Posts Categorized: Criminal Justice

Addressing Transgressions: Types of Criminal Punishment

Types of Criminal Punishment

Systems of criminal punishment exist to serve justice to offenders and protect the public. Every society, throughout history and across the world, has unique ideas about the meaning of these concepts. This has given rise to a variety of theories about how to address offenders and their actions. Different Types of Criminal Punishment The following… Read more »

An Introduction to Restorative Justice

“Restorative Justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior,” explains the Centre for Justice & Reconciliation (CJR). Although the concept is far from new, it gained modern prominence in the 1970s as an alternative to traditional methods of handling crime, The New York Times reports. Understanding restorative justice… Read more »

Closing the Dark Net: The Story Behind the Silk Road Busts

When the FBI arrested Silk Road founder and operator Ross Ulbricht, the online marketplace for illegal drugs had already hosted exchanges worth $1.2 billion, according to The Washington Post. Considered one of the darkest corners of the internet, Silk Road and its successor, Silk Road 2.0, showcase how present the black market remains in society…. Read more »

The New Black Market: Understanding the Underground Economy

The underground economy, or black market, encompasses all off-the-books or unlicensed activities that make money. It’s a shadow economy of informal transactions that go untaxed. Law enforcement and security professionals play an important role in fighting the crime and illegal activity occurring in the underground economy. What Is the Black Market? According to Investopedia, black… Read more »