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 Crimes of domestic abuse crimes are responsible for an alarming number of injuries and deaths each year, spanning all classes and races, as well as all income and education levels. Such behavior usually begins with a pattern of threats, insults, … Continue reading

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Last month, the Illinois Supreme Court’s Rules Committee heard a proposal which would limit the use of handcuffs and shackles on minors during juvenile delinquency cases. The current rule is not really considered a rule at all by many juvenile justice … Continue reading

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In 2014, the state of Illinois greatly increased the statute of limitations for child sex abuse crimes. Under the current law, a victim has 20 years after their 18th birthday to report the crime to law enforcement. However, in light of … Continue reading

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Although driving over the speed limit is against the law, many drivers tend to go between five to 10 miles over the posted limit without really being concerned they will receive a speeding ticket. According to one survey, 80 percent of … Continue reading

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The results of a study recently released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reveal that approximately 44 million people in this country, who are 16 years of age or older, have at least one face-to-face contact with law enforcement every … Continue reading

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Just how successful are this country’s federal prisons when it comes to rehabilitating inmates? Not too successful judging by a recently released study conducted by the United States Sentencing Commission of recidivism rates by inmates formerly held in federal prisons or … Continue reading

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The use of Taser guns by law enforcement has raised serious questions on just how dangerous – sometimes fatal – these weapons actually are. The idea behind the use of Tasers is that shocking an out-of-control suspect or inmate is preferable … Continue reading

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When the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act was enacted into law in July 2013, there was an agreement between those for and those against gun control to not introduce any legislation which would alter the law for at least one … Continue reading

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According to a study done by the National Institute of Justice, less than five percent of attempted or completed rapes of college females are actually reported to law enforcement. In an effort to combat those statistics, the state has passed … Continue reading

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A new Illinois law allows the courts to order psychotropic medications for any inmate who refuses to take them. The bill passed both legislative bodies and was forwarded to the governor, who signed the bill on July 29th. The law … Continue reading

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