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In 1998, if someone had told me I would be spending the next eight years of my life involved in injustice, I would have said "You are stark raving mad!". Well, I am here to eat those words.

In 1997, a friend was telling me about twin sisters, Betty Wilson and Peggy Lowe, from Alabama who were arrested and tried for supposedly hiring an alcoholic, drug addict con-man, James Dennison White, to kill Betty's wealthy husband, Dr. Jack Wilson, who was a very well-liked and well-known eye doctor in Huntsville. Both sisters were tried on the same evidence and lying testimony. Betty was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole because she was a rich bitch and slept with a black man in Alabama. Peggy, the saintly one, was acquitted. The convicted con-man, who never really admitted to killing the doctor, has come up for parole several times but is still incarcerated.

After spending six years studying this case including both trial transcripts, putting up an extensive website (http://hankford.com/bettywilson) and spending the remaining two years putting together a book about this case Killer For Hire - The Final Chapter of the Alabama Twins Murder Case, I, as many others, believe that the real killer of the doctor is walking around free. Neither of the twin sisters had a motive to have the good doctor put away but the doctor's ex-wife and son did.

As time permits, I hope to present other similar cases of injustice along with information on books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc., related to mystery crime. In the meantime please visit http://mysterycrimescene.com/.

10 Common Illegal Alterations Made to Cars

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Article Courtesy of CriminalJusticeDegreesGuide.com

It’s a fact, we love cars. But we love them even more when they look and sound nice too. If you want to have the sharpest-looking car or meanest-sounding truck on the block, you may have to make some alterations to get these desired results. What many drivers don’t know is that some of the coolest and most popular car modifications are actually illegal. The rules and regulations on vehicle alterations tend to vary from state to state, but these 10 illegal alterations are some of the most common ones out there. Continued..
Car Stereo Installation
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9 Surprising Reasons a Police Officer Might Pull You Over

Article Courtesy of CriminalJusticeDegreesGuide.com

You’re in the home stretch — just blocks from your apartment after a long day’s work. You’re ready for some cold pizza and a nice, quiet evening of blowing up stuff in Call of Duty. And then, you see them. Flashing red and blue lights, meant just for you. You check your speedometer. Nothing there. You glance at your tags. Nothing’s out of date. Before you start to sweat, make sure you know these nine surprising reasons that you might be getting pulled over. And, please. Just the facts, ma’am. Continued..

Traffic Tickets. Don't Get Mad. Get Them Dismissed
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The 10 Largest Prostitution Rings in American History

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Courtesy of CriminalJusticeDegreesGuide.com

Prostitution is the world’s oldest profession. It’s also one of the world’s most lucrative. But since prostitution is illegal in most parts of the civilized world, people have had to get creative with how they run a prostitution business. That creativity has led to some remarkably profitable and influential businesses that you may have never known about. Here are the top 10 prostitution rings in American history. Continued..

Substitute Female or Male Prostitutes…Well sort of.
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Check Out How to Become a Crime Scene Investigator

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Article by Sandy Winslow

Learning how to become a crime scene investigator is not as hard as solving the crimes you are likely to face once you do get the required education to get into this field. Being a crime scene investigator or CSI is a rewarding but challenging job and it is not one that is right for everyone. If you love science, have a passion for law and you want to help other people, this may be a good career to consider. However, you will need to be a good student and explore the inner workings of law enforcement as well. This complex combination of educational requirements helps you to work cases effectively.

Before you make the decision to become a crime scene investigator, it is a good idea to learn as much as you can about the job itself. You may be able to tour your local police department or even explore the school's labs to get a feel for all that is involved in this career. In many situations, investigations of crime scenes are not nearly as glamorous or as easy to solve as television shows may make it seem. The work is often physically and emotionally hard. Get to know what you can expect before you decide to enroll in this type of program.

Once you do decide to do so, you will need to get your education. You can learn how to become a crime scene investigator by contacting several local colleges and universities and explore the curriculum and degree requirements these programs have. Do take the time to look at the math, science, law and communications requirements you will need to meet to earn this type of degree. The process is likely to involve at least four years of education and a bachelor's degree in criminology before you can qualify to work in the field.

Students will study fields such as private security, law enforcement, biology, crime analysis, fraud investigation, psychology and forensic sciences. You will spend a great deal of time in the sciences, including chemistry and advanced topics. You will also be learning how to work as a team member and how to analyze data for results. Your education will differ to some degree depending on the school you select to enroll in. Many states require individuals working in civil services to earn a license to do so. You may need to sit for an exam and meet the other requirements before being able to work in this field.

Some people elect to work in the police department while obtaining this type of education. Doing so can help you to prepare for the position and may help you to get a foot in the door. However, each police force is different in the types of educational requirements and other requirements demanded for their employees. Compare your options and work towards gaining as much legal experience, especially in crime scene investigation and law enforcement as possible. This type of experience will help you to have a more impressive resume to showcase to potential employers.

There is a great deal of competition in some areas for crime scene investigator positions. Only a limited number of positions are available, too. Therefore, take steps to build a strong resume that focuses on quality education as well as overall experience with law enforcement. Most people will learn how to become a crime scene investigator through a college setting, but some may also find local police academies offer this education. One of the best ways to know what you are going to experience on the job is to simply talk to those who are already in this position.

Sandy Winslow is a writer of many topics including secondary education. Find out how to become a crime scene investigator including educational requirements and tips to help you to get the job.

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8 Businesses Staffed by Ex-Cons

Courtesy of CriminalJusticeDegreesGuide.com

Applying for work after having served time in prison can be incredibly discouraging. Business owners can be quick to judge ex-convicts, and worry that they can’t be trusted. The irony is that this lack of faith on the part of the business community contributes to criminal recidivism. Without gainful employment, ex-convicts are likely to end up committing a crime will send them back to prison. But there are many examples of businesses who proudly employ ex-convicts. These businesses have developed a loyal customer base, managed to prosper in an uncertain economy, and changed the lives of the men and women hired. The federal government offers a substantial credit on income tax on wages paid to each former inmate a business hires, which certainly helps with their bottom line. Here are eight businesses staffed by ex-cons:

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The 10 Greatest Cases of Fraud in University Research

By Staff Writers at OnLineUniversities.com

University researchers are typically well-respected and trusted individuals, and as such, are granted a great degree of freedom in their work. Most are worthy of this trust, but there are plenty of bad apples out there as well, gladly manipulating research data, funds, and more to beat out competitors in the cutthroat race for grant money. There’s no denying that research fraud is alive and well in today’s universities: a recent survey from the British Medical Journal indicates that one in eight UK scientists has witnessed research fraud. When this fraud is uncovered, it’s big news, and we’ve shared 10 incredible cases of fraud in university research here, including several high profile cases you’ve probably heard of before. Read on to learn about highly disturbing cases of fraud at the university level, and consider how you might carefully protect your own work from the experience of research misconduct. (Article continued at 10 Greatest Cases of Fraud in University Research)
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