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Why Did the Romans Ban Ancient Egyptian Lawyers from Going to Alexandria’s Courts?

The Ancient Egyptian civilization was popular for its pyramids, pharaohs, culture, and inventions. They were advanced in several fields, including mathematics and language. But did you know the Romans banned Egyptian Lawyers from attending court hearings? Ancient Egyptians were notorious for their political humor. The Romans banned Egyptian Lawyers from attending court because of how …

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How Did Jim Crow Laws Affect the United States?

African Americans have long been demanding equality. With the 13th Amendment’s ratification, the establishment of the Black Codes followed. The prevalence of Jim Crow-perpetuated racial discrimination came to a peak in the 20th century during the increased lynching of people of color.  With roots dating back to the 1860s, the Jim Crow laws legalized racial …

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What is the Finnish Day-Fine System?

The average cost of a speeding ticket is around $150. To most people, that’s almost a week’s worth of wages. But in Finland, speeding tickets can reach up to a record $103,000. Let’s find out how this happened and if it is effective in enforcing the law. The Finnish implement the Day-Fine System. The penalty …

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Mosquito Bite

Police in Finland believe they have caught a car thief with the help of a dead mosquito they noticed inside an abandoned vehicle. Police saw that the mosquito had recently sucked blood and decided to send the insect for analysis, and the DNA matched the man on the Police Register.

Mosquito blood ‘identifies thief’ Police in Finland believe they have caught a car thief from a DNA sample taken from a mosquito they noticed inside an abandoned vehicle. Finding the car in Seinaejoki, north of Helsinki, police saw that the mosquito had recently sucked blood and decided to send the insect for analysis. The DNA …

Police in Finland believe they have caught a car thief with the help of a dead mosquito they noticed inside an abandoned vehicle. Police saw that the mosquito had recently sucked blood and decided to send the insect for analysis, and the DNA matched the man on the Police Register. Read More »

Meet the CSI Effect. Due to popular TV shows exaggerating the capabilities and techniques of forensic science in criminal investigations, many jurors have begun to demand a greater amount of evidence from the prosecution during trials, raising the standard of proof needed for a conviction.

CSI effect The CSI effect, also known as the CSI syndrome and the CSI infection, is any of several ways in which the exaggerated portrayal of forensic science on crime television shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation influences public perception. The term was first reported in a 2004 USA Today article describing the effect …

Meet the CSI Effect. Due to popular TV shows exaggerating the capabilities and techniques of forensic science in criminal investigations, many jurors have begun to demand a greater amount of evidence from the prosecution during trials, raising the standard of proof needed for a conviction. Read More »

FBI ABSCAM

In 1980 the FBI formed a fake company and attempted to bribe members of congress. Nearly 25% of those tested accepted the bribe, and were convicted

Abscam Not to be confused with Adscam. Abscam (sometimes written ABSCAM) was an FBI sting operation in the late 1970s and early 1980s that led to the convictions of seven members of the United States Congress, among others. The two-year investigation initially targeted trafficking in stolen property and corruption of prominent businessmen, but later evolved …

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