Although he assumed it was mere coincidence, Clark came to the learned that things may not be how they seem. As the episode continued, Clark learned Jeremy Creek’s motives for the violence. After Clark became the scarecrow, Jeremy tells him “I thought if I punished them it would stop. But it never stops.”. Clark learned through this information why Jeremy decided to injure these people, but also taught himself not to direct his own anger back onto other people.
Knox was pressured by police and detectives to accuse another person for the murder of Meredith Kercher. She was also pressured by police into lying and saying that she was in the cottage at the time of the death of Meredith Kercher. Amanda even faced some consequences for not lying to the police and give a false confession. For not giving into the pressure by police Amanda Knox wasted four years of her life in prison. Later on Amanda was tricked into signing a document given by her interrogators stating that she did commit the crime.
In a short time span, he went from supporting the court to strongly disagreeing with it. Even though this is not said directly in writing, I believe that his mindset changed because he knew that most if not all of these people were innocent. He knew the truth, it just took a little while for him to truly accept it. Also, before they hung Proctor, he desperately tried to save him and the others that refused to confess. The trials opened his mind to the possibility that he might be wrong.
This is especially a concern in the case of murder and determining whether the defendant was legally insane or guilty, but mentally ill. These two scenarios can have very different outcomes whether the defendant will serve their time in prison or in a mental institution, but also on the length of the sentence. In the case of John DuPont, the jury had to determine whether DuPont was sane or legally insane at the time of the crime, but also whether he was mentally ill. After DuPont was later determined competent to stand trial (after months of treatment with antipsychotic medication), the jury was inundated with testimony that was able to establish patterns of DuPont’s behavior that did not necessarily prove he was insane, but could establish he was mentally ill. I concur with the opinions of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania that the triers of fact were correct in their verdict and the sentencing of DuPont was
Consider the way that reputation is so important to so many characters in Salem, which is a place where even the most innocuous action or word is enough to crush somebody's reputation. And if either of these characters have a bad reputation then people will know not to trust the ones that have a bad reputation on the line. You can only trust the ones who have good reputations but John Proctor on the other hand he represented why he would not take the document he has good reasons to observe why he didn't want his name to be out
Not only was Jack pronounced innocent, but it turned out that Gillian had been receiving assault from a different person entirely. That person being her father Amos Duncan, which would be kept a secret between the two of them. In this book, even with the lies that were told, the truth came out at the end. Picoult was able to insinuate the importance of telling the truth before it makes a big mess in someone else’s life. “Maybe we were a little curious, too, to see if we could pull it off… Punishing him.
The first step of the Reid Technique, a similar coercive technique to the one Inbau devised, was to watch the suspect and determine whether or not he or she is lying during the interrogation based on behavioral analysis; which is severely flawed and does not actually help us determine if someone is lying. The police then determine if the suspect is guilty and continuously interrogate, accuse, and even threaten the suspect for hours until they confess, whether they are guilty or not. On many occasions the people who are coerced into false confessions are have severe mental impairments that prevent them from functioning as a normal person with out the impairments would.
This leads to Hale feeling extremely guilty for pushing trials in Salem against people who were innocent, even though he did not know it at that time. Miller portrays the serious issue of having good intentions in a situation that you are not fully informed of. It also shows that knowing every detail about a situation can lead you to changing into a completely new person, and clearly expressing the problems of not being informed of the hidden intentions of certain people inside the society. Overall, this clearly shows a change in Hale’s character, with his confidence slowly decreasing with every single conversation he has with the residents of Salem, which eventually leads to
The text states,” But even Dr. Exner, the developer of the comprehensive system, agreed that the test "can be abused unwittingly by the ill-trained person," and he said he was uncomfortable with the use of the test in "adversarial" settings, like custody disputes.” The accuracy of these tests can definitely vary with the experience and training of the doctor who is distributing it, so only a few professionals have mastered being able to score the test properly. This clearly shows that the validity of these tests is questionable at best. Supporters of the Rorschach test say that the test is valid because it can delve into the mind of patient without requiring the patient to give up information they are not comfortable exposing. While this argument has some merit, the patient still has the ability to cheat the test by simply responding with the answers that make them look more mentally stable. It is clearly seen that the Rorschach test should not be used to diagnose mental illnesses.
After experiencing confinement some inmates suffer from negative mental health effects that can possibly lead to suicide. Solitary confinement should be abolished all across the United States because of the severe negative effects it has on prisoners. A negative effect of solitary confinement that can occur is that a prisoner can become depressed and suicidal. In a popular case in New York, a sixteen year old boy named Kalief Browder, spent over three years on Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime. After he was arrested in 2010, he spent more than 1,000 days in Rikers waiting for a trial that was never given to him.
MILLERSBURG — Two evaluator say he is not guilty by reason of insanity, now it’s up to a judge to make a final finding in the case against a Millersburg man who allegedly wrote threatening letters to three deputies and a judge while incarcerated in the Holmes County Jail in December. Rhett Neville, 43, of 10489 Township Road 262, previously entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to four counts of intimidation. Since, Neville has undergone psychiatric evaluations and two doctors have expressed opinions he should be found not guilty by reason of insanity. The consistency of the two evaluations, according to court discussions has brought the case to a point where defense attorney Andy Hyde said
I understand from listening to Jay’s story that he has changed what he had said many times and some of what he had changed is a big deal. From that point of view, I can see why people may think that Adnan is innocent, but most of what Jay had said, matched up to what the evidence had shown which makes Adnan look guilty. From this evidence it makes Adnan look bad, but from listening to Jay 's story it doesn’t seem that the police had gone into much detail as to which they should have to find out if Adnan had really been the killer. They should release Adnan until they find further information on if he really is guilty or turns out he’s innocent. I believe that the police should go further into the case to find more evidence before they actually convict Adnan Syed of
Jay started to get paranoid about the situation, Made up a story with Jenn about what happened, and called the police. Except Jay’s story is wishy-washy because it isn’t real, everybody was always saying how much of a liar Jay was, and Jen’s story doesn’t match up at parts because Jay doesn’t have it together. The only way for him to be sure that Adnan was the one to blame, is to make up a story about how Adnan was angry at Hae. But how does Jay know all this information? Jay has to put himself in the story also, put himself in the position where he can’t get in too much trouble, but in a position where he knows everything.
First of all, Danforth used various court techniques that were unjust in the eyes of most of the people in Salem. He created his own way of controlling the courts that was different from the rest of the colonies. For example, Danforth believed in the idea of guilty until proven innocent, which is the opposite of what it is today. He believes that if a person is accused then they are guilty until there is evidence to prove their innocence. Today, people are innocent until proven guilty.
Results from the trial lead many to believe justice wasn’t served. Defensive attorney John Adams used tactics to create confusion in the minds of the jurors so they could not be certain what actually took place. This proved to be very effective. Adam noted the crowd had been harassing the soldiers and also attacked them. There was no reliable evidence to back this up and it was generally believed, even if Preston was found guilty, he would be pardoned anyway.