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DPA vs. the DEA: Should Pot be Legal?

DPA vs. the DEA: Should Pot be Legal? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Let’s get ready to rumble!!
Ok, how about let’s get ready to debate civilly!!
Today at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance
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FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges, face U.S. extradition

FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges, face U.S. extradition | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Swiss authorities are arresting several top FIFA officials on federal corruption charges in Zurich and plan to extradite them to the United States.
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White Collar Crime or Real Politiks?

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Amazing Village Built Exclusively For People With Dementia

Amazing Village Built Exclusively For People With Dementia | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Check out this amazing village built exclusively for people with dementia.
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Red card for the ultras

Red card for the ultras | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
FOOTBALL, like politics, arouses strong passions in Egypt. Bring the two together and you get a combustible mixture. Add police brutality and you get the explosive...
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My Time as a Hostess in a Sleazy Chinese Karaoke Den | VICE | United States

My Time as a Hostess in a Sleazy Chinese Karaoke Den | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
It was some of the easiest money I'd ever made—all I had to do was dodge the hands of my drunken, amorous clients.
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I Spent Harvest Time with South Australia's Weed Growers | VICE | United States

I Spent Harvest Time with South Australia's Weed Growers | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Unlike most of the country, South Australia has enjoyed decriminalisation since 1987. We hung out with some growers to see what that means for them.
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Sex, Piss, and Violence: My Life as a Youth Hostel Receptionist | VICE | United States

Sex, Piss, and Violence: My Life as a Youth Hostel Receptionist | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Working nightshifts in a busy Barcelona youth hostel means I have a unique front-row seat to all sorts of sordid situations that you just don't see while the sun is still up. It's a parallel universe of drugs, booze, and horny British teenagers with second-degree sunburns.
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What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Despite the popularity of Maslow’s Hierarchy, there is not much recent data to support it. Contemporary science — specifically Dr. Edward Deci, hundreds of Self-Determination Theory researchers, and thousands of studies — instead points to three universal psychological needs. If you really want to advantage of this new science – rather than focusing on a pyramid of needs – you should focus on: autonomy, relatedness, and competence.
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The Many Meanings of Gentrification

The Many Meanings of Gentrification | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Changing neighborhoods may be a class issue, but in America, that means it's also a racial one.
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Explaining a Cornerstone of Game Theory: John Nash’s Equilibrium

Explaining a Cornerstone of Game Theory: John Nash’s Equilibrium | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Dr. Nash extended the analysis beyond zero-sum, I-win-you-lose types of games to more complex situations in which all of the players could gain, or all could lose.
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Watch the video clip from a beautiful mind to understand the basic genius of Prof. Nash's idea.  We all win if we all cooperate.

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My Grandma the Poisoner | VICE | United States

My Grandma the Poisoner | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In later years, her meals featured courses of ready-made, or nearly ready-made, food, and eventually that became her favored methodology. She had this effective strategy of finding the food you loved most, buying it in ridiculous amounts, and feeding it to you unrelentingly. You'd eat it—the imported Jarlsberg, the ice cream. And you'd pass out on the couch, or on the train back to the city. Of course, the longer you stayed with Grandma, the more likely something bad would happen to you. If you visited her for a week, you'd suffer from the shits, you'd be exhausted, and your vision would start to blur.
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Grandson of Hamas Founder Says He Faces Certain Death if Canada Deports Him Back to the West Bank | VICE News

Grandson of Hamas Founder Says He Faces Certain Death if Canada Deports Him Back to the West Bank | VICE News | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
"This is problematic," she told VICE News. "The question of the age at which one participates in activities, whether or not one participates in activities, and the extent to which one participates in any kind of criminality, those things are all relevant in Canadian criminal law. But the standards of proof and definition of proof in an immigration law context are much poorer and much fuzzier than in the criminal law."

Calvin says he faces certain death if sent back to the West Bank. "It will be a race between my family and Hamas to kill me," he told VICE News.

If not executed for his Christianity, he will be killed for his sexuality, he says, after coming out as gay to Canadian media earlier this year. 
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The Real 'Wolf of Wall Street'? | VICE | United States

The Real 'Wolf of Wall Street'? | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In the mid 1990s, Leonardo DiCaprio was the king of the world. He was also friends with Dana Giacchetto, a former investment banker who went to jail for misappropriating $9 million and claims he's the real inspiration for The Wolf of Wall Street.
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Noam Chomsky: Why the Internet Hasn't Freed Our Minds -- Propaganda Continues to Dominate

The noted scholar offers his thoughts on the current media landscape in the era of the World Wide Web and Edward Snowden.
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Holdouts who REFUSE to sell their "nail houses" to developers

Holdouts who REFUSE to sell their "nail houses" to developers | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Angry with Chinese homeowners who refuse to sell out, the country's eager and rapacious developers call their houses "stubborn nails" that can't be pounded into wood.

