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'Cracker' conveys history of bigotry that still resonates

'Cracker' conveys history of bigotry that still resonates | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
With a single phrase, Rachel Jeantel, that friend of Trayvon Martin's, may have lit a fuse in the trial of his accused killer.
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Russian Parliament Declares Amnesty for White-Collar Crime - RIA Novosti

Russian Parliament Declares Amnesty for White-Collar Crime - RIA Novosti | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Russian Parliament Declares Amnesty for White-Collar Crime RIA Novosti MOSCOW, July 2 (RIA Novosti) – The lower house of Russia's parliament on Tuesday declared an amnesty for people convicted of white-collar crime for which about 100,000 people...
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How Eric Holder Facilitated the Most Unjust Presidential Pardon in American ... - The Slatest

How Eric Holder Facilitated the Most Unjust Presidential Pardon in American ... - The Slatest | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
How Eric Holder Facilitated the Most Unjust Presidential Pardon in American ...
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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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Police: Buford Dam Park ranger shot

Police: Buford Dam Park ranger shot | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Police say a federal park ranger is recovering after being shot by a woman who then turned the gun on herself.
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Restorative Justice with community, how they impact, what they bring.

Restorative Justice with community, how they impact, what they bring. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
I firmly believe in the RJ triad, of including victims, offenders and community members in the encounter process of facilitating Restorative Justice. Community participants in Circle are crucial.  I wouldn't set up a process without them.
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Robert Boutang's comment, June 27, 2013 1:59 PM
Restorative justice is a philosophy and practice based on the idea of taking responsibility for actions that have hurt or harmed someone else and/or yourself. Rather than focus on punishment and isolation from the community, restorative justice focuses on meaningful accountability, which includes actively engaging in understanding what harms have been done and how to repair those harms. I believe that the RJ system will work best for first-time young offenders who feel remorse for what they did. This will give a chance for them to redeem themselves. If they learn from this experience a past mistake they made will not hurt their chances of getting a decent job in the future or entering the military service.
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‘Restorative justice’ for young Cedars Hotel arsonists

‘Restorative justice’ for young Cedars Hotel arsonists | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
THE ARSONISTS responsible for the devastating blaze at Newquay's Cedars Hotel in March have been identified as three boys aged between 10 and 11.The unnamed trio were described as "suspects"...
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Are criminal background checks racist?

Are criminal background checks racist? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The EEOC is suing 2 U.S. companies for racial discrimination. Why? Because they ran criminal background checks before hiring workers. (EEOC using the civil rights act as legal basis for suing companies that "discriminate" against criminals.
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Robert Boutang's comment, June 27, 2013 2:59 PM
The federal government conducts background investigations for every federal agency including the FBI, CIA, homeland security, U.S. Customs, Postal Service, ATF, USAID, DOD and every other federal agency. The Federal government has different levels of background investigations. These levels are: secret, top secret, the lowest level is called the Lac which is a law check. And if there are issues which come up in a law check, the issues have to be resolved by the investigator before they’re sent to the adjudicator. The background investigation is based on the whole person concept. One mistake you made your life cannot disqualify you from passing your background investigation. The adjudicator takes everything aspect in your life and makes a decision upon your background. Every member of a military is involved in classified information undergoes a security clearance background investigation. The federal government pays as much is $8000 or more on each investigation depending on location and were all the references are located . Each one of us has our own background. We have to take responsibility for the things we have done our life good and bad. The reason we have the background investigations is because we don’t not want someone in our federal government was not suitable for position of trust and responsibility. A corporation or company has their reputation and integrity to protect and keep potential threats out of their business. A criminal history background is part of each background investigation. The subject of investigation has a police check done at every town he lived in, schools and universities he’s attended, every employment he has been employed at. Every military base he’s been stationed at and also to references or more is required to be interviewed at each employment, military base, neighborhoods he lived in. Criminal background law enforcement checks are the most economical, easiest means to get an idea about potential problems of their potential employee.
Robert Boutang's comment, June 27, 2013 3:09 PM
Edward Snowden's escape from the long arm of the law has turned into a globetrotting flight for asylum that took the security leaker from Hong Kong to Moscow with a final destination in South America.

Snowden made his getaway from China to Russia on Sunday morning with the help of WikiLeaks legal advisers who facilitated a dialogue with Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry, the secrets-spilling organization announced.

“The American whistleblower who exposed evidence of a global surveillance regime conducted by U.S. and U.K. intelligence agencies has left Hong Kong legally,” WikiLeaks wrote on its site. “He is bound for the Republic of Ecuador via a safe route for the purposes of asylum.”


