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 …

White Bear Justice Park: What a Novel Concept!

Strange blocky white on black icon, caption reads, Strange icon that plays a role in the series Black Mirror Episode 2 of Season 2 titled White Bear. Image source CriminalJusticeLaw.org

Justice is a tricky proposition. On the one hand, it is vital to know beyond a reasonable doubt that a person convicted of a crime is indeed guilty. Only then can justice be meted out. Opinion and Entertainment Review (of 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 …

Ohio Ban on Police-Minor Sex Lifted for a Mole

Matthew T. Mole, Highland Heights Patrolman who had sex with a minor. Caption: Imagine coming home one night to find this guy impaled on your 14-year-old child AND it turns out that when you call the police, HE responds. Oops. Image Credit: The Simon Wiesenthal Center

By C J Oakes, July 30, 2016 As if there was any doubt that there is one law for the public and another for officials, the State of Ohio is releasing a convicted pedophile Police Officer. On Thursday, July 28, Read More …

Phishing, Hawala, and Other Fraudulent Schemes

This FBI Fraud Alert notice is posted in banks around the nation. It lists several Red Flags which strongly indicate that someone is attempting to commit fraud using unsuspecting persons. Image Credit: C J Oakes, CriminalJusticeLaw.org

Fraud schemes are nothing new. Among the most common fraud schemes involve false invoices. In 2008, the bursting of the housing bubble brought into international focus fraud schemes involving major banks and similar financial institutions. In addition, the Internet has Read More …

Well…If this Ain’t a Kick in the Pants: Smart On Crime

Smart On Crime vs. Tough on Crime The Drug War as we know it has been raging for over 40 years…nearly as long as I have been alive. I still remember wondering as a child, why any society would lock Read More …