News tagged with criminal justice system

Anger at suicide of US Internet activist

Angry activists poured scorn on prosecutors Sunday for leading an overzealous campaign against Internet freedom fighter Aaron Swartz, with his family suggesting it contributed to his suicide.

Jan 14, 2013
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Swartz' suicide fuels debate over computer crime

(AP)—Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz, who was found dead in his New York apartment Friday, struggled for years against a legal system that he felt had not caught up to the information age. Federal ...

Jan 14, 2013
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The crime of mental illness

Canada needs to change its approach to mentally ill prisoners as correctional facilities worldwide contain a higher percentage of people with mental illness than the general population, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Me ...

May 31, 2010
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Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz dies at 26

A co-founder of Reddit and activist who fought to make online content free to the public has been found dead, authorities confirmed Saturday, prompting an outpouring of grief from prominent voices on the intersection of free ...

Jan 13, 2013
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Street justice

(PhysOrg.com) -- More robberies, muggings and murders take place in low-income neighborhoods where residents lack faith in police, courts and correctional facilities, says criminal justice assistant professor ...

Mar 29, 2010
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