The deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history has renewed conversations about America’s gun laws, after one man strafed a country music festival from a high-rise hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday. The attack prompted a musician who played at the festival to say he’s changed his mind — and that...
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    British criminologists have made the assessment after studying newspaper records of “family annihilator” events over the period from 1980 to 2012. A family break-up was the most common trigger, followed by financial difficulties and honour killings. Writing in the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, the team lists the four...
  • RCMP arrest suspect in Grande Prairie mall shooting

    One suspect wanted in connection with a shooting last week at a Grande Prairie shopping mall has been arrested. RCMP say the 23-year-old was arrested by the Calgary police in a hotel in northwest Calgary at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. The shooting happened Sept. 15 in the Prairie Mall’s food court. RCMP say a fight broke out between...
  • UI OFFERS STUDENTS NEW CRIMINOLOGY ROAD

    New majors have surfaced this fall at  the University of Iowa, and criminology, law, and justice is one of the most-anticipated new options. The state Board of Regents approved the major last spring for the Sociology Department this semester, said Denise Barnard, a UI senior academic adviser in sociology. “There’s...
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    LOWER LAKE, Calif. — A California man was arrested Monday on arson charges for allegedly sparking a wildfire that exploded over the weekend, destroying more than 175 homes, business and other structures in a Northern California town, authorities said. Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin said Damin Anthony Pashilk, 40, of...
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