación y prestación de servicios a estudiantes con Problemas Específicos de Aprendizaje a través del lente de la Justicia Terapéutica (Legal Provisions Conce...

Disposiciones legales en torno a la evaluación y prestación de servicios a estudiantes con Problemas Específicos de Aprendizaje a través del lente de la Justicia Terapéutica (Legal Provisions Conce... | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Spanish Abstract: En este trabajo, a través del lente de la Justicia Terapéutica, se examinan algunas de las disposiciones federales y estatales que regu
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PSA encourages kids to steal parents’ guns, hand over to teachers

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A startling new anti-gun ad released by a San Francisco-based production company encourages children to commit a series of crimes by stealing their parents’ guns and turning them over to school officials, The Daily Caller reported Monday.
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The “New Reality” for Corporate Boards - Corruption, Crime & Compliance

The “New Reality” for Corporate Boards - Corruption, Crime & Compliance | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
I have very little patience for a corporate board that fails to do its job. A board usually consists of talented, successful and experienced professionals. They have seen good and bad business practices in...

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Both Sides Undergoing Mediation To Resolve Homeless Feeding Dispute - WBUR

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A 90-year-old activist has been arrested recently for feeding the homeless — an act that is illegal in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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