In this case, in justice of the victims (two deceased persons) who were murdered, the eye-witness and the knife with blood matches found in Mr. James Lane’s residence are biggest evidence which make the accused to be found guilty. However, the weakness in the criminal justice process is that, the stage of bail hearing might be misused and a person who found guilty would find way to get away from the punishment. Hardest part to bear is, if there is no evidence appropriate to justify the crime committed by the accused, then there are chances for the case filed to be discharged. The accused who had really committed murder might not get sentenced. This could be said to be the weakest link in the criminal justice
As related earlier, catharsis aims to elicit pity and fear in order to purge such emotions from the audience. As such, the tragic hero’s punishment must not be considered entirely deserved otherwise it would be seen as justice and the cathartic effect would not take place. Instead, the punishment must be somewhat excessive so that pities the tragic hero for his misfortune as well as fears for their own lives after seeing the world is not always fair. However, in order to confirm that Oedipus’ punishment exceeds his crime, both must be identified. Oedipus’ crime is quite simply his attempt to escape his own fate.
c. How could the media’s portrayal of police officers lead to unethical behavior by police officers? i. One way the media’s portrayal of police officers can lead to unethical behaviors is that those portrayals attract individuals who want to get into the profession to kick some butt. Once those individuals realize that is not what policing is about, they may start acting out and doing things to make it more “fun”. Another way the media’s portrayal of police officers may lead to unethical behavior is that they feel pressured to present forensic evidence in order to get a conviction- they may falsify or lie about evidence in order to make sure the defendant is ruled guilty.
Furthermore, it is really complicated, especially in emergencies, to measure the exact weight of the detainee’s confession. There are numerous questions posed to deal with, such as whether the suspect is the real wrongdoer, how many percentages of required information he or she possesses and the most difficult one: how to distinguish between honesty and lies. It is true that perpetrators are not always omniscient to perceive the reliability rate of the information collected. Once the interrogation starts, the torture will be inflicted on the victims till these tormentors suppose that they have gained the desired information. “Interrogators who are confident but wrong in their judgment that a suspect is lying are likely to turn to torture as a means of forcing a suspect to tell the “truth”.” (Costanzo & Gerrity, 2009, p. 185).
A criminal offence may lead to the panicky or the chaos of the society. For instance, terrorism, murder, burglary and so on. The target of the criminal law is to decide if the person breaks the law. The person who committed a crime could be said that he or she has offended against the state and the person should be prosecuted as the state has the rights when the person has broken the queen’s peace of the society. Furthermore, the punishment of the criminal offence could be prison, fines, community sentence and so on.
It can be articulated in three propositions. Firstly, when the stigmatized perceives a strong sense of felt stigma will lead them to be hidden and isolate (Scambler, 2009). This was due to the over-protective adults want to protect their loved one being discriminate by the society due to their stigma. Secondly, people being stigmatize choose to conceal their illness by not disclosing any information (Scambler, 2011). Lastly, felt stigma was much more disruptive to one’s life as compared to enacted stigma (Scambler, 2009).
this crime are deliberate action, unlawfulness and the publication of a disparaging commentary. Defamatory material is that which is likely to subject a person to animosity, derision, mockery or belittle the person in the eyes of others. While the court in R v Fuleza 1951 1 SA 519 (A) resolved ambiguity by confirming the criminality of defamation, doubt continued regarding the existence of this crime in South African law because redress for defamation was prevalently pursued in civil courts. In S v Hoho 2009 (1) SACR 276 (SCA) (hereinafter referred to as Hoho) the court affirmed the existence of criminal defamation. The court ruled that while the prosecution for criminal defamation was not limited to significant defamatory acts, sentencing would reflect the degree of the significance thereof.
After the suspect has been blamed of being involved in an illicit act, from there on, it is a question of whether the officer can distinguish the suspect’s statements and answers to be truthful or deceitful. Whether the suspect is seeking the infinite support of honesty or the momentarily pleasure of
When the court itself appoints an expert, the fact finder may find him/her almost infallible and may neglect the consideration of other factors when finding out the truth (McCahey, & Proman, 2011). In reality, mental health professionals should be aware and inform the court that they cannot provide "definite answers" especially to the question, "Did the defendant, at the time of the crime, appreciate right from wrong"? (Meyer & Weaver, 2006, Ch. 2). Thinking that these experts can offer absolute answers that determine incapacity or insanity "may be misleading, probably unethical, and downright untruthful" (Meyer & Weaver, 2006, Ch.
That there are severe imperfections in the justice system which could likely result in a situation where innocent victim might be executed can be seen in the review of cases by the Supreme Court. That it is biased against the poor and the marginalized can be seen in the socio-economic profile of the convicts. It is violation of the right to life and the right not to be treated cruelly. Yet, the government maintains that is effective in combating crime. It imposes the mandatory death penalty on 21 crimes while the other 25 crimes are death eligible.