Friday, March 20, 2009
The problem? The men are identical twins. This doesn't even touch on the growing problem of faulty test results and understaffed crime labs around the country, but it's fascinating in its own way.
Read more about it here:
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Don't put your witness in the same cell as the guy he testifies against. Maybe it's just me, but that seems like a no brainer.
Check this link out to see exactly what I mean.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Check out the following link to read more:
A creative way to reduce taxpayer expense on new prisons may have been found. Judges are starting to sentence minor offendors to read a book, in order to avoid jail time. A bit unusual, but I have to say that I like the idea, as long as we don't offer this to persons who have been convicted of violent offenses. And a preliminary study shows that participants repeated their crimes only half as often as non-participants (granted, it was a small study).
It's worth a try, considering we have almost three million Americans in prison. What do you think? You can read the article at the NYT link below, then decide for yourself.