How the Organizational Structure of Institutions Contribute to School Shootings
It is not uncommon for teachers and administrators to talk about how unexpected an event such as a school shooting is. Many times, they’ll admit that it was never anticipated from the perpetrator and that he or she was an upstanding or rather quiet student.… Read More
Regardless of your personal opinion of Glenn Beck, we can probably agree on at least one thing; if Beck promotes a book, it’ll be sure to skyrocket to the top of the charts. We’ve seen this happen again and again in recent years, as Beck promoted both his own books and the works of other authors that he just happened to like (or so he says).… Read More
There are few discussions that result in as much heated debate as those that revolve around the use of the death penalty. Although the concept of taking an individual’s life for the commission of a crime has been around since the dawn of organized civilization, it is not something that can be easily agreed upon.… Read More
Let’s face it; the criminal justice system is a slow and painful place to be stuck in. To help speed up the processing of an ever-increasing number of cases, a certain relationship forms in courtrooms between the main actors in the system, including the judge, defense counsel and prosecutor.… Read More
As a criminal justice student, I’ve heard professors cover search and seizure law in great detail many times, but still the numerous exceptions to the warrant requirement can be somewhat hard to follow.
In this article I will try to make sense of it all, with a focus on understanding the times when a warrant is not requited for a lawful search to be conducted.… Read More
This week the radio show that I’m a panelist on decided to tackle the issue of poverty, with a focus on how it affects people in the United States. The idea was to open a dialog on a subject that many people would rather brush aside than talk freely about.… Read More
Do you want to make a bet? Are you willing to risk a finite secular life for a chance at infinite happiness? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Not according to Blaise Pascal and his famous wager.
Of all the decisions we make in life, at least one thing is certain: we must act.… Read More
A few days ago I reviewed a documentary titled King Corn, which was an investigative report on the secret side of corn farming in the United States. This post is a follow-up to the last, sparked by my curiosity to understand how a simple crop such as corn could be exploited by large corporations to the point of adding to the current obesity epidemic.… Read More