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Criminology

  • The violence in Great Britain after the Brexit vote might hold lessons for America 11 Jan 2017 01:18 Business Insider Brexit supporters form a counter demonstration as Pro-Europe demonstrators protest during a "March for Europe" against the Brexit vote result earlier in the year, in London, Britain Thomson Reuters A divisive vote, with jobs and immigrants the …
  • An Ocean Apart, But United in Concerns About Hate Crimes 10 Jan 2017 07:55 ProPublica Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Supreme Court during a hearing to determine whether Parliament’s consent is required before the country can leave the European Union, on Dec. 6, 2016, in London, England (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A divisive vote, with …
  • The Legal and Financial Reasons Why Police Stop and Shoot People like Philando Castile 10 Jul 2016 17:23 The Huffington Post There are many reasons why police stop and shoot people like Philando Castile. And it is not so much about good cop versus bad cop or individual racism. One can point to individual, institutional, or societal racism. There is racial and urban …
  • Canadian police struggle to maintain reputation under unprecedented scrutiny 22 Aug 2015 02:46 Calgary Herald On a campaign stop in Surrey, B.C., this week, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair promised $250 million to fund more frontline police officers. If elected, he said, he would put the money towards the recruitment of 2,500 of them across the country. But if Mulcair …
  • Canadian police struggle... 21 Aug 2015 18:11 Leader Post On a campaign stop in Surrey, B.C., this week, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair promised $250 million to fund more frontline police officers. If elected, he said, he would put the money towards the recruitment of 2,500 of them across the country. But if Mulcair …
  • Canadian police struggle to maintain reputation under unprecedented scrutiny and demands for new approach 21 Aug 2015 14:17 Montreal Gazette On a campaign stop in Surrey, B.C., this week, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair promised $250 million to fund more frontline police officers. If elected, he said, he would put the money towards the recruitment of 2,500 of them across the country. But if Mulcair …
  • "Broken Windows," Broken Lives and the Ruse of "Public Order" Policing 17 Jul 2015 15:48 truthout Authors note: As we approach the one year anniversary of Eric Garner's death, New York City reached a settlement with his family, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve a wrongful-death claim. The settlement is the latest in a long series of civil …

Critical Criminology

  • Brillante Ma Mendoza as Inquirer brand ambassador: It’s all about credibility 19 Jan 2017 17:38 INQUIRER.net Brillante Ma Mendoza—JOHN PAUL R.AUTOR Even Cannes-winning filmmaker Brillante Ma Mendoza experiences setbacks when making independently produced films. “There will always be situations you can’t control. You just have to learn to adapt. If you’re easily …
  • Simon Mackenzie: Justice in an age of unreason 18 Jan 2017 18:47 Stuff SIMON MACKENZIE Last updated 05:00, January 19 2017 unknown The idea of social justice is under more extreme pressure than ever, while human rights are perceived to be red-taped fetters on the doing of real justice. OPINION: Does the responsibility of …
  • Here Are Young South Africans Doing The Opposite Of Hopelessness 16 Jan 2017 03:18 News South Africa is a democracy entering her early twenties, a nation made up of 52 million souls. 52 million beings who make decisions on a daily basis. 52 million lives intertwined with each other. 52 million people that impact who we are as a nation. It…
  • Study: More black cops won't stop police killing of black citizens 05 Jan 2017 19:25 tampabay.com Amid the public outcry following the spate of high-profile fatal police shootings of black men, communities have called for police departments to diversify their ranks to better reflect the populations they serve. From St. Paul, Minn., to Baton Rouge, …
  • Study: Hiring more black cops won’t stop fatal police shootings of black citizens 05 Jan 2017 18:52 The Washington Post Amid the public outcry following the spate of high-profile fatal police shootings of black men, communities have called for police departments to diversify their ranks to better reflect the populations they serve. From St. Paul, Minn., to Baton Rouge, …
  • Venezuela’s Maduro names controversial vice president — and potential successor 05 Jan 2017 05:26 Miami Herald Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday appointed Tareck El Aissami, the controversial former minister of interior and the governor of Aragua state, as his new vice president. The announcement is significant: If Maduro is ousted in a recall that …
  • ‘He killed my son. And for nothing to be done about it?’ Police should act on fentanyl dealer’s texts, families say 03 Jan 2017 16:59 National Post In the early hours of March 7, 2016, Brandon Jansen typed one last text message before he died. “Jus(t) met him,” reads a message he sent at 2:12 a.m. to a fellow patient at the Sunshine Coast Treatment Centre in Powell River, B.C., where he was seeking …
  • Countering Terrorism 30 Dec 2016 01:36 Brookings Institution Get Notified When the Book is For Sale Can We Construct a Grand Strategy to Counter Terrorism? Fifteen years after September 11, the United States still faces terror threats—both domestic and foreign. After years of wars, ever more intensive and pervasive …
  • License plate reader cases in Virginia getting national attention 26 Dec 2016 02:27 NewsAdvance.com The police use of automatic license plate readers, photographing hundreds of license plates per minute and capturing the exact time and place of the photo, has become routine in law enforcement and is credited with helping to solve all manner of crimes, …
  • Push to restrict license readers heads to Virginia Supreme Court 23 Dec 2016 20:39 Standard-Examiner (c) 2016, The Washington Post. FAIRFAX, Va. - The police use of automatic license plate readers, photographing hundreds of license plates per minute and capturing the exact time and place of the photo, has become routine in law enforcement and is credited …

