Posts tagged with 'criminal-justice'

constitution-1486010_1280.jpg

The upheaval caused by the novel coronavirus has reached the courts. Postponements in cases everywhere will bring into prominence a legal issue that is part of the Sixth Amendment: a defendant's right to a speedy trial.

Read More
law book and gavel.jpg

Harvey Weinstein's trial has brought into focus a part of the criminal justice process that many people wonder about: the wide ranges of prison terms that are available to judges at sentencing. Let's have a look at why this is the case.

Read More
Criminal background check form

Almost as many Americans have some criminal history as have college degrees. This has been a long time in the making, and it won't change by itself.

Read More
Hands resting on prison bars

Felons in the U.S. are subject to the loss of voting rights for various amounts of time following conviction. Read on to learn about the basics of felony disenfranchisement: where it comes from, whom it affects, and how it might change in the future.

Read More