Are the DNA Fingerprinting Laws Fair?

Nearly everyone on both sides of the legal debate on DNA laws agrees that the current procedure for testing new technologies – a string of interminable pretrial admissibility hearings – is not the way to go. To avoid these expensive courtroom fights in the future, there have been calls for the establishment of an [...]

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Defending Child Pornography Charges

This article is intended to provide information about child pornography, the criminal charges that can be brought, and details of the different punishments and potential defenses. It has also been designed to give an overview for readers who are interested in the subject. It is not intended as a substitute for qualified legal counsel. [...]

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Child Molestation Laws

For the purposes of this article on child molestation laws, offenses ranging from statutory rape and sexual assault to matters of incest, indecent exposure, and child pornography are excluded.
According to U.S. Department Justice, child molestation is a broadly defined term which includes: contacts or interactions including inappropriate physical contact between a child and an adult [...]

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Internet Sex Crimes

Advances in modern technology have created a new type of crime known as cybercrime which uses electronic communications such as the internet to facilitate criminal activity. The crimes themselves are not new, what is new is the ability to sit anonymously behind a monitor to engage in these acts. One of the most prolific categories [...]

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Sex with a Minor

Of all criminal sex charges, the most legally severe and notorious in public opinion are when the charges involve sex with a minor. If an adult engages in sex with a minor, be it consensual, with a stranger or someone known to the minor, it is a very serious problem for the many reasons. Mainly [...]

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Solicitation: More Than Just Prostitution

Criminal solicitation commonly involves crimes such as prostitution although it is used in regard to other criminal activity such as drug dealing, bribery and even murder. The crime of solicitation is completed if one person intentionally entices, advises, incites or encourages another to commit a crime, in this case for payment for sexual services. The [...]

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Rape Law

According to the FBI, in 2007 one person out of every thousand people in the United States aged 12 or older was a victim of rape. That works out to about 78 rapes in an hour. As large as that number sounds it doesn’t provide an accurately picture because it is estimated that only 1 [...]

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