It’s Called Sexting and It’s a Crime

The cell phone has revolutionized the way communications take place in today’s culture.The world of Star Trek has reached beyond the big screen to become a modern day technological tool that has made wireless communication a common day occurrence for millions of people. No longer are consumers bound to hard-wired telephones of years past, the cellular phone has made it possible to communicate with just about anyone, anywhere.Advances in technology have taken cell phones from the size of a brick to the size of a credit card, and now incorporates a host of new features, including Internet-enabled cameras that capture ... Read more

White Collar Crimes – Charges and Penalties

White collar crime is a unique type of crime that is considered to be different in many ways from the more traditional, usually violent “blue collar” crimes. The term was coined by Professor Edwin Hardin Sutherland in 1939 to describe crimes committed by professionals in the workplace. “White collar” refers to the white, collared shirts typically worn by people in administrative, business, and managerial positions. These crimes are typically nonviolent and frequently involve an abuse of power to steal money for personal gain. Types of Crime These business-related crimes come in many forms. Any individual who gains money through unlawful ... Read more

Financial Fraud: Pharmaceutical Executive Sold Fake Stock in Medical Research Company

Pharmaceutical Executive Defrauds Investors Out of Millions by Selling Fake Stock in Medical Research Company Pharmaceutical executive Greg Ruehle issued fake stock certificates like this one to victims who thought they were investing in a legitimate medical research company. Greg Ruehle liked to gamble—the only problem was that he did it with other people’s money. In the process, the pharmaceutical executive not only swindled his friends and people from his hometown out of millions of dollars, he injured the reputation of a legitimate medical research company. Ruehle, a California resident who worked in the biotech industry, was hired by the ... Read more

New Hate Crime Statistics From FBI

Hate Crime Statistics FBI Releases 2014 Hate Crime Statistics Today, the FBI released Hate Crime Statistics, 2014, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation. Submitted by 15,494 law enforcement agencies, the data provide information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes; however, the UCR Program does not estimate offenses for the jurisdictions of agencies that do not submit reports. Highlights of Hate Crime Statistics, 2014 follow. Law enforcement agencies submitted incident reports involving 5,479 criminal incidents and 6,418 offenses as being motivated by bias toward race, gender, gender identity, religion, ... Read more

Enron Case: Crime in the Suites

Enron Declared Bankruptcy When Enron declared bankruptcy in December 2001 and took with it the nest eggs of thousands of employees and stockholders, the FBI field office in Houston assigned two agents to investigate. Within weeks, the number of agents and support staff assigned to the case grew to 45, many hand-picked from field offices around the country for their expertise in traversing even the most circuitous paper trails. The case would become the largest and most complex white-collar investigation in FBI history and spawn a unique investigative task force of prosecutors, agents and analysts in Houston and Washington, D.C., ... Read more

Crime Stoppers Reviews

  Crime stoppers Reviews Crime Stoppers іѕ а civilian, nоn profit, charitable organization thаt brings tоgеthеr іn а triparte relationship, thе police services оf а community, thе media аnd thе community іn thе fight аgаіnѕt crime. Crime Stoppers рrоvіdеѕ citizens wіth а vehicle tо anonymously supply thе police wіth information аbоut а crime оr potential crime оf whісh thеу hаvе knowledge. Cash rewards аrе offered tо people whо call thе program аnd thеіr information leads tо аn arrest. Who administers thе Crime Stoppers Program? A volunteer board оf Directors actively administers аnd іѕ responsible fоr thе program. Thе Crime Stoppers ... Read more