Monday, April 22, 2013

David Berkowitz..."Take the Glory out of Guns"???? How Ironic!

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 in the Boston Marathon Bombing

New details found concerning the Boston Marathon Bombing. Check it out....

Trial Postponed for 4 men accused of animal abuse

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....

Ethnography and the Study of Violent Crime...Great article for Methods!! Research Methodologists!!! Using ethnography to study violent crime. What do you think???

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Research Methods: Mind of a Serial Killer

"> 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

New President of Kenya 2013 - Wanted by ICC!

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?

Russian Mob Boss Shot in Broad Daylight

Russian Mob Boss dies in broad daylight by sniper.

Gun Control in Switzerland

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.???

Research Methods: Firearms and Gun Control..Some Answers

Really interesting information compiled by the RAND Research Institute on "firearms and gun control" in the United States. Check it out!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

International Gangsters - Update on Kenyan Election

Bit of an update on the current Kenyan Election outcome. Are you watching the outcome? Mungiki gangsters certainly are!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Interested in Researching the Spanish Inquisition??

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!

Gangs Problems Sully Cape Towns Postcard Image

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

School Shooting in Hazard, Kentucky School Shooting in Hazard, Kentucky. What needs to be done to stop school violence of this magnitude?

CRJ Research Methods Class Blog

Rashomon tells the story of a rape and murder from four different perspectives. BAsed on the movie posted on BlackBoard it argues that no two people see reality the same way. Discuss how the Rashomon effect presents challenges for the indentification of pattern social regularities in the field of Criminal Justice.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Dallas Based Company convicted for leaking pig blood into Trinity River
Corporate Crime!!! Check it out!