Crime Case Study Examples

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1. Introduction For this paper, I have chosen Case study 1 to be discussed. By applying the knowledge gained throughout the syllabus and proper research, I have met the requirements of the paper. Based on contemporary justice in crime, the paper has been prepared. First, the brief description of the crime is outlined by summarizing the whole issue centered in the case study. Secondly, I have focused on description of the processes in the adult American criminal justice system the offender would go through, starting with arrest. Further, I have highlighted the weakest and strongest links in the criminal justice process. 2. A brief description of the crime Based on reading of the Case study 1, it is revealed that there are two murders happened.…show more content…
The police service will decide whether to conduct an investigation after a complaint is filed. In this case, police would conduct investigation on Mr. James Lane. At this stage, he denied the crime he was accused for. The police service will submit a report to a criminal and penal prosecuting attorney (the "prosecutor"), who evaluates whether there is sufficient evidence for the convicted to be charged based on the results of its investigation. If there is, the prosecutor determines the charge to be laid. If the prosecutor considers there is lacking of evidence, he or she may close the file or request further investigation (Justice Quebec, 2009). However, in this case, there is sufficient evidence present to reveal he is the murderer though Mr. James Lane denied the crime he accused…show more content…
It does not always end up in a single judgment. The judge is the person who makes final decision though jury has own judgment. Before reaching the sentence, the criminal justice process undergoes commencement of proceedings, appearance in court, bail hearing (also called interim release hearing), preliminary inquiry (also called preliminary hearing) and trial. The time given to prove innocence is a strongest point in the criminal justice process. In this case, in justice of the victims (two deceased persons) who were murdered, the eye-witness and the knife with blood matches found in Mr. James Lane’s residence are biggest evidence which make the accused to be found guilty. However, the weakness in the criminal justice process is that, the stage of bail hearing might be misused and a person who found guilty would find way to get away from the punishment. Hardest part to bear is, if there is no evidence appropriate to justify the crime committed by the accused, then there are chances for the case filed to be discharged. The accused who had really committed murder might not get sentenced. This could be said to be the weakest link in the criminal justice
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