There were three obvious signs of an invalid interrogation. The first was that Misskelley gave inaccurate details, nothing new was learned from Miskelleys confession statement and lastly there was no narrative of any specific details of that specific day. It was pure evidence that was provided by the officer during Misskelley's interrogation. In the prosecution trial of best friends Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin, the two suspects had about four evidence/testimonies against them.
People are willing to argue with the fact that she is guilty. They, being her friends say that she was with her. They believe that she would have no notions to kill her husband. Her friends tell the police that she was a chick, not a murderer, she was not capable of murdering anybody. Her family claims that they had contact with her at that time.
Andrea Yates taped confession of the murdering of her five children were played for the jurors. In this she explained that she felt she was actually saving her children from being punished for having what she believed was an unfit mother. The 911 call Mrs. Yates made after the crime was also played for the jury. The jurors were also shown the actual crime scene photos of where the murders took place, as well as the how the mother of these five children laid them by each other after she drowned them one by one.
Just like Ochoa, Kathy Gonzales who was convicted of aiding and attempting murder falsely confessed to a judge. In the Crucible, it was common for people to falsely confess to save their family name or prevent them from being hanged. During the 21 century, false confessions still exist and cause the innocent to suffer. Many people confess to crimes they didn’t commit to save their family, reputation, or reduce time in jail. The innocence project helps people who are wrongly convicted get exonerated.
Although many may argue that the accusations presented by the plaintiffs seemed quite plausible, further investigation proved many such claims to be false. For example, although Price and Bates accused the young African-American men of raping them on the freight train, “the Scottsboro doctor who examined the girls less than two hours after the alleged rapes […] was able to show on cross examination that the girls were both calm, composed, and free of bleeding and vaginal damage” (Linder). The fact that a certified doctor was able to prove that the young women were virtually unhurt after the supposed rapes shows that the girls were lying to the court. Although their claims made sense to the prejudiced judicial system, Price and Bates were simply using their positions in society as young white women to gain unwarranted sympathy from the all-white jury. Because scientific evidence was able to contradict the prosecution’s allegations, it was evident that false accusations were being made by the plaintiffs.
They thought he was left in the care of his older sibbling.(Byford,p.235) In this case the bystanders didn 't intervene, because of the numbers of other people around, some were even alone, when they encounterd the three boys, but because the thought they didn 't have the right to intrude other people 's family life. The two abducters were aware of this, and even told witnesses that he was their brother. Comparing the cases of Catherine Genovese and James Bulger, both of them took place in a public place and in both them a large number of bystanders witnessed parts of the crime (38 people in both cases) Both of the approaches, the experimental method and the discourse analysis tried to explain, why despite the number of witnesses, none of them intervened to that degree, that both of the vitims could have been spared with their
o Physical Custody and isolation o Presentation of false evidence o Promises implied, but not spoken How these tactics influence a person’s behavior. • How interrogations have evolved, but still face controversies of methods used.
All the jurors except Juror 3 had been convinced he was no longer guilty, even though the evidence displays it as such. After much debate juror number three says,”All right. ‘Not guilty’ ”(72). All the testimonies and evidence given by the court had been proven wrong by the jury. This shows major flaws in the justice system and it shows how reasonable doubt is found.
Finally, Wayne Williams took the stand and testified, which resulted in very unfavorable attention from the jury (The Atlanta, n.d.). His angry and combative demeanor on the witness stand left jury members with little sympathy (The Atlanta, n.d.). It only took the jury approximately ten hours to deliberate and reach a guilty verdict, however, if the fiber evidence was not presented I do not believe the deliberation would have been so quick and most likely would have resulted in a not guilty
claiming that Kennedy was not the offender, Kennedy was arrested for the crime of rape. While the state had drawn both Kennedy’s backstory and L.H.’s personal experiences, they had came to the conclusion that Kennedy was the obvious offender. One of the reasons for this is due to the fact that Kennedy had made two phone calls, during the morning of the rape. 1 When L.H. had returned home on June 22, 1998, she told her mother for the first time that Kennedy had raped her. Therefore, confirming the previous suspicions of investigators and making the arrest of Kennedy more reliable.
Afterwards, Mr. Brown was told of the confession and that he would be executed if he didn’t cooperate. They both signed the coerced confessions. The men were tried in court and found guilty though they both stated the confessions were coerced and they were not guilty. Both were found guilty and given the death penalty.
There are ethical issues that need to be recognized in interrogation which are, the use of false evidence, the use of torture, and deceptive promises. Starting off an interrogation, police will usually comfort a suspect by giving evidence that is not true, with the intention to make the suspect end up voluntarily confessing. Giving false evidence has a number of planning’s. One with the officer telling the suspect that he or