Crime Theory

  • Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America's Schools to Build "God's Kingdom" 17 Jan 2017 15:08 Mother Jones It's Christmastime in Holland, Michigan, and the northerly winds from Lake Macatawa bring a merciless chill to the small city covered in deep snow. The sparkly lights on the trees in downtown luxury storefronts illuminate seasonal delicacies from the …
  • Milwaukee’s Voucher Verdict 12 Jan 2017 10:30 The American Prospect This article appears in the Winter 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  Tromain Collier was looking for work last year when he heard about an opening at Ceria M. Travis Academy, a private K–12 school in Milwaukee where student …
  • When Obama wouldn’t fight for science 04 Jan 2017 23:10 The Washington Post In September, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) issued a scathing report on the use of forensic analysis and expertise in the criminal-justice system. The report, “Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring …
  • Recent Missouri Editorials 03 Jan 2017 14:24 News Observer The Columbia Daily Tribune, Jan. 1 Charter schools On the way in Missouri? With increasing Republican Party dominance in Missouri comes an expectation more charter schools might follow. Conservative politicians often tout charter schools as good …
  • When They Go Low, We Get High: What 50+ Years of Marijuana Research Tells Us 22 Dec 2016 19:19 Science 2.0 When I was a college professor, I used to tell my students the normal world is a crazy place. It’s still true. Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. According to Howard Becker (1963) “an unknown, but probably quite large, number …
  • Economic Freedom: The Only Way for Latin America to Escape Its Slow-Growth Path 20 Dec 2016 20:51 The Heritage Foundation By James M. Roberts and Sergio Daga After enjoying solid rates of economic growth from 2004 to 2013, with reduced poverty, rising incomes, and a growing middle class, most countries in Latin America are now confronting a sharp economic deceleration. …
  • Santa's Christmas gift-giving has nothing to do with whether kids are naughty or nice, study shows 15 Dec 2016 02:19 Los Angeles Times Hey kids, grown-ups have been telling you a big lie about Santa Claus. It’s not about whether he’s real — he is, of course! — but about whom he decides to visit.  The lie is so pervasive that it’s included in one of the most popular songs this time of …
  • MARGINALIA: Navigating human rights in IR methodological landscape (1) 11 Dec 2016 05:32 Minda News 1st of two parts MAKATI CITY (MindaNews /10 December) – Encyclopedia Britannica simply defines human rights as “rights that belong to an individual as a consequence of being human.” For John Vincent, this right consists of the following five elements: “a …
  • The best books of 2016 09 Dec 2016 20:05 National Post Looking back on the books published in 2016, we’ve compiled a list of 99 of the best, most-talked about – or quite simply our favourite – reads. Why the NP99 and not 100? Because that last spot is reserved for the one we forgot. You’ll think of it soon.  …
  • The Complete NP99: The best books of 2016 09 Dec 2016 19:27 Financial Post Looking back on the books published in 2016, we’ve compiled a list of 99 of the best, most-talked about – or quite simply our favourite – reads. Why the NP99 and not 100? Because that last spot is reserved for the one we forgot. You’ll think of it soon.  …

