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Using Rhymes to Prove Crimes: “Murder Was the Case That They Gave Me”.…So Was Gun Possession, Drug Trafficking and Gang Association[1]

Using Rhymes to Prove Crimes: “Murder Was the Case That They Gave Me”.…So Was Gun Possession, Drug Trafficking and Gang Association[1]

| April 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

In Canada, there were 2,142,545 criminal violations in 2016.[2]More than half of those, 1,163,647, were property-related crimes like breaking and entering buildings, stealing vehicles worth more than $5000, shoplifting items valued at under $5000 and possessing stolen property.[3] Violent crimes represented a much smaller part of the Canadian crime picture totalling 381,594 or just under […]

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Using Rhymes to Prove Crimes: Obtaining Lyrics and Videos to Aid Prosecution

Using Rhymes to Prove Crimes: Obtaining Lyrics and Videos to Aid Prosecution

| August 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

…Whatcha do getcha head ready Instead of getting physically sweaty When I get mad, I put it down on a pad Give ya something that ya never had Controlling, fear of high rolling God bless your soul and keep living Never allowed, kicking it loud Dropping a bomb, brain game, intellectual Vietnam Move as a […]

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Using Rhymes to Prove Crimes: Hip-Hop Lyrics as Evidence Against the Author in Criminal Prosecutions – Some Context*

Using Rhymes to Prove Crimes: Hip-Hop Lyrics as Evidence Against the Author in Criminal Prosecutions – Some Context*

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hip-hop lyrics are multi-dimensional. They can be pointed political speech attracting controversy with intramolecular force. For some, they are art for art’s sake; poetic licence made manifest. They can be an athletic exercise of verbal dexterity and Olympian word play. For the professional or aspiring rap star, lyrics and rhymes are commercial speech that s/he […]

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