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5 Things To Do After a Retail Theft in Columbus, Ohio

Shoplifting, also referred to as retail theft, can be a pretty serious crime. Depending upon the value of the goods stolen, it can either be a misdemeanor or a felony charge. Retail theft is not taken lightly in Columbus, and you must know what to do after a shoplifting accusation.  It’s because being aware of…
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Man who was beaten by undercover law enforcement may have his case heard before the Supreme Court

It’s been six years since James King was heinously attacked by two undercover officers in Grand Rapids, Michigan and he has still not received justice. At the time of the attack, a local police detective and an FBI agent were working as part of a task force, searching for a fugitive accused of stealing a…
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Glossary of Criminal Justice Terms

All professions and fields of study develop their own unique vocabulary, and the area of criminal justice is no different. Some of these terms have entered widespread use thanks to shows like Law and Order and Criminal Minds, while other words are more obscure. Understanding some of the language of criminal justice can help you…
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Protect Yourself From Cybercriminals

The more people live their lives online, the more chances there are that they will be victims of cybercrime. Criminals continuously find new ways to harness online tools and technologies to commit crimes. The types of cybercrime that might affect a private individual include bullying, financial fraud, email spoofing, hacking, identity theft, information forgery, intellectual…
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A Guide to Domestic Violence and Getting Help

When you hear the words “domestic violence,” you may automatically think about physical abuse between partners. However, domestic violence can involve much more than hurting someone physically with fists or feet. Domestic violence can also involve emotional and psychological abuse, stalking, or sexual assault, and other issues may be connected to a domestic violence situation…
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Ohio K-9 Drug Dogs Can’t Distinguish Hemp and Marijuana

Law enforcement has utilized police dogs for drug searches for years in Ohio. Now, a newly passed law could turn law enforcement’s long distinguished K-9 drug unit on its head. Ohio has recently passed a new hemp law, which states that any cannabis with less than 0.3 percent THC is now considered to be legal…
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Cold Case Reopened; Ohio Man Accused of Murdering His Family 11 Years Later

Questions that have remained unanswered for 11 years surrounding a cold case may finally come to light this year. Peter Romans, a 59-year-old Madison County resident, has been charged with killing his entire family via arson which included 51-year-old wife Billi, his son Caleb and their teenaged daughter Ami.  The circumstances surrounding the night of the…
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