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Ban on Alaska pot clubs among proposed Marijuana Control Board regulations

Ban on Alaska pot clubs among proposed Marijuana Control Board regulations | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In the most comprehensive set of regulations yet, Alaska's Marijuana Control Board unveiled proposals for types of cannabis cultivation licenses, testing and packaging requirements, and a proposal to ban social clubs.
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Well, we're headed for uniquely Alaskan market.  It'll be interesting to watch how the regulation interprets Alaskan voter's wishes that MJ be decriminalized.

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Vincent Zamora's comment, August 14, 2015 12:36 AM
I am not looking forward to this and I know it will pass because of all the potheads in alaska incuding, law enforcement, and politicians alike. And as we have seen in history we know that banning something doesnt make it any better or mean people aren't going to stop doing it.
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Professor, journalist goes beyond the divisive Fairbanks Four case with a public lecture

What: “Sworn Liars, Secret Confessions and Other Hartman Murder Twists” by Brian O’Donoghue
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12
Where: Murie Building Auditorium, 982 Koyukuk Drive, UAF campus
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Crime prevention through environmental design study results to be unveiled Thursday

Crime prevention through environmental design study results to be unveiled Thursday | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A city team conducted a community safety audit of six Paterson neighborhoods in the 1st, 4th, and 5th wards using crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) principles whose results will be made public in a scheduled meeting at the Passaic...
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Christopher L. Baca's comment, August 16, 2015 4:36 PM
With this happening, hopefully this community can see solutions to their problems and could even create programs to counter-act any of the environmental issue that could be a factor in these crimes. I know that in poor neighborhoods, a high cause of youth crimes is just out of sheer lack of anything else to do. If they could create programs to teach skills or even to “monitor” youths could reduce the crime rates.
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Who Are the Biggest Killers in America? The Numbers Will Shock You

Who Are the Biggest Killers in America? The Numbers Will Shock You | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
"If it takes you an hour to read this chapter, by the time you reach the last page, two of your fellow citizens will have been murdered. During that same time, more than six Americans will die as a result of unhealthy or unsafe conditions in the workplace. Although these work- related deaths were due to human actions, they are not called murders. Why not? Doesn't a crime by any other name still cause misery and suffering? What's in a name?"
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...and, work comp injuries and death have, by law, been declared non-fault.  In other words, in the employment contract you agree that even if they were negligent, your only recourse is to be compensated by their insurance at pre-set levels.

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White-collar crime an issue, too - Appleton Post Crescent

White-collar crime an issue, too - Appleton Post Crescent | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The crime affects not just a business but also relationships.
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Biosocial criminology

Biosocial criminology is an interdisciplinary field that aims to explain crime and antisocial behavior by exploring both biological factors and environmental factors. While contemporary criminology.
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Bandura: Social Learning Theory cheat_sheet

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Bandura: Social Learning Theory cheat_sheet from Davidpol.
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Christopher L. Baca's comment, August 16, 2015 4:43 PM
Everyone has a favorite theory, and Social Learning is my favorite as in my opinion it makes the most sense and is the most applicable to a high majority of cases. By giving judgment off of three different categories, it allows for anyone to gain a bit of insight and understanding of various individuals. The idea in itself is simple and really profound as you can think of it just as how a child learns from their parents. A child learns to mimic the behaviors it sees and in turn begins to embody those characteristics. The phrase “a product of the environment” rings true for this.
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Download PDF Max Weber A Biography

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Durkheim's Mechanical and Organic Solidarity: what holds society together? - YouTube

A visual explanation and analysis of Émile Durkheim's contrast between mechanical and organic solidarity. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1NtFJuf Facebook: https://...
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NYC’s Cleaning Up the Subway by Taking Away Trash Cans

NYC’s Cleaning Up the Subway by Taking Away Trash Cans | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
That might seem counterintuitive, but it actually works. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority relieved two subway stations of their trash cans almost four years ago. Since then, it’s expanded the pilot program to 39 of the 468 stations in the system in the hope that commuters would schlep their refuse out of the system instead of dropping it on the platform or tossing it on the tracks. The results have been quite pleasing.
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The Resurrection of America's Slums

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The number of poor people living in concentrated poverty decreased in the 1990s, but has gotten worse since.
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Cleaning up botnets takes years, if ever, to complete

Cleaning up botnets takes years, if ever, to complete | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The cleanup effort around Conficker shows how hard it is to eradicate a botnet
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Police went undercover to catch criminals. Their failure was inspiring.

Police went undercover to catch criminals. Their failure was inspiring. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The officer also told anyone he interacted with that he couldn't count.
That gave people who purchased things from him — or in one case where a woman asked him for change for a $5 bill — an opportunity to be dishonest.
But nobody was. Instead, at the end of the operation, the officer had $24.75 more than he started with.
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To keep and bear arms

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WITH one of the highest murder rates among OECD countries—second only to Mexico—America retains its reputation as a disproportionately dangerous...
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Jeffrey Evan's curator insight, August 15, 2015 8:11 PM

I am a firm believer in the second amendment, to keep and bear arms.  I think that people are going to kill if they want to.  It isn’t a choice you make just because you have a gun.  There is rational thought behind it.  People blame guns too much, it just does not make any sense to me. 

