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Dad: Hannah Anderson endured ‘tremendous, horrific ordeal’ 

Dad: Hannah Anderson endured ‘tremendous, horrific ordeal’  | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Kidnapped California teen Hannah Anderson suffered through a “tremendous, horrific ordeal” and will need time to heal, father Brett Anderson said.
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'Noncompliance' bars 15-year-old Atlanta boy from heart transplant list

'Noncompliance' bars 15-year-old Atlanta boy from heart transplant list | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
At 15-years-old, Anthony Stokes should have his whole life ahead of him. And he could have, despite being given just six months to live after being diagnosed with an enlarged heart.
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Juror says Bulger jury shouted about defense argument that government was on trial

A juror in the James J. “Whitey” Bulger trial says the defense argument that the government was also on trial resonated with jurors.
“It worked!” said Scott Hotyckey in an interview at his Framingham home.
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Alaska prison mayhem began over order to make beds

Alaska prison mayhem began over order to make beds | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
By Lisa Demer ADN ANCHORAGE — This week's disturbance at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward was sparked by inmates upset over a directive to make their beds and
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Eating driver cleared of road death

Eating driver cleared of road death | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A motorist who knocked down and killed a cyclist while eating a sandwich at the wheel is cleared of causing death by dangerous driving.
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Many more deaths and an order of magnitude higher amounts of property damage occur from traffic related incidents than from "normal" crime....

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High cigarette tax also makes people drink less - The Times of India

High cigarette tax also makes people drink less - The Times of India | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A rise in cigarette tax can obviously lead to lower tobacco consumption, but a recent study in the US says higher cigarette tax can also lead to less alcohol consumption among smokers.
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Nazi war crimes suspect Csatary dies

Nazi war crimes suspect Csatary dies | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Laszlo Csatary, a 98-year-old who topped the list of most wanted Nazi war crimes suspects, has died while awaiting trial, his lawyer says.
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The Pirate Bay Celebrates Its 10th Birthday With New Web Browser

The Pirate Bay Celebrates Its 10th Birthday With New Web Browser | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The world's most notorious file-sharing service wasn't supposed to last this long. "Not because of cops, mafiaa or corrupt politicians," the admins of the Pirate Bay admitted Fr...
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Missing California man found in freezer at storage facility

Missing California man found in freezer at storage facility | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Police say a Ventura man is suspected of killing his mother's boyfriend and hiding the body in a freezer for more than two years.
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This Is What Fracking Really Looks Like

This Is What Fracking Really Looks Like | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Photographer Nina Berman had just started focusing on climate and environmental issues when she read an article about fracking and its connection to the possible contamination of New York City’s drinking water.
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Village public safety officers around Alaska increase to 101

Village public safety officers around Alaska increase to 101 | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Alaska State Troopers have increased the total number of VPSOs spread among the state’s remote communities to more than 100 for the first time in decades. New Stuyahok and Kiana both were granted a second officer.
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Amber Alert: Body of Child Found in Amber Alert Suspect's Home IDed as Missing Boy

Amber Alert: Body of Child Found in Amber Alert Suspect's Home IDed as Missing Boy | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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What we all probably figured has been confirmed...

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Delinquent in child support lands parents on 'Most Wanted' list

Delinquent in child support lands parents on 'Most Wanted' list | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A 'most wanted' website features dozens of men and women, many of them smiling for the camera and all of them behind in their child support payments.
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Here's an example of "shaming"

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Search for Alaska serial killer’s victims continues after suicide 

Search for Alaska serial killer’s victims continues after suicide  | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The FBI on Monday released an updated timeline of travels and crimes by Israel Keyes, a confessed Alaska serial killer who is believed to have killed 11 people before committing suicide in his jail cell last year.
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Michigan man called 'serial infector' accepts plea deal; faces just 30 years

Michigan man called 'serial infector' accepts plea deal; faces just 30 years | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
According to the plea agreement, Kwiatkowski was fired from a Michigan hospital in 2004 after failing a drug test and was fired from another that year for gross misconduct.
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Why are sales of non-alcoholic beer booming?

Why are sales of non-alcoholic beer booming? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
ACROSS most of the world the consumption of alcohol is falling. In some places the trend is most marked among the young: in Britain, ten years ago 70% of 16- to...
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Alaska lawmaker's son pleads guilty in drug conspiracy

Alaska lawmaker's son pleads guilty in drug conspiracy | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
ANCHORAGE, Alaska  - The 20-year-old son of a state lawmaker has pleaded guilty in a drug conspiracy case.
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Car phone use 'not linked' to crashes

Car phone use 'not linked' to crashes | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
New research finds no correlation between the number of drivers on the phone and the number of road accidents recorded
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Detroit doctor charged in $35M Medicare scam gave fake diagnosis, feds say

Detroit doctor charged in $35M Medicare scam gave fake diagnosis, feds say | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A Detroit-area doctor has been charged with bilking the government of tens of millions of dollars by deliberately misdiagnosing patients with cancer and illegally billing Medicare for the treatment.
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Holder proposes changes in criminal justice system

Holder proposes changes in criminal justice system | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation's criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes, divert people convicted of low-level...
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Beijing investigates Sanofi bribery claim - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Beijing investigates Sanofi bribery claim - Xinhua | English.news.cn | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Beijing municipal authorities have set up a joint investigation team to probe French drugmaker Sanofi after a Chinese newspaper published bribery allegations against the company.
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A new prescription

A new prescription | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
AS THE world’s drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that...
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Werner Herzog Made a Documentary About Texting While Driving. And It’s Haunting.

Werner Herzog Made a Documentary About Texting While Driving. And It’s Haunting. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
"From One Second to the Next," the rather unlikely film below, came together when AT&T approached the legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog and asked if he would direct a series of short films warning people about the dangers of texting while...
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Facing Bankruptcy Unknowns, Detroiters Take Revitalization Into Their Own Hands | PBS NewsHour | Aug. 9, 2013

Facing Bankruptcy Unknowns, Detroiters Take Revitalization Into Their Own Hands | PBS NewsHour | Aug. 9, 2013 | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A lack of basic social services and abandoned blocks are just a few of the side effects Detroit citizens face due to their city's financial woes. But in some neighborhoods, Motor City residents are taking revitalization efforts into their own hands.
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Study: Climate change may increase violence

Study: Climate change may increase violence | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
New study re-analyzing past looks at human behavior draws link between violent crimes and warming climate
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Yup, the heat is one of the main characters in many of the little Greek tragedies that play out on many a sweltering day.

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