Predictive policing sounds like a good idea. Police feed arrest data into a computer, and the computer then tells them where crimes are likely to happen. Police go to those areas and wait. Then they make arrests when crimes occur.
The human race is divided into cultures that are vastly different from one another, and thousands of miles away from one another. Nevertheless, human nature is human nature and it seems the people tend to get accused of the same kinds of crimes no matter what part of the planet we visit.
Being arrested and accused of a crime can be a demoralizing experience, and some arrests and crimes are worse than others. If you were innocent of the crime, you will be left to try and explain your circumstances to family, friends and coworkers -- and your reputation could be permanently damaged.
Statistics paint a fairly clear picture in most cities: Some neighborhoods see more arrests and more criminal activity than others.
Modern college students face a lot of challenges. Classes are stressful. Tuition costs -- and debt -- seem to get higher every year. Bullying doesn't end in high school, and it can make life harder for college students. The list goes on.
You got arrested, and you cannot believe it. Not only do you think you are innocent, but you have no idea what the police are talking about. You were not remotely involved in anything like what they claim you did. Even so, you're sitting in a jail cell after getting booked.
We've all heard of the "insanity" defense from the movies. It might go something like this: A man is accused of murder, but he is able to show in court that -- although he committed a killing -- the incident cannot be considered murder because the defendant was out of his mind when the killing happened. The defense of insanity against murder charges is, in fact, a legitimate and viable defense in some murder cases, but where did it come from?
College is a time for freedom and personal growth for many, but some students run into altercations with the law that could potentially impact the rest of their lives. Criminal convictions can derail their education, make it harder to get a job and lead to fines and jail time that set them back tremendously from the path they were on. That's why it's so important for anyone facing allegations to know exactly what legal options he or she has.
After an arrest, your stress, anxiety, and frustration can negatively affect your emotional state. To deal with this situation, many people who are awaiting trial or out on bail find it comforting to unburden themselves in conversations with family members or friends. Some people who are free on bail may use Facebook or other social media connect with family members or friends.
In the wake of the Valentine's Day mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Democratic lawmakers have introduced a proposed assault weapons ban. If the proposed legislation becomes law, it would render the use and ownership of assault weapons in the United States illegal.