Monday, April 22, 2013
Serial killer, "Son of Sam" says, "Take the Glory out of Guns"? How ironic!!! What do you think about what David Berkowitz has to say about guns since he used a gun to commit murder back in the 70s?
New details found concerning the Boston Marathon Bombing. Check it out.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/22/dzhokhar-tsarnaev-criminal-complaint_n_3133865.html?utm_hp_ref=crime
Interesting article from the Dallas Morning news. Do you think defendants should be held to the same human sentence outcomes for victimizing animals? Food for thought.... http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013/04/trial-postponed-for-men-accused-of-abusing-the-dog-justice.html/
http://www.ifs.uni-frankfurt.de/people/sutterluety/Ethnography%203-2007.pdf Research Methodologists!!! Using ethnography to study violent crime. What do you think???
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
"> PBS NOVA Special, "Mind of a Serial Killer". An examination of FBI’s behavioral science unit, known popularly as the profiling end of the FBI. Watch and observe what variables and factors the unit uses with regard to crime scenes in order to develop their typologies. Great tool for understanding index and scale construction. What variable and factors did you identify in relation to serial killer profiling???
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Well looks as though Uhuru Kenyatta took the presidential election in Kenya. Amazing that one can rise to power and still be wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of crime against humanity dating back to 2007. I wonder what Mungiki gangsters thing about the turn out?
Article looking at the issue of gun control in Switzerland. Can a comparison be made between gun control in the United States versus Switzerland? There are a lot of guns among the Swiss so why is the Swiss violent crime so much lower than the U.S.??? http://www.stephenhalbrook.com/articles/guns-crime-swiss.html
Really interesting information compiled by the RAND Research Institute on "firearms and gun control" in the United States. Check it out! http://www.rand.org/commentary/2013/01/17/RAND1.html
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Bit of an update on the current Kenyan Election outcome. Are you watching the outcome? Mungiki gangsters certainly are! http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/world/africa/kenya-presidential-election.html?_r=0
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Mungiki gangs have been targeting the public transportation sector in Kenya since the beginning of 2012 and continue into 2013. How can this be stop in a country with ill effective policing? http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000065490&story_title=
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
If you are interested in researching deviance/crime during the Spanish Inquisition then check out the digitized manuscript by Princeton. The test is dated 1828 and is based on original transcripts during the time of the inquisition. Interesting for Methods students! http://archive.org/stream/recordsofspanish00inqu#page/n1/mode/2up
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
What do you think about this debate over Facebook and the Justice System??? http://video.foxnews.com/v/2146812616001/?playlist_id=921261890001
Bureau of Prisons to review the use of solitary confinement. What do you think http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/05/us-usa-prisons-solitary-idUSBRE91404L20130205
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Really interesting article regarding research ethics in Criminal Justice. What do you think? http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/apr/06/ethics-studying-crime/
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/16/fatalities-reported-in-shooting-at-kentucky-college/ School Shooting in Hazard, Kentucky. What needs to be done to stop school violence of this magnitude?
Friday, January 4, 2013