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Potential of Redemption in Criminal Background Checks--Through information technology and the Internet criminal records are easily accessible.Studies show recidivism probability declines the longer they are free of further contact with the criminal justice system-- this referred to as “redemption time.” U.S. Department of Justice

Broken Windows Crime Theory -- Cyclists littered more near a graffiti-covered wall, lending evidence to the "broken windows" theory, which says that not cleaning up petty societal offenses leads to more crime. Karen Hopkin reports

Why we tolerate adulterers, steroid-using athletes and the mafia. If everyone works for the common good, everyone is better off but cheaters have greater personal gain and ultimately take over, steal from the group and destroy altruism.Omar Tonsi Eldakar believes cheaters help  sustain altruism by punishing other cheaters. The strategy is called selfish punishment.

Lunacy and the Full Moon -- Does a full moon really trigger strange behavior?

"The polygraph is merely a psychological rubber hose, not a way of detecting deception."

Law and Psychiatry Columns from The Journal of Psychiatric Practice

Guardian Unlimited Archived Crime News from the UK

When crime pays, who should get the money?

Psychologist Craig Anderson presents research on the correlation between the violent tendencies of a person and his internal temperature.

Thug Life -- The Shocking Secret History of Harold Guiliani, the Mayor's Ex-Convict Dad Thug Life -- Benjamin Apfelberg, a psychiatrist painted a troubling mental portrait. "A study of this individual's makeup reveals that he is a personality deviate of the aggressive, egocentric type. This aggressivity is pathological in nature and has shown itself from time to time even as far back as his childhood. He is egocentric to an extent where he has failed to consider the feelings and rights of others."

Rudy!: An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Guiliani by Wayne Barrett "The father he celebrated so often was a pathological predator. His extended family harbored a junkie, a crooked cop and a murky mob wing. He dissolved his first marriage with a lie so he could appear Catholic when he remarried. The very personal jewelry his first wife found in her bedroom wasn't hers..." Harold Giuliani's unsavory past, new details about his son's mayoral love life. Barrett concedes that the city has become a better place under Giuliani,. but points to the cost: deteriorating race relations, escalating tension with police, and an increasingly difficult life for the underclass. Giuliani doctors statistics, back pedals on key issues, and caves to political cronies. Giuliani is egomaniacal, callous, and obsessed with control.

Patrick Sherril shot and killed 14 postal workers in Edmond, Oklahoma, and there were more than 2,000 incidents within the USPS in four years. Violence is a manifestation of job stress according to Michael R. Mantell, author of Ticking Bombs who works with survivors of massacres in Edmond, Oklahoma and San Ysidro, California.

Analysis of Seiler False Abduction Case

cover One of the most violent, drug-infested neighborhoods transformed into the trendy, residential enclave. The old timers knew how to survive the area when it was a ghetto - now see if they can survive gentrification. 7th Street draws viewers into a neighborhood most people were once afraid to enter. An area with Alphabet City in NYC's East Village, once known as the drug capital of the East Coast. Viewers join in Pais' struggle as he sees his block become a safe place for his newborn son and a trendy neighborhood for the new inhabitants at the expense of his street family. The people who were his role models as a child are now homeless in Tompkins Square Park or discovers them dead.

Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club by Sonny Barger (Author), Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman -- Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a pass to the secret world of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four decades that followed. It also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and built a worldwide bike-riding fraternity for freedom-seekers the world over. Dozens of photos, from private collections and noted photographers. Hell's Angel is the ultimate outlaw's tale of loyalty and betrayal, subcultures and brotherhood, and the real price of freedom.

Crimes of New York: Stories of Crooks, Killers, and Corruption from the World's Toughest City (Adrenaline Classics Series) by Clint Willis (Editor), Client Willis New York is not only a world capital of finance, fashion, and media, but also of every imaginable variety of criminal activity from the most brutal to the most creative. From rampaging draft rioters to Prohibition-era beer barons, from brilliant art thieves to Wall Street insiders, from the Boss Tweed to Dapper Don, New York's criminals personify the dark side of the most vibrant and diverse city on earth.

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