On December 23, 1981, Thomas Sophonow, a Canadian man, was wrongfully accused of murder. 16 year old Barbara Stoppel was ruthlessly killed at the washroom of her workplace. Unfortunately, eyewitnesses mistakenly chose Mr. Sophonow as being the murderer. Eye witnesses stated that a man, whose appearance was very similar to that of Thomas Sophonow, locked the door and made his way to the back of the shop where he was presumed to have strangled Barbara Stoppel to death. Furthermore, while Thomas Sophonow was in custody, he showed an undercover officer a door locking technique. Although the undercover officer was looking for a confession, he decided to use Mr. Sophonow’s knowledge and demonstration of the locking technique as further evidence that would pin him to the case, as it was noted that the door was locked from the inside when Barbara Stoppel’s life came to an untimely end. Lastly, police found the twine that had fibres of Barbara Stoppel’s sweater and was thought to have been the murder weapon. This physical evidence could have come from one of two places; Power twines company or the
Fact of the case: In the 1980’s there was a series of rape and burglary that happened in Punta Gorda Florida. The perpetrator left a fingerprint on the doorknob of one of the victim’s bedroom doors and a herringbone pattern tennis shoe print in one of the victim’s front yard near the front door. The police questioned about thirty to forty men in the area and focused on one main suspect, Hayes. The police went to Hayes home and requested a fingerprint, and Hayes
but unlike blood the fingerprint is unique to a single person. The fingerprints that were recovered show the they belonged to anna. After analyzing the patterns of the fingerprint found and comparing them to and all of the suspects. They belonged to Anna. hair was recovered on the scene. Hair, like fingerprints can tell us if there was another person involved,the sex,raics, and sometimes the age. On the corner of the table was hair, it was determined to belong to Anna.
In this paper I will be comparing contrasting two various aspects of forensic sciences used, and talking about the different tactics used to identify suspects; as well as the contrasts between the two methods. The man I will be talking about is John Wayne Gacy. The two methods I will be going over are, Finger print DNA and Forensic toxicology. These two are very similar, but made substantial differences in the evidence in his case.
Some dreamers of the golden dream by Joan Didion is about love and death. Cork and Lucille miller was married and had kids and were living a good life. Later on in the story cork miller is dead in a Volkswagen and Lucille miller was sentenced for life. I'm here to argue why Lucille miller is guilty for his death and her being sentenced for life is correct and I totally 100% agree with the judges' discussions. in this essay I will give you reasoning and evidence on why I think Lucille miller is guilty. Sure, many people say she isn't the cause of his death, but lucille was making very poor choices while she was with cork miller on their marriage.
The Richard Ramirez "Night Stalker" case was one of the first major cases to use automated fingerprinting technology (Frese, 2011). Today, the fingerprinting database gives various probable identifications, then a trained fingerprint expert must compare the prints to find a likely identification. Considering that Ramirez's prints were found on the mirror of a stolen vehicle we can conclude that his fingerprints were two-dimensional, therefore the prints are termed as latent or residue prints. The authorities at the crime scene power-dusted his prints considering that is the best physical method for collecting fingerprints. Once analyzed using the ACE-V (analysis, comparison, evaluation and verification) method, the fingerprint expert was able to identify them as belonging to Ramirez. The ACE-V method is cited as being a scientific method in the comparison and identification of fingerprints. Meaning, that this method is the protocol all forensic scientists follow to conclude to accurate and consistent results making this procedure extremely important for this significant piece of evidence that identified
In 1984 Dr. Alex Jeffreys came up with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fingerprinting, which is also known as DNA profiling or DNA typing. DNA fingerprinting is the analyzing
In September of 1961, a woman from District of Columbia had an intruder break into her apartment. While the invader of the home was there, they had taken her wallet, and also raped the woman. During the investigation of the crime, the police had found some latent fingerprints in the apartment. The police then established and processed the prints. The prints were then connected back to 16 year old Morris A. Kent. The prints the connected back to when Kent was first entering the system back in 1959 for his earlier crimes. Kent at this time had already been on probation due to crimes committed two years prior to this case. Morris Kent at the age of 14, had first come into contact with breaking the law when he was placed on probation for breaking
Fingerprinting is method based on the uniqueness of the skin pattern - that is, each person has a completely individual pattern of papillary lines. These patterns do not change throughout life and have the property of recovering from damage to the skin in its previous form. On the one hand, this method almost completely eliminates the mistake, and on the other hand it is very cheap and easy to use (in contrast the method of identification of a person by DNA).
