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Letter From A Sixth Grade Student: How A New Generation Is Fighting Bullying And Mafia In Italy

" I want mafia defeated " grade six student<p>On July 13th 2013, during a speech at the United Nations, Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said: " One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world " .<p>Last week, when I met with grade six and seven students in Pesaro ( Italy ) to talk …

Malala Yousafzai

Street gangs migrating from drugs, robberies to white-collar crime like credit card fraud

The Van Dyke Money Gang in New York made off with more than $1.5 million this year — but it wasn't in gunpoint robberies or drug running, it was a Western Union money order scheme.<p>In New Jersey, 111 Neighborhood Crips used a machine to make dozens of fake gift cards for supermarkets, pharmacies and …

Identity Theft

A Drug Cartel Used Fake Carrots to Smuggle 2,500 lbs of Pot into Texas

They never run out of ideas.<p>Border agents found more than a ton of alleged marijuana creatively smuggled in a shipment of fresh carrots at the Texas-Mexico border this weekend. A big rig hauling a produce shipment from Mexico caught the eye of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on January 10 …

Mexico

America's Whites-Only Weed Boom

Black Americans were disproportionately targeted in the "war on drugs." Now state laws and steep regulatory costs have left them far more likely to be shut out of America's profitable marijuana boom<p><b>When Colorado’s first</b> medical marijuana dispensaries opened in 2009, Unique Henderson was psyched. …

Cannabis

How Governments Have Used the War on Drugs to Oppress Their Enemies

Last week, it was revealed Richard Nixon launched his war on drugs to target people he didn't like—but he's not the only one to use narcotics as a hammer to beat his enemies.<p>Next month, UN members will take part in the biggest discussion of drugs policy this century. So the revelation last week …

Human Rights

A war between Mexico's most powerful cartels may be spreading

Numerous reports over the last few months have indicated that the Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation cartels have started to clash in Tijuana, a city in northern Baja California, just over the border from San Diego.<p>Now a report from Mexican newspaper El Universal, based on insight from experts and …

Mexico

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An 18-year-old has been jailed for life after he lured a student to an Essex park and murdered him "for reasons that remain impossible to comprehend" …

Crime

Teen held over rape of girl, 12 Victim assaulted at cemetery, court told - Nation

SIBU: A teenager, who was arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in a graveyard, has been ordered by a magistrate’s court here to be …

Crime

Beyond Scared Straight: Teens in New Mexico Meet Real Inmates (Season 5, Episode 1) | A&E

State to make recommendations on juvenile justice reforms

Justice

Why Evolutionary Theory Cannot Survive Itself

<b>Editor’s note</b><i>:</i> ENV <i>is pleased to share the following excerpt from Nancy Pearcey’s new book,</i> Finding Truth: Five Principles for Unmasking Atheism, …

University of Oxford

Persians, Warriors & Philosopher-Kings – Balloon Juice

<i>(Jeff Danziger’s website)</i><p>Shorter GOP: The president should have unilateral power to kill foreigners, but very little power to negotiate with them.<p>— …

New York Times

Aristotle at Pixar Animation Studios

A striking quotation about <b>Aristotle’s Poetics</b> and its contemporary relevance.<p><b>Pixar Animation Studios</b> is one the great technical and financial …

Animation

Plato's Pious Prophecy of Modern Man in The Euthyphro

Modernism is an ancient phenomenon. If prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, then modernism is the world’s oldest heresy. Modernism’s …

University of Chicago

Writing China: Michael Schuman, ‘Confucius and the World He Created’

<i>Once reviled as a source of China’s backwardness, Confucianism is experiencing a revival in the country. President Xi Jinping frequently invokes the teachings of the</i> <i>s</i><i>age as he seeks to imbue society with ethical values and find new sources of legitimacy</i> <i>— ones</i> <i>rooted in Chinese culture and tradition</i></i> …

China

John Gray: Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war

A new orthodoxy, led by Pinker, holds that war and violence in the developed world are declining. The stats are misleading, argues Gray – and the idea of moral progress is wishful thinking and plain wrong<p>For an influential group of advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness. In the most …

World History

The Originality of Machiavelli

<b>The Originality of Machiavelli</b><p>By Isaiah Berlin<p><i>Against the current: essays in the history of ideas</i> (London, 1997)<p>Introduction: There is something …

Ethical Challenges Faced By Law Enforcement Regularly

by Elizabeth Hall<p>“Even if a man is answerable only to his conscience, he will answer more responsibly if he is<p>compelled to articulate principles on …

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Careers in criminology and criminal justice certainly require a wide variety of skills. Among the most important skills and abilities, those looking …

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Many forensic psychologists and criminologists use the terms sociopathy and psychopathy interchangeably. Leading experts disagree on whether there …

Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

Twenty years ago, when brain imaging made it possible for researchers to study the minds of violent criminals and compare them to the brain imaging of "normal" people, a whole new field of research — neurocriminology — opened up.<p>Adrian Raine was the first person to conduct a brain imaging study on …

Costa Concordia captain sparks controversy after attending criminology seminar

A university professor who invited the captain of the capsized Costa Concordia to speak at a criminology seminar has been referred to an ethics committee.<p>Vincenzo Mastronardi from Rome’s La Sapienza University is said to have called in Francesco Schettino to help reconstruct the disaster.<p>Thirty-two …