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Woman uses clever move she learned from 'Law & Order' to escape mugging

"In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous."

Woman uses clever move she learned from 'Law & Order' to escape mugging

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"In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous."

Woman uses clever move she learned from 'Law & Order' to escape mugging

"In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous." For one clever California woman, a solid knowledge of the television series "Law & Order" was all she needed to stop herself from being robbed. Photo: Facebook Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

HOW THE JUSTICE SYSTEM KILLED KALIEF BROWDER: Imagine being young, vulnerable, and facing crimina…

HOW THE JUSTICE SYSTEM KILLED KALIEF BROWDER: Imagine being young, vulnerable, and facing criminal charges for a crime you didn’t commit. The justice system sees you as nothing more than a statistic. Your case is not worth their time and resources. The question of your innocence is actually of little interest to the DA’s office. […]

Police: New Mexico justice system is broken, changes needed

New Mexico's top law enforcement officer says the state's criminal justice system is broken, overtasked and strained by a lack of resources. His comments came Friday as he and San … Click to Continue »

Kentucky prosecutors warn budget cuts would devastate system

Kentucky prosecutors say the state's criminal justice system will effectively shut down if they are not exempted from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed budget cuts. Bevin has proposed budget cuts … Click to Continue »

Racial Bias Has No Place In The Arkansas Criminal Justice System

Regardless of how one might feel about the death penalty, no one should be more or less culpable because of the color of their skin.

FROM USA TODAY, A STRONG EDITORIAL IN FAVOR OF BETSY DEVOS’S CHANGES: Campus rape cases don’t deser…

FROM USA TODAY, A STRONG EDITORIAL IN FAVOR OF BETSY DEVOS’S CHANGES: Campus rape cases don’t deserve second-class justice. “Sexual assaults are serious crimes best handled by the criminal justice system. The most stringent punishment schools can order is expulsion. That can be appropriate for cheating on a term paper, but not for rape.. […]

Contributions to veterans in the US criminal justice system identified

(University of Missouri-Columbia) New research from the University of Missouri establishes that alcohol and drug use, difficulty adjusting to civilian life, and economic disadvantages are main contributors to criminal justice involvement for veterans. Information from this research could help policymakers reduce arrests and prevent incarcerations.

Differences between military, civilian life contribute to veterans in the U.S. criminal justice system

Military veterans currently account for 8 percent of the national prison and jail population, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. However, it is unclear how many veterans are under community supervision or involved community-intervention programs, and little data exist that illustrates how veterans enter the criminal justice system. Show More Summary

Accountability for Judges in the Criminal Justice System

Here’s an article entitled I Set a Defendant Free And Got Blamed When He Raped Someone. This is what the article is about: A judge explains how he decides whether to release a defendant before trial without bail — and how it can go bad. I found reading any further into the article was a […]

Zambian opposition leader says arrest was political

Zambia's main opposition leader on Thursday condemned his four-month imprisonment for alleged treason as an abuse of the criminal justice system by his political opponents. Hakainde Hichilema was released from custody two weeks ago after being detained for allegedly failing to give way to President Edgar Lungu's motorcade. Show More Summary

Statistics Canada Article on Mandatory Minimum Penalties

Statistics Canada's publication Juristat has published an article entitled Mandatory minimum penalties: An analysis of criminal justice system outcomes for selected offences:"Historically, Canadian law has laid out mandatory minimum penalties (MMPs) for the most serious offences under the Canadian Criminal Code, such as murder and high treason. Show More Summary

Books of The Times: ‘Cuz’ Mourns a Loss and Denounces a System

Danielle Allen’s new book is about her cousin’s troubled life and death, and his experience in and out of the California criminal justice system.

Study provides new insight toward reducing racial bias in courtroom

The American criminal justice system relies on jurors to regularly decode the mental states of criminal defendants. When those defendants are people of color, decoding minority mental states is a centerpiece of the justice process.

U study provides new insight toward reducing racial bias in courtroom

(University of Minnesota) The study, titled 'Minority Mens Rea' and published in the Hastings Law Journal, offers positive news for a criminal justice system that has become keenly aware of the need for improved responses to race biases. Show More Summary

Bail reforms disrupt court routines across New Mexico

Prosecutors, bail bondsmen and public defenders are describing a criminal justice system in upheaval as courtrooms across New Mexico adjust to new bail and pretrial detention rules. Judicial officials told … Click to Continue »

O.C. mass shooter could be spared death penalty as judge rules on fallout from jail informant scandal

For years, allegations that Orange County law enforcement officials repeatedly violated inmates’ constitutional rights by recruiting a network of jailhouse informants have roiled the region’s criminal justice system. The scandal has led to retrials for several convicted killers, sparked waves of...

Language puts ordinary people at a disadvantage in the criminal justice system

Language is pervasive throughout the criminal justice system. A textual chain follows a person from the moment they are arrested until their day in court, and it is all underpinned by meticulously drafted legislation. At every step, there are challenges faced by laypeople who find themselves in the linguistic webs of the justice system.

Common: Our criminal justice system needs an overhaul

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Time to look at prisoners as human beings and eliminate life sentences for young offenders        

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