“Two of the other suspects made deals with the prosecutor, pleading guilty to second-degree murder and naming Andy as the triggerman,” but that was not the reason why he was convicted, but for being part of a carjacking at the time of Lohrmeyer’s murder. He got sentenced to life without parole. The decision of whether young criminals should be tried in juvenile courts or adult courts has created a lot of controversy throughout the years. Juveniles should be tried as juveniles. Being tried according to their age is fairer.
The documentary I choose is called Crime after Crime, and I felt it demonstrated the sociological themes we have discussed and how the system can be for us or against us. It was a documentary about a lady name Deborah Peagler who was convicted to 25 years to life. She had married a man by the name of Oliver Wilson, who use to beat on her and abuse her. She felt as though it was no way out of the relationship and she even go the police involved. She got a couple of guys around the neighborhood to try to beat him up a little bit but he ended up dying.
Adnan Syed was wrongfully convicted due to unsettled answers and evidence in the hearings of Jay Wilds and contradicting cellphone records. Adnan has more evidence showing he is not guilty compared to him actually being guilty starting with Jay’s story of that day and the events leading up the altering future for Hae and everyone who knew her. Often through
In this next quote, Bob is testifying about how Tom raped his daughter and Atticus is defending Tom throughout the court case. This begins to show how the destruction of innocence started to effect Tom in the court case. Bob lives on the outside of town where the African Americans live. He is considered an outcast by the people of Maycomb. Bob testified accusing Tom of rape, but there was a lot of evidence in the sheriff's testimony to prove that Bob was lying in his testimony, like how the sheriff said that when he heard about Bob's daughter.
All rise for the honorary Judge Briskey. Please be seated. Mr. Montresor you are being charged with 1st degree murder of Fortunato due to the confession made to Mark Heyer about the murder how do you plea. Not guilty your honor. Very well the prosecution may proceed with their opening statement and i advise the jury to pay close attention to detail to determine the right judgement of this man.
She had been strangled till unconscious, sexually assaulted, and had her throat slit. At the location of her body, there were two strands of hair that were found on Schultz’s body and were the main leads of the case. Investigators arrested a man by the name of Cecil Sutherland and linked his hair to the ones found on her body. He was put in prison but has now been open to retrial due to lack of
Right after agreeing with Bree’s argument about prostitution and sexually slavery Bob then goes on to state “ You ask me, whoever these shooters are they’re doing the world a favour getting the defects out of the gene pool “ ( Patterson 193 ). This particular conflict has been debated for many years in the real world and it has to do with the fate of criminals who produce drives and kill others. At one point, most countries had a form of capital punishment for violent criminals but now since it is viewed as inhumane only a few of countries do to this day. This comment sets up another conflict in Alex’s head for whether he agrees with it or not. At first he thinks “ I don’t care if you believe in Jesus, God, Allah.
In 1984 Kirk Bloodsworth was convicted of the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl and sentenced to the gas chamber an outcome that rested largely on the testimony of five eyewitnesses. One third of these overturned cases rested on the testimony of two or more mistaken eyewitnesses. How could so many eyewitnesses be wrong? Eyewitness identification typically involves selecting the alleged perpetrator from a police lineup, but it can also be based on police sketches and other methods. Soon after selecting a suspect, eyewitnesses are asked to make a formal statement confirming the ID and to try to recall any other details about events surrounding the crime.
According to the National Institute of Justice, “Recidivism refers to a person 's relapse into criminal behavior, often after the person receives sanctions or undergoes intervention for a previous crime,” (Recidivism). A study conducted in 2005 by the Bureau of Justice Statistics about recidivism revealed “about two-thirds (67.8%) of released prisoners were arrested for a new crime within 3 years” upon release (Cooper). These high rates are influenced by a number of factors both while in prison, and following release. For instance, drug offenders “underestimate their vulnerability post-incarceration,” especially because many often return to neighborhoods that are associated with pre-incarceration drug use. Not to mention, they need proper housing and employment to readjust into society, but they lack access because they are labeled in society (Chandler).
The first article I read was a piece by Marina Koren called "Telling the Story of the Stanford Rape Case." Koren talks about the case and the two letters from the victim and Turner’s father. According to the article, several sexual assault advocates believe that the Stanford University case reveals why many assault cases on campuses remain unreported (Koren). Turner did not deserve the six-month jail term because the punishment meted to him did not fit the crimes he