Category : General

What do Twin Studies Tell us about Who gets Arrested and Why?

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We know genetics can solve crimes. For over thirty years, DNA evidence has been used at trial both to convict and to exonerate defendants. Blood, semen, hair: all of these can tell us who may have been at a crime scene. Might genetics be used in another way to solve crimes though? Could a person’s […]

Addressing the Root Causes of Domestic Violence

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The term “domestic violence” evokes so many vivid emotions that it’s easy for people to write off a perpetrator as evil and deserving of punishment. In reality, the dynamics behind DV are not that simple. Sometimes, otherwise decent people find themselves perpetuating a cycle of violence that they hate but don’t know how to stop. […]

How to Deal with the Stress and Anxiety of Just Having Been Arrested

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Being arrested is an incredibly stressful experience that can make you feel overwhelmed, anxious, and confused. While it might seem impossible, you must stay as calm as possible during this time – here are some tips for dealing with anxiety caused by a police arrest. Don’t Resist the Arrest It’s natural to panic or feel […]

Can You Get an Indiana Misdemeanor Expunged?

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Being convicted on misdemeanor charges is difficult enough, but the repercussions of a criminal record can follow you for years. Perhaps you made a mistake or had a lapse in judgment that resulted in a misdemeanor charge. Perhaps you’ve not been in trouble since. Yet that record can still come back to bite you when […]

Are There Genetic Roots to Criminal Behavior?

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There’s an ongoing debate about the presumed connection between a person’s genetic makeup and criminal behavior. Criminologists use genetics as one possible explanation for why some people are more prone to break the law, while people who get into trouble frequently sometimes use the idea to argue that they can’t help themselves–that they are “born” […]

An Indiana Woman Receives Probation for Participating in the Capitol Riots

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On June 23, a district court judge sentenced an Indiana woman to three years of probation and ordered her to pay $500 in restitution for her participation in the January 6 riots at the Capitol. The ruling comes after Anna Morgan-Lloyd, 49, pled guilty to one misdemeanor charge of engaging in parading, demonstrating, or picketing […]

Arrested in Indiana, but You Can’t Make Bail

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Getting arrested in Indiana is a scary predicament–even more so if you’re facing the prospect of having to stay in jail until the trial. Staying in jail, even for a few days, can be highly disruptive to your family, your job, and almost every other part of your life. What do you do when the […]

How Dangerous Are Indiana Jails, and What Can You Do If You’re Jailed?

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The worst thing about jail is not just the time spent in a cell or the lack of freedom—it’s also the potential threats it poses to your health and physical well-being. According to data compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the death rate of inmates nationwide in 2018 was at its highest rate since […]

Arrested in Indiana, but You Can’t Remember What Happened

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It’s the stuff of “buddy comedies,” but it’s certainly not funny when it happens to you. You find yourself under arrest—or worse, you wake up in an Indiana jail—and you haven’t the slightest idea how you got there. Perhaps you had too much to drink the night before and blacked out; perhaps you have a […]

Forensic Mistakes that Can Lead to False Arrest and Conviction

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Over the past few decades, forensic science (applying science to help solve crimes) has taken quantum leaps forward. Today, forensic scientists utilize DNA analysis and multiple modern technologies with remarkable accuracy, captivating the public’s imagination and even inspiring TV dramas like Bones and CSI. But in the real world, forensic science is far from foolproof, […]