The technology advancements alone have led to several cold cases freeing the wrongfully convicted. What are some of the contributing factors wrongful convictions? There is no way to make a right for the justice system can do for those wrongfully convicted. The loss of time however, there have been some initiatives about compensation for the errors that have happen. The public opinion is so strong when it comes to catching these criminals.
Personal values can affect research in the sense that we all have our own personal values. One may misinterpret the study’s findings just on values alone. In regards to my study, I will have to try to leave bias out of my research and take into account that not everyone has the same point of view when it comes to identity. Overall, I believe by using this approach, will help me understand why we pretend to be someone we are not in order to fit in with the crowd during
The reports given by other witnesses might conflict with your memory. Eye witness testimony is used in many court systems to figure out the correct verdict. “No matter what eyewitness testimony is in the court of law, it is the lowest form of evidence in the court of science.”(“Neil DeGrasse Tyson Quote.”) Although many people in the court believe that this is a very accurate resource, this isn 't always true.In conclusion eyewitness testimony isnt a good or accurate resource for getting the correct verdict in a case, due to the misinformation effect, encoding, and storage in our
In this story, I will be telling you about stealing, and how it is not good. The punishment of stealing can result to jail and distrust from others. When you steal, you can get LIFE punishment in jail, or even get your life token if you are caught in the act of stealing, and I don’t think you want that to happen. But people think its right because they don’t have to work for what they steal. And because they can’t afford it, they think it’s good to steal and it’s not.
Law enforcement listed white-collar crime as closed case because “the complexity of white collar crime and the difficulty of making and proving a case.” (Kennedy, 2015) This may take more than a few months or years to identify the crime and do justice. Polices have a difficult time finding a leading clue to the perpetrator based on complaints. A few factors of white-collar crime goes unpunished are lack of awareness and education. The lack of awareness and education prevented the public from learning victim 's stories of being tricked by con artist (Martinez, 2014). For example, perpetrator committed this crime from a position of trust such service fraud and bank fraud.
The show-up method is the least effective at correctly identifying suspects. They present suspects to witnesses, whilst in police custody. In addition, the time taken can drastically increase the rate of misidentifications. Therefore, they are not how eyewitness testimonies should be conducted. In the simultaneous line-up, witnesses overestimate their ability to make an identification, resulting in misidentifications.
In a murder case, although there may be thousands of pictures of the victim that are relevant, only a few photos are admitted by the judge. Moreover evidence must be collected legally, because if not it can be thrown out and it is of no use. Attorneys must decide what evidence is relevant and helpful to prove their case, because the judge will not allow all evidence to be presented. Even though an attorney may see a piece of evidence as crucial to their case a judge can deny the evidence from being
The fourteenth amendment reduces the power of states over civil liberties, but sates use a selective incorporation. Therefore, they are still powerful not as before the fourteenth amendment, but they are still powerful. Regarding the civils rights, many questions are still without cleared answers. Some problems such as the GPS surveillance without the knowledge of the suspect or the drug sniffing are still present. The fourth amendment is not respected for those suspects, so even if they are guilty are the evidences legitimate?
Many people may not report counts of sexual assaults to police; however, they are seeking relief from consulting organizations. According to the Regina Sexual Assault Centre, concerns of how police investigate sexual assault are directly the result of the consistent underreporting of sexual assaults(Latimer, 2017). Furthermore, the way police handle such delicate cases has come into question. A lack of faith in an authority figure can make is very difficult for victims of sexual assault to report the crime. This lack in faith is reinforced by the unlikelihood of convicting the attacker.
They mean it, and if the person being prosecuted doesn 't think they have enough evidence or that they are truly innocent, then that 's what could happen. Defending oneself in a normal manner, however, is not much different than any other lawyer. One is expected to provide evidence to prove their innocence and an alibi (proof stating where a person was at the time of the crime with witnesses to support it). Like a prosecutor and defense lawyer, one is expected to show evidence of innocence, but they may have restrictions that others do not. So whether one is defending oneself or pleading the Fifth Amendment, it is a very uncommon practice.
As though it is not a fundamental right to have an appointed counsel to those who cannot afford one, Betts v. Brady did bring up rather valid points. The Court goes back to the foundation of our “adversary system.” It claims that a person whom has no funds to obtain an attorney is more likely to have an unjust trial. The court states that much money is used to charge or “accuse” defendants of crimes they may or may not have committed. Prosecutors which are lawyers of the government are to be looked at as a necessity to keep public order. However, it does not make sense that only prosecutors can keep public order without the publics best interest in a poor individual.
In my opinion, I think that the author of the article is correct about describing the bail bond system as archaic. I think that the use of bounty hunters to apprehend offenders who did not show up for court just so that the bail bond company can get their money back from the court reminds me of something that I would watch on an old west movie. To me it seems that this should be the job of law enforcement because bounty hunters would be more tempted to break constitutional laws in the process of searching and apprehending suspects because the difference between bounty hunters and law enforcement is that that bounty hunters will not get paid if they do not apprehend the offender, law enforcement will get paid regardless therefore their personal interest will not be involved which will allowed law enforcement to follow everything by the book and be less tempted to break constitutional
Critics try to counter by saying that jury nullification is a bad method because juries are not experienced and trained as police and prosecutor are. The thing is though juries are useful exactly because they are not trained to know the law. They are a common sense point of view because they are not affected by restricting law. Such a common sense point of view is necessary to properly balance the rule of law with the fair application of justice—because a purely legal approach made by lawyers and judges can often result in harsh results. That is why it is important to have another party whose views can be different from judges and lawyers to have the power to counter the wrongness made by them.
Even though I did not choose the same concept as you I do agree Suggestibility plays a role in eyewitness testimoney because an investigator could tell the eyewitness false statements to try to trick the eyewitness into an wrong answer. Also I believe eyewitness testimonials are not the most precise way of convicting criminals because Distinguishing proof mistakes happen,and these blunders can prompt people being dishonestly blamed and even
Stop and Frisk can be a very slippery slope for anyone to process the idea of someone committing a crime from observation. Sometime people can look like they are committing a crime. However, “who’s to say that the person isn’t mentally ill or playing a prank”. Somehow, we don’t know for sure but on the other hand maybe we should question the person that looks suspicious. I’m truly not a fan of “Stop and Frisk” because many lives have been taking for bad