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What is Cyber stalking?

What is Cyber stalking? Most people think of stalking as something that involves in-person scenarios. An ex-boyfriend or girlfriend might follow you to work or show up at your home uninvited. A stranger struggling with mental health issues could see you in public and become obsessed with you. These are all frightening scenarios that describe […]

Identity theft occurs when one person uses another person’s identifying information, most often to gain access to money. For instance, if a person uses your social security number to apply for credit in your name, it is an example of identity theft. Identity theft is illegal and can result in serious legal consequences. Additionally, the […]

Domestic violence is viewed by many in society as a private matter. They believe if something happens within a family’s home it is nobody’s business and everyone should turn a blind eye, even if it is something disruptive or unusual. Unfortunately, when it comes to acts of violence in the home, this attitude can result […]

Social Medial Computer Crimes

It seems everyone is using social media these days. From old school friends reconnecting on Facebook to people expressing their views about politics, sports, and daily life on Twitter to finding your next job on LinkedIn, social media has become a life-changing tool. Despite all the positive things it has brought into our lives, not […]

Hacking and phishing are likely two terms you are familiar with, but unless you have been a victim or you work in an industry related to computer security you might not understand the difference between the two. Both crimes are typically committed by nefarious individuals intending to defraud someone out of money. However, in some […]

U.S. District Judge Anna Brown has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of 13 Muslim Americans, asserting that the “no-fly list” violates their constitutional rights to due process because there is no effective way to fight their placement on the list. The plaintiffs, […]

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has invalidated a sentence based in part on a previous conviction; the finding is based on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that instructs lower court judges how to define crimes as violent. The ruling has led dozens of federal inmates in Maryland to challenge their sentences. The federal […]

The Colorado General Assembly has released its 2014 Digest of Bills pertaining to criminal law and procedure. A number of laws are effective July 1, 2014, with additional statutes set to take effect in August of this year. There are several notable bills, including S.B. 14-193, which requires a warrant to obtain evidence from a […]

Governor John Hickenlooper recently signed a bill into law that prohibits the state Department of Corrections from putting inmates who are diagnosed with mental illness into long-term solitary confinement. Only under very specific circumstances can solitary confinement occur if a patient has been diagnosed with a mental illness. At the time the bill was signed […]

An accusation of a computer crime might not seem as serious as that of a violent crime or various other charges, but computer crimes are very serious. In most cases, committing a computer crime is a violation of federal law and for some could even violate international law. If you are suspected of a computer […]

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