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Top U.S. lawyer wants better drug sentencing policies

Mar 13, 2014
It isn’t easy to get a job after serving time in prison.
Posted In: drugs, marijuana, Barack Obama, Crime

How do you prevent a 'flash rob'?

Nov 13, 2013
Sports Authority stores in Chicago are getting hit by "flash robs," gangs of shoplifters who are triggered all at once.
Posted In: flash mobs, Crime

Want to catch a criminal? There's an app for that.

Sep 16, 2013
A new app built by the Homeland Security Investigations unit is designed to catch criminals through crowd sourcing.
Posted In: criminals, Crime, sexual predators, apps, cell phones, Homeland Security

Whatever happened to a good old fashioned bank robbery?

Aug 20, 2013
Bank robberies are definitely one of the most cinematic crimes around... but, do they pay?
Posted In: bank robbery, Crime

What happens when you make cyberbullying a crime?

Aug 15, 2013
While crimes like rape and assault are specific, cyberbullying can be hard to define.
Posted In: cyberbullying, Crime, Tech, social media

The economics behind a drug sentencing overhaul

Aug 12, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder seeks to scale back the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes.
Posted In: drugs, Crime, jail, prison

Daughter mines social media to track down father's killer

Jul 8, 2013
Joselyn Martinez says her own Internet legwork was the key to catching her father's escaped murderer over 25 years later.
Posted In: social media, Crime, big data, Internet

The only way to protect yourself from 'The Purge'? Money

Jun 7, 2013
A futuristic horror film called "The Purge" opens at the box office this weekend and to survive the horror, you have to have... enough money.
Posted In: movies, film, Crime

Convicted of a violent crime? Senate proposes food stamp cutoff

May 27, 2013
Democrats in the Senate agreed to an amendment that would ban anyone ever convicted of certain violent crimes from receiving SNAP food stamps -- for their entire lives.
Posted In: SNAP, food stamps, Crime

ATM heist reveals vulnerabilities in global security

May 10, 2013
A band of thieves working across two dozen countries has made off with $45 million. The caper reveals serious vulnerabilities in the banking system
Posted In: ATM, Crime, cybercrime

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