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Being a Millionaire Isn't What it Used to be
One evening a few weeks ago, some friends and I wound up talking about the U.S. "roaring twenties," and all the "millionaires" created, and wondering just what $1 million 1925 dollars would be in 2015 dollars. Obviously the price level has multiplied greatl...
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5 Things you need to know about hot-spots policing and the Koper curve - pdf handout
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Professor Larry Laudan Lecturer in Law and Philosophy University of Texas at Austin "When the ‘Not-Guilty’ Falsely Pass for Innocent" by Larry Laudan While it is a belief deeply ingrained in the le...
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Basically equivalent to the current call for reproducibility in statistical analysis - but simply applied to discovery for expert witnesses.
Discovery Beyond the Report and the Deposition. The lesson of the cases interpreting Rule 26 is that counsel cannot count exclusively upon the report and automatic disclosure requirements to obtain the materials necessary or helpful for cross-examination of statisticians who have created their ...
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New blog post - string distances for the same people with a police database.
A repeated annoying task I have had to undertake is take a list of names and date-of-births and match them to a reference set. This can happen when you try to merge data from different sources. Or ...
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All new info to me - high resolution sat. imagery can be more inaccurate (in terms of spatial location) than lower imagery. Problem is often worse in rural flat areas. Example given mountains are off by around 200 meters.
This is not going to be a philosophical text on the merits of ground surveys in contrast to remote mapping, with accuracy i am referring just to the plain positional accuracy of the pixels in images, not the semantics. A lot of people using satellite images wonder about this topic and even if ...
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Deterrent effect of concealed carry guns versus availability. 

In perhaps a bit of irony, most drug dealers use the same logic as the "conceal and carry" advocates in justifying arming themselves.

Also, I know a few law enforcement officers that do often carry a personal hand-gun - I have a feeling though church is one of those instances in which they leave the gun at home though!
I was bothered by a recent post on the sister blog. The post was by political scientist David Fortunato and it was called, Would “concealed carry” have stopped Dylann Roof’s church shooting spree?. What bugged me in particular was this sentence: On its face, the claim that increasing the number of gun carriers would reduce …
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My younger sister (going to be a senior in high school next year) showed me some of her summer reading for English class. Animal Farm is still required - although clearly 1984 is more relevant in today's society.
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New working paper: What We Can Learn from Small Units of Analysis
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I've posted a new working paper, What We Can Learn from Small Units of Analysis to SSRN. This is a derivative of my dissertation (by the sam

Larry Laudan: "When the ‘Not-Guilty’ Falsely Pass for Innocent", the Fre...
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Professor Larry Laudan Lecturer in Law and Philosophy University of Texas at Austin "When the ‘Not-Guilty’ Falsely Pass for Innocent" by Lar

#UAlbanySummer: Graduate Student on Mission to Decode Albany’s 800 Stree...
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University at Albany graduate student Erik Schilmmer is on a mission to decode the meaning behind all 800 street names in the City of Albany

Discovery of Retained, Testifying Statistician Expert Witnesses (Part 2)...
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Discovery Beyond the Report and the Deposition. The lesson of the cases interpreting Rule 26 is that counsel cannot count exclusively upon t

Some ad-hoc fuzzy name matching within Police databases
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A repeated annoying task I have had to undertake is take a list of names and date-of-births and match them to a reference set. This can happ

Some science book reading lists
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From John Horgan, a list of 25 Terrific Science(y) Books. There are some unorthodox picks here (next to some no-brainers): Ulysse

On the accuracy of satellite images | Imagico.de
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This is not going to be a philosophical text on the merits of ground surveys in contrast to remote mapping, with accuracy i am referring jus

When the counterintuitive becomes the norm, arguments get twisted out of...
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I was bothered by a recent post on the sister blog. The post was by political scientist David Fortunato and it was called, Would “concealed

Tables and Graphs paper rejection/update - and on the use of personal pr...
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My paper, Tables and Graphs for Monitoring Temporal Crime Patterns was recently rejected from Policing: An International Journal of Police S

Cognitive profiles are rarely flat.
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Because cognitive abilities are positively correlated, there is an assumption that cognitive abilities should be evenly developed. When psyc

Refugee migration mapped globally
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According to estimates recently released by the United Nations, about 14 million left their home countries because of conflict or persecutio

Excel Slicers - Introduction, what are they, how to use them, tips, adva...
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Slicers are visual filters. Using a slicer, you can filter your data (or pivot table, pivot chart) by clicking on the type of data you want.

SSRN Top Downloads
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Rank, Downloads, Paper Title. 1, 52044, Multiple Victim Public Shootings, Bombings, and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handgun Laws: Contrasting P

Best of the Capital Region 2015 winners
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For the past few years, we have sought to make it easier for those voting in the Times Union Best Of survey — what, with everyone's busier l

True Size of Africa - now in three dee!
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A few years back, designer Kai Krause made his multi-viral 'True Size of Africa' graphic. It's what got me riled enough to start this blog a

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The June 15, 2015 post on Bike Snob NYC leads with "Let's talk about bike locks." Here's what I want to talk about: in a local bike shop, I

Policing a Free Society by Herman Goldstein :: SSRN
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The quality of policing has a very direct effect on the quality of life in a democracy. Yet, the American public persists in ignoring the co