Black Lives Matter

  • After mass turnout, can protests turn into politic 22 Jan 2017 23:15 Central Florida News 13 (AP) Deb Szeman, a self-described "homebody," had never participated in a demonstration before hopping on an overnight bus from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend the women's march on Washington. She returned on another bus …
  • Philadelphia teachers plan 'Black Lives Matter week': Does BLM belong in the classroom? 22 Jan 2017 22:56 Christian Science Monitor January 22, 2017 —Lessons on the Black Lives Matter movement will be incorporated into some – but not all – Philadelphia classrooms this week. Teachers who choose to take part in the optional weeklong event to discuss and learn about the movement, …
  • OpEd: Voting and Hoping Is Not a Strategy 22 Jan 2017 22:55 NBCNews And so it begins… Our nation is experiencing it's 45th peaceful transfer of power from one Commander-in-Chief to another. But this time, for many of us, this presidential shift has been strikingly different. We've gone from the height of …
  • Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson shares his views 22 Jan 2017 22:47 Star Exponent If Gary Johnson makes it into the presidential debates, the Libertarian Party nominee said he’ll push back strongly against what he sees as a “direct assault” on undocumented Hispanic immigrants by Republican nominee Donald Trump. In an hourlong interview …
  • Women's March Outshines the Inauguration 22 Jan 2017 22:40 truthout Numbers for the Women's March far exceeded anyone's expected guess; according to The New York Times over 700,000 people took to the streets for the Women's March. (Photo: Zach Roberts) This story was published thanks to readers like you -- and …
  • Students attend Women's March in Indianapolis 22 Jan 2017 22:33 The Ball State Daily The Daily News | Sara Barker Published 20 hours ago Updated 8 minutes ago Thousands banded together in support of women’s rights on Jan. 21 outside the Indiana Statehouse. Many students and faculty from Ball State attended the march in Indianapolis in …
  • ‘Whose Streets?’ Filmmakers Focus on ‘Problem’ of Cops Killing ‘Children’ (Video) 22 Jan 2017 22:29 SF Gate ‘Whose Streets?’ Filmmakers Focus on ‘Problem’ of Cops Killing ‘Children’ (Video) Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan’s documentary about the social unrest that erupted on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 is getting high marks at this year’s Sundance …
  • Americans voice fear, hope ahead of Trump presidency 22 Jan 2017 22:25 Mail & Guardian Americans across the political spectrum view the inauguration of Donald Trump, their 45th president, with wildly different expectations — from excitement and elation to despondency and dread. Here are some of their thoughts: Deni Dillon, 60, owner of a …
  • Protest fundraisers and Women’s March, post-inauguration rallies 22 Jan 2017 22:13 SF Gate Photo: Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle Take Back the Ball at Bimbo’s in San Francisco. Take Back the Ball at Bimbo’s in San Francisco. Photo: Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle Dancing to Take Back the Ball at Bimbo’s. Dancing to Take Back the …
  • Minority interest in self-defense classes has skyrocketed since Trump's election 22 Jan 2017 21:51 Business Insider Activists pray during the National Action Network's "We Shall Not Be Moved" march in Washington, DC, U.S., January 14, 2017. Thomson Reuters Just a week after Donald Trump won the election, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported that …

