Major Changes in Corrections Throughout Time

There are numerous ways one is able to assess the changes in man’s use of corrections from ancient Greece, to our present day. Jim Finckenauer, a professor at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, shared his observation for how the history of the United States is better explained as a failed panaceas in saying correctional … Read more

Approaches to statutory interpretation by the judiciary

The problem set is approaches to statutory interpretation by the judiciary. In theory, parliament is the supreme law-making authority in the land. However, it is up to judiciary to interpret laws and as such they can often modify a law beyond what was originally intended, therefore setting a precedent and arguably “making” a law. Statutory … Read more

The Injustice Of The Judicial System In "Dorm Room Dealers: Drugs & The Privileges Of Race & Class" By A. Rafik Mohamed & Erik D

In light of recent events in the past few years, have you ever stopped and asked yourself how ethnicity and class affect the attention law enforcement gives to certain individuals? Or how does an individual’s social standing allow them to “get away with more” compared to people of different groups? Dorm Room Dealers: Drugs and … Read more

The United States Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court is made of eight Associate Justices and one Chief Justice. The Chief Justice is paid more than the Associate Justices but retains an equal vote to the Associate Justices. The eight associate justices earn a pay of $244,400, while current Chief Justice John Roberts receives $255,500 per year. As the … Read more

Comparison of the Differences and Similarities between the Judicial Activism and Judicial Restraint Ruling System in America

As we rely on our judicial system more and more to protect the rights of the citizens in the United States we must review the concepts of judicial restraint versus that of judicial activism. The concept of judicial restraint encourages the judges to almost “police” themselves when utilizing their judicial powers. Under this concept we … Read more