Posts tagged with 'criminal-justice'

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Probation is an important part of the American criminal justice system, and a complicated one. It varies across jurisdictions and between cases, and many people find themselves with questions about this alternative to jail time. Whether you're dealing with your own criminal matter, a loved one's, or you're merely curious, this post will help clear things up.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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