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Dick Cheney's Crimes Against Humanity

Dick Cheney's Crimes Against Humanity

Politics is a dirty business and politicians don't come any dirtier than Dick Cheney. He's a man who delights in operating on the 'dark side' and is the Darth Vader of American politics. However, is it going too far to accuse him of "crimes against humanity"? That term has quite a narrow and specific...

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What Is a Victimless Crime?

Also known as a consensual crime, a victimless crime is an offense wherein there is no evidence of a person or property injured or damaged. Offenses such Public drunkenness or speeding are classified under this violation of criminal law. A victimless crime is called such because it is difficult...

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What Is a Crime Scene?

The location where an illegal act transpired or left evidence is called a crime scene. The premises are secured by the police in order for crime scene investigators to collect important physical evidence. If the location is not secured, the evidence may be tampered with and contaminated, making it...

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What Is Crime Scene Evidence?

Crime scene evidence refers to evidence found in the scene where the crime was committed. This is usually gathered and preserved by law enforcers specifically those assigned in the crime scene operations department. A crime scene is the place where an illegal act occurred or where the crime may...

15 of the Biggest and Weirdest Undercover Operations

15 of the Biggest and Weirdest Undercover Operations

In the world of undercover ops, far from the public’s eye, all sorts of strange, twisted, and sometimes heartening things take place.

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What Are Misdemeanor Crimes?

Misdemeanor crimes are referred to as “less serious crimes” which include shoplifting, vandalism, prostitution, public intoxication, simple assault, trespass, reckless driving, petty theft, disorderly conduct and drug possession. These kinds of crimes are punishable by at the most one year or...

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What Is a Crime of Passion?

In the instance that an individual commits a crime out of extraordinary circumstances and in no manner is the crime pre-meditated or thought thoroughly, that individual is said to have committed a crime of passion. This can be an act or a legal defense used by the defendant in order to gain a less...

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What Is Involved in a Crime Investigation?

A crime investigation is an essential way to determine the source of an event and to gather information, data and evidence necessary to locate the people involved in a crime and to understand the cause of the crime. Methods and procedures involve in the investigation varies on the laws of national...

15 Films That Inspired Real Life Crimes

15 Films That Inspired Real Life Crimes

The issue of copycat crime is a fascinating one that raises deep questions in the fields of psychology, philosophy, criminology and jurisprudence. Are filmmakers – if not legally, at least morally – responsible for their creations that motivate people to commit crime?

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What Is a Police Caution?

Punishments for crimes are usually commensurate. However, some crimes are of such a minor nature, but involve a process of prosecution. In England and Wales, there are alternative means used to deal with such crimes in order to avoid prosecution. Such means involve what is known as a police...