Crowdsourced Justice?

18 06 2011

Probably a bit late to be posting, but I’ve just found the most fascinating sites:

http://vancouverriot.com/

http://thevancouverriots.com/

http://publicshamingeternus.wordpress.com/

To summarise, in the wake of yesterday’s rioting in Vancouver, following a resounding defeat for the hometown Canucks against the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup final (ice hockey), websites have been established, dedicated to “naming and shaming” rioters. I’m hoping to make contact with the organisers for comment – can’t imagine that they’ll be back to me for a few days, things seem to be pretty hectic for them right at the moment.

I’ve never come upon anything like this before, will need to consider further before commenting.

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16 07 2011
Dysology

You might find this interesting for your blog. It was given as a paper at the National Deviancy Conference this year – in the Voodoo Criminology session:

Link: http://www.bestthinking.com/articles/science/social_sciences/sociology/the-problem-of-zombie-cops-in-voodoo-criminology-a-27-year-old-myth-about-beat-patrol-policing-is-busted

Mike

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