crime Tag

With more than a dozen awards for his efforts to reduce the crime rate at underprivileged locations and eighty plus scholarly journal articles, fifty book chapters, and dozens of commentaries, editorials, and monographs to his name, Anthony Braga is an enthusiast of reducing violence in communities. Professor and Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice of the Northeastern University, Braga has worked with...

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In February 1999, Adnan Masud Syed, Hae Min Lee’s ex-boyfriend, was arrested and charged with her murder. The following year, he was convicted of first-degree murder, post which he has been serving his sentence of life plus thirty years since 2000.   Lee’s case only received public attention after its appearance on a podcast known as ‘Serial’ in 2014. The episode was heard worldwide and gained popularity...

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Periodically, modern society is shaken to its core by a heinous crime that often questions one’s faith in the people around them. It is foolish to assume that such crimes only come about on rare occasions. In fact, crimes like murder, dismemberings, rapes, among others, have multiple victims daily. The difference between those and the ones we shall focus on is that by lottery, some...

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Shashi Tharoor’s debate at the Oxford Union ignited a flame that had been simmering under the surface for a long time. The idea that the poverty of developing countries in Asia and Africa is down to colonial exploitation was brought to the fore through his elegant if slightly inaccurate arguments. Firstly, it is important to acknowledge that answering such a question is not easy. Margaret Burnham,...

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Justin Trudeau is seen as one of the world’s foremost progressive leaders. His election as the Prime Minister of Canada was met with great cheer among the liberals of the world, who deified Trudeau. As with any mainstream political leader, however, the Canadian’s track record was hardly blemish-free. While admittedly talking a great deal about environmentalism and a future full of green policies won him...

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Murder in Mobile hits red carpet

2019’s official selection for The Roxbury International Film Festival, Murder in Mobile takes up the red carpet and will be featured in the international film festival. The film will be shown at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.   “We’re thrilled with the exposure that Murder in Mobile is receiving, spreading its message of resistance and restorative justice—potentially in many film festivals all over the world,”...

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Like most wars being fought around the world, the global war on drugs seems to be a never-ending battle. Across the world, governments and law enforcement agencies have devised multiple strategies to combat the growing drug crisis, but to no avail. From the suburbs of the United States to the farms of Punjab in India, the easy availability of drugs is scary. While our politicians...

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Sophisticated and coordinated attacks can take down websites of some of the largest organisations in the world. From the infamous ‘Anonymous’ group to North Korea’s widely feared army of hackers, cyber warfare has become a recurring phenomenon. Such attacks don’t always target governments and organisations. In fact, in most cases, they are aimed at the average web surfer, people like you and me.   What started with...

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