The Best Car Alarms for Concerned Owners

October 23, 2013

Most people want to protect their property in the best way possible. Theft is on the rise. Your car is a large investment, so it’s important to have a solid car alarm in place. To avoid constant worrying, here are five of the best car alarms available for concerned owners: 1. Viper 5902 Responder SuperCode […]

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A Look at Bank Robbery in the U.S.

October 18, 2013

Walking into a bank and demanding a teller to turn over money doesn’t seem like the brightest idea in the world. Nonetheless, bank robberies continue to be prevalent in American society. According to the FBI, in 2011, more than 5,000 robberies of financial institutions were reported. This amounts to nearly 14 bank robberies per day. […]

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An Overview of the Famous 1919 Black Sox Scandal

October 18, 2013

The 1919 Major League Baseball season pitted the Chicago White Sox against the Cincinnati Reds in an eight game matchup. Chicago, who had won the 1917 World Series championship 4 games to 2 over the New York Giants, were heavily favored to win the Series. The Reds, champions of the National League, were making their […]

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A Quick History of the Electric Chair

October 17, 2013

The popular Warner Brothers film The Green Mile was my first cinematic exposure to the electric chair. I knew the technology existed, but the scene in which the inmate catches fire during execution turned an abstraction into reality. I came to find out that the history of this killing machine is rooted more in deception […]

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Will Default Rates on Student Loans See a Dramatic Increase?

October 15, 2013

Student Loan Debt: The Next Financial Crisis? The United States experienced the dot.com bubble in 1999 and a housing bubble in 2013. Is there a student loan bubble looming in the future? As of March 2013, the national student loan debt was $986 billion (USA Today). There are questions as to whether the current student […]

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Alcatraz: A Closer Look at the Legendary Correctional Facility

October 10, 2013

The name ‘Alcatraz’ comes from the Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala, the first European to sail and map the San Francisco Bay. He named one of the three islands Alcatraces, which eventually became known as Alcatraz. While the translation is often debated, it is most commonly believed to mean ‘pelican’ or ‘strange bird.’ Today, […]

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Should Citizens Have to Be 18 Years of Age to Obtain a Driver’s License?

October 4, 2013

Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage; every year, thousands and thousands of 15-year-olds count down to their 16th birthday. Yet, with this rite of passage comes an inherent danger; 16-year-olds are at great risk for becoming accident victims. The Risk Factors There are several reasons why 16-year-olds are among the most dangerous […]

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Traits and Abilities Every Aspiring Trial Lawyer Should Possess

September 26, 2013

Trial lawyers are those who take on cases that are challenging and have a great likelihood of going to trial. While all lawyers are required to possess good negotiation and verbal skills, there is a certain art to being a successful and highly sought-after trial lawyer. Whether you are hiring a trial lawyer or aspiring […]

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A Few Prominent Cases of Investment Fraud

September 25, 2013

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforces acts of fraud committed against investors and the public. The specific duties of the SEC are (1) to ensure full and fair disclosure of all risks, (2) require the maintenance of adequate books and records, (3) inspect and audit all securities and securities-related firms, (4) oversee other […]

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A Basic Guide to Criminal Procedure

September 24, 2013

The criminal justice system is an integral part of society. The potential of becoming the victim of a crime or accused of a crime is significant. Yet many people are unfamiliar with how the criminal process works. In brief, the criminal process is a series of steps for determining whether a crime was committed, a […]

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