A normal tourist map, "but everything is negative"

'Critical Tourist Map of Oslo' offers uniquely dark perspective on Norway's capital.

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  • Your standard tourist map is irrepressibly positive about its location—but not this one.
  • Norwegian activist/artist Markus Moestue reveals the dark and shameful sides of Oslo.
  • He hopes his 'Critical Tourist Map' will inspire others to reveal the dark side of their cities.
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Study: Private prisons result in more inmates, longer sentences

The Labour Economics study suggests two potential reasons for the increase: corruption and increased capacity.

  • After adopting strict sentencing laws in the '80s and '90s, many states have turned to for-profit prisons to handle growing prison populations.
  • A new study in Labour Economics found that privately-run prisons correlate with a rise in incarceration rates and sentence lengths.
  • While evidence is mixed, private prisons do not appear to improve recidivism or cost less than state-run facilities.
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    Why are some psychopaths 'successful'? It may depend on one personality trait

    What makes some psychopaths better able to control their antisocial tendencies?

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    • Researchers have long struggled to explain the stark differences in life outcomes of psychopaths.
    • A new study suggests that the personality trait conscientiousness helps psychopaths develop impulse-control skills over time.
    • However, this process seems to apply only to individuals who score high in certain psychopathic traits.
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    The United States incarcerates a larger proportion of its citizens than any other developed country in the world, with around 1.5 million people serving time in prison.

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    Algorithms identify repeat offenders better than judges

    Can AI make better predictions about future crimes?

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    • A new study finds algorithmic predictions of recidivism more accurate than human authorities.
    • Researchers are trying to construct tests of such AI that accurately mirror real-world deliberations.
    • What level of reliability should we demand of AI in sentencing?
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