How to get rid of your criminal record in five easy steps

The United States is a land of laws.Some of them are simple and straight-forward, like a state’s minimum wage law.Others, like the criminal justice system, are more complex and nuanced, like whether a child should be punished for an act of violence committed by a parent.The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program,

Alex Johnson: I can’t afford a lawyer, attorney says

A new California law that will force lawyers to register with the state as a tax-exempt nonprofit could be the biggest change in the state’s criminal justice system in decades, according to an attorney who specializes in civil liberties.“It’s the most sweeping changes I’ve ever seen,” said attorney Alexis Johnson, a partner at the law

How to spot the ‘wrongfully convicted’ in your neighborhood

A new study by a group of law professors at the University of Toronto found that people who have been wrongly convicted of crimes tend to have higher levels of prejudice against the accused and a lack of sympathy for victims.“The more [people] have experienced wrongful convictions, the more negative attitudes they have towards people