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16. Ahmed Ghailani
Ahmed Ghailani   Ahmed Ghailani   Ahmed Ghailani was a member of the terrorist group Al Qaeda involved in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa. His subsequent capture and trial was notable as a rare civilian trial of someone deemed an "enemy combatant."   Born in Tanzania, Ahmed Ghailani trained with the Al Qaeda terrorist organization..
17. Alcohol Abuse Overview
Alcohol Abuse Overview Legal Context for Alcohol AbuseAs a general rule, the legal measures and theories pertaining to instances and cases of “alcohol abuse” in the United States cannot be equated with those passed under the criminal justice system pertinent to other forms of “abuse,” such as child abuse and spousal abuse. Alcohol abuse could variously be defined as stemming from the long-ter..
18. America’s Most Wanted
America’s Most Wanted Finding America’s Most WantedIn the United States, there are many different wanted lists based on the level of government as well as the agency involved. The most commonly known one in the United States is the Federal Bureau of Investigations most wanted list.Different FBI Wanted ListsThe FBI has different lists based on the crimes.• Ten Most Wanted• Most Wanted Terrorist..
19. An Easy Read Overview of Homicide
An Easy Read Overview of Homicide Homicide, as a word, comes from the Latin words homo, meaning man, and caedere, meaning to kill. Homicide is the term used to cover all incidents in which one person kills another. There are non-criminal, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, reckless homicide, felony murder. GeneralCriminal homicides can include a variety of particular ..
20. An Overview of Aggravated Assault
An Overview of Aggravated Assault The presence of aggravated assault laws in the legal system of the United States and other nations is intended to give prosecutors the ability to identify cases deemed especially egregious in the manner in which they occur and to punish the responsible party accordingly. Either the intended end of an act of assault or the method with which it is accomplished may be used by pros..
21. An Overview of an Inmate Going Up For Parole
An Overview of an Inmate Going Up For Parole The term parole, depending on the field of law and the specific judiciary system, will possess different meanings. In most circumstances, parole refers to the procedure where an inmate who has served a defined amount of time in prison continues his sentence outside of the correctional facility. In the typical criminal justice system, parole refers to the supervised release..
22. An Overview of Computer Crime Charges
BackgroundComputer crime charges have steadily progressed over the last forty years, allowing for action to be taken against the cybercrime criminals who commit them. The progression of laws and statutes that prohibit any kind of criminal activity involving computers has been a slow one, but nevertheless these laws and statutes are certainly on the rise.Computer crimes range as..
23. An Overview of Perjury
Objections to OathsDue to its heavy religious implications, the process of swearing in a witness is constantly under fire. The effectiveness of the oath relies too heavily on divine intervention and the inclusion of God as a witness. Many atheists, or non-religious groups, believe that the process of swearing in a witness should not revolve around religious sentiments.Part of t..
24. An Overview of Separate Jurisdictions
An Overview of Separate Jurisdictions The term jurisdiction refers to the authority of a government to preside over criminal cases and deliver justice through investigation, criminal trials, and criminal sentencing. Within the United States, jurisdiction may fall to various different governments and judicial proceedings may be regulated by the laws of different levels of government. There are three primary lev..
25. An Overview of Sports Bribery
An Overview of Sports Bribery Bribery Sports bribery has been in existence since ancient times, when in the original Olympic games athletes would be bribed to produce particular outcomes. In the modern day, sports bribery takes a different form than it likely took back then, but it continues to plague the fairness and ethics of sports. Players can be bribed to throw matches; referees can be bribed to u..
26. An Overview of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake
An Overview of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake The Haiti earthquake was a good example of people pulling together in the face of a natural disaster.  However, Haiti relief efforts also illustrated that people can behave horribly when they are desperate.Disasters like the earthquake in Haiti illustrate the very best in people and the very worst in people. The media covered many stories based on the most important factor..
27. An Overview of the Death Penalty
The use of the death penalty is often the subject of intense debate. Numerous convicted criminals throughout the United States have been sentenced to execution for the crimes that they committed. Many individuals support the use of capital punishment without fully understanding the problems that are associated with this criminal sentence. The public often maintains the bel..
28. An Overview of the Drug Enforcement Agency
An Overview of the Drug Enforcement Agency The Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, is the chief organization of the United States involved in the war on drugs.  The Drug Enforcement Agency was created in July of 1973 under President Richard Nixon. It began with about 1,500 Special Agents and a budget of less than $75 million.  By 1974, the DEA expanded to include 43 offices in 31 foreign countries. Today, the DEA..
29. An Overview of the Federal Assault Battery Charges
To supplement the State statutes on the books throughout the United States covering instances of assault and battery, Federal law provides for regulations covering cases that occur outside the geographical limits of states and other local territories or hold implications for the Federal government. These laws can be found in codified form in the United States Code, which is iss..
30. An Overview of the Model Penal Code Test
The MPC Test, or Model Penal Code Test, is the current method of determining if a plea of insanity meets the legal requirements to find an individual not guilty by reason of insanity. The MPC Test came from a text of the same name published by the American Law Institute in 1962. The MPC Test established the idea of a reasonable person as the standard by which a plea of ins..