Markham was hired as an investment advisor to give advice on the state pension fund. He has concerned about the pension funds running out of money due to the liability risk associated with the higher values that were not being reported (Walsh,2016). The problem is that how can Markham give good advice on investments decisions to his clients when they don’t want to hear a negative report. He has live up to his moral obligation which is to be honest and trustworthy to his clients and all other parties when it involves investment decisions (Northouse, 2016, p.346).
On 3-19-16, Highway Patrolman Jeremiah Byrd had a traffic stop. The vehicle was occupied by the alleged perpetrators and the alleged victims. The children were in restraint in the maroon Chevrolet Suburban 1500, traveling East on I10, near the mile marker 61. Judith gave the officer a Texas ID card, and it was suspended. Ramiro also have a driver license to the officer. The officer questioned if any illegal narcotics or cash was in the vehicle, and they state it wasn’t. The parents agreed to a verbal consent to check the car. The officer called for back-up, and the K-9 unit came and found an area at the back of the vehicle. The officer noticed a fishing line from an area of a hidden compartment. The area was pried open with a screwdriver, and
In a small Southern California town, a woman calls police to report her husband never returned from his afternoon run. The police determine that Robert Dorotik was a marathon runner and suspected he had experienced a medical episode until they discover his body the next morning. Initial examination indicated death by blunt force trauma to the head. Additionally there was a rope around Bob’s neck and signs of strangulation. The tire tracks around the body implied the body had been dumped at the location. From the beginning, the evidence pointed to a sloppy or naïve murderer. The victim’s blood and scalp hair were under his clothes, indicating he was dressed after the murder. His shoes were tied with the bow on the outside, not as if he had tied them himself. The running shoes were clean and pristine, despite having rained on the day Robert was to have left the house to run. Investigation of the tire tracks showed mismatched tire treads. The expert determined that the vehicle was a pickup truck with three tires of one brand, and one tire of a different brand. The ME determines that Bob died not long after dinner, based on the contents of his stomach. This belies the statement made by his wife that he went running the next afternoon.
On 12/09/2015, at approximately 1518 hours, this Officer received a call via radio and directed to Main and Lloyd Street for a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle. This officer and Officer Brown responded to the scene.
How do you calculate the effect and counteract the negative impact of a massive logistics center on the economy and environment in Moreno Valley? Well there can be a lot of problems produced by such a project. The main problem is the pollution factor of such a big project. The project takes up plenty of space, one tenth of the city to be precise. To monitor everything, we agree, would be a daunting task for anyone or anything. Though, regulating pollution should take priority to make sure the health of people that are in the area aren't affected by the project at all. It is true with major pollution, people are more prone to premature death usually by disease from airborne chemicals and such that enter the body. Again, pollution should take
Little Paula is the only Mr. Wilson’s daughter. She was kidnapped while shopping with her mother at a shopping mall in Houston, TX. Few days later, Mr. Wilson left his house for breakfast at 8:00 am and return home at 9:00 am. He found a ransom note, written in black ink, slipped through the bottom of his house’s door. Security camera showed that there were four people loitering around his house’s door during that time: Anita, Larsen, Michael, and Mark. Police searched the houses of all four people and seized a black pen in each. The four pens were sent to a forensics lab to determine which pen wrote the ransom note and identify the kidnapper.