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  • When The Canine Comes: Temporary Detention Is Unconstitutional
    When The Canine Comes: Temporary Detention Is Unconstitutional

    The use of dogs in law enforcement became widespread in the United States during the 1970s . Since then, they have become one of the primary tools police officers use to detect illegal substances such ...

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  • The Scientific Method For Reducing Drunk Driving Fatalities
    The Scientific Method For Reducing Drunk Driving Fatalities

    Every year, approximately 10,000 Americans die in traffic collisions that were caused by drunk driving. Though this figure is certainly lower than it once was, a team of researchers from The National ...

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  • Lost In Translation: The Courtroom Confusion Caused By Emoji Communication
    Lost In Translation: The Courtroom Confusion Caused By Emoji Communication

    If you were sitting on a jury and saw a series of text messages between defendants which read, "Did you rob the bank?" - followed by a response that read, "Yes," you would probably feel pretty ...

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  • Fairness In The Court: How AI Can Help To Make Judges Less Biased
    Fairness In The Court: How AI Can Help To Make Judges Less Biased

    When your freedom or financial stability sits in the hands of a judge, you would hope that they will endeavor to be as fair-minded as possible in deciding your fate. However, judges are human. As ...

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  • PBJ: What does it mean?
    PBJ: What does it mean?

    For anyone who has ever spent time in a courtroom, whether it be for a minor speeding ticket or a more serious traffic/criminal offense, the term probation before judgment, or “PBJ”, was probably used ...

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  • America's Massive Problem With Mass Incarceration
    America's Massive Problem With Mass Incarceration

    The United States has long been known as "The Land of The Free." However, this moniker stands in stark contrast to reality for the 2.3 million people who are currently housed in one of the nation's ...

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