Police crime statistics lose their ‘national statistics’ status

January 30, 2014

The gold-standard Office of National Statistics (ONS) status has been withdrawn from the police’s crime statistics by the UK Statistics Authority.  In its ‘Assessment of compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics’ report published on 15 January 2014 the Authority stated that it took the action as it has found, ‘accumulating evidence that […]

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How are house prices in Chester affected by crime rates?

January 15, 2014

An issue often kept firmly at the back of the minds of most when on the market for a new place to live, crime rates are nonetheless a variable very likely to causea noticeable fluctuation of property prices within today’s market. The premise of the issue takes little imagination to fathom: the more crime there […]

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Use or Abuse? How to Defend Yourself against Resisting Arrest Charges

January 14, 2014

“To protect and serve” – this is the official motto adopted in 1963 by most police departments across the country to describe their profession’s aim and purpose, but many times this motto has remained just that – a motto. Recent reports show more and more officers who behave not as if they are protecting the […]

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6 Questions Your DUI Lawyer Will Ask You

January 14, 2014

(US Law) If you are arrested for driving under the influence it is in your best interest to consult a criminal lawyer who has experience defending DUI cases in your state. Punishments for this crime in the state of Washington are particularly harsh, but you may be able to receive a lesser sentence or be […]

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Most Common White Collar Crimes

January 13, 2014

The nomenclature makes it sound like some sort of a posh, high society crime involving a lot of money. However, no crime can be white in color. White collar crimes may be very tempting to commit to a lot of people looking to make a quick buck without getting caught easily, but believe me when […]

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Could A Drink Driving Offence Destroy My Career?

January 12, 2014

Drinking and then driving carries such a heavy stigma that you’re not going to get just a slap on the wrist, if you’re caught. And your employers may not take too kindly to it either. Especially if you need your licence to work. Do You Have To Inform Your Employer of Your Offence? Not necessarily. […]

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A Look at the Fraudulent Accounting Practices of BCCI

December 21, 2013

London-based Bank of Commerce and Credit International (BCCI) was a banking and financial institution that had the appearance of being a venerable company. Since its inception in 1972 by Agha Hasan Abedi, the company held a Luxembourg registration and initially did business in Karachi and London. Before its eventual downfall and forced closing in 1991, […]

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Fighting Crime With Technology

December 2, 2013

When it comes to fighting crime, there are a number of great apps on the market that can help law enforcement and citizens. There are several different apps available: some focus on keeping firearms out of the hands of convicted criminals while others are designed to help law enforcement pursue new leads for various crimes. […]

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Maryland Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Non-Profit

December 2, 2013

Ephonia M. Green, 44, pleaded guilty on November 25th to embezzling over $5 million from her employer, the Association of American Medical Colleges.  The announcement was made in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia by United States Attorney Ronald C. Machen, JR. and Valerie Parlave, the Assistant Director in charge of […]

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What To Do In The Event Of A Traffic Accident

December 1, 2013

Being involved in a traffic accident can be one of the most stressful events you’ll ever experience, and whether it was your fault or not, you need to be aware of your legal rights as well as knowing what to do both at the scene of the accident and afterwards. After all, depending on the […]

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