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Juvenile Jails Adopting ACE- and Trauma-Informed Practices

Juvenile Jails Adopting ACE- and Trauma-Informed Practices | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
After decades of get-tough policies that often morphed delinquent youth into hardened criminals — i.e., further traumatizing already traumatized kids — state, local and private facilities are developing ACE- and trauma-informed training for staff and systems for their facilities. They realize that the time these post-traumatic youth spend under their roofs can be a time for healing — if it’s handled right.

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As A Major Retraction Shows, We're All Vulnerable To Faked Data

As A Major Retraction Shows, We're All Vulnerable To Faked Data | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A political scientist on Tuesday said he was retracting a paper he'd co-authored -- one with wide influence on how campaigns can change public opinion -- when faced with evidence that the paper's c...
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The Yakuza's Ties to the Japanese Right Wing | VICE | United States

The Yakuza's Ties to the Japanese Right Wing | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
VICE Japan talked to Masaya Kudo, a Japanese right-wing activist, about his philosophies and concerns about the movement's ties to organized crime.
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What I Saw While Spending 16 Hours in Manhattan Criminal Court | VICE | United States

What I Saw While Spending 16 Hours in Manhattan Criminal Court  | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Every day, hundreds of disgruntled defendants, overworked lawyers, and indifferent cops and judges flow through the 17-floor concrete beast that squats in lower Manhattan.
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Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
By Judy Lin Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. Calling California's traffic court system a hellhole of desperation for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who
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Seems like a good thing to get all those warrants off the books.

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VICE Meets Anas Aremeyaw Anas | VICE | United States

VICE Meets Anas Aremeyaw Anas | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is the controversial Ghanian investigative journalist who's broken dozens of stories of corruption and organized crime in West Africa. He's also the subject of a new documentary called Chameleon by Ryan Mullins.
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Why John Nash Matters

Why John Nash Matters | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Similar questions and scenarios come up in baseball, hockey, tennis and virtually every other sport. Indeed, once you get in this mode of thinking, you start seeing it everywhere (much like with Bayesian inference, or Tetris).

In 1994, for his contributions to the field of Game Theory, Nash received the Nobel Prize in Economics. But his greatest accomplishment may be the role he played in the emergence of a whole new and important way of thinking about the world and the things that happen in it.
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My Social Energy Theory owes a great deal to Nash.  I could not lay out a scenario where, contrary to expectations, people are more successful through cooperation without his work.  Of course, Elinor Ostrom's work on Common Pool Resources is also extremely important, as is Doug North's Institutions, and Ron Coase's theorem.  As Newton suggested, we all stand on the shoulders of giants.

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Law expert: Feds may push GM guilty plea

Law expert: Feds may push GM guilty plea | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Decision in delayed ignition switch recall to come as Justice Dept. has been taking harder line on corporate wrongdoing
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As you'lll see the fallout from the "Holder Memo" is that the DOJ is taking a harder line with companies.

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Our dogs can read our minds: The new neuroscience of animal brains and understanding

Our dogs can read our minds: The new neuroscience of animal brains and understanding | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Dogs seem to have an almost uncanny knack of understanding what’s going on in the minds of human beings. They readily understand pointing. For instance, if two containers are placed in front of a dog, and a person points to the one that contains food, a dog will understand that the gesture of pointing is designed to indicate the food. The food is hidden from the dog ’s view, and experiments show that the choice is not based on smell. They will also go for the food if the person points to a container behind them. They will even choose the correct container if a person simply marks it by placing some object on top of it. Puppies without much human experience act in the same way. Chimpanzees, in contrast, are much worse at such tasks.
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Shimane Prefecture will give you a house…but only if you promise to stay for 25 years

Shimane Prefecture will give you a house…but only if you promise to stay for 25 years | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Tsuwano in Shimane Prefecture thinks they’ve hit upon an idea for injecting some new, young blood into their town. They’re giving houses away for (kind of) free! Of course, there are a few stipulations.
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7 Things People Who Say They're 'Fiscally Conservative But Socially Liberal' Don't Understand

Social and economic issues are deeply intertwined.
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