Global Justice in the 21st Century


“The language marches in step with the executioners.

  Therefore we must get a new language.” 

                       Tomas Tranströmer, Night Duty


            Marjorie Cohn, a respected progressive commentator on the use and abuse of international law during the past decade, notes with justifiable horror the willingness of Republican candidates for president to endorse torture as an acceptable instrument of counterterrorism. [Cohn, “US Presidential Elections: GOP Candidates Advocate Torture,” Nov. 19, 2011] Rick Perry, one leading Republican presidential contender who is now governor of Texas, put his support for torture in typically crude language: “This is war. That’s what happens in war.” The most direct endorsement was made by Herb Cain, a businessman who repeatedly demonstrates his scant knowledge of foreign policy issues, said with sprightly ignorance of waterboarding during a recent TV debate among…

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Profiles of Murder

Hans Gustav Adolf Gross and Criminology

Criminologist: A professional who studies crime, criminals. and criminal behavior. Criminologist are involved in the documentation of factual information about criminality and the development of theories to help explain those facts.

Hans Gross was an Austrian criminal jurist (legal expert in science/law) and an examining magistrate. He is believed to be the creator of the field of criminalities.  He taught as a professor at the Chernivtsi University, Prague University and the University of Graz, and established the Institute of Criminology in Graz.

The release of his book in 1891, “Handbuch fur Untersuchungsricter als System Der Kriminalistik” and in 1907 the English version of the same book was released called, Criminal Investigations, a Practical Textbook for Magistrates, Police Officers, and Lawyers. It was this book where the term “criminalistics” was coined.  

1893 is marked as the birth of the field…

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Prism Risk Management, LLC

Wi-FiMany businesses benefit from providing wireless internet access, commonly known as “Wi-Fi,” to their employees or customers. While some businesses may offer Wi-Fi access as a bonus to customers, such as coffee shops, others may prefer to limit access to authorized users. Allowing unknown individuals onto a wireless network can pose security problems, as hackers may be able to access other customers’ computers, or even find a way into the business’ network. One recent case has demonstrated how a criminal investigation can result when online criminal activity traces to an unsecured Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi technology first came into use in 1999, when the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance announced a standard for wireless internet connections. The term “Wi-Fi” was chosen as a simple way to describe the new standard. It allows users to access the internet on a computer or mobile device without cable connections, provided they are close to a…

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The Carolina Investigator

Although I don’t know if this is spam or not, I have been exploring the links.  So for those interested in training, especially training to be a “Crime Scene Investigator”, Here are some links thanks to

50 Open Courses to become a Real Life CSI

I checked out some of the classes listed and am impressed especially with the offerings from Open University.

Below is a sampling from the webpage.


You’ll study the nature of crime in these courses.

  1. The Meaning of Crime: Find out exactly what crime is with the help of this course. [Open U]
  2. Aims and Limits of the Criminal Law: Take this course to learn more about criminal law. [Berkeley]
  3. Trials in History: Study famous trials in history through this course. [MIT]
  4. Crime, Heredity and Insanity in American History: This course will teach you about crime and insanity throughout…

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