Risk Factors Linked to Juvenile Crime

Any parent wants to know the whereabouts and activities of their children. As children grow older, however, constant supervision becomes unrealistic, and parents can simply hope that their children are making smart choices. While only a relatively small number of children commit crimes, juvenile crimes do happen, even under the care of responsible parents. Studies … Continue reading Risk Factors Linked to Juvenile Crime

What Constitutes White-Collar Crime?

The idea of white-collar crime is nothing new. It was, in fact, a term coined as far back as 1939, and is know a term that is nearly synonymous with business fraud or any serious fraud, cheating, lying, or stealing perpetuated by business or executive professionals. While it may seem a lofty crime, one that … Continue reading What Constitutes White-Collar Crime?

Child Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

As summer draws to a close, many children across the country are heading back to school. It is difficult as a parent to let your child go into an unknown world, unable to offer any sort of protection. You can only hope you have prepared them for another year of school, and get them on … Continue reading Child Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

Defense Against Criminal Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the most common types of fraud committed in the United States. More than 15 million American residents have their identities stolen every year, costing the country—at either the state or federal level—up to $50 billion annually. There are some things that a person can do to combat identity theft, or … Continue reading Defense Against Criminal Identity Theft

Transgender Hate Crimes

Transgender equality laws have been in the news lately, headlines by the bombshell story that North Carolina’s governor recently signed a law limiting the use of public bathrooms by transgendered people. The issue of transgender rights has long been one for debate, and the debate has not slowed as transgendered people and rights issues continue to … Continue reading Transgender Hate Crimes

Juvenile Delinquency: A Wave of Epidemic Proportion Facing Our Society Today

There are many slang terms to describe a young person heading down the wrong side of a long, hard road. Dependent upon your age, misguided youths may have been branded as greasers, hippies, punks, hoodlums or slackers, but what exactly describes the life of a juvenile delinquent? Joseph A. Wickliffe, course developer and instructor of … Continue reading Juvenile Delinquency: A Wave of Epidemic Proportion Facing Our Society Today

ACLU Expresses Strong Opposition to the Three Strikes and You Are Out Rule

For those who may be unfamiliar, there are currently 26 states, including California, that have adopted the Three Strikes and You Are Out law. California first adopted this sentencing provision in 1994 as an effort to reduce the number of felony convictions per person by imposing significant sentencing consequences for each felony conviction up to … Continue reading ACLU Expresses Strong Opposition to the Three Strikes and You Are Out Rule

Different Types of Theft

While incidents of theft do not often make the front page news, theft is still one of the most common misdemeanors that occurs in the United States every year. There are actually several different types of theft, all that ladder up to the blanket charge, though each type may carry different punishments and sentencing, based on … Continue reading Different Types of Theft

White-Collar Crime: Allegations and Convictions Not Only for the Rich and Famous

First provided a definition in 1939, white-collar crime has evolved to cover a wide range of fraud schemes. Mention the act and perhaps Martha Stewart or Bernard Madoff may come to mind. In 2001, Ms. Stewart was found guilty of four counts related to her obstruction of a government investigation into the sale of ImClone … Continue reading White-Collar Crime: Allegations and Convictions Not Only for the Rich and Famous

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