Gender and Crime

  • #OscarsSoWhite Again? Is Hollywood’s response to sexual assault coloured? 21 Jan 2017 19:14 Indian Express Published:January 22, 2017 12:18 am Affleck (left) is a firm favourite for this year’s Oscar for best actor; Parker and The Birth of a Nation. At the Sundance Film Festival last year, Nate Parker’s directorial debut The Birth of a Nation, about an 1831 …
  • The Best And Worst Sex Stories From The Last Year 13 Jan 2017 00:13 Politics Daily Alexandra Katehakis and Center for Healthy Sex (CHS) have released their Annual Best/Worst Sex List for 2016. It was a difficult and challenging year, especially seen through the lens of sexual health. It was a year in which politics came close to …
  • who’s waging war on men, again? the anti-feminist caricature of men 10 Jan 2017 05:41 altmuslim As a solitary feminist in a right-wing milieu, I seem to spend a lot of time dismantling straw-feminist stereotypes. You know what they are: feminists are trying to destroy the family. Feminists are trying to wipe out the differences between men and women …
  • Every Cancelled Celebrity of 2016 27 Dec 2016 05:28 The Daily Beast Trump supporters, alleged abusers, and manipulative pop stars exposed—2016 was the year social media demanded an end to these celebrities’ obnoxious fouls. Ever since Brexit, social media has politely requested that 2016 be cancelled. Unfortunately time, …
  • In 2016, Social Media Made It Okay to Talk About Sexual Assault 14 Dec 2016 00:01 New York Magazine Photo: Getty Images There are many reasons women are silent about sexual assault: Telling the world you’ve been violated means having to relive that violation, and the stress and humiliation that come along with it. It means mustering up faith that your …
  • Teddy Wayne Gives Readers a Disturbing Glimpse Into the Predatory Side of a Social Outcast 08 Dec 2016 09:05 PopMatters Just before heading to his first college party as a freshman at Harvard, David Federman calls his mother: “But things are okay?” she asked. “Yeah.” My voice cracked. I took a drink of water from a stolen Annenberg cup. “Really good, actually. I even have …
  • How women are winning online campaigns 08 Dec 2016 00:25 BBC Image copyright Change.org Image caption In 2016 the UK government committed to ending Tampon Tax after Laura Coryton's e-petition Women are more likely to be successful with online campaigns than men, according to one international petition site. …
  • 2016 Community Sector Showcase | Photos 24 Nov 2016 11:38 The Advertiser Following the action from the hypothetical panel to the keynote address. RELATED:  It was a conversation that ranged from ‘dick pics’ to sexual consent.  At its crux was the issue of respect… or lack thereof.  Social commentator Jane Caro led the …
  • Women empowerment in Pakistan is only possible if we understand consent 16 Nov 2016 12:44 Nation Recently in Pakistan, a debate occurred on social media regarding a famous picture of a sailorman kissing a woman during an end of World War II celebrations in New York.  To say a little about this photograph’s background, the lady in the picture is Greta …
  • Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump's America 14 Nov 2016 12:58 Trending on EIN Newsdesk Jump to a section:   A Democratic Opposition By George Packer Four decades ago, Watergate revealed the potential of the modern Presidency for abuse of power on a vast scale. It also showed that a strong democracy can overcome even the worst illness …

Prison Privatization

  • Mich. prison contractor fined $2M over service issues 21 Jan 2017 00:08 Detroit News Online Michigan has fined its new private prison food service contractor more than $2 million for unplanned meal substitutions, delays, staffing shortages and other contract violations since late 2015, the state Department of Corrections confirmed Friday. …
  • As Trump Inauguration Looms, Immigrants Stand Up To Private Prison Industryl 13 Jan 2017 00:18 Politics Daily All across the country in dozens of cities, communities are gearing up for January 14th, a national day of action where people will link arms and stand up against the Trump agenda, which threatens to deport millions of immigrants, rip families apart and …
  • As Trump Inauguration Looms Close, Immigrants Stand Up To Private Prison Industry 12 Jan 2017 19:00 The Huffington Post All across the country in dozens of cities, communities are gearing up for January 14th, a national day of action where people will link arms and stand up against the Trump agenda, which threatens to deport millions of immigrants, rip families apart and …
  • Prison Strike Organizers to Protest Food Giant Aramark 10 Jan 2017 15:26 Indybay The $8.65 billion company is one of the country’s largest employers and serves hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches and other food to more than 100 million people a year at hospitals, sports stadiums, amphitheaters, schools and other facilities. It also provides …
  • Attorney General Sessions Would Be Good News for Private Prisons 09 Jan 2017 11:24 Mother Jones Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP When Donald Trump's victory on election night became clear, the shares of the largest private prison corporations shot up. If the Senate confirms Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as the next attorney general in the coming …
  • The human cost of nursing home privatization 08 Jan 2017 01:15 Observer-Reporter Online We recently learned that the Washington County Health Center is destined to become the latest victim of privatization. The overriding issue appears to be red ink on the balance sheet. Federally mandated reimbursement rates are well below what it takes for …
  • Will The Private Prison Business See A Trump Bump? 04 Jan 2017 22:16 KQED U.S. by John Burnett | January 4, 2017 — 2:00 PM With President-elect Donald Trump's tough talk on immigration, private prisons may be an early winner under his administration. In the week after Election Day, stocks of GEO and CoreCivic, the two …
  • Teamsters file ethics complaint against Gov. Rick Scott over prisons 26 Dec 2016 23:16 tampabay.com TALLAHASSEE — The Teamsters Union has filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Rick Scott in an attempt to block a state plan to privatize prison operations in 18 South Florida counties. The complaint, announced Tuesday, alleges that Scott has a conflict of …
  • Fighting Mass Incarceration Under Trump: New Strategies, New Alliances 26 Dec 2016 15:28 truthout (Photo: Alex Van; Edited: LW / TO) Yusef Shakur is a Detroit community organizer who spent several years in Michigan State prisons. "The prison industrial complex has found the right person to feed it," he told Truthout in response to the …
  • Charles Trippe's litigation experience serves him well as Gov. Rick Scott's top attorney 26 Dec 2016 02:47 tampabay.com TALLAHASSEE — Charles Trippe had been on the job as Gov. Rick Scott's top attorney less than a day when two state senators walked into his office and handed him a lawsuit filed in the Florida Supreme Court. The pair wanted justices to force the …

