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Pornography case spotlights link between Best Buy and the FBI

It is certainly well understood by most people that going online to view or download illegal pornography is a high-risk activity. The potential consequences of that can be flatly draconian for an individual in North Carolina or elsewhere whose computer is seized by criminal authorities.

How long does someone have to report an alleged rape?

In North Carolina, as well as in 15 other states, felonies have no statute of limitations, meaning that someone can report a rape that he or she says occurred decades ago. By and large, this lack of restriction is friendly to victims and can be a good thing.

College sex assault guidelines prominently called into question

Here's a question that is sure to elicit passionate arguments across a wide spectrum of opinions among people paying close attention to the handling of sex-based complaints on American college campuses: Is guidance issued to campus officials regarding procedures to follow when investigating alleged instances of rape and other criminal sexual conduct fair or decidedly stacked against those who are accused?

How teachers can prevent sexual abuse accusations

People in all sorts of professions, including teaching, get accused of sexual abuse. In fact, teachers, because they are alone with students and exert a position of authority over them, are in an especially risky position. The consequences of such accusations, even if they are false, can be horrendous. You may lose your job and be required to register as a sex offender, for example. With a few proactive strategies, however, you can decrease your chances of doing anything that appears improper.

Memory plays tricks: an adage grounded in strong realities

Sometimes a faulty memory yields results that are not particularly notable or dramatic. OK, so it took you an hour to find the keys you were sure you left on the kitchen table but ultimately found on top of the TV remote. The vet appointment you know you scheduled for your dog today was actually ... yesterday. The neighbors just knocked on your door in response to a dinner invitation you extended and then entirely forgot about.

Forensic evidence: way more fallible than many people believe

When they themselves are evaluated on their competency in carrying out tests and analyzing information that often sends third parties to prison for years or even life, they fail the exam on an astonishingly high number of occasions.

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