Criminal Law Blog

What is Criminology?

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Through a blend of psychology, social science and criminal justice and defense, criminology examines the nature of crimes, criminals and crime prevention methods and analyzes how they impact individuals and society as a whole. The Evolution of Criminology The field is multi-faceted and diverse, with subdivisions focusing on penology, feminist criminology, criminalistics, and bio-criminology.  The […]

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Criminal Law by Definition: Purpose, Types, and Legal Implications

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The Evolution of Criminal Law Criminal law in North America began with British common law, which was followed strictly until the colonies revolted. After the United States had become an independent nation, the Constitution was ratified as the law of the land. A judiciary modeled off of the British system established common law, defining which […]

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Law & Order vs. Criminal Minds: Which Gets Criminal Defense Right?

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Television producers adore criminal defense and the practice of criminal law. Given the number of shows aired or currently on-air, the admiration has yet to vanish. Two of the most recognized shows, Law & Order and Criminal Minds boast an incredibly large fan base. Law & Order and Criminal Minds, both police procedural, crime and […]

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Who Has The Burden Of Proof In A Criminal Case?

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In a criminal case, the prosecution has the burden of proof. At the federal level, the prosecution must meet the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. At the state level, some states require the prosecution to meet the burden beyond a reasonable doubt while others use the preponderance of the evidence test. Don’t Fight […]

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Can I Change Lawyers During My Criminal Defense Case?

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When things aren’t working with your current representation, it can leave you feeling discouraged about the outcome of your criminal case and wondering, “Can I change lawyers now?” It’s important to be able to work with the person that is working for your best interests, but that may not always be easy. How do you know […]

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