Criminology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25246/all en Report links US drug agents to Secret Service prostitute scandal -NBC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/report-links-us-drug-agents-secret-service-prostitute-scandal-n <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Two U.S. drug enforcement agents "facilitated a sexual encounter" between a prostitute and a Secret Service agent before an international summit in Colombia last April, NBC News reported on Thursday, citing a Justice Department investigation.</p> <p>The two Drug Enforcement Administration agents also admitted paying for the sexual services of a prostitute, and used their government-issued BlackBerry devices to arrange the encounters, NBC reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/report-links-us-drug-agents-secret-service-prostitute-scandal-n" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminology Freedom of expression Labor Law Laws regarding prostitution Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:45:16 +0000 5732931 at http://www.globalpost.com More than 100 guns found in Venezuela riot prison http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/more-100-guns-found-venezuela-riot-prison <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Authorities found more than 100 firearms, including rifles and submachine guns, in a Venezuelan prison where nearly 60 people died in rioting last month, the government said Thursday.</p> <p>It took security forces two days to regain full control of the Uribana prison in northwestern Venezuela after the prison brawl, which brutally underscored the crowded and violent conditions in the country's jails.</p> <p>The arsenal included 27 revolvers, five shotguns, 62 pistols, four submachine guns and 12 grenades, prisons minister Iris Varela said at a press conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/more-100-guns-found-venezuela-riot-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminology Penology Prison gangs AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:16:04 +0000 5749475 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Judge enters not guilty plea for Colorado theater gunman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/update-1-judge-enters-not-guilty-plea-accused-theater-gunman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds comment from man wounded in shooting and other details)</p> <p>By Keith Coffman</p> <p>CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 12 (Reuters) - A Colorado judge presiding over the case of accused theater gunman James Holmes entered a not guilty plea on his behalf on Tuesday to charges he went on a shooting spree in a Denver suburb nearly eight months ago and killed 12 moviegoers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/update-1-judge-enters-not-guilty-plea-accused-theater-gunman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminology Forensic psychiatry James Holmes Law Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:01:52 +0000 5781192 at http://www.globalpost.com Doctor faces jail in Britain for spycam sex attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/doctor-faces-jail-britain-spycam-sex-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A doctor pleaded guilty in Britain on Friday to using a secret camera hidden in his wristwatch to film himself sexually assaulting female patients.</p> <p>Davinderjit Bains, 45, admitted that he assaulted 30 women at his practice in southern England.</p> <p>The Indian-trained doctor filmed the attacks on his high-definition Tieex Spy Watch, which has been compared to a gadget from the James Bond films.</p> <p>He admitted a total of 39 charges -- 13 charges of assault by penetration, 13 charges of voyeurism, 11 charges of sexual assault and two charges of sexual activity with a child.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/doctor-faces-jail-britain-spycam-sex-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Criminology Davinderjit Bains Sex crimes Social Issues AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:31:45 +0000 5784716 at http://www.globalpost.com foreign criminals-increase http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130325/foreign-criminals-increase <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 25 (Yonhap) --The number foreign criminal suspects arrested in South Korea nearly doubled in the 2007-2011 period, a government report showed Monday.</p> <p>The number of foreigners apprehended as a suspect in a criminal case increased from 14,524 in 2007 to 27,144 in 2011, while the number of Korean criminal suspects decreased from 2.11 million to 1.87 million in the same period, according to the report released by the state-run Korean Institute of Criminology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130325/foreign-criminals-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crimes Criminology Social Issues Yonhap News Agency Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:30:53 +0000 5793055 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany pledges to flush out neo-Nazi prison network http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/germany-pledges-flush-out-neo-nazi-prison-network <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German authorities vowed Thursday to root out a just-discovered neo-Nazi network in the country's prisons that attempted to establish contact with criminals and militants still at large.</p> <p>The far-right gang in the western state of Hesse used secret code to seek out potential allies beyond the prison walls including a woman set to go on trial next week for her alleged role in 10 murders.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/germany-pledges-flush-out-neo-nazi-prison-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminology Disaster Penology Prison gangs Social Issues War AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:01:22 +0000 5811368 at http://www.globalpost.com Victim emotion helps Conservatives promote tough-on-crime justice agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/victim-emotion-helps-conservatives-promote-tough-crime-justi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The complexity of including the perspective of victims in Canada's criminal justice system was encapsulated nicely Thursday in a single, 24-minute news conference on Parliament Hill.</p> <p>And it highlighted a question that too often goes unasked in official Ottawa: When does justice for victims become Old Testament vengeance on criminals?</p> <p>"It's taken years for victims to try to get the message out that we are not these angry, vengeful people," said Sharon Rosenfeldt, whose 16-year-old son Daryn was one of the victims of serial killer Clifford Olsen in 1981.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/victim-emotion-helps-conservatives-promote-tough-crime-justi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminology Ethics Law Social Issues The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:03:40 +0000 5828024 at http://www.globalpost.com Attorneys: Suspect in Colorado theatre shootings will plead not guilty by reason of insanity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130507/attorneys-suspect-colorado-theatre-shootings-will-plead-not- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DENVER - Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in a Colorado movie theatre said Tuesday he wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.</p> <p>Attorneys for James Holmes said in a court filing they plan to formally ask for the change of plea at a May 13 hearing.