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.
The case of Washington only lasted five hours and included two defense witnesses. Washington’s inadequate performance of his counsel led to him being put to death. With a better counsel he would have most likely had a different outcome, and not have been charged. The type of representation given can affect the case and cause wrongful convictions. Eyewitness misidentification causes about 70% of wrongful convictions.
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.
He doesn’t really want to accept his explanations. The first theory includes thoughtful planning, thinking it is the idea that it separates people in his community from animals and being completely psychotic. The next depicts two people being at the same level of homicidal berserk to go so far as a murder. Agent Dewey finds it hard to wrap his head around how two people could reach this same degree of rage. Agent Dewey's concepts exclude each other, he does not want to believe them at all.
Immediately after the ruling of the Ledbetter case, the court deputies escorted Mr. Ledbetter out of the courtroom and presented Mr. Griever. Mr. Griever had been spending the last five weeks in jail after violating a two TPOs (Temporary Protective Order) issued by the court. Mr. Griever was accused of stalking his ex-wife, Mrs. Anderson, on two occasions and has violated his previous bond requirement of no communication outside of child visitation. Detective Moore was sworn into court and was asked to present his perspective on the case. Detective Moore immediately pulled out his police report and detailed fourteen incidences that violated the TPOs and bond agreement that were currently in effect.
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.
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.
The many injured inmates received substandard medical treatment. This riot started as an issue of the first amendments religious freedom and freedom of speech, and a slight 8th amendment issue of cruel and unusual punishment when it comes to their living conditions. It ended up being a severe issue of the 8th amendment after the fact, with the inmates being tortured by correctional
We could say that how should a murder explained in the form of example. Depending upon the circumstances and whether the murderer had the intent to commit the crime, the same act of homicide can fall under different levels of punishment. In a nutshell, substantive law deals with the substance of the case, how the charges are to be handled and how the facts are to be dealt with. General examples include the laws regarding torts (laws against any wrong doing for which an action for damages be brought), contracts, and real property.
According to Hinman (5), just punishment is the one that happens to those who are proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. This is important because capital punishment is irreversible and hence only the guilty should be executed. However, there are many cases of innocent people who have been sentenced to death only to have their appeals granted at the last minute, or worse, denied and executed. It is on these grounds that Bedau (2007) argues against the death penalty because it is unjust and unfair. About unfairness, he goes on to add that racial and economic discrimination are also a factor to consider when meting out capital punishment.
“…inability to understand and relate to the religious beliefs…an abysmal lack of understanding of the phenomenon of the religious faith,” (Arnold 24). However, some might say that the Davidians were too extreme in their faith and beliefs. They may have taken things too far, they should have surrendered when they were told to, etc. This is something the media and authorities played up publicly. Correlating the Davidians’ religious rituals to those of a cult.
INTRO There has been 7 public inquires held by the provinces in the last 20 years that have examined wrongful convictions The justice system is organized with many rules and procedures that make it supposedly difficult for a wrongful conviction to occur -recognition of the falibiulity of the Canadian criminal justice system -serious implication -trust in the justice system erodes and innocent people suffer. Commission names The Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall, Jr., Prosecution The Commission on Proceedings Involving Guy Paul Morin The Inquiry Regarding Thomas Sophonow