Crime & Criminals

Confessions of a Criminal Lawyer: A Memoir

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While citizens and public officials often espouse that view, social scientists often claim the opposite extreme: that police make only minimal contributions to crime prevention in the context of far more powerful social institutions, like the family and labor markets. About 130,000 vessels arrive in Singapore each year alone, according to both Singaporean and international estimates. As noted above, the Genocide Convention imposes a general duty on States parties “to prevent and to punish” genocide.
Jesse James - The Smoking Gun

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Studies find that parents watch their daughters more closely than they watch their sons, who are allowed to stay out later at night and thus have more opportunity to break the law. PAUL and his associates were eventually indicted for smuggling and trafficking of cigarettes, money laundering, and structuring financial transactions.”100 “In the FTZ of Ras-Al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – in 2009 – a successful criminal prosecution was brought against a counterfeiter making fake cooling gas cylinders branded with a famous mark in that industry. (To our knowledge this is the first known successful criminal prosecution against any enterprise operating within a Free Zone and is a welcome development that should serve as best practice development in achieving an improved regulatory framework against illicit operators in FTZs).”101 The FATF’s “Money Laundering Vulnerabilities of Free Trade Zones” is the first global report to address the issue of FTZs as “enablers” of crime.
Vape Mania: A Newbie's Guide to the Evil's of the Electronic

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The 1881 Newspaper Libel and Registration Act made newspaper proprietors directly accountable for the content of their publications. While less research has been conducted about male rape victims, case research suggests that males also commonly experience many of the reactions that females experience. These powerful words were uttered by Martin Luther King in the midst of the racial unrest in the 1960's. One major hypothesis about the declining homicide rate in the US is that police have become more effective at deterring illegal gun carrying in public places (Moore, 1980; Wilson, 1994).
In With the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a

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Type of property loss associated with incidents at schools. This competition, often leading to violence, uses valuable resources such as manpower (either killed or sent to prison), equipment and finances. Criminal Division staff track conferences to ensure that cases are moving without undue delays. Norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine are metabolized by both MAOA and MAOB (Elliot, 2000). The "intentions" behind legislation and policing policy may be completely honourable.
Straight Out of Hell 2 the True Character of a Man

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They kill one another and bomb each other’s buildings. The gang's strength dimmed as a result, but the nine-month probe did not eradicate the group, says Ferrell, who assisted in the investigation. •Nashville: During the last two years, 14 MS-13 members pleaded guilty on charges ranging from murder to obstruction of justice. The law allows the FBI to request of itself a National Security Letter (NSL), without judge approval, for the purpose of demanding business records of any kind. I want to wipe you off the face of the earth.’” But absent specific acts of conspiracy, or conscious and active planning to target a community, Conyers’s larger charge is an innovative interpretation of criminal responsibility.
Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed

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The head of the country's largest Latino civil rights organization called on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News to stop providing a forum for pundits who consistently disparage the documented and undocumented Hispanic immigrant population. Most unauthorized use of a computer is accomplished by a person in his home, who uses a modem to access a remote computer. While African Americans comprise 13% of the US population and 14% of monthly drug users they are 37% of the people arrested for drug offenses – according to 2009 Congressional testimony by Marc Mauer of The Sentencing Project.
Three years with Quantrell; a true story

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Taken together, these and other provisions of the proposed draft that will be voted on in the future would impose something very like the "affirmative consent" standard that Schulhofer has championed for decades. For example, whereas males tend to perpetrate violence in street or commercial settings against acquaintances or strangers, women are more likely to offend within or near the home against family or other primary group members.
Pretty Boy: DVD Edition

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The team's assessment of general deterrence included only studies that compared rates of violence before and after implementation of a strengthened transfer policy and used a separate comparison group. This guide will be updated regularly, and your comments or suggestions are welcome. The jurisdiction I believe is personal — “states” don’t get indicted, rather, individual human leaders who did and ordered Really Bad Stuff that offends the greater conscience. Ideally, a theory that explains social behavior in general, or a specific kind of social behavior like crime, should deal with both the individual conduct and the epidemiology involved (Cressey 1960).
Walking with Amanda

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The second change bears a more complicated relation to the original purposes of RICO. For instance, police agents frequently kill civilians with impunity, but the killing of a police agent by a civilian is one of the most serious of legal offenses. Both definitions help in raising awareness of the racist or religious element in any offence right from the point of reporting, through investigation, up to and including any prosecution.
Chopper 8: The Sicilian Defence

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Historically, the state cost on a per-inmate basis is similar for housing low-security offenders in either a state-operated prison or a CCF when taking into account the type of inmates placed in CCFs as well as medical costs. The most commonly used powers to support federal criminal legislation are the commerce power, the taxing power, and the postal power. When these were removed, two prisoners died of shock. To convict an accomplice, the prosecution needs to establish the requisite actus reus and mens rea.