First, the victim was taken to a hospital for a rape examination and her clothing and bedspread were collected as evidence. The laboratory found sperm evidence in the rape kit, on the victim’s jumpsuit, and on a blanket, which matched Good’s blood type and one-third of the caucasian male population (Haynes: Circuit judge). This shows that there was evidence but not enough evidence to say it was Donald Good. Next, Good was convicted on the spot. Good spent more than seven years in jail for rape and murder has been exonerated because of a tainted testimony from a former State Police chemist.
Aboriginal people are more likely than non-Aboriginal people to have interaction with the police for grave matters such as being the victim of a crime, a witness to a crime, or being arrested on suspicion of committing a crime. One
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.
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. A case study on Amanda Knox by Steven Sehterie, a former student at USC found that:‘’Knox signed a document typed out by her interrogators.
Things that prove Adnan’s innocence are the breakup between him and Hae, how Adnan thought about and his feelings towards Hae, how the times and stories told with others didn’t suit well, and his alibi. Additionally, his DNA didn’t match with items found near Hae and her autopsy and medical evidence didn’ match the stories told by Jay, inaccurate stories that the state relied on. As has been noted, the past relationship and breakup had a big part in Adnan’s conviction, however according to many people, this doesn’t add up. The motive for this murder, claimed by the state, was that Adnan was upset about the breakup between
Paper Assignment Sociology 100 Del Blake Dr. Whitaker 1. The film that I chose to analyze was Shawshank Redemption. The movie Shawshank Redemption was released September 23, 1994 and told the story of Andy Dufresene. A hot shot banker who finds himself convicted of a crime he said he didn’t commit, the murder of his wife and her lover. In 1947 he was sent to Shawshank Prison where the story revolved around Andy’s transformation to prison life and his journey as an inmate in the prison.
From the essay, The Dead Baby Mystery, Gawade starts with a court case that involves the murders of eight children of Marie Noe that no one could explain what happened. As Gawande writes, “some of the most respected pathologists of the time, could find no explanation for the crib deaths” (202) and “Foul play was strongly considered, but no evidence for was found” (202). What Gawande has written is that at the time, cases like these, child murder or accident, determines not easily. Even three decades later — the case reopened and the judge charges her of child abuse — one of the officials that wrote back to Gawande stating “that there was no direct evidence to support the charges” (Gawande 204). That quote Gawande wrote to show that the charge came from indirect or circumstantial evidence.
Instead spend years, even decades, sitting, preserved, untested in police storage facilities. Law enforcement agencies freuently lack the technology to track the untested rape kits and the manpower to transport the untested kits to a crime lab in a timely manner. “Another reason behind the backlog is detective discretion. In the majority of jurisdictions, the decision whether to send a rape kit for testing rests solely within the discretion of the officer assigned to the case” (End the Backlog). There are some law enforcement agencies that don’t prioritize sexual assaults cases.
5-4 Case Analysis: Signature Murders Review the Signature Murders case. Prepare an analysis of the case addressing the following: Overview: Provide a brief overview of the crime(s) in question. Burglary. Luis Garcia and Willie Nichols home was going to be burglarized possibly by gangs, but the burglar decided against it Luis Garcia was murdered, He was found by his sister in law and her nephew Garcia was found laying on his back on the living room floor.
The UNHCR will monitor the decision making process and use diplomatic and public lobbyist groups to focus on the preservation of the anti-discriminatory aspect and implantation of asylum, disregarding the mode of how asylum seekers arrive. They also aim to support government efforts towards fair and efficient Refugee Status Procedures and keeping a consistent level of judgment and consideration at different instances of asylum seekers. Their office will monitor relations between Australia and countries such as Nauru, Papua New Guinea and the written agreement
Smith a psychiatrist interviewed the defendant to determine his competency to stand trial. 451 U.S. 454 (1981). The prosecution called the psychiatrist during the sentencing hearing. Id. at 456 He testified, based on his pretrial interview, the defendant was a sociopath, posed a danger to society, was likely to repeat offenses, and was not going to be rehabilitated.
LAWS1052 Extended Case Note Assignment Bulsey & Anor v State of Queensland  QCA 187 (6 October 2015) (“Bulsey”) I. Introduction Bulsey represents the ongoing struggle of Indigenous Australians’ rights to be recognised and the importance of preventing arbitrary use of power. It highlights the potential for police to abuse their powers of arrest and emphasises that this concern is especially significant for Aborigines. Further, Bulsey deliberates intentional torts and in particular, personal injury damages and aggravated damages.
The Judiciary- Judges have an important role within the court system, because they are legal experts of the law if the prosecution and defence are in dispute. The judiciary mange and oversee the conduct of trails and they sum up them up for the jury in a criminal case. They also pronounce sentence if a defendant is found guilty. In order