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Murder in the First

This series is a criminal justice drama. When most series of this kind has a new case every episode this show has one case that it follows. 224 more words

T.V. Shows

Incarceration is violence.

Yes.  Incarceration is violence.  And don’t let anyone else tell you different.

From the above linked article in the New York Times:

Injuries to inmates — from bruises and lacerations to concussions and broken bones — are common, though no government agency tracks them.

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Criminal Justice

Boris orders sobriety

Boris Johnson has today launched a really interesting initiative: a compulsory sobriety trial in South London which aims to reduce alcohol-related reoffending. People committing alcohol-related offences will be required to remain sober for a period of up to four months, enforced with electronically monitored tags that can detect if they have been drinking. 648 more words

Politics

Thinking Aloud: Maliki, Give Him What He Wants to Make Him Go?

July 30, 2014 by Darius

Many people inside and outside of Iraq agree that it’s time for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to go.  Maliki, who has been in power for eight years, is facing the prospect of putting together a ruling coalition which would grant him another four-year term, even as his country seems on the brink of civil war due in large part to his actions and inactions.  344 more words

Thinking Aloud

Lawyer ordered to repay $5.8M in alleged scheme to defraud; relatives were among the victims

By: Debra Cassens Weiss

A Long Island lawyer convicted of a scheme to defraud was sentenced to 15 months to four years in prison on Tuesday and ordered to repay $5.8 million to victims that included his relatives. 133 more words

Law

An interview with former Supreme Court Judge, Mr Kan Ting Chiu

By Vincent Ho, Teo Ho Hong, Hoang Linh Trang and Stacey Lopez

Innocence Project Members Hoang Linh Trang and Johnson Teo had the opportunity to interview former judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore, Mr Kan Ting Chiu.

Articles

Depressing and (sadly) unsurprising criminal justice news

Via the Post:

Nearly every criminal case reviewed by the FBI and the Justice Department as part of a massive investigation started in 2012 of problems at the FBI lab has included flawed forensic testimony from the agency, government officials said.

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Criminal Justice