For the Application of the Criminal Justice System project of the Criminal Justice course, I chose the arrest of John Burke. This case is about the arrest and sentencing of John Burke who had shot and killed Joseph Ronan. Twenty-five year old John Burke agreed to meet with 22 year old Joseph Ronan at Ronans home, in Reading, Massachusetts on Monday, August 15, 2011 around 1pm, with the intent of purchasing Percocet pills. (Boston.com, 2013) However, shortly after entering Ronans home, Burke opened fire (News, 2011), and after shooting Joseph Ronan several times, with the belief that Ronan was involved in a robbery at Burkes apartment in April 2011 (Boston.com, 2013), fled the home.
Sam Torres is known in New Orleans as a wealthy business man. He owned a sanitation company that saw major profits after helping New Orleans clean up the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Torres lives in the French Quarter of New Orleans a 78 block area located in the historic section of the city. Last year, Torres home was broken into and his television was stolen. Torres had enough of the rising crime in his neighborhood and paid for a television ad expressing his distaste.
The Atlanta Police Department and the FBI had formed a surveillance team. On May 22, 1981, the team was situated under the James Jackson Parkway Bridge over the Chattahooche River in northwest Atlanta. Around 2:00 a.m., the surveillance team heard a loud splash and observed an automobile driving slowly off the bridge. The vehicle was stopped, and was Wayne Williams was identified as the driver on the bridge. Two days following the incident on the bridge, the nude body of Nathaniel Cater was pulled from the Chattahoochee River, approximately 1 mile downstream from the James Jackson Parkway Bridge (Deadman, 1984).
The client, Chase Robinson, is a 5 year old African American male. The child’s family was referred to CPS after a family friend’s 2 year old son died while being supervised by Chase’s biological mother, Amber Robinson, father, Chance Robinson, and a live-in friend, Anthony Coleman. The case was then transferred to Child Protective Services On-going after Amber, Chance, and Anthony were arrested on first degree murder charges. Chase’s maternal aunt, Octavia Carter, now has temporary custody of Chase and his two younger siblings. Ms. Carter also has 5 children of her own, ranging from ages 5-10.
Timothy Cole After being raped while held at knifepoint, Michele Mallin was able to identify Timothy Cole twice. The first time being a polaroid, where Timothy Cole was facing forward while the mugshots of the other photos were facing to the side; the second time she identified Cole was in a lineup. With absolute certainty on Mallin’s part, Mallin picked out Timothy Cole as her attacker and rapist in both instances. In court, a forensic examiner presented Mallin’s rape kit data from the hospital post attack.
n 1984, Leroy Hendricks was convicted of having indecent liberties with two 13-year old boys. As punishment for his action, Mr. Hendricks was remanded to the penal institutional system to serve his prison sentence. After serving ten years in prison, Mr. Hendricks was going to be stepped down to a halfway house. In the state of Kansas, they implemented the Sexually Violent Predator Act in 1994. This act “establishes procedures for the civil commitment of persons who, due to a mental abnormality or a personality disorder, are likely to engage in predatory acts of sexual violence (Brody & Acker, 2010, p.4).
United States v. Lopez was the first United States Supreme Court case since the New Deal to set limits to Congress's power under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution. The issue of the case was that It exceeded to the power of Congress which had no say over it because the case had nothing to do with commerce or any sort of economic activity. The case United States v. Lopez involved Alfonzo Lopez Jr., Supreme Court Justice William H. Rehnquist, and Congress. Unites States v. Lopez was about a 12th grader named
Incorporation Doctrine and McDonald v. Chicago The McDonald v. Chicago case was a crucial decision by the Supreme Court regarding the 2nd Amendment and state law. This case is interesting for a couple of reasons in my opinion. Firstly, the case revolves around legislation of the 2nd Amendment which is a right held dear to myself and many other Americans. Secondly, the case gives an example of the incorporation doctrine being fully applied.
3. Ethics & Values a. Ethics and Professionalism Introduction The challenges of living in today’s society seem greater than ever before. We are bombarded with information through the media, exposed to customer dissatisfaction that we want but cannot achieve, expected to change our attitudes to a wide range of events, be supportive friends, be active and healthy and also good students and continue to please our older relatives by demonstrating that we still adhere to the traditional values of our society. At work, as police officers, your lives will be very challenging.
Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997 section 2 states : " A person shall be guilty of the offence of assault who without lawful excuse intentionally or recklessly :a)directly or indirectly applies force to or causes an impact on the body of another causes another to believe on reasonable grounds that he or she is likely immediately to be subjected to any such force or impact without the consent of the other " . Following this with the incident between Murt and Bernie , Murt agrees to take part in an incident that could cause harm to himself as well as impact from the body of another . However in section 3 A person who assaults another causing him or her harm shall be guilty of an offence . Section 4 then states a person or intentionally
When applying Constitutional law to current criminal cases, the Supreme Court will often cite the Founding Father’s intentions for Amendments. In 1776, the major concern to safety was a tyrannical, overarching government. Thus, the 1st amendment protects your freedom to any ideas and the open expression of them. To protect this idea of free expression, the Founding Fathers followed the first amendment with a law that gives citizens the Constitution right to protect their opinions. Some might be quick to say, “A lot has changed since the Second Amendment was ratified.