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Guest Post: Rolling Stone – A Case against Censorship

July 18, 2013 by


guest post by Warren J. Blumenfeld Editor’s Note: This piece is printed with permission. We provided the images and links.  The release of Rolling Stone’s August 2013 issue featuring bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover has set ablaze a virtual firestorm of protest. A long list of celebrities, including John Rich, Kelly and Jack Osbourn, […]

The Ebb and Flow Across the Thin Blue Line: The Difference between Private and Public Sector Security and Investigations

July 10, 2012 by


by Pamela S. You’re pushing your Dodge Grand Caravan 30 miles per hour over the speed limit. The subject of your investigation is crisscrossing lanes like a hare being chased by a greyhound. Coming up from the rear, a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, lights flashing, pulls you over. Your subject is a distant memory. […]

How TSA Patdowns Meet the Definition of Sexual Assault

May 14, 2012 by


Sexual assault is generally defined as forced or coerced sexual contact which can range from touching to penetration. State statutes will vary, and the legal wording changes from time to time, but that’s sexual assault in a nutshell.  Forced or coerced. Forced we all understand pretty well. Coerced sometimes needs a little more explanation. Coercion […]

Ban the Breed? No, Ban the Human

May 2, 2012 by


Is your favorite breed of dog “black-listed?” It may surprise owners and non-canine owners alike that there are restrictions out there dictating what breed of dog you are allowed to own. These restrictions can range from those found in apartment leases and homeowners insurance policies to laws found in city or municipal ordinances, to even […]

Infobia’s Crime and the Media Graphic

April 12, 2012 by


The relationship between crime and the media has never been great — and by “never been great” what we really mean is “news reporting about crime wildly misrepresents actual crime and disrupts the political process by misleading the general public, who, in turn, demand that elected officials act upon outrageously distorted beliefs about crime.” Check […]

In Defense of Gun Culture

April 11, 2012 by


A gun was used to murder my friend and classmate when I was in elementary school. That death haunted not only my childhood, but my college and adult years. In some ways, entering the criminal justice field as an adult was an attempt to resolve that powerful tragedy of my youth. I can still picture […]

Guest Post: Consuming Machines of Death

April 10, 2012 by


guest post by Warren J. Blumenfeld Editor’s Note: This piece is printed with permission. We provided the images and links.  In its attempt to pull in shoppers on so-called “Black Friday” (the day following Thanksgiving), the camping and outdoors superstore, Cabela’s, handed out envelopes to the first 800 people over the age of 18 who […]