Too Bad This Cat Only Had Eight Lives

Image of eight cats with "Life 4 Life" superimposed over them in blood red. Caption reads, What does Life for Life Really Mean? Does it mean that ANY life can pay for the life wrongly taken or should it mean that ONLY the life which took the life can pay the price? It seems that justice in America today allows for the former rather than rightfully the latter.

May 26, 2017, at 12:15 am, Tommy Arthur was executed in Atmore, Alabama at the Holman Correctional Facility. Opinion by C J Oakes, May 26, 2017 Arthur, who had been convicted of killing Troy Wicker in 1982 under contract, maintained his Read More …

Honor Our Peace Officers in Your Own Way This Week

Black field with the Thin Blue Line, Arial type in white over the blue reads, How can we honor the line? Caption reads, May 15, 2017 like every year marks the start of Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week. How can we honor those who have fallen and those who serve every day to keep peace and order in our nation? Surely, we can all find a way. CC image by criminaljusticelaw.org may be used with attribution.

Starting yesterday, May 15, 2017, going through the 21st the nation recognizes our Peace Officers. Peace Officers Memorial Day was started by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 as a way to honor law enforcement; twenty years later the Memorial Read More …

Could Prosecutorial and Forensics Misconduct Bankrupt Massachusetts?

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

Just last month, a judge ruled in the Annie Dookin forensics lab scandal that rocked Massachusetts’ criminal justice system that prosecutors had to decide which cases to retry. The remaining cases would then be dismissed and convictions overturned. Could the cost Read More …

Textalyzer: Cool New Gadget to Save Lives on Highways?

Texting and driving is a serious issue causing an increase in highway deaths nationwide. To combat this dangerous trend, states may soon turn to the Textalyzer.

Distracted driving has been blamed for much of the rise in highway deaths in 2015 and 2016. Most distracted driving involves texting and though numerous states have passed laws to stop the act, it continues to be a key factor Read More …

The Wisdom of Firing FBI Director James Comey?

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

Just three days ago, FBI Director James Comey was fired by the Whitehouse. The dismissal of Director Comey came amid current testimony into the possible connection between members of Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian officials. One reason was given by Read More …

Read Investigator’s Guide To Ethics by Michael Bret Hood

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

Centuries ago, Giovanni Machaeivelli wrote that power tends to corrupt. In the 1970s, the Stanford Prison Experiment demonstrated that with certainty. Recommendation by C J Oakes Yet, despite knowing that power can have a corrupting influence on even the best Read More …

6 Things That Aren’t True In Personal Injury Law

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

People often make inaccurate assumptions about the law. When it comes to personal injury law, there are a lot of misconceptions. When you are injured, it is imperative that you understand what is correct and what isn’t in order to Read More …

How Technology Is Challenging Personal Injury Law

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

Technology affects every aspect of the average person’s daily life. From self-driving cars to social media, in just three short decades everything about society has changed. Some of the newest technology trends are challenging the legal system — specifically the Read More …

Fraud Alert: United Legal Consultants or Center or Con Men?

screenshot of United Legal Aid showing the UoP logo while claiming to be legal representatives. caption reads, United Legal Aid, a fraudulent website, claims to represent loan strapped students in a class action lawsuit against University of Phoenix. There is no such lawsuit and the company has no lawyers it seems, though perhaps they should.

I recently came across a company which seemed scammy to me. So I decided to look into it. The company I came across was called United Legal Consultants, but they do not have lawyers working for them. Maybe they are Read More …

The Cash Bail System: Does It Adversely Affect Someone’s Right To Bail?

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

When you are accused of a crime and have been arrested, you have the right to bail. Bail is putting money up to ensure that you will return to face the judicial system, and whether  you are guilty or innocent Read More …