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Tag: Victims of Crime

On behalf of greg On Friday, April 22, 2016.

We recently wrote about the strong passage of House Bill 1947 in the Pennsylvania House. If passed in the Senate and signed into law, the measure would give many more victims of child sex abuse an opportunity to hold their abusers (and the institutions they worked for) accountable in criminal and civil court. In the […]

On behalf of greg On Saturday, January 16, 2016.

In our previous post, we began a discussion about the long and difficult aftermath often experienced by victims of violent crime. A recent news story noted that in the case of particularly horrific crimes, even the jurors in criminal cases can be left with emotional scars and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. If jurors can be so deeply […]

On behalf of greg On Friday, January 15, 2016.

No matter what your views on gun control may be, it is difficult to ignore the fact that no other industrialized nation on earth experiences as many mass shootings, murders and other violent crimes as the United States. These horrific incidents are now so common that many Americans have simply stopped watching the news. After […]

On behalf of greg On Thursday, May 29, 2014.

Last week, America added another mass shooting incident to an already long and distressing list. Six people were killed during a 22-year-old man’s shooting rampage, which occurred near Santa Barbara, California. Making the case even more chilling is the fact that the shooter revealed his plans ahead of time in a YouTube video. After any […]

On behalf of greg On Friday, January 24, 2014.

The National Center for Victims of Crime assists survivors in coping with effects of crime.  Please take the time to learn about their objective and – with us – support their cause.

On behalf of greg On Friday, August 16, 2013.

Although prohibition in America was ultimately a failed experiment, there is a reason that so many people joined the temperance movement and demanded that alcohol be outlawed. Alcohol can cause a lot of personal and public problems, especially when abused. According to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the […]

On behalf of greg On Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Jokes are made in the media, whether it is on television, film or in print, about callers being put on hold when contacting the 911 emergency hotline. Although it may be used for a punchline, the efficiency of the emergency service is no laughing matter. Victims of crime and personal injury rely on the service every day […]

On behalf of greg On Thursday, July 25, 2013.

Technological innovations are impacting our lives in many ways, include how we keep our cities safe. The city of Philadelphia is proving an example of this, with a reduction in crime connected to these innovations. How is technology impacting crime enforcement efforts? Officers are now able to input data and use computer analysis to determine […]

On behalf of greg On Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

A recent Supreme Court holding is trickling down to Pennsylvania. In that holding, Maryland v. King, the Supreme Court found that DNA samples taken after an arrest can have a dramatic impact. One of the most important outcomes of these samples: helping put criminals in prison. The Kensington Strangler provides a local example of how […]