Category Archives: Law and Crime

Includes court cases, rulings, and information regarding american law and politics

Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Since the terror attack of the world trade centers and the pentagon on September 11, 2001, the country created federal agencies to enforce law and counter terrorism. These  agencies make up the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). One agency that … Continue reading

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The Prince: Machiavelli’s Republican Government

Machiavelli’s literature continues to be taught, admired, and studied over the centuries. This is especially seen in his book called, The Prince, which gives unique insight of power and politics.  He provides a different understanding of legislature and republican government … Continue reading

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Narco-Democracy: Mexican Drug Cartels and United States Foreign Policy

Drugs continue to be a hot topic in American politics. Examples range from the opioid epidemic to the legalization of marijuana. In addition to street drugs like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, and ecstasy, drugs continue to be a growing problem in … Continue reading

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Byrne Discretionary Grant Program

With the steady rise of crime over the decades, congress has issued various acts and policies to ensure safety on the streets of America. To finance safety measures government grants are available to help law enforcement, individuals, and organizations combat … Continue reading

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The Exclusionary Rule

“The exclusionary rule makes evidence inadmissible in court if law enforcement officers obtained it by means forbidden by the Constitution, by statute or by court rules”, (Oaks, 1970). This is a court action enforcing citizen’s constitutional rights. The rule means that … Continue reading

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