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Courts allowing ‘junk science’ as evidence, study concludes

Scientists say judges across the United States fail to keep unreliable psychological and IQ tests from being used as evidence, resulting in junk science in courtrooms. The research says such tests can influence juries and judges whether it’s used in bail hearings or death penalty cases.

Are there external factors that lead to acts of violence?

Like most people, you are probably familiar with some criminal laws within the United States. But if you find yourself in a position where you face accusations of committing a violent crime, you might have questions about what led to your situation, when your legal process will be over and how a court will determine your consequences.

Florida Uber driver killed a man but may not face charges

Last month, Uber driver Robert Westlake was driving down a dark, empty roadway in Polk County. Suddenly, an aggressive driver in a pick-up truck appeared in his rearview mirror. The driver tailgated Westlake for a minute, then swerved in front of the Uber and slammed on his brakes—forcing Westlake to stop.

Is it possible to commit a crime in your sleep?

A few weeks ago, the reboot of the hit 90s TV sitcom “Roseanne” was cancelled after its star, Roseanne Barr, tweeted offensive, racist comments on Twitter. After the incident, the comedian claimed that her behavior was a side effect of having taken the common sleep aid, Ambien. The drug’s manufacturers denied the claim, pointing out that no drug causes racism.

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