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Using DNA to solve cold crimes

Bruce McArthur, allegedly one of the worst serial killers in Canadian history, roamed the streets for years as his victims disappeared one by one. How was he caught? One key factor…

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Social media evidence in court

Social media has changed almost all facets of our society and criminal justice certainly has been no exception. It is now common to find Facebook messages and posts, Instagram pictures and…

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Fines for traffic violation in Ontario

Driving is a privilege, not a right. And by toughening its laws against drunk driving, distracted driving, and driving without insurance, the Ontario government is making clear that it is the…

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Is regular household items a weapon?

Can a pillow be a weapon? A dirty diaper? A stuffed taco? We have seen all of these everyday items charged by police as being weapons used in an assault. What…

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The Mule: Drug Smuggling and the Elderly

No one suspected him. He was a cranky old man and war veteran going about his business- growing flowers! But behind this façade of ordinary life, Leo Sharp (played by Clint…

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shoplifting in a store

If you have ever been caught shoplifting, it is a stressful experience. You were confronted by store security; detained and questioned; and, in many cases, arrested and handcuffed by police. You…

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A person taking the blame for crime he did not commit

A new client is scheduled for an intake appointment. A slightly disheveled man sits quietly in the reception room, leafing frantically through a disorganized pile of documents. Upon the initial meeting…

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The Ban on Driving with Hand-Held Devices

The Highway Traffic Act is a provincial statute which classifies traffic offences and regulates the licensing of vehicles, among many other transport related issues. One of the most impactful additions for…

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Crime Or Terrorism

The use of vehicles to commit criminal acts of terror has been sweeping globally. This tactic was originally incited by Al Qaeda’s Yemeni branch to its Western recruits in 2010. Since…

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