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/world-eric-snowden-article-1.1380553#ixzz2XRezZepr
Robert Boutang's comment, June 27, 2013 3:15 PM
Edward Snowden's is an example of a person who went through an extensive background investigation and still people can slip through the cracks.
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Zimmerman trial witness: Screams for help sounded like a boy

Zimmerman trial witness: Screams for help sounded like a boy | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Judge Alex Ferrer weighs in
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Pride and Prejudice: An Interactive Timeline of the Fight for Gay Rights

Pride and Prejudice: An Interactive Timeline of the Fight for Gay Rights | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
From the first gay rights organization to the battle for marriage equality, TIME looks at the history of the gay rights movement.
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The Supreme Court Kills the 'Gay Marriage Is Bad for Kids' Argument

The Supreme Court Kills the 'Gay Marriage Is Bad for Kids' Argument | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The majority opinion in United States v. Windsor said that denying gay couples the right to marry is harmful to children.
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Michigan man recognizes mom as bank robbery suspect, turns her in

Michigan man recognizes mom as bank robbery suspect, turns her in | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The FBI says a man recognized his mother in surveillance photos of a bank robbery and called police to turn her in.
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Canadian police foil alleged terrorism attempt

Canadian police foil alleged terrorism attempt | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Canadian police have arrested a man and a woman for allegedly planning to plant bombs at British Columbia's provincial legislature on Canada Day.
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Crime Down in Urban Cores and Suburbs - Budget & Tax News

Crime Down in Urban Cores and Suburbs - Budget & Tax News | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Crime Down in Urban Cores and Suburbs Budget & Tax News The late James Q.
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Fairbanks marijuana dealer gets 3 1/3-year sentence

Fairbanks marijuana dealer gets 3 1/3-year sentence | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS — A Fairbanks man was sentenced last week to
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Robert Boutang's comment, July 4, 2013 4:56 PM
William E. Kaiser Jr. is not new to the drug business. I hope Kaiser learns from his experience in jail. He was a major dealer in the Fairbanks area. Makes me wonder what other drugs he has sold the past and if he ever sold to children. I’m glad we got had him off the streets
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Human-trafficking conviction in nanny’s case hailed as precedent-setting

Human-trafficking conviction in nanny’s case hailed as precedent-setting | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Case of Filipina nanny allegedly tricked into servitude in Canada expected to heighten awareness of a hidden problem
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Robert Boutang's comment, July 4, 2013 5:24 PM
I wonder how many other cases similar to this one are happening in Canada at this time. I also wonder if the nanny took advantage of the Canadian immigration system as if she is the real victim and the immigration department would grant her a permanent residence. It is hard to see her as a victim because she’s is allowed to use the telephone.
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Man rips off own penis while high on drugs

Man rips off own penis while high on drugs | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A Columbus man allegedly hopped up on mushrooms didn’t know his own strength and his penis paid the ultimate price.
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Robert Boutang's comment, June 27, 2013 1:40 PM
It should be interesting to learn about his past. If He had mental illness, criminal history, drug use. I feel bad that someone did not recognize his problems earlier in his life. I hope he is getting help and will be able to put his life back together.
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Benjamin Sebena pleads guilty in murder of wife, Jennifer

Benjamin Sebena pleads guilty in murder of wife, Jennifer | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
WAUWATOSA (WITI) -- Benjamin Sebena, the man accused of gunning down his wife, Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve, 2012 has reached a plea deal in ...
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A trio of excellent posts on Restorative Justice and Circles ...

A trio of excellent posts on Restorative Justice and Circles ... | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Kris Miner is back with three reflective posts on ways to remain aware and open while doing restorative justice work.
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School Hopes Talking It Out Keeps Kids From Dropping Out : NPR

School Hopes Talking It Out Keeps Kids From Dropping Out  : NPR | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The "conflict-resolution room" at Ypsilanti High School in Michigan is where students go when they're on the verge of being suspended. It's an alternative approach to discipline that could keep kids in school and out of trouble.
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U.S. military court overturns Marine's conviction in Iraqi's death

U.S. military court overturns Marine's conviction in Iraqi's death | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The highest U.S.
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Prince Jackson testifies in wrongful death suit | Bangkok Post: multimedia

Prince Jackson testifies in wrongful death suit | Bangkok Post: multimedia | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Video clips, photo galleries and interactive graphics from Thailand and Asean.
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Former Patriots Tight End Is Charged With Murder

Former Patriots Tight End Is Charged With Murder | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The N.F.L. player Aaron Hernandez was charged on Wednesday with the murder of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semipro football player who was found dead on June 17.
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Texas executes 500th prisoner

Texas executes 500th prisoner | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The US state of Texas executes the 500th prisoner since it reinstated the death penalty in 1982, as a woman is given a lethal injection for murder.
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