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Month: October 2014


Steps Stores Are Taking to Prevent Retail Theft
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Steps Stores Are Taking to Prevent Retail Theft

If you’ve gone shopping recently, you may have noticed security cameras strategically placed around the store, merchandise with electronic article surveillance tags, or signs that said something like “We press charges for shoplifting.” Retail theft is a larger scale crime than most shoppers think, and many retailers have started taking extra precautions to minimize the loss of merchandise.

 

Nationwide, more than $13 billion worth of consumer goods are stolen every year. Each state is responsible for implementing its own … Read More

High School Hazing Can Be a Sex Crime
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High School Hazing Can Be a Sex Crime

High school hazing, depending on who you ask, may be described as a “rite of passage,” a “mostly harmless tradition,” or “just a part of growing up.” In recent years, however, high school hazing has been getting more attention and is now recognized as an act of bullying that sometimes even crosses over into criminal behavior.

 

The latest hazing incident to make headlines comes from a Sayreville War Memorial High School, a prep school in New Jersey, where seven … Read More

What Evidence is Needed to Make an Arrest?
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What Evidence is Needed to Make an Arrest?

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Pushes for Marijuana Decriminalization
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Pushes for Marijuana Decriminalization

The harsh penalties for possession of marijuana in Illinois have recently come under fire for a number of reasons. Many believe that charging individuals for misdemeanor marijuana possession, which is the leading arrest category in Chicago, is a waste of police time and tax dollars. Across the country, attitudes towards marijuana are shifting in favor of decriminalization or, in the cases of Colorado and Washington, legalization. Amidst these changing attitudes and the controversy over disproportionate drug crime sentencing, Chicago mayor … Read More