Criminal Law

It’s one thing to be a fan of a fictional crime show on TV and another thing entirely to read about real events. Learn about criminal cases in our Criminal Law section.

Police Lineups: Are they reliable?

What is the real-life version of a lineup? And most of all, can you count on it?

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Plea-bargaining in Capital Murder Cases: Is it fair to victims?

Plea-bargaining in capital murder cases saves taxpayers millions in court costs. But, does it provide justice for victims or their families?

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Criminal Defenses: Excuse and Exculpation Defenses

You're on trial for a crime, but you don't think you should be convicted even though yes, you did commit the crime. Is this possible? Absolutely.

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Why Does Sentencing for a Guilty Verdict Take Place in a Separate Proceeding?

When the jury found Scott Peterson guilty of murdering his pregnant wife and their unborn son, the media immediately speculated about his sentence.…

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