Bills in Progress to Raise Adult Criminal Age to 18

It is fascinating to consider the age at which people consider teens to be adults. In the many states in the United States, one can drive a car on an interstate highway at 16, vote, go to war and die for your country at 18, but you must be 21 to enjoy a glass of […]

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Judge’s Tough Love Changes Troubled Teens Lives

The term “juvenile delinquent” is probably every parent’s worst nightmare. After all, we love our kids. We want good things for them, and we want them to succeed in life. So the thought of watching them derail before they’ve even reached adulthood is heartbreaking to us parents. And it’s no different in Georgia for Bibb […]

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Department of Justice Working to Address Mental Illness in Criminal Courts

Department of Justice Hopes to Ease Strain on Criminal Court There is a long history of tenuous relations between the criminal justice system and the mental health community. And rightly so. After all, the number of mentally ill people behind bars in the Unites States is unprecedented and continues to grow. People with mental illnesses […]

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FBI Guilty of Violating Fourth Amendment Rights?

Appeals Court Says No On Fourth Amendment Rights Violation Both federal and local law enforcement agencies regularly use cell-site records as evidence in court cases. In essence, cell-site data is simply using cellphone records to trace the exact cell tower that was used to make or receive a call, which then helps to determine a caller’s […]

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Should Juries Have the Power to Sentence Teens to Life?

The question of whether a jury should have the power to sentence a teenager to prison for life is a very conflicted one. Which is why the Michigan Court of Appeals has assigned a panel of judges to address the issue of whether or not to grant that kind of power to a jury, when […]

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Changes to Michigan Domestic Violence Laws?

Lawmakers Working on Domestic Violence Law Changes   A seven bill package that would drastically overhaul the state’s domestic violence laws has passed the Senate with an overwhelming majority of votes. But this is only one stop along the way. The bills will now have to return to the House for approval before heading to […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Ruling

Supreme Court Decision on Michigan License Plates   A decision by the Michigan Supreme Court could affect drivers all over the state, due to a recent ruling on license plates. But according to the high court, how drivers are affected is entirely in their own hands.

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Decriminalizing Minor in Possession Laws?

Senate Bill Referred to House Committee   Back in June of 2015, we told you about a senate bill that had been introduced by Senator Rick Jones, which proposed to modify the penalties surrounding minor in possession laws in Michigan. But while the wheels of the law grind slowly indeed, that bill finally passed the Michigan […]

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MSU Professor Develops Tattoo Database

New Tattoo Database Helps Police Track Suspects When searching for someone potentially involved in a crime, the police of yesteryear went door to door, showing pictures of suspects and “people of interest” around in the hopes of getting information. It was a slow and tedious process, and often relied on luck. In this day and age, […]

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Justice and the LGBT Community

  A recent study on the LGBT community and the criminal justice system turns out to be very thought-provoking.  Whatever your opinion may be on the subject, the study is an interesting perspective on something that many people do not think about very much.

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