Prosecution vs. Defense: An Educational Guide

Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions a young person makes. The field of law offers a wide variety of career opportunities. The degree received for those hoping to practice laws is the Juris Doctor (J.D.), and this degree can be put to use traditionally or in fields outside of the legal profession. Someone holding a law degree and a license to practice law may secure employment… Read more

Constitutional Law & Criminal Justice Procedures

Federalism and Separation of Powers An Overview of Federalism: Federalism is the division of power between the federal and state governments. This site explains the history and current use of federalism in the United States. Federalist Paper No. 47: Criminal justice leaders often reference the Federalist Papers when dealing with constitutional law. In No. 47, James Madison explains the need for… Read more

An Educational Guide to Forensic Psychology in Criminal Justice

The criminal justice system calls on expertise from various fields, including psychology. Forensic psychology, as defined by the American Psychological Association, is the application of clinical psychology to legal cases, which can influence whether a defendant is found guilty as well as the potential sentence that may be imposed. Psychologists may do threat assessments for schools or other organizations… Read more

Congress for Kids - All About the Bill of Rights and Other Laws

Congress for Kids - All About the  Bill of Rights and Other Laws The supreme law of the United States is the Constitution, a document that has served as a model for governing documents of other countries. It has been amended 27 times and has served to separate and balance the powers of government and protect the rights of citizens for 200 years. The first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was written by James Madison in 1789 to… Read more

Crimes against LGBT

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community are productive members of society who regularly face ignorance, hatred, and prejudice. As with members of the heterosexual community, they are people who have families, friends, careers, fears, and hopes. Unfortunately, the hostile sentiments of certain people often result in crimes against LGBT individuals. These crimes can range… Read more

The Three Branches of the United States Government

Executive Branch Directing the government falls into the hands of the executive branch, headed by the president of the United States. If a law is created, the executive branch works to carry out the law, and in some cases, the president will recommend new legislation that would be beneficial to the country. The president can veto laws that they don't want to be created. In matters of defense and… Read more

Family Guide to Online Crime

When people go online, they can find information, uncover opportunities, or meet people from around the world. However, the Internet is also a potentially hazardous place. Illegal activities committed on the Internet are often hard to detect and even more difficult to prosecute, as these criminals can exist anywhere in the world. Online crimes range from irritating computer viruses to frightening… Read more

An Educational Guide to Checks and Balances

Checks and balances may sound like something that you talk about when dealing with finances. But this system actually describes how the three branches of government work together to ensure that no one person or group has all of the power. When the Constitution of the United States was written, the people were looking to avoid being controlled by one ruler with absolute power. Instead, they believed… Read more

Man Allegedly Stole Identity to Get Pizza Job

On March 13, WCPO-TV reported that a 43-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing another person’s identity and using it to get a job at a Little Caesar’s Pizza location. According to WCPO, court records showed the alleged offender used another man's name, date of birth, and social security number to get the job in 2015.  Police told WCPO that the alleged offender also used the stolen identity… Read more

Multiple Drug Trafficking Arrests in Cincinnati

Multiple Drug Trafficking Arrests in Cincinnati WCPO-TV reported on March 1 that Cincinnati police said investigators one pound of heroin, $52,000 in cash, four vehicles worth $73,800, and $5,000 in jewelry when it executed search warrants in Westwood and Roselawn. The Warren County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in Mason. Police arrested a 36-year-old man and a 30-year-old man on February 15. Both men were charged with drug trafficking… Read more