Justice System Archive

Casey Anthony not Guilty and why – Yes

The Casey Anthony verdict along with the O.J. Simpson and Robert Blake verdicts has stirred unrivaled controversy.  Why this particular case about this deceased child rather then the other 140 cases of children who have …

Legalization of Prostitution

Dark alleys… smoky bars… lonely stretches of road… strip clubs… to storefront operations on Main Street USA? That’s what we’ll have if prostitution is legalized. Well, maybe not a Prostitution WalMart but something similar but …

American Jury Service Modification

American Jury Duty A jury summons arrived this weekend. The first time a jury summons came, I was disappointed because I had moved, but the next summons started a four-week ordeal that ended an interest …

Legalization of Prostitution

Why don’t we just legalize insecurity? Prostitution, called the oldest profession. A short term leasing of one’s body to earn a living; a rental, often in a dangerous place. However, it is more than that. …

Commentary on Killing a Killer

There was a time in my life when I thought, “an eye for an eye” “Kill and be killed” and all those popular phrases. Let’s face who wants to overcrowd and already crowded penal system. …

Casey Anthony Case – Yes

The Florida 12-person jury in the Casey Anthony case did reach the right verdict by acquittal of Casey on felony murder of her daughter Caylee based upon reasonable doubt.  In order to convict Casey Anthony …

Legalization of Prostitution

It is absolutely baffling that any government would feel entitled to illegalize prostitution, particularly in a time when so many nations are suffering huge losses to grey- and black-market economies.I can find no basis in …

Legalization of Prostitution

I have spent 13 years living on the outskirts of one of the most famous red light districts in Asia, Singapore’s Geylang District. I have personally seen girls being forced into the sex trade at …

Assessing the Death Penalty

I am definitely, deeply and pretty well irrevocably against the death penalty. I see the whole process as barbaric, often bungled, and completely unnecessary. I expect you’ve heard the stories. Prisoners bursting into flames in …

Legalization of Prostitution

Prostitution is said to be the oldest profession in the world. Yet it still remains illegal in some countries. Legalizing prostitution would take it out of the control of organized crime. The government could license …

Serving on the Grand Jury

If you are ever fortunate enough to be selected to serve on the Grand Jury in your County, by all means be grateful and look forward to it with great expectations. I have served twice …

The Crime of Copper Theft

Nowadays it is common for thieves to enjoy lucrative pursuits in stealing anything containing copper purely for the basic scrap value. Copper is a rare and valuable commodity and in light of recent price rises …

A look at the Jodi Arias Trial

The trial of Jodi Arias has reached a dramatic ending in the Maricopa County Superior Court, with a jury ruling that the petite 32-year-old waitress is guilty of first-degree murder. In a case which grabbed …

So Dissapointed with Jury Duty

The letter came, I had been selected to serve jury duty. At first I tried to think of every way to avoid this task but in reality I knew that I did not have an …

Assessing the Death Penalty

When asked about whether the United States should or shouldn’t use the death penalty as a means of capital punishment, you really have to take a deep breath, step back, and consider the question very …

Legalization of Prostitution

In the absence of up-front legal protection and commercial legitimacy, sex workers are compelled to live shadowy existences. Many of these women are controlled by criminal gangs and pimps who rip them off. The lack …

Is the Death Penalty just or Unjust – Unjust

Throughout recorded history executions have been used to enforce laws, punish violators, deter criminal acts, punish sin and support societal hysteria. The means of carrying out an execution hasn’t changed very much, if at all, …

Massachsetts Finally Signs Jessicas Law

Massachusetts’ Beacon Hill was a buzz of activity last week. Just when you start to wonder if those salaries are tax payers money well spent, the boys and girls on Capital Hill do something to …

Mental Health and Mental Health Courts

“Mental health court programs are expanding around the country as courts implement improved methods to provide justice to people with unique circumstances. Earlier this month, the chief justice of the Idaho Supreme Court, Daniel T. …

The Benefits of Legalizing Prostitution

For most, the idea that prostitution should be legalised creates many moral arguments. Some people have become irate with the suggestion, many bringing religion into the debate. But this should not be about religion, or …

Criminally Insane Defense

What does it mean for a defendant to be found criminally insane?  Criminal insanity is a defense raised at trial.  It is used when a defendant argues they should avoid criminal liability for the actions …

Assessing the Death Penalty

In human discourse and forensic discussions, words and terms are important. When it comes to putting criminals to death “capital punishment” has a far less ominous sound than “the death penalty.” Those who are for …