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Archive: 2016

Catching Sex Workers: A Look at Operation Cross Country X

Fri Dec 23rd, on Sex Crimes |

Each year for the past 10 years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has run a nationwide sex sting operation. The operation is called Operation Cross County X and the ostensible goal of the...

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Beware: The FBI Can See Your Tweets

Wed Dec 21st, on Criminal Investigations |

Each day, more than 500 million tweets are sent by Twitter users and shared publicly around the world. Twitter has privacy policies in place that limit what can be done with data on Twitter users and...

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New York District Attorney Wants More Access to Cell Phones

Fri Dec 16th, on Criminal Investigations |

Cell phones have pretty much become a part of everyday life for many people and many individuals now have access to a phone. Phones have also become capable of doing much more than they used to and...

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Subway Sex Crimes Are on the Rise

Wed Dec 14th, on Sex Crimes |

According to CBS Local New York, overall reports of crime taking place on the city subways show a general decrease in crime. The New York Police Department data shows a 1.7 percent decline in crime...

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A Look at Criminal Justice Reform Post-Election

Fri Dec 9th, on Drug Crimes |

There has been bipartisan support for criminal justice reform over the last legislative session, as virtually everyone agrees that something needs to be done to solve the mass incarceration problem in...

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Could a Marijuana Crackdown Be in the Works?

Wed Dec 7th, on Drug Crimes |

Today, approximately 60 percent of Americans have a favorable view of marijuana legalization compared with just 15 percent who had this view in the 1970s.  An increasing number of states have passed...

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Young Offenders: Why They Should Be Charged as Juveniles Instead of Adults

Fri Nov 25th, on Criminal Defense Articles |

When a young person is accused of committing a crime, he or she should be treated differently within the criminal justice system. There have been many efforts in New York to change how the justice...

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The Problem of Racism in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Mon Nov 21st, on Criminal Investigations |

Every defendant who is accused of a crime should be treated fairly within the criminal justice system. All defendants should have the right to be represented by a knowledgeable federal criminal...

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Battling Rape: Is Expanding Incarceration the Answer?

Fri Nov 18th, on Sex Crimes |

Penalties for sex crimes are some of the harshest in the criminal justice system. That being the case, it is crucial for accused individuals to consult with a New York sex crimes defense attorney as...

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Understanding the New York Sex Offender Danger Level Ratings

Mon Nov 14th, on Sex Crimes |

According to Syracuse.com, a former Syracuse police officer who was convicted of a sexual offense after molesting young boys was given a sex offender rating of level three.  By contrast, a serial...

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