Research: Racial Disparity In Lie Detectors
The National Academies of Science released a comprehensive report in 2003 that examined the state of the science in lie detection. After reviewing nearly a century of scientific data and reports and visiting polygraph units run by government agencies, the NAS committee found that polygraphs were prone to both false positives and false negatives....Continue Reading
Colorado sees jump in crime, national crime rates still dropping
How safe are we in America? How about in Colorado? Reports on the crime rates were just released by the FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Colorado saw increases in both violent crimes and property offenses, the nationwide rates actually dropped, on average. The crime rate is of crucial importance in criminal...Continue Reading
Is it double jeopardy when states try cases and then the feds do?
The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution contains the Double Jeopardy clause, which reads, “nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.” The Double Jeopardy clause is meant, in part, to keep prosecutors from getting “two bites at the apple.” In other...Continue Reading
Unprecedented crackdown on hazing by Air Force Academy
When colleges or universities discover an alleged rule violation that could also be considered a crime, they typically have a choice in all but the most serious types of offenses. They can refer the case out to local police and process the case as a violation of school rules, or they can handle the...Continue Reading