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The GuardianCauses of gang violence cannot be solved by enforcement aloneThe GuardianFamily breakdown, poverty, poor housing, addiction, educational failure, crime, violence and unemployment create gang members.
Here's an example of why White Collar Crime is so complex and difficult to prosecute: who would prosecutors charge with a criminal offense? However, regulatory fines can act as an institutional control to persuade companies to be good actors.
A spokesman for the family shot in a gunman's rampage in Downey this week said the killer had responded to a Craigslist ad for a Chevy Camaro the family was selling. Downey police, however, continued to be tight-lipped about the...
Police say the couple would place an order, wait for a barista to leave the window and then grab the tip jar and drive off. Police say a surveillance video identified Thorp's car and a barista remembered her from high school.
Donald Moeller, 60, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls, marking South Dakota's second execution this month in an unusual surge for a state that has carried out just two other death sentences since 1913.
ABC NewsPolice: Pastor of Fort Worth-Area Church KilledABC NewsA pastor in suburban Fort Worth was killed Monday by an attacker who rammed a car into a church wall, chased the pastor and beat him with an electric guitar, police said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some call it a protest by Alaska Native subsistence fishermen, but that's not the way it looks to Harry David and a couple dozen others charged with illegally fishing for king salmon in waters severely restricted by the...
Two boys, 14 and 16, were charged with injuring police animals and burglarizing the Chicago Police Department 's Mounted Unit, according to the Chicago Police Department. (Two teens charged with break-in at Chicago Police Department stable
The growing cost of crime and punishmentThe Copenhagen PostOpinions on the direction of the troubled system swung from continuing the current policy of ever-tougher sanctions to allowing certain minor offenders to avoid time behind bars by having a...