Background to the Report Mr Samuel Alva Humphrey, dated of birth 29 August 1988, was referred by Ms Amanda McLean, senior principal lawyer, Crown Solicitor's Office, on behalf of the Sex Offenders and Dangerous Offenders Assessment Committee of Queensland Corrective Services. Mr Humphrey was referred for the purpose of a psychiatric risk assessment report to be prepared for that committee's consideration. To this end, Mr Humphrey was interviewed at the Wolston Correctional Centre on 18 June 2015 for an X hour period.
Just Mercy is a memoir that amasses and distinguishes the legal accounts of an activist lawyer’s [Bryan Stevenson] struggle against legal injustice. Stevenson was born into a low-income family living in a racially segregated community in Delaware. He made it to Harvard Law School after successfully graduating from Eastern College that is present day Eastern University. In his legal practice, Bryan Stevenson started representing poor clients in Georgia and later in Alabama, where he became a co-founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Commonwealth v. Berkowitz (1992) Facts: At East Stroudsburg State University, Robert Berkowitz, age 20, and the victim, age 19, were both college sophomores in the Spring of 1988. Respectively, they had mutual friends and acquaintances. Nevertheless, April 19th of that year, the victim went to Berkowitz dormitory room. What transpired between the two, is the subject of the instant appeal.
Dudley’s statements contained inconsistencies. Further, it led to the belief that Dudley was simply trying to exonerate himself as a witness when giving his statement against Moir. In addition to Dudley, another key witness Mr. Gordon’s statements also had inconsistencies. Gordon claimed that he had given a shovel to Moir prior to Acorn’s death. This may lead the jury to believe that Moir’s involvement in Acorn’s murder was planned and deliberate (para. 27).
Charged with the rape and murder of Gail Miller, a nursing assistant, David Milgaard was sentenced to life imprisonment on May 30, 1969 – he was only sixteen. Milgaard with his friends Ron Wilson and Nichol John were driving to Vancouver to Albert Cadrain’s house – another one of Milgaard’s friends. Police built a strong case against Milgaard for the murder of Gail’s murder based on several witnesses. Milgaard was convicted for murder due to the evidence and given statements by his friends. Milgaard’s friends first gave their statements and became Milgaard’s alibis but after multiple interrogations changed their statements and one of his friends went as far as saying they even saw Milgaard stab a woman.
Imagine being interrogated about a mundane and orthodox day, one month ago, that you have little recollection of; this was the case with Adnan. Unable to provide sufficient evidence, and with the aid of Jay’s claim to being a witness of the murder, Adnan was arrested shortly
One of the most famous trial in Canadian history is the Paul Bernanrdo and Karla Hamolka case, also both known as “The Ken and Barbie Killers”. Paul Bernardo was born in Canada and he comes from a family where the father beaten the mother constantly. Paul’s father was recognized of child molestation on a young girl and his own daughter. This situation
Knox and Sollecito were quickly called to attend the police station. Interviews became a long, aggressive interrogation consisting of several hours each day being yelled at, physically abused, refused water and threatened with jail time (Injustice, 2016). The result of this was Amanda Knox committing a false confession in which she stated her boss (Diya Lumumba) killed Meredith
As with any criminal case, there are always a number of issues pertaining the stages of the crime and also the media and the general public’s opinion of the case. Many of the issues and explicit actions of certain individuals that had happened during the Corryn Rayney case had affected the interpretation of the case in someway for both government workers and the general public. By analysing the issues of the case, it allows a much more detailed view on the case and how most of the issues are linked in one way or another. One of the issues regarding this case was where a police officer had been found attempting to pressure forensic pathologists to alter their case reports to align with their best interests.
Frank was found guilty on August 25th 1913. This child took a long time in several rolls of of the defense and the prosecutor hammering away at each other. Over three days and 16 hours the defense hammered away at Conley and and was able to get calmly to admit he lied several times to investigators and demonstrate that he has poor memory, except specific events about the prosecutor. At the closing arguments Frank Hooper( on the prosecutor side) called Frank Dr. Jekyll who “when the shades of night come through the side his mask of respectability and he is transferred to Mr. Hyde.” Hooper took advantage of the regions racial stereotyping by stating “you know these Negroes” in suggesting that Jim calling writing the notes Byam self is absurd.
This excerpt shows very well how the public generally looks at a homicide investigation; taking into account that the victim’s parent’s reactions would be much stronger than the average bystander. “The public’s acknowledgment of the seriousness of murder reinforces the importance of the investigator's role and the need to
One of the main pieces of evidence that prosecutors used against the West Memphis Three relied on the confession given by Jessie Misskelley. This so-called “confession” consisted of a story that placed both Echols and Baldwin at the scene of the crime, included information directly fed to Misskelley, and above all, contained major discrepancies within the story Misskelley provided versus the events that actually took place. During the first recorded confession, Misskelley incorrectly identified the time of the murder more than once, claiming that the “events took place about 9:00 a.m. on May 5” and later “chang[ing] that time to 12:00 noon,” which was still incorrect(). He also mentioned that “[the three boys] had skipped school that day,” when, in fact, they had attended class and were accounted for, along with misidentifying the item used to tie up the boys, claiming the item was rope when it was actually shoelaces that were used(). Misskelley also implied that the victims were raped, though no evidence supported his indication.
The Case of Michigan Vs Jackson states that Robert Bernard Jackson was convicted of second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit second-degree murder. The people involved with this case are obviously Mr. Jackson, The Chief Justice Mr. Warren E. Burger, Associate Justices were, William J. Brennan, Jr., Byron White, Thurgood Marshall, Harry Blackmun, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William Rehnquist, John P Stevens, Sandra Day O'Connor. Mr Jackson was one of four people in on a spouse’s plan to have her husband murdered on July 12, 1979. Jackson was later arrested on a different charge on July 30, 1979. Jackson made six statements in response to police questioning him prior to his arraignment on August 1.
Ladies and Gentleman, I stand here today to plead for the attention of all. Today is another day in which justice fails to convict the right person. It pains me to observe, case after case in which no success is made. The justice nowadays is unfair, incorrect and uncertain. Seeing law infringement all around, aches me.
In Trinidad and Tobago the Domestic violence Act chap 45:56 of 1999 defines domestic violence as ‘ physical, sexual, emotional or physiological or financial abuse committed by a person against a spouse, child, any other person who is a member of the household or a dependant.’ This paper will be a review on domestic violence but specifically focusing on domestic violence against women in Trinidad and Tobago, the effects that it has on the victim and family members, the laws pertaining to domestic violence against women and what are some of the avenues and resources that are available to victims. The United Nations defines violence against women as “any act of gender based violence that results in, or is likely to result in physical, sexual or mental harm, or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life.” According to the Head of the Victim and Witness Support Unit of the Police Service Mrs. Margaret Sampson-Browne stated that between the periods