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Types of Tasers Used by Police Departments

Types of Tasers Used by Police Departments

The TASER was invented by NASA researcher John "Jack" Higson Cover, Jr. in 1974. The word TASER is an acronym that was named after a fictional character, Thomas A. Swift, created by Edward Stratemayer in 1910 for a series of juvenile science fiction novels. A TASER is less-than-lethal.........[Read More]
Texas Prison Grievance Procedures

Texas Prison Grievance Procedures

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice offers the Offender Grievance Program to all offenders who wish to resolve issues or disputes with prison staff. Offenders may "present written complaints related to their classification, personal property, disciplinary status, or other confinement issues wit......[Read More]
What Is the Difference Between Probation Vs. Court Supervision?

What Is the Difference Between Probation Vs. Court Supervision?

Probation and court supervision are two alternative sentencing schemes, both of which allow someone convicted of an offense to avoid serving time in jail. They are imposed, however, under different sets of circumstances. The sentences are similar, but not identical.......[Read More]
How to Get Off Probation Early

How to Get Off Probation Early

If you have been sentenced to a term of probation after pleading to or being found guilty of a crime, you might still be able to obtain an early release. Follow this specific set of steps and you can position yourself to get off probation before your initial term is fulfilled.......[Read More]
The Salary of a Prison Chaplain

The Salary of a Prison Chaplain

Prison chaplains play an important role in the rehabilitation of incarcerated individuals. These chaplains conduct religious services and provide spiritual counsel. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the salaries of prison chaplains with the salaries of other clergymen nationwide in its Occupation......[Read More]
Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Drugs

Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Drugs

The U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines inform Federal judges how to sentence an offender convicted of a federal crime. Here are some of the federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses.......[Read More]
Do You Need Probate if You Are the Sole Heir?

Do You Need Probate if You Are the Sole Heir?

Probate is the process whereby the law approves a certain distribution of a dead man's assets. While some estates don't require probate at all, the number of heirs that a deceased person may have will not affect whether the estate requires probate. Those with questions about a particular estate in p......[Read More]
Philosophy & Concept of Probation

Philosophy & Concept of Probation

Probation offers a criminal offender release into the community instead of a prison term. A probation officer supervises the the probationer, also known as the defendant, and provides him with community resources so he can become a productive member of society.......[Read More]
Legal Nonlethal Weapons

Legal Nonlethal Weapons

High-powered flashlights are one example of nonlethal civilian weapons.flashlight image by Aleksandr Lobanov from Fotolia.comDeadly tools such as firearms and knives may be the most infamous types of weapons used today, but many alternative means of defense also exist. Nonlethal weapons.........[Read More]
The Negative Outcomes Associated with Police Brutality

The Negative Outcomes Associated with Police Brutality

Police brutality is defined as excessive use of force by a police officer; i.e., force beyond the level necessary to resolve the situation. Police are expected to use only the minimal level of force needed to do their jobs. Excessive use of force by law enforcement officers is prohibited by the Fift......[Read More]
Federal Badge Law

Federal Badge Law

The Federal Badge Law, better known as the Enhanced Federal Security Act of 2000 (EFSA) went into effect Dec. 19, 2000. This law amends Chapter 33 of Title 18 of the United States Code.......[Read More]
Men's Rights in Custody Battles of Children in Broward County, Florida

Men's Rights in Custody Battles of Children in Broward County, Florida

A father seeking to assert his parental rights in Broward County should research the relevant Florida state laws on custody and paternity. Resources available to fathers engaged in custody battles include the Family Law Self-Help Center at the Broward County Courthouse and local organizations that p......[Read More]
How to Buy a Car in Probate

How to Buy a Car in Probate

Buying a car in probate or in an estate sale is one way to get a high-quality automobile without paying the prices found at dealerships. If you plan to buy an automobile this way, you must have enough cash to make a deposit on the vehicle, and you must have the cash or loan approval in place to pay ......[Read More]
How to Probate a Will in BC, Canada

How to Probate a Will in BC, Canada

In British Columbia (BC), when a person dies (the decedent), that person's estate (comprised of the decedent's property and debts) is settled and distributed by a BC probate court. The probate process is governed by BC's Estate Adminstration Act. Persons who die with a will, they are said to have di......[Read More]
How to Regionalize Police Departments

How to Regionalize Police Departments

Regionalizing police departments may be an action that benefits taxpayers or enhances public safety, but it can also be a divisive issue. NewsLanc (Reference 1) reports that several major metropolitan police agencies have merged with county departments in recent years and the communities benefited b......[Read More]
How do I Rank Police Departments by Number of Personnel?

How do I Rank Police Departments by Number of Personnel?

In statistics, data must be put into a usable form before it can be used for calculations, predictions or comparisons. If you want to know how the sizes of police forces compare to each other, the first step is to put the police departments in order of size according to the number of personnel in ea......[Read More]
How to Report Barking Dogs in Houston

How to Report Barking Dogs in Houston

The city of Houston, Texas, has an ordinance against barking dogs that disturb the peace. As stated in Sec. 30-5 of the Houston code of ordinances "The keeping of any animal ...which causes or makes frequent or long and continued sound which unreasonably disturbs... reasonable persons of normal sens......[Read More]
International Law Enforcement Training

International Law Enforcement Training

The growth of international criminal networks has led law enforcement agencies to join forces worldwide to combat global crime.......[Read More]
What Items Are Probated in a Will?

What Items Are Probated in a Will?

When someone passes away, her heirs and beneficiaries receive the material property she left behind. For some estates, disposition of the assets of the deceased is a straightforward process. In others, it can be complex and time consuming. Either way, probate is usually necessary since some items mu......[Read More]
How to Find Out What Prison Someone Is in & How to Contact Them

How to Find Out What Prison Someone Is in & How to Contact Them

When a person commits a crime and has court cases involving the crime, public records are created. If the crime results in a prison sentence, the felon will be transported to a prison. Prison inmate rosters are also public record. In most states, Department of Corrections outfits post the names of a......[Read More]