Cybercrime Amendment

This was an extra credit assignment I completed for a cybercrime course in the fall of 2010, the question was: “Write a new amendment to the Constitution which covers criminal cases involving computers that are forefathers would have written had they been alive today....

Cybercrime

I wrote this paper as part of a law class in the spring of 2010. It details some types of cybercrime as well as the methods that US prosecutors utilize in prosecuting them. One of the more interesting things was that cybercriminals can be prosecuted in the USA despite...

Ashcroft vs. Free Speech Coalition

Ah, the never ending tug of war between personal freedoms. Ashcroft vs the Free Speech Coalition concerns child pornography and the battle between free speech and the protection of minors. Of particular note is a brief political discussion where I argue that personal...

Was Hinckley a miscarriage of justice?

This is from a post I wrote in response to the question of whether or not the finding that John Hinckley Jr. being found insane was a miscarriage of justice. I approach it more from the political and moral aspects of our modern legal foundations, enjoy! (this was a...

COMMONWEALTH V. PESTINIKAS 617 A.2D 1339 (1992)

In Commonwealth versus Pestinikas, the question of legal duty to protect human life is examined. Specifically the concept of a contract for care and preservation is brought into question. I admit that I pose some extremes for liability, but as in most cases discretion...

Proportionality and the political process

The following was a post I made in relation to a question posed concerning the use of proportionality (the notion that a punishment should fit the crime). I believe very much in the political process and it’s relevance to lawmaking and criminal justice. I raised...

Profiling: Understanding Sexual Sadism

It seems these days that with the prevalence of movies about serial killers as well as shows such as Criminal Minds, the public can’t get enough of profilers. This paper was written in an effort to link sexual sadism across the serial rape and serial murder...

The use of Quotas in modern policing

I don’t regularly blast a concept outright; however, police quotas is my exception as I frankly can not find very many reasons why an administrator would want to implement quotas within a police organization. I’ve been likened to Sir Robert Peel for my...

Police evaluations

Police evaluation is a sticky topic as it can be incredibly difficult to measure success for line officers and for the entirety of the police organization. I’m a little bit radical in my approach to evaluation as I believe there should be some element of self...