How Accurate is an Eyewitness? Eyewitness testimony is a legal term that allows witnesses to inform us what happened the night of a specific event. This is a necessity for an accurate case, and helps the jury decide the right verdict. Without eyewitness testimony we would not be able to solve cases as easily.
Even though I did not choose the same concept as you I do agree Suggestibility plays a role in eyewitness testimoney because an investigator could tell the eyewitness false statements to try to trick the eyewitness into an wrong answer. Also I believe eyewitness testimonials are not the most precise way of convicting criminals because Distinguishing proof mistakes happen,and these blunders can prompt people being dishonestly blamed and even
This research looks at type of eyewitness identification called CMEI, which claims that certain crimes will instantly stimulate precise stereotypes about a suspects looks. Dependence of this relies on how much the suspect looks or does not look like themselves, and thus the eyewitness may recall the suspect looking like them or not at all (Osborne & Davis, 2014). Much research done previously also supports the idea of CMEI, and therefor will support the current research.
Profiling is a method used by suggesting the offender’s personality and help to also determine the demographic characteristics of the suspect. When using the offender profile the officer or investigator must understand that this will not solve crimes. Profiling can also be used as a tool by investigators to help guide with what direction that the investigation may tend to go in (Hector, 2016). When using any type of information that may help to create information in profiling the investigator can look at how detailed the knot is tied. Also looking at what shape the victims clothes are in and making note to whether the clothes are torn, cut off and if the offender used any type of tools during the crime can also help in the profiling of the offender (Hector, 2016).
Bauckham argues the importance and credibility of the eyewitnesses within the gospel. The eyewitnesses “set the oral traditions” as well as “ remained important figures (19).” The author then amends his original argument to include the reasoning behind only certain eyewitnesses being named. He states, “the gospels are much closer to the way the eyewitnesses told, “ than researchers and historians originally believed. These named individual, or major characters, became members of the early Christian church (20).
Most cases where someone has been exonerated due to DNA retesting had a problem with eyewitnesses misidentifying the suspects. This is a problem that can change someone’s life forever. Misidentification of suspects is a flaw in the criminal justice system that can be addressed through more police training and increased help from the judges. Misidentification by the eyewitnesses and the police officers are current problems in the justice system. Suspects are identified by the eyewitnesses of the crime, but this can lead to some problems with who is identified.
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Criminal profiling has been and will important to both the court system and law enforcement. Profiling helps police by limiting the field of investigation by providing what kind of individual is most likely to commit a crime focusing on the type of behavior and characteristics. It consist of a collection of leads, and is described as an educated guest or attempt to provide certain information about a specific type of suspect (Geberth, 1981). It is also a way of providing behavioral patterns, trends and tendencies. Law enforcement has used behavioral forensic for many years for solving crimes by creating psychological profiles of criminals.
Victims in the criminal justice system had few legal rights to be heard, present and informed about thirty years ago. Victims were not required to be notified of the release or arrest of the defendant and had no right to make a statement at sentencing's or other court hearings. Without these rights, victim assistance programs would not have a purpose and therefore did not exist. Fortunately, in the recent years, there have been incredible advances in the development of legal rights and assistance programs for victims of crime.