Could Prosecutorial and Forensics Misconduct Bankrupt Massachusetts?

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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 …

Read Investigator’s Guide To Ethics by Michael Bret Hood

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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 …

How Will Gorsuch Handle White Collar Crimes?

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Many in the Democratic Party are dumbfounded that Gorsuch was accepted to the Supreme Court. Because of the use of “nuclear” tactic, many on the opposing side feel cheated and are worried about what a Gorsuch bench will look like. Read More …

What Would Marie Antoinette Think of Kevin Crissey?

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American Airlines did something recently which got the ire of stock analyst Keven Crissey, something which, as tradition tells it would put a smile on the face of infamous French aristocrat Marie Antoinette. Op-Ed by C J Oakes I seldom Read More …

Forensics TV Review: BBC’s Ripper Street on NetFlix

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Ok, so this is a bit of a deviation from the norm here at CriminalJusticeLaw.org, but I couldn’t help myself. I have always been a fan of mysteries, detective, and forensics shows. At one time, I believed that nothing could Read More …