Prison Abolition

  • Prison abolition organization gets students involved in pen pal system with LGBTQ inmates 19 Jan 2017 18:16 Daily Northwestern Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor January 18, 2017 Representatives from prison abolition organization Black and Pink spoke to students Wednesday evening in hopes of connecting them to incarcerated LGBTQ individuals through a pen pal system. The event …
  • The Scandal of Chemical Weapons in U.S. Prisons 12 Jan 2017 04:49 Alternet Photo Credit: Justin Norman / Shrieking Tree Originally launched as a tool of trench combat during World War I, tear gas has been used around the world over the past century to enforce colonial rule, quell popular protests and aid in ethnic cleansing of …
  • 'It Is Our Duty...': Dispatches from a week of anti-Trump protests 04 Jan 2017 18:31 Baltimore City Paper On Wednesday night in front of MICA's Fred Lazarus IV Center, Tawanda Jones held the 172nd installment of West Wednesday, a weekly event dedicated to her brother Tyrone West—who was killed in police custody in 2013—and to all other victims of police …
  • Prison posie ban ignorant 27 Dec 2016 02:41 The New Zealand Herald You've got to wonder at the level of ignorance the Corrections Department displayed over Mt Eden prisoners getting flowers (yes, I know you think it's loony) for Christmas. This is when bureaucracy hasn't just gone raving nuts, but proved what …
  • Fighting Mass Incarceration Under Trump: New Strategies, New Alliances 26 Dec 2016 15:28 truthout (Photo: Alex Van; Edited: LW / TO) Yusef Shakur is a Detroit community organizer who spent several years in Michigan State prisons. "The prison industrial complex has found the right person to feed it," he told Truthout in response to the …
  • Carolers spend Christmas morning singing to guards, inmates at Central Prison 25 Dec 2016 21:40 News Observer North Carolina’s death row is in a secluded corner of Raleigh’s Central Prison, but it can be glimpsed from the railroad tracks that run along the complex’s northern border. “The only way they can see us is if they stand on their beds and look out the …
  • Rosemary McLeod: Prison, posies, and the milk of human kindness 21 Dec 2016 16:48 Stuff ROSEMARY MCLEOD Last updated 05:00, December 22 2016 Supplied The Mt Eden Quakers put together posies of flowers for prisoners at Mt Eden Prison. They began the tradition after members of their religion were imprisoned for refusing to bear arms in World …
  • Crime rates are steady, so why are prison costs so high? 19 Dec 2016 22:55 The Sydney Morning Herald How much would you spend to feel safe? And would you spend it despite knowing it wasn't actually making you any safer?  New research shows that Australia is imprisoning more people than ever before - and spending more to do it - without any evidence …
  • Oscar Wilde portrait to go on display next to his prison cell door 13 Dec 2016 13:01 Eastbourne Today A full-length portrait of Oscar Wilde, once owned by the writer, is going on display for the first time in the UK - alongside his prison cell door. The door comes from Reading Gaol, where Wilde was incarcerated from 1895 to 1897. The painting was given to …
  • Our Dreams for Bresha Meadows Begin With Freedom 07 Dec 2016 18:13 truthout Portrait of Bresha Meadows, a 15-year-old survivor of family-based violence. (Image: Kara Rodriguez) Bresha Meadows was just 14 years old when she shot her father, Jonathan Meadows, as he slept in the family's living room in Warren, Ohio. Family …

