On the other hand, diminished capacity is the concept that comes from the idea that certain mental disorders may reduce an offenders’ culpability. Diminished capacity is closely related to the insanity defense but does not consider the offender to be legally insane. A successful defense sees the offender as guilty but usually result in a mitigated punishment. The Texas Penal Code does not consider diminished capacity as an affirmative defense but instead uses the defense during the prosecution phase once the defendant has been found guilty. Diminished capacity includes an array of mental disorders varying from depression to schizophrenia.
Sometimes telling a lie might not be such a bad idea. If you have ideas to back up your lie Telling lies could be acceptable every once and a while. People tend to lie a lot, but not because it’s bad because they think they have to. For example doing the right thing can sometimes be lying to a friend. However there has to be a reason why because you could hurt someone.
One reason why an officer might unfound a crime is a victim may not understand the law and something that they reported is a crime might actually not be. Another reason is there may be insufficient evidence. For example, a person may report an attempted break in but the officer finds no physical evidence. Lastly officers may abuse their discretion in unfounding crimes. For example, an officer may unfound a report because of their own personal feelings toward the victim.
o Physical Custody and isolation o Presentation of false evidence o Promises implied, but not spoken How these tactics influence a person’s behavior. • How interrogations have evolved, but still face controversies of methods used.
A victim of a crime who doesn 't know they 're a victim. In itself the sentence seems like nonsense and yet at the same time it makes sense entirely. A repressed memory is one heck of a way to ignore the traumatic events set behind someone, a coping method that will inevitably falter is still one to get past the initial shock. Alongside the various other reasons you 've listed, it seems pretty obvious that some things are more apparent than others when it comes to criminal activity. Victimization isn 't always easy to discern, especially if it 's happened for prolonged periods of time or if it occurred in an area where it 's not nearly as taboo within the environment.
Coercive treatment involves the treatment of an individual whom does not want to seek treatment or does not think that they require treatment. I believe that coercive treatment is a defensible practice as the practitioners working against the will of their patients, are doing so in hopes of helping the individual suffering from a mental disorder. There are many reasons as to why individuals may not believe that they require any sort of treatment. These reasons range from not realizing the consequences of their actions, fear of judgement, misinterpretation of symptoms, etc. There are a few recounts from Voices from the Inside, which display the correct use and need for coercive treatment, deeming it to be defensible.
Even though physical harm of a victim does not have to be present, stalking is a crime that can cause deep emotional trauma for victims. Violators who choose to stalk may, but don’t always, suffer from a psychotic disorder and become delusional. However, the choice to stalk is an individual decision made by the offender. Many stalkers mistakenly feel their victim’s desire to be with them and it is common for obsession to occur. The theory of attachment can be applied; however in these cases only the stalker feels them and their victim share mutual bonding.
Repressed memory is defined as a memory that was or is actively repressed by a human’s brain to protect them from a psychologically devastating impact of that memory (such as child abuse, rape, molestation, and more). It is interesting that our mind has the ability to disassociate just to shelter us from our psychological harm. Even though some people believe repressed memories should stay hidden because it would only hurt the person that it belongs to, I think it is better to have the memory and deal with it, and not having a piece of your life missing. A situation I can think of comparing this to would be another incident of memory failure.
The finding that an external suggestion can lead to the construction of false childhood memories helps us understand the process by which false memories arise. It is natural to wonder whether this research is applicable in real situations such as being interrogated by law officers or in psychotherapy. Although strong suggestion may not routinely occur in police questioning or therapy, suggestion in the form of an imagination exercise sometimes does. When trying to obtain a confession, law officers may ask a suspect to imagine having participated in a criminal act.
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.
These other people might say that they do not know any better. If children commit the same crime as an adult, they should deserve the same consequences. Due to their bad past and lifestyle they might not be able to change. They won’t learn from it because where they came from it is okay. These people might also believe that one someone does something bad there is no hope.
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.
In order to discuss indeterminate versus determinate sentencing, we must first define them. Indeterminate sentencing is a form of “criminal punishment that encourages rehabilitation through the use of general and relatively unspecific sentences” (Schmalleger, 2015). An example of an indeterminate sentence would be a term of imprisonment of 1-10 years meaning an offender can serve no less than one year and no more than ten. The sentence is not determined. Determinate sentencing is another form of criminal punishment in which an offender is given a fixed term of imprisonment (Schmalleger, 2015).
How do we develop influential and persuasive power in the criminal justice system? Influential power in the criminal justice system has decreased from the past years, but it is still present in these days. Discriminated and biased people have been razing the influential power. Persuasion is another thing that has been around for years.