Meet the New Face of Crime: Pretty, Yes?

Michelle Carter in court awaiting sentencing in the text message suicide case that has rocked a Taunton, Massachusetts court. By encouraging Conrad Roy III to kill himself via a barrage of texts, the court found the Plainville, MA woman guilty of causing his death. She could face up to 20 years in prison for the crime. Image source: Faith Ninivaggi, Boston Herald/AP

Opinion by C J Oakes Relationships are never easy. They are especially difficult when one party to the relationship is mentally unstable. Yet, when a person is faced with a romantic entanglement that is met with constant claims of suicide, Read More …

The Unfriendly Skies: Drones in Law Enforcement and Corrections

A drone equipped with a camera in use by law enforcement has many organizations concerned about Constitutional privacy issues. However, expanding use of drones includes weaponized units while prisons battle drone technology on a different front. Image Source: democracynow.org

Drones are not that new anymore. For the last decade, the public has seen images of drones used in every manner of military operation from spying on the enemy to dropping small munitions. Drones In the News by C J 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 …

Kurt Eichenwald Case Shows any Tool in Wrong Hands is Weapon

Flashes of light such as from photographers can trigger an epileptic seizure.

Reportedly, my grandfather was mean. So mean, that when he was in first grade, so the story goes, he killed his teacher with a baseball bat. Whether true or not I don’t know, but at a young age it taught Read More …

How Secure are Smart Phones? New WiFi Tech Warning.

Image of the back of a Samsung Galaxy S7 Activ. Caption reads, How secure are smart phones? Not very, according to researchers at MIT, University of South Florida, and Shanghai Jaio Tong University. Thanks to MIMO WiFi routers, a serious vunerability has been identified. Image by C J Oakes, CriminalJusticeLaw.org

How secure are smart phones? Internet and wireless security is a massive business, one which did not exist a mere 25 years ago. Financial institutions spend millions on security as do service providers and online retailers. As soon as new security Read More …