Corporate Crime

  • Bank Hapoalim : Former Hapoalim chairman seeks pardon 22 Jan 2017 21:48 4-traders Jan. 23--"For any normal person, being convicted of a crime is humiliating, shameful, and very painful. It is even worse for someone who comes from a respectable family and served for many years in key positions among Israel's economic leadership …
  • Former Hapoalim chairman seeks pardon 22 Jan 2017 21:00 4-traders Jan. 23--"For any normal person, being convicted of a crime is humiliating, shameful, and very painful. It is even worse for someone who comes from a respectable family and served for many years in key positions among Israel's economic leadership …
  • America's President Will Try to Rule Like a Roman Emperor 22 Jan 2017 17:33 Alternet Photo Credit: Cris Foto / Shutterstock As Donald Trump rampaged through the Republican primaries last March, I argue here and on the New York National Public Radio station's Brian Lehrer Show that neoliberal Democrats as well as free-marketerring …
  • Gold standard for political donations worldwide? Quebec, believe it or not 22 Jan 2017 13:01 CBC B.C.'s political donation rules met international criticism this week, and democracy watchers confirm Quebec is now the "gold standard" when it comes to campaign finance controls. Provincial party fundraising practices were thrust on the …
  • Break with the past for a better Pa. future 22 Jan 2017 09:29 Philly Elizabeth Stelle Advertisment of Gallery: is director of policy analysis for the Commonwealth Foundation Think about your monthly bills - mortgage or rent, utilities, insurance. If you're dishing out more and more each month on these expenses, wouldn …
  • Trump ignores mass protests and addresses CIA 22 Jan 2017 08:10 The Sydney Morning Herald Washington: Now that's a counterpunch. Forever telling Americans that if he's punched, he'll counterpunch, Donald Trump woke from his first sleep at the White House to find the streets of the capital flooded with probably as many people …
  • Impossible for Trump to Harm America More Than Pulpit Orators, Their... 22 Jan 2017 06:22 News Blaze Mr. Trump, could I meet and talk with you and / or your staff? Years of research, commentaries, reports, articles, and blogs have called attention to unbridled harm being done to America because of illicit political-religion activities. This is …
  • News24.com | How Nhleko gave Ntlemeza his job 22 Jan 2017 05:58 News24 Police Minister Nathi Nhleko allegedly ignored a short list of five highly qualified police officers when he went ahead and appointed Major-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza as head of priority crimes investigation unit the Hawks. After the first process was …
  • How Nhleko gave Ntlemeza his job 22 Jan 2017 04:23 News Police Minister Nathi Nhleko allegedly ignored a short list of five highly qualified police officers when he went ahead and appointed Major-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza as head of priority crimes investigation unit the Hawks. After the first process was …
  • Obasanjo, EFCC contradict themselves on $15m bribery allegation against me – Ibori 22 Jan 2017 04:23 Eagle Online A former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, has raised issues over the contradictory statements of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and President Olusegun Obasanjo that offered a $15 million bribe to ex-EFCC boss, Nuhu Ribadu. In a …

