Criminal Justice

Below you’ll find the blog posts and comments from the Criminal Justice category. We will try to cover topics and articles and information about criminal issues and defense cases across the nation.

Criminal Justice

We often blog about how your privacy and civil rights are under attack. When in comes to recording the police as a private citizen, and being free from constant government surveillance, such as with automatic licence plate scanners, your freedoms are being eroded.

Criminal Law

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Criminal Justice Information

Justice is served when all the rules and obligations of the prosecution and defense are met in a court of law. The prosecution always has the burden of proof, that is, all defendants are innocent until proven guilty. Knowing the criminal justice system is the best defense.

Criminal Justice Discussions

Good Policing vs. Bad Policing

by dave on August 15, 2014

in Criminal Justice

The difference between good policing and bad policing is how the officer approaches his job and sees his mission. Charged with a Crime? Please call (800) 759-5813. It’s the difference between “protect and serve” or “respect my authoritah”. It’s the difference between servicing justice or creating order. We saw how dramatic the difference between the […]

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Breaking a criminal law puts you at risk for arrest. But we all know police use their discretion in determining who gets cuffed and who gets a stern “talking to”. In several recent cases to cross national headlines, it seems we are living in a nation where the warnings are falling out of favor, and […]

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Elizabeth Renter is a freelance writer and editor who writes about criminal justice issues.

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What happens in police interrogation rooms used to stay in police interrogation rooms. And though recording these potentially high-stress conversations has become more standard in local and state proceedings, the federal government had barred investigators from recording interrogations until this week. Now, the government says federal law enforcement will be required to video record interviews […]

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Obama has the worst record on presidential clemencies of any modern Head of State. So when he recently announced he would be accepting and potentially approving stacks of clemency petitions, it came as a surprise. About Connect with me on Google+More Posts (198)

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Police K-9’s: we’re led to believe they have been trained in the best dog academies to use their superior sniffers to identify illicit drugs. They are essentially used to find drugs when cops themselves can’t identify their presence. But not all research backs up their use, with some even indicating the dogs are mere extensions […]

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How To Avoid Breaking The Law

by dave on March 18, 2014

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Most of us manage to go about our daily lives managing not to get into too much trouble with the law. Most of us have never had a court hearing, have never been fined and have never been arrested. That said however, it can be surprisingly easy to break the law on occasion in minor […]

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In the U.S., we have this idea that the Constitution and the legal system are crafted so that we are all treated equally under the law. It’s even written into that founding document in the Equal Protection Clause, that all men are created equal and shall have the same protection under the laws. But as […]

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As Law Enforcement Pushes APLRs and Surveillance, People Push Back With advances in technology and under the guise of keeping everyone safe, comes an ever increasing infringement by the government on people’s privacy. You can see evidence of this in the increasing number of surveillance tools used by police agencies across the nation. Used to […]

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The Problem(s) With Crime Labs

by Elizabeth on October 1, 2013

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In what’s known as the “CSI effect” most people who lack true insight into the justice system get their information from television dramas. And when it comes to crime labs, this information is often over-exaggerated, to put it mildly. Instead of the infallible experts who use unquestioned scientific techniques to always get to the bottom […]

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There is nothing quite as convincing to a jury as an eyewitness identification. Seeing the victim identify their assailant, for example, can have a profound effect on the people sitting in the courtroom. But, eyewitness identifications are called the “single greatest cause of wrongful convictions”; they are unreliable. And according to a new report, local […]

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