Eye witness identification involves selecting an accused perpetrator from a police line up, sketch or being at the crime scene during the murder time. After selecting a suspect, witnesses are asked to make a formal statement confirming the ID of the suspect (s) or other surrounding details which the eyewitness can testify in court. Eyewitnesses are always required to testify in court but eyewitnesses with psychological disorders, substance dependancy are at a higher chance of identifying the wrong suspect therefore wrongfully assisting convict the perpetrator in the wrong (Hal Arkowitz, Scott O. Lilienfeld, January 1, 2010). Anxiety or stress is always associated with crimes involving traumatic events that have previously taken place.
n.d.). Profiling has seemed to work best for serial crimes such as rape and murder. The reasons it works the best for these type cases is because the criminal is on a crime spree which in return helps the investigator predict their next move and what type of person they may be. This is done because the offender would go from one state of mind to another which will also help the profiler or investigator track them down because they would be able to predict what the person may try to do next because of all the evidence they have left behind from previous crimes they have
He was also know to lie so maybe he lied about how much Adnan was involved compared to how much he was involved in the murder. If Jay was investigates thoroughly maybe the police would be able to find out the true events in Jay 's story and how exactly he was involved, leading them to the real murderer. Ronald Lee Moore could also be the real murderer. He was a criminal linked to two rapes and one murder in that area of Baltimore and was released early by accident from a nearby prison shortly before Hae went missing. The murder he committed was similar to Hae 's so maybe if the police investigated him and looked for connections between him and Hae, they would have found links to the murder that were stronger than Adnan’s.
Furthermore, the use of trickery and deceit is not uncommon, with the widespread use of DNA evidence, many once guilty victims have been exonerated of their crimes and set free. Psychology reveals that current interrogation practices can lead to false confessions and should no longer be used within the criminal justice system. Previous interrogation methods Police interrogation methods from the late nineteenth century till the 1930s used a method called third-degree. This method often involved police inflicting physical or mental pain onto suspects
Matteo Gessa Biology, Chantelle 20/10/2016 Describe the roles and responsibilities of a SOCO SOCOs (scene of crime officer) have many roles and responsibilities, first of all when they arrive at the scene of the crime they have to deal with any possible injuries and check if the area is safe for them and for the witnesses. When entering the scene of the crime they have to make sure to be wearing appropriate clothing to prevent contaminations, they also have to protect and preserve the crime scene so that the evidence can be collected safely, they also have to decide what is evidence and what is not evidence, then when they decided what is evidence they have to collect them with the correct procedure and transport them to their laboratories
The best example of Richards’s compulsive characteristics is the way he killed Frank. The Author writes very bluntly, “Richard shot Frank in front of the boys” (570). We can infer that the author writes this way, because he wants the reader to wonder why Richard is obsessed with his wife, and he loves her more than anything. She is his pride, and he will do anything to keep her, even if it means killing her lover in front of his children. This is why he is so compulsive when he kills frank.
The accused was defended by his own brother, Charles Ind, who was also gave insight into the family life in Woodland Park. Charles Ind stated, that many forms of abuse, including sexual, took place during their life together with Kermode Jordan and the negligence by their mother Pamela, thus giving reason to the murders. Evidence was brought forward from the night of the murders and the prosecutor stated: “whatever happened in that house, has been exagerated for one purpose, to get this defendant off as an excuse to kill.” The jury fas faced with the question, “is abuse really a reason for murder?” After several questionings and examination of evidence, the jury found the defendant guilty of first degree murders of Pamela and Kermode Jordan and the court sentenced Jacob Ind to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Ind was sent to Colorado State Penitentiary where he will spend his imprisonment in solitary
iii) Fallacy of begging the question was made by him immediately as he has his entry in the room, claiming that, “everyone knows that he is guilty”. iv) When asked to defend his statement, he repeats that everyone knows he is guilty, thus creating Circular reasoning fallacy. v) Attack on the person was also made by him while stating, “The kid 's a dangerous killer, you could see it...He stabbed his own father, four inches into the chest. They proved it a dozen different ways in court, would you like me to list them for ya?. 4) Juror 4: i) He commits fallacy of equivocation as he took the meaning of the words of the old man the way they were not meant by him.
Mens rea is a legal phrase used to describe the mental state a person must be in while committing a crime for it to be intentional. It can refer to a general intent to break the law or a specific, premeditated plan to commit a particular offense. Mens rea determines whether someone committed a criminal deed purposefully or accidentally. This idea commonly applies to murder cases. The perpetrator’s mens rea, or mental state at the time of the killing, is an essential factor in whether they will be declared guilty or innocent.
I feel for law enforcement they need a registry of everyone who offends in this manner but I feel the public deserves to know who the ones that are likely to re-offend are and exactly what their crime entailed not only a vague statute that could be any number of ways a crime was committed. In some states they make offenders wear GPS anklets and GPS on their vehicles. I feel that is a great option but it has its faults also. When it comes down to it, treatment is the utmost important, transparency and truth are also important. Psychologists need to get into the mind of each offender, their deviant thoughts, fantasies, and dreams including polygraphs to conclude that they are being truthful about what they are sharing.