White Collar Crime

  • Leeson lawyer called in by Rolls-Royce ex-boss 22 Jan 2017 18:43 City A.M. The ex-boss of Rolls-Royce has called in the lawyer who defended rogue trader Nick Leeson as the fraud squad's probe into his former company hones in on individuals. Sir John Rose, who was chief executive of the engine maker from 1996 to 2011, has …
  • White Collar Watch: Determining a Punishment That Fits the Crime 21 Jan 2017 17:30 The New York Times
  • Marijuana: Is the party over? 20 Jan 2017 20:46 KITV Honolulu's Channel 4 By Paul Callan and Danny Cevallos CNN Editor's note: Paul Callan is a CNN legal analyst, a former NYC homicide prosecutor and currently is "of counsel" to the New York law firm of Edelman and Edelman, PC, focusing on wrongful conviction and …
  • Delhi High Court seeks ED’s reply on Rohit Tandon’s bail plea 20 Jan 2017 13:55 Indian Express By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:January 20, 2017 5:20 pm Tandon was named in the illegal conversion of nearly Rs 60 crore demonetised currency, failed to get relief from trial court which had said he may influence prosecution witnesses if released on bail …
  • It’s time to choose, Sen. Collins 20 Jan 2017 12:22 The Ellsworth American By Alan Lieberman On Jan. 9, Sen. Collins formally introduced Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing to become attorney general of the United States. My purpose in writing is to draw attention to what some might consider a trivial comment …
  • Delegation votes against proposed change to method of filling commissioner vacancies 19 Jan 2017 23:49 Carroll County Times Carroll County's delegation decided Thursday to reject a change to the way the county fills commissioner vacancies for a second year in a row. The delegation, which includes Carroll's lawmakers in both the Senate and House of Delegates, voted …
  • Jonathan P. Baird: Trump’s appointees, the third and final round 19 Jan 2017 04:12 Concord Monitor Online In this concluding piece on Trump appointees, I examine some appointees who have garnered insufficient scrutiny. Again I will utilize the 10 ranking scale, with “10” excellent and “1” poor. Wilbur RossRoss is Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Commerce. A …
  • Legislative session opens with call for solutions, including rail funding, prison reform 18 Jan 2017 23:03 KHON2 Hawaii lawmakers got to work Wednesday morning on opening day of the 2017 Legislative session. In his opening day remarks, Speaker of the House Joseph M. Souki called on members of the House of Representatives to extend the general excise tax to finance …
  • Donald Trump, Crime and the American Dream 18 Jan 2017 20:29 The Huffington Post Donald Trump's record $200 million inauguration on Friday is fit for the ruler of an imperial nation which has over 800 overseas military bases, commands the world seas and rules over the skies with robotic machines capable of eviscerating virtually …
  • US Department Of Justice: State Street Corporation Agrees To Pay More than $64 Million To Resolve Fraud Charges 18 Jan 2017 19:49 Mondovisione Massachusetts-based global financial services company State Street Corporation (State Street) entered into a deferred prosecution agreement and agreed to pay a $32.3 million criminal penalty to resolve charges that it engaged in a scheme to defraud a …

State Crime

  • "Night stalker": Man accused of being SEQ sexual predator 22 Jan 2017 23:17 Sunshine Coast Daily AN alleged sexual predator dubbed the "night stalker" has been arrested but the massive police operation set-up to catch him is far from over. A 50-year-old Gold Coast man was arrested on Saturday morning and is expected to face several charges …
  • Secretary of state nominee Tillerson gets important support from 2 senators 22 Jan 2017 20:15 The Sacramento Bee WASHINGTON - Rex Tillerson, the Exxon Mobil CEO who is President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of State, has overcome a major hurdle on his way to Senate confirmation. Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, …
  • Trump's State nominee raises doubts on Colombia peace pact 22 Jan 2017 19:07 New Britain Herald BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- President Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee said he would review Colombia's recent peace agreement to determine how much the U.S. should continue to support a historic deal that had been enthusiastically backed by …
  • Commentary: Prosecutor John Ferrero: Ruling tips scales in favor of drug dealers 22 Jan 2017 15:35 CantonRep.com By John D. FerreroStark County Prosecutor On Dec. 23, 2016, while many Ohioans were preparing to celebrate Christmas with their families, the Ohio Supreme Court significantly altered an aspect of the law regarding drug prosecutions. The court changed the …
  • Serial sexual offender arrested 22 Jan 2017 14:47 Cairns Post AN alleged sexual predator dubbed the “night stalker” has been arrested but the massive police operation set-up to catch him is far from over. A 50-year-old Gold Coast man was arrested on Saturday morning and is expected to face several charges relating …
  • State Police identify victim in yesterday's Route 25 fatal crash 22 Jan 2017 13:08 Cape Cod Today Update from Massachusetts State Police on yesterday's fatal crash on Route 25 in Plymouth:The deceased passenger in the fatal crash on Route 25 in in Plymouth today has been identified as TIMOTHY FEELEY, 47, of North Reading.There is no further …
  • 6 BCI employees disciplined for drug test recording errors 22 Jan 2017 12:34 nbc4i.com COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation has suspended five employees and fired another who worked at state crime labs. The disciplinary actions followed an investigation into the six employees after an internal review found …
  • Condo assault case: Lorry drivers gather in solidarity for victim (Updated) 22 Jan 2017 10:16 The Sun Daily KUALA LUMPUR: A group of lorry drivers gathered in solidarity at the Sungai Besi toll plaza here today in a show of support for the driver who was assaulted at the Bukit Antarabangsa condominium following a minor accident. The group comprising some 200 …
  • Crime Hunter: Life and crimes of Little Nicky 22 Jan 2017 08:27 travel.canoe.ca On a warm spring day long ago, I was sent to Philadelphia on assignment. My subject was crooner Al Martino — better known today as the man who played Johnny Fontane in the iconic Godfather saga. Martino picked me up from the 30th Street train station in …
  • 6 Ohio crime lab employees disciplined 21 Jan 2017 22:14 SF Gate Updated 2:01 pm, Saturday, January 21, 2017 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation has suspended five employees and fired another who worked at state crime labs. The disciplinary actions followed an investigation into the six …

