White collar crime: intense investigations, tough penalties

WhiteYou certainly don't have to be convicted of a violent crime to be sentenced to a prison term in Indiana or anywhere else across the country. In fact, a criminal conviction on a white collar crime charge can often bring about the same result, with incarceration sometimes being for an even longe...

Topical look: drug courts as alternatives to incarceration

As noted in a recent media story, Indiana officials have been long-time adherents of drug courts, with the state first establishing such entities a generation ago, back in 1996. Unfortunately, one of those courts is now scheduled to close. The rationale behind drug courts is direct and simple, and...

NFL stadium arrests: Are they serious?

While the Colts don't make many "Top 10 Unruly Fans" lists, we are not without our brushes with the law. From rushing the field to alcohol-fueled fights in the stands, every NFL stadium has its fair share of aggressive, unruly behavior. In the 2011-12 season, for example, at Lucas Oil Stadium, 64 fa...

Criminal law reform group to give Indiana some Twitter love

Thanks to the U.S. Justice Action Network (JAN), Indiana is in for a bit of warm fuzzies this month, as the reform group has recognized the state for its efforts to improve criminal sentencing and outcomes. That warmth might just morph into a bit of heat for the state's national legislators represe...

Don’t blog about your crimes. Seriously.

Social media sites have historically been used to share accomplishments and life events with friends across the country and in other occupations. This ready access has enabled people to share posts, photos and video in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, people don't always consider the consequences...
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