Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and Important Exceptions

    Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 The main focus of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 was to prevent any age based discrimination in employment.  The Act appears in the volume 29 of the United States Code at the beginning of section 621.  American population is aging fast and the aging … Read moreAge Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and Important Exceptions

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Important Theories in criminology

Theories in Criminology: From Demonology to Biological Theories of Crime Demonology  Crime does not evolve from any single source.There can be several reasons behind a person’s criminal behavior or multiple origins of crime. The theorists in criminology have tried to explain these reasons through several theories. From Demonology to the Born Criminal theory, several theories … Read moreImportant Theories in criminology

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Link between Juvenile Delinquency and Childhood abuse

Delinquency and Childhood Abuse Research has highlighted a very important link between delinquency and childhood abuse. However, apart from delinquency, childhood abuse has also been linked with several other negative outcomes. People who have experienced childhood abuse are 5 times more likely than those who have not to be ill with PTSD.  The likelihood of being … Read moreLink between Juvenile Delinquency and Childhood abuse

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American Prison System – Correctional eras

Correctional eras in US Criminal Justice System: From the Penitentiary to the Just Deserts era   The penitentiary era marks the beginning of the US correctional system.  Since then several eras have passed and the philosophy of the correctional system has kept changing as these eras changed. It is important to have a knowledge of these eras … Read moreAmerican Prison System – Correctional eras

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Roe V Wade 1973 – Landmark decisions by the Supreme Court

Roe V Wade 1973 (Landmark Supreme Court Case) Roe V Wade marked a turning point not just in the US legal history but also in the history of women’s rights. The court’s ruling in the case shaped the discussion on abortion, giving it a new direction. However, it did not mark the end of the discussion but … Read moreRoe V Wade 1973 – Landmark decisions by the Supreme Court

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