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Georgia Truancy Laws

Skipping school might seem like a harmless or normal part of being a kid – until parents get into serious legal trouble. The legal word for skipping school is “truancy,” and it could end up with a criminal case against your family. Learning Georgia’s truancy laws can help you avoid a criminal record as a…

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What Is a Good Behavior Warrant (Good Behavior Bond)?

Georgia law has a provision that permits judicial officers to issue a “good behavior warrant” or “good behavior bond” to those whose conduct justifies the belief that someone else’s safety is in danger. Upon return of the warrant, the court may require collateral in the form of a bond for the individual’s good behavior for…

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Is the American Criminal Justice System Flawed?

In theory, the criminal justice system is composed of equitable laws, interpreted fairly and equally. In practice, the criminal justice system is a mechanism of human behavior and human decision-making. This means sometimes the justice system is flawed. Topics surrounding a flawed justice system have rightly become hot button issues: prisons as a business, unfair…

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Why Are People Obsessed with Crime TV Shows?

America’s affinity for crime dramas has spanned the age of television. Shows like The Sopranos to reality-based series to the wrap-it-in-one-hour shows, such as NCIS and Law and Order franchises, illustrate our obsession with crime programming in our lives. More than 96 million Americans regularly tune in to watch crime- and mystery-based television programing each week….

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Do Immigrants Really Bring Crime to the United States?

A political debate in the United States during the past few years has focused on the impact, frequency, and severity of criminal activity among our immigrant population – especially among those residing in the country illegally. Our country was built on immigration, and it is composed of nearly 98% non-native people. Our resources have tightened…

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Can Social Media Be Used As Evidence?

Attorneys can present social media posts as evidence in court. Once you post something to Facebook, you willingly share it with the internet. The law about illegally obtaining evidence no longer applies because you chose to release the information and share it with anyone who can view it. If the post or photo is relevant,…

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What Is Extradition?

A state or country moves a person accused of a crime to another state or country for his or her punishment in a process called extradition. Often, the accused person was in another state or country in an effort to flee from his or her alleged criminal acts. If you or a loved one has…

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How Do Prisoners Obtain Cell Phones?

Inmates in the American prison system do not have permission to own or use cell phones, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping them from making calls and using social media. Many people wonder how prisoners are able to obtain smartphones in prison, when inmates are posting messages and even photos from inside their cells….

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Professional Athletes and Crime

Despite the fact that they are some of the highest-paid professionals in the world, it seems like professional athletes have a problem with criminal activity. Many people argue why this is the case. If a person makes millions of dollars a year playing a sport he loves, why would he risk everything on a random…

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What Is Skip Tracing?

The digital age has afforded American citizens with an unparalleled measure of convenience and comfort unknown to previous generations. It has also enabled law enforcement to track and apprehend criminals more easily by following their “digital footprints.” Thanks to the staggering amount of digital and paper documentation that exists for every citizen, investigators can relatively…

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