Some readers of our blog who enjoy futuristic sci-fi movies might flash almost immediately on one flick in particular as they read this post.
Those convicted of a sex offense and living under the watchful eye of authorities via the Sex Offender Registry know all too well the repercussions that stem from being on this list. The social stigma and hurdles involved with procuring a job and housing are commonplace.
The law mandates that the names of all persons convicted of certain sex crimes will be placed on the sex offender registry.
Police interrogations have been utilized for decades. One-one-one, intimidating interviews that discourage bathroom breaks or sleep in the hopes of getting suspects to reveal information or confess to a crime.
A fundamental and flatly central underpinning of the American criminal justice system is that a person charged with a crime understand that he or she engaged in criminal activity.
Police body cameras, yes or no?
Ah, yes, wiretaps.
It is certainly a notable development that so many "lock them up as a first resort" sentencing hardliners in North Carolina and nationally are now singing an impassioned tune of criminal justice reform.
We took an initial look in our immediately preceding blog post at what we think most North Carolinians would regard as a very important state law, namely, compensation for persons wrongfully imprisoned and subsequently pardoned.
We all know what utopia is, of course. It's a perfect place, replete with realized potential of the most wondrous sort.