Crime & justice

Criminal Justice is the system of practices and institutions of governments directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, or sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts. Criminal justice is also a field of study. Those accused of crime have some protections against abuse of investigatory and prosecution powers. Criminal justice systems are very different around the world depending on the country.
  • Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student
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    Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

    Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman opened fire, wounding one student before being taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.

  • Exclusive: 'Everyday Guy' Describes How He Brought Down An American Terrorist Cell
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    Exclusive: 'Everyday Guy' Describes How He Brought Down An American Terrorist Cell

    WICHITA, Kan. ― Three anti-Muslim domestic terrorists who plotted to blow up a

  • 'Smallville' actress charged in self-help guru's sex traffic case
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    'Smallville' actress charged in self-help guru's sex traffic case

    New York actress Allison Mack was arrested Friday on charges that she recruited women into a secret society led by self-help guru Keith Raniere in which they were forced to have sex with Raniere and were branded with his initials. Mack, known for her role in the WB Television series "Smallville," was charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy in an indictment unsealed on Friday. Mack, 35, pleaded not guilty at a brief hearing in federal court in Brooklyn before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak.

  • Mother Avoids Jail after Leaving Four Children at Home While She Vacationed in Europe
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    Mother Avoids Jail after Leaving Four Children at Home While She Vacationed in Europe

    A woman in Iowa who left her four young children home alone while she went on vacation in Europe has been sentenced to two years of probation. Erin Macke, 31, entered an Alford plea in February to four counts of child endangerment after leaving her children, then aged between six and 12, at their home in Johnston to go abroad to Germany in September 2017, reports Des Moines Register. An Alford plea is where a defendant does not admit guilt to an offence, but acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence to secure a conviction.

  • Prince's death: New photos, video show singer on the day before he died
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    Prince's death: New photos, video show singer on the day before he died

    Newly released investigative material in the probe into Prince's death include a police video showing Prince walking into a clinic the day before he died. (April 19) Pictures and videos of Prince in the days before he died were released by Minnesota police and prosecutors Thursday, hours after authorities announced that no criminal charges would be filed against anyone in connection with the singer's accidental opioid overdose.   With the end of the investigation came the publication of a huge stash of documents, pictures and videos,10 gigabytes of which posted to the website of the Carver County Sheriff's Office.    Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his

  • U.S. students walk out again to protest gun violence
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    U.S. students walk out again to protest gun violence

    By Keith Coffman LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Demanding an end to gun violence and tougher restrictions on firearm sales, thousands of students again walked out of classes across the United States on Friday in hopes of putting pressure on politicians ahead of November's midterm elections. Timed to coincide with the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, students left classes at midmorning, many waving placards with slogans including "I should be worried about grades, not guns," and "Enough is enough." Organizers said students from more than 2,600 schools and institutions were scheduled to take part, but that was fewer than participated in a similar walkout last month. In some places, demonstrators even met with resistance from school administrators.

  • U.S. woman gets life sentence for Canada mall shooting plot
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    U.S. woman gets life sentence for Canada mall shooting plot

    A U.S. woman has been sentenced to life in a Canadian prison for her role in an aborted Valentine's Day mass shooting at a shopping mall in 2015, local media reported on Friday. Lindsay Souvannarath, 26, pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit murder. A Canadian man also accused in the plot, Randall Shepard, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2016.

  • Friend who "discovered" missing teen's body was his killer, cops say
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    Friend who "discovered" missing teen's body was his killer, cops say

    LOS ANGELES -- A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed his longtime friend and left his body in bushes near a riverbed, Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives said Thursday. Jeremy Sanchez, 17, was found dead Wednesday afternoon in a riverbed in South El Monte, about 13 miles from downtown Los Angeles, investigators said. The teen's father assembled a group of the boy's close friends to search for him after he didn't show up for school on Wednesday. The suspect and another friend found Sanchez's body Wednesday afternoon. "The person who killed

  • Ringleader in $23M insurance fraud lived 'lavish lifestyle' with Bentley, $64G watch and oceanfront home
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    Ringleader in $23M insurance fraud lived 'lavish lifestyle' with Bentley, $64G watch and oceanfront home

    The ringleader of a massive $23 million auto insurance fraud drove around in a flashy Bentley, sported a $64,000 rose gold Juan Pablo Montoya watch and lived in a $7,500-a-month oceanfront South Florida home -- despite warnings from federal officials that they were on to him, prosecutors said. Felix Filenger, who emigrated from the former Soviet Union to the United States more than 30 years ago, enjoyed “a somewhat lavish lifestyle” while running an elaborate 7-year fraud scheme that included chiropractors, attorneys, clinic owners and tow-truck drivers. Prosecutors said the 41-year-old owned and drove several Bentley cars, bought expensive jewelry for himself and his wife, and splurged on more

  • Hairdresser jailed for eight months for shaving 10-year-old boy's hair off as a punishment
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    Hairdresser jailed for eight months for shaving 10-year-old boy's hair off as a punishment

    Hairdresser Abdulrahim Omar jailed for eight months for giving youngster, 10, a short haircut as a punishment