</p> <p>A judge in the case previously entered a standard not guilty plea for Holmes. If the judge accepts the insanity plea, Holmes would be sent to the state mental hospital, where doctors would determine whether he was insane at the time of the July 20 shootings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130507/attorneys-suspect-colorado-theatre-shootings-will-plead-not-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminology James Holmes Law Mental health law Social Issues The Canadian Press Tue, 07 May 2013 23:23:20 +0000 5833214 at http://www.globalpost.com Lawyers in Colorado shooting case to challenge insanity defense law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130524/lawyers-colorado-shooting-case-challenge-insanity-defense-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Keith Coffman</p> <p>DENVER (Reuters) - Public defenders representing James Holmes, accused of killing 12 moviegoers in Colorado last summer, will return to court on Thursday to challenge the state's insanity defense law in a bid to try to avoid the death penalty for their client.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130524/lawyers-colorado-shooting-case-challenge-insanity-defense-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminology James Holmes Law Mental health law Thomson Reuters Fri, 24 May 2013 11:05:05 +0000 5845372 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Batman shooter' judge rules insanity pleas constitutional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130529/batman-shooter-judge-rules-insanity-pleas-constitutional <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US judge ruled Wednesday that Colorado's laws on insanity pleas are constitutional, resolving a legal challenge ahead of accused Aurora cinema shooter James Holmes's expected plea later this week.</p> <p>Holmes, suspected of killing 12 people and wounding another 70 by opening fire in the packed theater during a showing of a Batman movie last July, is expected to plead not guilty due to insanity on Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130529/batman-shooter-judge-rules-insanity-pleas-constitutional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminology Forensic psychiatry Law AFP Wed, 29 May 2013 23:15:12 +0000 5848364 at http://www.globalpost.com Judge rejects legal challenges by accused Colorado theater gunman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130529/judge-rejects-legal-challenges-accused-colorado-theater-gunma-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Keith Coffman</p> <p>DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado judge rejected challenges on Wednesday to the state's insanity defense statute and death penalty law by accused movie theater spree gunman James Holmes, resolving a key legal hurdle in the sensational case.</p> <p>Lawyers for Holmes, accused of killing 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens more in a rampage last July, had argued that the state's insanity law was unconstitutional because it forces their client to cooperate with court-appointed psychiatrists.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130529/judge-rejects-legal-challenges-accused-colorado-theater-gunma-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminology James Holmes Law Mental health law Thomson Reuters Thu, 30 May 2013 02:33:08 +0000 5848449 at http://www.globalpost.com Judge rejects legal challenges by accused Colorado theater gunman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130529/judge-rejects-legal-challenges-accused-colorado-theater-gunma-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Keith Coffman</p> <p>DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado judge rejected challenges on Wednesday to the state's insanity defense statute and death penalty law by accused movie theater spree gunman James Holmes, resolving a key legal hurdle in the sensational case.</p> <p>Lawyers for Holmes, accused of killing 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens more in a rampage last July, had argued that the state's insanity law was unconstitutional because it forces their client to cooperate with court-appointed psychiatrists.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130529/judge-rejects-legal-challenges-accused-colorado-theater-gunma-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminology James Holmes Law Mental health law Thomson Reuters Thu, 30 May 2013 02:34:02 +0000 5848452 at http://www.globalpost.com Judge accepts insanity plea in Colo. theatre shootings, says prosecutors can access notebook http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130605/judge-accepts-insanity-plea-colo-theatre-shootings-says-pros <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A judge on Tuesday accepted James Holmes' plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, setting the stage for a lengthy mental evaluation of the Colorado theatre shooting suspect.</p> <p>The court clerk placed a written advisory of the ground rules of the plea before Holmes so he could follow it as Judge Carlos Samour Jr. read through all 18 points.</p> <p>When Samour asked if he had any questions, Holmes answered "no" in a clear, firm voice. Samour then accepted the plea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130605/judge-accepts-insanity-plea-colo-theatre-shootings-says-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminology James Holmes Law Mental health law Social Issues The Canadian Press Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:23:43 +0000 5851601 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian military embroiled in new sex scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130613/australian-military-embroiled-new-sex-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Australian military was embroiled in another sex scandal Thursday with 17 personnel, including officers, under investigation after "explicit and repugnant" emails and images demeaning women were uncovered.</p> <p>Army chief Lieutenant-General David Morrison said he was appalled at the revelations, which follow a government report last year detailing more than 1,000 claims of sexual or other abuse in the forces from the 1950s to the present day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130613/australian-military-embroiled-new-sex-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminology Gender-based violence Rape Social Issues Technology AFP Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:30:49 +0000 5857095 at http://www.globalpost.com Eight suspects remain at large in Project Traveller guns and drugs probe: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130621/eight-suspects-remain-at-large-project-traveller-guns-and-dr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Police in Toronto say another arrest has been made related to last week's raids targeting a gang allegedly involved in drug and gun trafficking.</p> <p>Project Traveller — which began in June 2012 — was aimed at shutting down an alleged criminal organization operating in Toronto, Windsor, Ont., and Edmonton.</p> <p>Police say Paul Smith-Bonnick, 21, of Barrie, Ont., was charged earlier this week with counts that include trafficking in restricted weapons, and unauthorized possession of a firearm.</p> <p>Police say the investigation is ongoing and eight suspects remain outstanding.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130621/eight-suspects-remain-at-large-project-traveller-guns-and-dr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Criminology Gang Social Issues The Canadian Press Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:47:03 +0000 5862888 at http://www.globalpost.com