The prosecution represents the state/the victims in criminal trials. A prosecutor’s responsibilities are to be professional, seek justice, and strive for the truth. Prosecutors live up to their responsibilities by gathering evidence, collecting witness testimonies, and obtaining other information to present a case against the defendant. Throughout the movie My Cousin Vinny, Jim Trotter is the prosecuting attorney. In the entire movie he is using evidence and witness testimonies to try to get the jury to find Billy Gambini and Stan Rothenstein guilty of killing the clerk in the store.
Sometimes police need to conduct a search and seizure, but do not have a valid warrant. Circumstances that lead to this scenario are that there are exigent/emergency situations, consent is given, or the individual(s) do not have the expectation of privacy. The police usually do not need a warrant if the life of someone is at risk. In some cases, police do not need a warrant to search a vehicle. Furthermore, if an individual voluntarily gives consent to be searched or have their property searched, the police do not need a warrant; however, police have to keep in mind that they cannot go further to what the consent encompassed.
The main parts of a criminal justice system can best be described as a discretionary model, because so many steps are taken from the stages of committing a crime to being prosecuted and possibly release from correctional institutions in the future. Each one of these steps have a serious deciding elements in them that play a role in the prosecution of a criminal. As stated in the text book “no two cases are alike, and no two defendants are alike,” (Barkan, 17). Because of the uniqueness of each case and the people involved in it a system must be put in place to insure that at every stage of the criminal justice system there is a set of questions and decisions that are being made effectively and properly. This insures both fairness and structure to what is
How Digital Forensics Helped Hunt Down ‘The Craigslist Killer’ The case of The Craigslist Killer may not have made news all over the world, but it certainly made shocking headlines in the US, particularly in Quincy, Massachusetts. Philip Markoff was charged with murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and unlawful possession of a firearm. While his crimes drew a lot of attention, what was happening behind the scenes was actually the most interesting part. Finding the man who committed those crimes was nothing less than dramatic. Sharon Nelson, co-presenter of the ABA Techshow’s plenary session program, On the Trail of the Craigslist Killer: A Case Study in Digital Forensics, described it as an interplay between forensic and digital evidence.
It is well known that Forensic team need to identify victims and analyze evidences to prove the crimes. However, analyzing evidence from crime scenes and identifying victims are goals of Forensic Science teams. Therefore, as a member of a Forensic Science team, the anthropologist play an important role in the team because of the technological skills of rebuilding faces or determining fingerprints to help the team in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI). As a result , the anthropologist is one of the most important member of Forensic Science team. As for the techniques, anthropologist can use some tradition ways to Identify the unknown victims in a Forensics team such as rebuilding the faces by using the skull of the victims.
However, the prosecutor will file charges on the suspect and will make the attempt to convict the offender in court. Meanwhile, the defense attorney is there to defend the accuser and as well as the suspect to prevent any conviction. The prosecutor will have to work as hard as the defense attorney to prove the fact the accuser is guilty of a crime by providing evidence and a witness before the court in other to convince the grand jury that the accuser is guilty. A prosecutor interaction with the police is can cause a major controversy within the criminal justice system. Most police officers more concern about the public safety and are expected to work under the guidelines of probable of the cause.
However, if you do have a gun you won’t use it for anything wrong, but anyone who steals our gun can. In conclusion, it might be true that it’s will be impossible for a criminal to steal a gun with so few people owning one, it's important to focus on that it's not
There are many other fallacies that infiltrate their way into the minds of jurors and people throughout society, but the greatest known effect is the “CSI effect”. Today, real crime stories and crime reenactments are among the top viewed programs on television. Hollywood and mainstream television has exaggerated the expectations of viewers when it comes to the readiness and availability of evidence at a crime scene. In an article written by Honorable Donald E. Shelton, on behalf of the National Institute of Justice, he stated “Many laypeople know—or think they know—more about science and technology from what they have learned through the media than from what they learned in school. It is those people who sit on juries.
One choice from the Law Enforcement area of this field would be a CSI. This is probably one of the most well-known jobs because of all the television shows. However, these shows do not portray the crime scene process to all its truth. A Crime Scene Investigator is hired as a police officer or civilian. They are the ones who recognize crime scenes, documents the scenes and process any evidence they have gathered and send it to the crime lab.
If any threats or biased comments were made such as anti-gay epithets, include them in the report. You can also File a police report, Get the responding officer’s name and badge number, Make sure the officer files an incident report form and assigns a case number. If a police report is not taken at the time of your report, go to the police station and ask for one. Always get your own copy, even of the preliminary report. If you believe the incident was bias-motivated, urge the officer to check the “hate/bias-motivation” or “hate crime/incident” box on the police report.