Hedda Nussbaum: Villain or Victim The attribution theory presumes that people attempt to try and explain why people do what they do. It seeks to understand the relationship between a person’s traits, attitudes and behaviors (Myers, p.55). In the murder of Lisa Steinberg, people struggled to understand the tragic event which led to various explanations in regards to the reasoning’s and responsibility of Hedda Nussbaum.
This is due to a vast amount of reasons, including the fact that the audience hears the alibis of each person regarding where they were at the time of Miss Murgatroyd’s murder. While this aspect of the chapter is important, one detail that is the most striking is the admission that Phillipa is actually Pip, the other daughter of Sonia Goedler. This part of the novel is a prime example of the deceitful nature of the characters and people in general. Christie writes, “The voice came from the shadows in the corner. Phillipa Haymes came forward, her face pale.
All of these components lead to eyewitness error and essentially false incrimination. Secondly, another factor that can contribute to wrongful conviction is the use of jailhouse informants. Campbell & Denov (2016), describe jailhouse informants as prisoner informants that “provide information to law enforcement officials in exchange for money, property, or the promise of leniency in sentencing” (p. 229). This can be problematic because jurors place value on the
As a result, this might help the public be more aware of their surroundings. During this time, cameras are filming Patty’s emotional and physical ability to cope with this traumatic experience. The fact that this crime could prove the innocent woman of being guilty is shameful. By putting this all together, to capture the audience’s attention, he’s swaying their thoughts to believe she was held beyond her reasonable doubt.
In a monologue before attempting to kill Sidney, Jill reveals that her plan all along wasn’t to just kill her, it was to “become” her. (Scream 4). She felt neglected all of her life because of her relation to Sidney, and believes the only way to get the attention she’s been deprived of is to kill Sidney and take on the fame she’s gained over the years as a survivor of the previous murders, ultimately replacing her. She confirms this when she says “do you know what it was like growing up in this family? Related to you?
The trial of Tom Robinson causing Maycomb to go to the courthouse all together causes city to get anxious to hear the trial. Ashna Patel, a news reporter goes to Maycomb, Georgia to witness the trial of Tom Robinson for raping a young girl. The court undergoes a period of time where color and truth can kill you or let you live your life. Even the worst crimes have not had this many people in the court to listen. The trial began with much to be said and listened to.
In the story “The Leap,” Anna’s daughter tells the story of how her mother put all of her fear and pain behind to save her child. If the story of the death of Anna’s first husband and her unborn child is enough, the narrator adds in the story of when her mother saved her life, but brought back the pain and suffering of her past, before her second daughter. This story is a perfect example of the losses a mother will do to protect her child in the time of a disaster. Anna and her daughter moves people to realize how important their parents
My name is Babazile Jessica Zondi; I am seventeen years old of age. I am a student at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls and I am also a citizen concerned about the injustice of Elsie Morare’s arrest. Elsie killed her abusive husband by strangling him with the help of her nephew and his friend; she believed that was the ‘only way to end the abuse’. It must have taken a lot of abuse for her to believe that the only way to end the abuse was through strangling him. I am writing to ask that Elsie Morare is pardoned from the rest of her sentence.
In Morrison’s interview with Brockes, she opens up about the murder of Trayvon Martin and the reality of what Martin suffered also similarly happening to her teenage boys (Brockes). Morrison recounts the many instances where her sons could have suffered much more police harassment they actually had, but did not due to their politeness and ability to answer “sir, yes sir, no sir” to the police officers (Brockes). Furthermore, Morrison also discusses her experience with seeing “a group of white mothers in the south trying to turn over a school bus with black children in it” and equated it to her perception of how she could feel the “fury” to overturn a school bus of white children. Then, she analogized African-American struggles with horses, where she had to go “outside the species”, but it worked (Brockes).
Psychologists have contributed immensely on the ways in which an appropriate investigative interview should be conducted. As would be clear by the above discussion, incorrect questioning can bias the memories of the witnesses. The classical studies by Loftus and her colleagues have emphasized the importance of suggestibility. A study conducted by RAND Corporation (1975) found that although eyewitness testimony was an important variable that determined whether a case was solved or not, yet many eyewitnesses were unreliable as they were highly suggestive. Hence, it is extremely important that police officials and others who are involved in the criminal investigation process are properly trained in conducting interviews.
There have been many documented cases pertaining to mothers who have killed their own children due to the invasion of the involuntary hormonal imbalance of postpartum depression. “Women like, Claire Briggs who beat and tortured her second child to death, he was two-month-old. Briggs had her first child removed by social services due to her severe addiction. Lindsey Lowe age 25 killed her twins, Stacie Marie Parsons bashed in the head of her 4-year-old daughter because she was jealous of her, and Andrea Yates has become known nationwide for her incomprehensible crime (Citation Information =Article Title= Andrea Yates Biography =
The article starts off with a story of a young girl with a promising future that was escalated downward into a fatal result due to heroin. Her name was Courtney and her parents revealed her dark secret at her funeral “their bright, beautiful daughter… had overdosed at her boyfriend’s grandmother’s house.” The family of Courtney have taken many steps to raise awareness on heroin and reduce the amount of deaths and enhance the amount of treatment to help the abusers. People like her father have devoted their time to help as much as they can “I work with 100 people every day — parents, people in recovery, addicts — who are doing everything we can to save these
This book is about a women named Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and a man named Ronald Cotton. In July of 1984, Jennifer Cannino who was twenty-two at the time, was raped at knifepoint in her Elon University apartment. She managed to get away and after some time, identify her attacker as Ronald Cotton. In the courts Cotton time and time again reiterated that Thompson-Cannino was mistaken in her serious accusations against him but because she was so positive that she was successful in identifying him as her attacker, police decided this was enough evidence to put Cotton behind bars. After close to eleven years in prison, Cotton was granted with the ability to take a DNA test that ended up proving his innocence.
A frustrated community, mislead stories, and a phony mother brought to the courtroom in 2008, as a mother was being charged. Casey Anthony, the mother of Caylee, was accused of being responsible for the disappearance and death of her daughter. Caylee had been missing for weeks, before it was reported. The Casey Anthony case was significant to America because it showed our society the careless actions of one mother through the unreliable stories, falsely made reports and evidence that wasn’t thoroughly investigated. This trial was significant to America because it showed our society the careless actions of a mother, and how her choices got her to where she is today.
The legal definition according to the book is “The principal legal doctrine permitting consideration of mental abnormality in assessing criminal liability.” According to google it says it is the state of being seriously mentally ill. One other definition I have heard was from Einstein, and that was that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Insanity refers to the defendant’s mental state at the time the offense was committed. The insanity defense is most often used in cases in which the defendant is charged with a violent felony.