The Risk Parents Take When Hiring a Babysitter

Children Who Were Assaulted by Their Babysitter

dangerous babysittersIn May this year, A 42-year-old babysitter in Bemidji, Minnesota broke the legs of a 3-month-old baby under her care. The babysitter, Bridget Renae Stately, confessed she smoked methamphetamine and so she can’t remember the incident. However, she was caught assaulting the baby on camera.

The criminal was arrested and will probably be charged with these two felonies: 3rd degree assault and endangering a child.

In Pittsburgh a 26-year-old babysitter, Dylan M. McKinney, was charged with a rape offense against a 5 year old child. McKinney was hired through an online company that introduces babysitters to parents all over the country.

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The Criminal Aspect of Human Trafficking

A Peek Inside The Dirty Industry Of Human Trafficking

human traffickingHuman trafficking has been impeding the economic well-being of the world. The dirty business already made as much as 32 billion dollars (in USD) each year, and the same number pops up repeatedly the year’s before and after. How does this industry affect people and the economy as a whole?

Definition of Human Trafficking

There are roughly 2.5 million people captured in the world wide web of human trafficking, according to the United Nations. This industry is mostly a transnational process were victims are recruited and transported into a different country. They are then exploited for work or commercial sexual exploitation. It impacts people of all backgrounds and each one is trafficked for a purpose.

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Does the Mafia Still Exist?

The Mafia and its legacy – from Past to Present

modern mafiaMany people repeatedly ask: “what does the modern Mafia looks like?” Some may say that the reports of its fall might be told with great exaggeration. So we ask, are the convoluted organized criminal families of the Mafia still exist? And where are they now?

In January 9, the Italian as well as the German law authorities arrested a total of 169 alleged mafiosi, a term used in recognizing a member of the mafia, who are suspected to controlled businesses that ranges from funeral parlours to food production in both Italy and Germany.

According to Reuters reports, the cooperative operation between the two police force was to seize the Farao-Marincola branch of the “Ndrangheta Family”, which is one of the three Italian syndicates along with the Camorra in Campania and the Sicilian Mafia.

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Recidivism Rate in the United States

Recidivism Rate of Former U.S. Prison Inmates 

recidivism rateRecidivism is defined as the act of a person recommitting a crime  after they had been released from prison. Usually, the term is used to indicate the percentage of released prisoners who are rearrested for a similar crime, particularly in coincidence with criminal behavior and substance abuse.

In 2017, the United States, reports and data indicated a massive 75% recidivism rate in the country in a span of only five years. This is from the data released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the United States which published studies that indicated high rates of recidivism among released prisoners. A high number of approximately 404,638 prisoners in 30 states have undergone recidivism after their release from prison in 2005.

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The Connection between Immigration and Crime

Does Immigration Really Lead to an Increase in Crime Rate?

immigration and crimeAmerican citizens have been concerned ever since the colonial days when they are mostly victimized by immigrants. Regardless of the different reports claiming the link between crime and immigration, research exploring this issue had been infrequent.

Citizens of the United States, along with policymakers, have already expressed their worries about the connection these two throughout the past century. Concerns were widely perceived to be driven by unexpected growth in immigration and other economic events. Whatever the immediate causes are, immigration and crime will always appear to be connected.

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The Serious Risks of Identity Theft

What is Identity Theft and What Risks It Poses

identity theftIdentity theft also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which an imposter collects key pieces of another person’s personally identifiable information in order to impersonate someone else. Common instances include the using of a person’s name, address, Social Security number, credit card or medical insurance number to obtain money or services under the original holder’s name.

Identity Theft Types

Identity theft is classified into two types: true name and account takeover.

True-name identity theft is where the thief uses personal information to create or open new accounts which may include credit card account, or a checking account to obtain bank checks. Account takeover on the other hand, is where the thief uses personal information to gain access to a person’s existing accounts. Commonly, the thief will change an account’s mailing address and run up a large bill before the actual owner of the account realizes that there is a problem.

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The Freedom of Information Act and Background Checks

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that allows for the disclosure of information held by public authorities. The Freedom of Information Act achieves this by requiring public officials to publish information regarding each activity they undertake as well as allowing citizens to request certain information from public authorities.

FOIA has been in place ever since the late 60s and is often described as the law that informs citizens of their government’s activities. Citizens have the right to request access to federal agency records under the FOIA unless it falls under one of the nine exemptions.

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Why Do People Commit Crimes?

A crime is defined as an illegal action or activity that may lead to prosecution and is punishable by law. Committing a crime could lead to serious or even lethal consequences, yet there are still people who commit even the most serious ones. So why do people commit crimes?

Some crimes may appear foolish and unbelievable at first sight. But to the person who committed the crime, this was executed because of logical reasons. The concept of ‘why’ did the person do it may be difficult to understand since the causes of crimes are complex. The only way to know them exactly is through the perpetrator himself.

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8 Most Impregnable Prisons on Earth

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, U.S.A
Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, U.S.A

A few decades ago, maximum security prisons are not that common in the world. Facilities that are built especially for notorious criminals have greatly evolved and stronger bars seemed inadequate these days. Here are 8 prisons that are famous for their advanced security measures that are impossible to escape.

Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX), U.S.A

ADX Florence was built on Florence Colorado in 1994. This super maximum federal prison is not just considered the most secure prison in the United States, but also in the world. It is also dubbed as the safest one as inmates are kept in their cells the entire day. ADX is built on a 37-acre land that can house 490 Supermax prisoners.

This facility is specially designed for both high-profile and dangerous prisoners. About 95 percent of prisoners here have histories of aggressive behavior in other penitentiaries.

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Charles Ponzi And His Infamous “Ponzi Scheme”

Charles Ponzi has been the talk of the East Coast in 1920. Most investors consider him an accomplished swindler, while some a financial genius. He is famous for persuading people into investing millions with a promise of big returns. Who is Charles Ponzi and what is this fraudulent scheme derived from his own name?

Early Life

Carlo Pietro Giovanni Guglielmo Tebaldo Ponzi, or famously known as Charles Ponzi, was born on March 3, 1882, at Lugo, Italy. Just like a normal person, he started out working unusual jobs, including a waiter in a hotel and restaurant dishwasher. Ponzi became a teller at Bank Zarossi as soon as he moved to Montreal by 1907.

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Cybercrime and The Impact It Has On Business

Cyber crime is the act of committing a crime using a computer or the internet as an instrument. While most cyber crimes are carried out in order to generate profit for the cyber-criminals, some cyber crimes are carried out against computers or devices directly to cause damage or to destabilize them. Others, however, use computers or networks to spread malware, illegal information, images or other materials. The different types of cybercrime include committing fraud, trafficking in child pornography and intellectual property, stealing identities, or violating privacy.

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