crimes Tag

The first Holocaust, state-sponsored massacre or mere causalities during necessary mass deportation, there are many names assigned to the incident of 1915 which occurred in Ottoman Turkey on the eve of First World War. From the side of professional historians, it is a well-documented case of Genocide. The International Association of Genocide Scholars affirmed based on scholarly evidence that the Young Turk government of the...

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Oklahoma

In what has been called the largest mass commutation in the history of the USA, at least 462 non-violent inmates were released in Oklahoma. 527 inmates had their sentences commuted, out of which 65 had detainers and were to be released later. The commutations had been approved by the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board and then had been forwarded to Gov. Kevin Stitt, who is...

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Labour trafficking in the United States is a form of human trafficking where victims are made to perform a task through force, fraud or coercion as it occurs in the United States. In the agriculture sector, the most common victims of trafficking are U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, undocumented immigrants, and foreign nationals with temporary visas. Due to the nature of agricultural work as being seasonal and transient, the...

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Like most wars being fought around the world, the global war on drugs seems to be a never-ending battle. Across the world, governments and law enforcement agencies have devised multiple strategies to combat the growing drug crisis, but to no avail. From the suburbs of the United States to the farms of Punjab in India, the easy availability of drugs is scary. While our politicians...

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Human society and morality have continuously evolved through the ages. From the primitive death penalty dealt in the form of barbaric executions being commonplace in feudal systems of governance, we gradually began to attach a value to the average human life. The evolution of our morality saw us question capital punishment as we defined and refined the notion of the ‘right to life’ and disputed...

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police

The police play a major role in the functioning of the regular society. However, for an effective and efficient law enforcement team, an increased exposure to the social conditions, greater empathy backed by the strong mental health of an officer is of utmost need. The year 2018 had seen a 12% increase in the number of officers who were shot and killed while on duty,...

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Crimes

Among the many crimes existent in society, one of the most observed crimes are incidents of school shootings. Eric Madfis, a doctoral candidate in Northeastern University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, was interviewed and asked about his observations in examining school shootings. He discussed the latest tragedy in Ohio and suggested a few ideas which could help to prevent these crimes. A teenager was accused of...

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Sophisticated and coordinated attacks can take down websites of some of the largest organisations in the world. From the infamous ‘Anonymous’ group to North Korea’s widely feared army of hackers, cyber warfare has become a recurring phenomenon. Such attacks don’t always target governments and organisations. In fact, in most cases, they are aimed at the average web surfer, people like you and me.   What started with...

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Boston

Fiction books may have you believe that future smart cities are full of flying cars and robots, but some simple things like being able to report vandalism, litter, potholes, etc. through your phone using mobile apps, twitter, websites, or phone calls can help you get closer to the future smart city of your dreams. This is possible through Boston 311 systems where the citizens can...

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cyber-security

Cyber-security is something we are conscious about, yet are ignorant towards. We all want our data to be secure and care about our privacy, but none of us actually read the terms and conditions of any product or service and just go ahead and sign ‘I agree’ at the end. However, it is more than just your online accounts and social media profiles. We install...

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