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Marijuana Policy Reform Gaining Momentum in Senate

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Two recent developments on Capitol Hill demonstrate the government’s growing support of the marijuana industry. A U.S.
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Utah Is Expunging Minor Crimes For Homeless To Help Them Get Fresh Start

Utah Is Expunging Minor Crimes For Homeless To Help Them Get Fresh Start | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
An ambitious pilot program to help former chronically homeless people in Utah has proven to be successful despite some legal challenges.
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Christopher L. Baca's comment, August 16, 2015 4:40 PM
I think this a wonderful idea, and one that could even be applied to non-homeless patrons in the future. I have to say that it saddens me that for these people who have so little already, that they are growing a criminal file due to camping out for a night in a safe area.
A few years ago I watched a documentary about homeless camps and how they were just a large community of not only homeless people, but of any person who has fallen out of lucks good grace. I can only hope for the best as with more people working in their own local communities, the money that they spend will return to the economy and it could potentially be beneficial to everyone.
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Study of brain scans may show impact of poverty on academic achievement - EdSource

Study of brain scans may show impact of poverty on academic achievement - EdSource | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Children whose family income was below the poverty line were the most adversely affected.
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Herbert Marcuse on the Frankfurt School: Section 1 of 5

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Herbert Marcuse on the Frankfurt School: Section 1 of 5 http://t.co/mnL8MAbcAG via @YouTube
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Max Weber: Readings And Commentary On Modernity

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Here you can find where to get Max Weber: Readings And Commentary On Modernity download.
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Reconciliation in Practice

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Summary Reconciliation projects can be loosely organized into ten overlapping intervention strategies. Related activities are associated with particular groups of participants, intended beneficiaries, objectives, and underlying theories of change.
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Wasilla man charged with kidnapping 2 North Pole girls

Wasilla man charged with kidnapping 2 North Pole girls | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In the North Pole case, the girls’ mother told police her daughters were bicycling to the park on Santa Claus Lane, and she tried to call the 9-year-old on a cellphone multiple times. After 45 minutes, the father started to search for the girls, according to the complaint.

Two and a half hours later, with an officer still present at the home, the girls returned with their bikes.

“The girls reported that they had been abducted by an unknown male … while they were returning home from Safeway. The girls stated that they were grabbed from behind while riding their bicycles in front of North Pole Middle School,” the complaint says.

Bowen began driving south on the Richardson Highway with the girls, according to the complaint. The 9-year-old told Bowen her father “worked with the police,” and after several miles he turned back toward North Pole, it says.

The older girl also described Bowen’s truck in detail: gray and black paint with “sparkles,” a logo on the interior door, and a small U.S. flag dangling from the rearview mirror. She went as far as describing a black, silver and brown ring Bowen was wearing, prosecutors said.

Authorities identified Bowen’s truck using video surveillance from a business off Eighth Avenue in North Pole. They tracked the truck for two days, cataloging its features, including a small flag hanging from the rearview mirror, according to the complaint.

In the video, a child appeared to be sitting in the truck’s passenger seat, and the handlebar of a bicycle was visible in the bed of the truck, said FBI assistant special agent in charge David Condo.
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Christopher L. Baca's comment, August 16, 2015 4:48 PM
Child abduction cases and even child abuse cases are something that make my blood boil. For a grown man to act in this sort of manner is low, but I am glad that the girls where safe and not harmed. I am more so happy that the older of the girls was able to give detail about the truck and about the man to build a profile and bring him to justice.
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Why Jails Have More Suicides than Prisons

Why Jails Have More Suicides than Prisons | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
One reason why jails have a higher suicide rate (46 per 100,000 in 2013) than prisons (15 PER 100,0001) is that people who enter a jail often face a first-time “shock of confinement”; they are stripped of their job, housing, and basic sense of normalcy. Many commit suicide before they have been convicted at all. According to the BJS report, those rates are seven times higher than for convicted inmates.
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A flight leaving Norway was delayed almost 5 hours after nearly all crew members failed a breathalyzer test

A flight leaving Norway was delayed almost 5 hours after nearly all crew members failed a breathalyzer test | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
If the crew members are found responsible, they could face sentences of up to two years in prison.
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The Countries Where You’re Surrounded By Tourists

The Countries Where You’re Surrounded By Tourists | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Countries vary in how welcoming, accessible and attractive they are to visitors. But as a general rule, the number of tourists doesn’t scale up linearly with the number of residents. China gets roughly 10 times more tourists than tiny Bahrain but has 1,000 times Bahrain’s population. That means Bahrain has about 100 times more tourists as a share of its population.
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