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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Asbestos Lawsuits Everyone Should Know About

November 28, 2013

The use of asbestos in construction projects presents a danger to the health of individuals in the United States. Those exposed to high concentrations of asbestos face a debilitating process, in which fibers become lodged in lung tissue. This causes significant damage and, over time, can promote the onset of chronic illnesses, including lung cancer, […]

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Should Freeway Speed Limits Be Raised?

November 21, 2013

Wherever you drive in the United States, you’ll be confronted with a restraint: the speed limit. Speed limits vary from road to road and state to state, but they’re inescapable, deterring you from traveling too fast and promising you a hefty fine if you choose to do so anyway. On rural highways this is rarely […]

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What Constitutes Reckless Driving?

November 19, 2013

Reckless driving is a serious offense across the entire United States, but it holds higher punishments in some states. Because each state sets its own standard for reckless driving, it is important to look up your state’s laws concerning reckless driving. Reckless driving is considered a moving traffic violation and will be punished in any […]

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Are Seat Belt Laws Desirable?

November 15, 2013

Three seconds: that’s about the average time it takes to put a seatbelt on. Despite this statistic, the percentage of people wearing seatbelts still isn’t 100, though use is on the rise. One reason for this uptick is seatbelt legislation. Failure to Wear Seatbelts Certain demographics are more accepting of seatbelts than others. According to […]

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How Often Do New MDs Face Malpractice Charges?

November 15, 2013

As a new medical doctor, even hearing the word ‘malpractice’ can incite terror and images of lawsuits, infamy, and losing a license forever. But while this fear may seem real, many young medical professionals don’t realize the true frequency of malpractice cases. In fact, though the rate of claims may sometimes rise, it is more […]

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The Worst Eco-Crimes in Recent Years

November 12, 2013

Humans are responsible for the most atrocious crimes against the environment. Unfortunately for nature, it doesn’t really have legal representation — no offense Environmental Defense Fund — but it certainly can win in the court of public opinion. Understanding more about the environmental disasters of the past may help prevent them in the future, and […]

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What Are Prison Facilities Like in Canada?

November 9, 2013

The prison system in Canada is quite different than others around the world, for a few reasons. For instance, Canada had been criticized for its low incarceration rates in comparison to other countries, particularly the United States: according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Canadian prisons only have about 1/7th of the incarceration […]

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An Introduction to the Model Penal Code

November 7, 2013

The modern penal code in the United States was developed in 1962 as a way to bring uniformity to the criminal codes of the different states (including the District of Columbia). Although not completely adopted by all states, the code led to changes and conformity in some aspects of criminal law from state to state. […]

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