Criminology Case Study Examples

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Criminology Case Study: Meredith Kercher
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CASE/OFFENDER 3

OFFENSE/CRIME 4

MOTIVATIONS/BACKGROUND 4

THEORY 5

VICTIMS 6

COSTS 7

ADJUDICATION/DISPOSITION
(PROSECUTION/SENTENCING) 7

CONCLUSION 8

REFERENCES 10

Criminology Case Study: Meredith Kercher

The case
The case study of The Meredith Kercher case is the topic of discussion. The study involves principles related to international criminology and diverse perception on a case of varying judicial and legal implications. The case and the legal procedure of the Italy court highlight how Americans may be portrayed in high-profile cases.

On November 2, Meredith Kercher, a British study abroad student, was murdered brutally, her throat slashed under a ‘blood-soaked duvet cover” at Perguia in her shared cottage. Amanda Knox from Seattle, Washington, Kercher’s twenty-year old roommate was identified as a suspect. In 2009 the Italian court found Knox, her boyfriend Rafael Sollecito and Rudy Guede guilty of Kercher’s murder (Mirabella, 2014).
Rudy Guede, a drifter, was the primary offender and led to the reversal of Knox and Sollecito’s prosecution which turned to favour Amanda and Soillecito. Rudy 's DNA was found in Kercher 's purse, sweatshirt and also touch DNA in her body. These evidences were strong and overwhelming to prove his crime. He had fled to Germany and was extradited back to Italy.
The Crime
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