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Drug smuggling: folly of youth or the most heinous crime? (UK)

Drug smuggling: folly of youth or the most heinous crime? (UK) | Criminology | Scoop.it
“ Caught with heroin, Sandra Gregory has a cautionary tale of the emotional impact of imprisonment abroad, writes Zoe Williams”
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UK Peace Index highlights rate of fall in violent crime

UK Peace Index highlights rate of fall in violent crime | Criminology | Scoop.it
Rates of murder and violent crime have fallen more rapidly in the UK in the past decade than many other countries in Western Europe, an international study says. The UK Peace Index, from the Institute for Economics and Peace, found UK homicides per 100,000 people had fallen from 1.99 in 2003, to one in 2012. The UK was more peaceful overall, it said, with the reasons for it varied. The index found Broadland, Norfolk, to be the most peaceful local council area but Lewisham, London, to be the least. The research by the international non-profit research organisation comes as a separate study by Cardiff University suggests the number of people treated in hospital in England and Wales after violent incidents fell by 14% in 2012. Some 267,291 people required care - 40,706 fewer than in 2011 - according to a sample of 54 hospital units, its report said...
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INNOCENCE: Another Exoneration from Death Row--Reginald Griffin of Missouri | Death Penalty Information Center

INNOCENCE: Another Exoneration from Death Row--Reginald Griffin of Missouri | Death Penalty Information Center | Criminology | Scoop.it

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Video Released of Georgia Guards Beating Prisoners With Hammer

Video Released of Georgia Guards Beating Prisoners With Hammer | Criminology | Scoop.it
"At the beginning of this video, you hear a prison guard shouting, “”Get down! Just get down! Get down! Get down!” presumably to the other prisoners. That exclamation is followed by, “Oh (inaudible) guy over there with his hands hitting him … and a damn hammer!”
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Not be sniffed at: Pig dung helps beat crime in UK

“ It is a crime-fighting tactic that's not to be sniffed at. An English council says it stopped teenagers congregating in woodland by spraying the area with pig manure.”
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‘Welfare cuts pushing UK crime rate up’

‘Welfare cuts pushing UK crime rate up’ | Criminology | Scoop.it
“ A top British police official says crime rate is rising in the UK due to welfare cuts.”
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INNOCENCE: Another Exoneration from Death Row--Reginald Griffin of Missouri | Death Penalty Information Center

INNOCENCE: Another Exoneration from Death Row--Reginald Griffin of Missouri | Death Penalty Information Center | Criminology | Scoop.it

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West Mids Police Commissioner wins £550k for restorative justice

West Mids Police Commissioner wins £550k for restorative justice | Criminology | Scoop.it
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