Environmental Crime

Critical Theory

  • A people’s voice 14 Dec 2016 19:40 Indian Express Written by K.J. Joy | Published:December 15, 2016 12:00 am Sulabha Brahme With the passing away of eminent economist and Marxist activist-researcher from Pune, Sulabha Brahme, Maharashtra has lost a rebel voice. Sulabha tai, as she was fondly called, …
  • Grand Hotel Abyss by Stuart Jeffries review – what happened to Cafe Marx? 08 Nov 2016 06:03 The Guardian The story goes that when the German revolution of 1918 failed to abolish capitalism, Marxist intellectuals, centred around the Institute of Social Research in Frankfurt, decided to achieve their aims by other means. They would infiltrate the universities, …
  • A Starting Point for Politics 31 Oct 2016 03:56 The Nation Most Popular * * *6 Stuart Hall, who died in 2014, never denied that there was honor in being called an intellectual. Though he was a person of extreme modesty and directed a considerable amount of his energy toward political activism, he admitted on …
  • Earth Church Is Not Cool 05 Oct 2016 09:13 Energy Bulletin The Handholders Suppose you were organizing a group intending to take political action on some pressing local issue, like new development projects in your neighborhood; or suppose you were running a meeting of the local Democratic, even Green, political …
  • Cultural Marxism Is Destroying America 29 Sep 2016 16:14 Daily Caller 5250119 Yet again an American city is being torn apart by black rioters. The images we see of the violence in Charlotte do not resemble the country we know. At the same time, high school footballers, cheerleaders and even American servicemen are following …
  • Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School – review 18 Sep 2016 09:25 The Guardian A fractious Europe, a failing currency, a challenged economy, populist parties on the rise, a divided left, migration from the east, an atmosphere of fear combined with social and sexual liberalism. The parallels between Britain today and Germany in the …
  • Hermine spares much of East Coast 05 Sep 2016 19:59 Video Games UK & Ireland Yahoo Mathew E: Obama is a lot worse than that I am afraid, he is a Cultural Marxist. Cultural Marxism: What is it and how is it destroying the moral and intellectual foundations of our Western Civilisation: By Linda Kimball There are two misconceptions held by …
  • Does Chinese Civilization Come From Ancient Egypt? 02 Sep 2016 13:40 Foreign Policy On a cool Sunday evening in March, a geochemist named Sun Weidong gave a public lecture to an audience of laymen, students, and professors at the University of Science and Technology in Hefei, the capital city of the landlocked province of Anhui in …
  • Marguerite Duras: A Sublime Passion 24 Aug 2016 14:22 PopMatters Marguerite Duras, the prolific and acclaimed French novelist, filmmaker, playwright, journalist, and woman of letters, died in 1996. But her rich legacy continues to grow. The woman who produced such award-winning works as The Lover and Hiroshima Mon …
  • Wild Democracy: A Biodiversity of Resistance and Renewal 22 Aug 2016 14:10 Energy Bulletin   1. Introduction   With characteristic insight, the great American philosopher, John Dewey, once wrote: ‘Every generation has to accomplish democracy over again for itself.’[1] His point was that, at each moment in history, citizens and nations …