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Standing Your Ground

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.freakonomics.com

If at least some of the additional homicides are due to individuals resorting to the use of deadly force against each other in situations where the threat of death or serious bodily injury is not imminent to either party, this could indicate that these laws impose serious costs not only on criminals both also private citizens as well.

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As the heat rises, so do worries about violent crime

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Category: Crime

From articles.philly.com

The correlation between increasing temperatures and crimes of aggression is remarkably clear, said Scott Sheridan, a Kent State University researcher who led a major study of crime in Cleveland. "You end up with an almost perfect line," he said.

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How gang territories resemble predator hunting grounds

Monday, July 2, 2012
Category: Crime

From newsroom.ucla.edu

The research demonstrates that the most dangerous place to be in a neighborhood packed with gangs is not deep within the territory of a specific gang, as one might suppose, but on the border between two rival gangs.

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Typosquatter Used Misspelled Domains to Intercept Email, Claims $1 Million Lawsuit

Monday, July 2, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.wired.com

Arthur Kenzie is being sued by Gioconda Law Group, which says that he set up email accounts under a doppelganger domain, GiocondoLaw.com, that is designed to catch email that is intended for the law firm’s domain, GiocondaLaw.

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Divergent Effects of Beliefs in Heaven and Hell on National Crime Rates

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.plosone.org

These effects at the societal level, showing that the proportion of people who believe in hell negatively predicts national crime rates whereas belief in heaven predicts higher crime rates. These effects remain after accounting for a host of covariates, and ultimately prove stronger predictors of national crime rates than economic variables such as GDP and income inequality.

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The Big Job

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Crime

From maisonneuve.org

What was it like?” “What?” “Robbing banks.” His gaze was briefly sad, but he said nothing, just sighed and shook his head.

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Shadow economies around the world

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Saturday, June 30, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.voxeu.org

Even though informality is a widespread phenomenon and poses serious social, economic, cultural, and political challenges across the world, many issues about its nature and consequences still remain largely under-explored or unresolved.

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Reading offers Brazilian prisoners quicker escape

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.chicagotribune.com

Inmates in four federal prisons holding some of Brazil′s most notorious criminals will be able to read up to 12 works of literature, philosophy, science or classics to trim a maximum 48 days off their sentence each year, the government announced.

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In New Jersey Halfway Houses, Escapees Stream Out as a Penal Business Thrives

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.nytimes.com

After decades of tough criminal justice policies, states have been grappling with crowded prisons that are straining budgets. In response to those pressures, New Jersey has become a leader in a national movement to save money by diverting inmates to a new kind of privately run halfway house.

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Reputation in the Market for Stolen Data

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Crime

From docs.google.com

The skills required to successfully intercept payment data differ from the skills required to use that information for one’s own gain. This creates gains to trade between those who steal the data and those who know how to use it.

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