CRIMINAL JUSTICE. AN ALLURING FIELD

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.

Guest Post by Rachel Stinson Criminal justice is an alluring field because it is one of the fields with good prospects for job outlook. There are many positions for professionalism and education in the field, they vary from federal agents Read More …

August 17, 1865 Happy Anniversary India Central Police Organization

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.

As fans of history, we at Criminal Justice Law International decided it would be a nice touch to start a new segment in our blog dedicated to anniversary dates. As it happens, the first installment in this continuing series belongs 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 …

Criminal Justice Reform…Yada, Yada, Yada Louisiana

black and white Image of Louisiana behind bars caption reads, Louisiana leads the world in incarceration rates per capita, but in June 2017 the state passed legislation to change that. Will it?

It seems that every state is jumping on the old proverbial bandwagon to reform their criminal justice system. Texas started doing so more than a decade ago and is saving millions. Other states in the South such as Mississippi, Alabama, Read More …

Misconduct Can Occur Throughout the Criminal Justice System

This poster, showing Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona well illustrates the matter of what to do when law enforcement engages in civil disobedience. Should they be treated as any other citizen? Or should there be a higher standard? Image credit: Arizona New Times

Boys will be boys, Right? This would explain the sophomoric behavior of two Missouri Parole Board workers recently. It seems that the two co-workers were rather bored with their job and decided to create a game. Although the game seemed harmless Read More …

A Great Resource for Shopping Criminal Justice & Law Schools

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 planning to go to college, finding the right university for you can be tough. The competition is fierce and nearly every college is going to say they are the best. And why wouldn’t they? If a person works for 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 …

Steubenville Rape Case Reveals a City of Bad Samaritans…But is it Just Them?

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.

By C. Jeff Oakes I don’t usually like reading the new articles posted on Yahoo News.  The articles are usually nothing more than fluff, sensationalized, and politically biased.  This is why I was pleasantly surprised to read one of the Read More …