Testimony Essays

  • Ronald Cotton Eyewitness Testimony

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    Eyewitness testimony is sent to sensory memory whereby it involves retaining information and details. In order to recall specific features of a person, the victim must be very observant and concentrate during the event and after when trying to remember these details. This can be transferred to short-term memory, which has the capacity of remembering 7±2 memories, and if subjects rehearse what they have seen then the memory can be stored in long-term memory. Memories can then be retrieved when needed

  • Jennifer Thompson Eyewitness Testimony

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    Through her own traumatizing personal experiences, Jennifer Thompson has the profound experience to advocate against the strength of eyewitness testimony. As found in her case, the eyewitness testimony that she gave against Ronald Cotton, the accused rapist, was most likely the piece of evidence that put him behind bars. Thompson was a college student with a 4.0 GPA who studied the face of her attacker in order to identify him to the police. She prepared for the identification. She was the perfect

  • Eyewitness Testimony In Court Cases

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    Eyewitness Testimony What would you do if you were a juror in a court room during a trial? Outside is a beautiful calm day where the sky was blue and the grass was green, but inside there was nothing but blood and tears and you had a serious decision to make. You stood in the front of the room, sweat on your forehead and knees buckled. On one side you have a loyal, non criminal alibis that states that this man was not at the scene of the crime, but on the other side you have an amazing, truly

  • Testimony V. Nealy: Lack Of Physical Evidence

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    results in the case. There was no weapon recovered. The majority of the evidence presented in this case was circumstantial evidence produce by witness testimony. Lack of a witness of the actual stabbing: None of the witnesses that testified about seeing parts of Mr. Butler’s altercation testified that they saw the stabbing occur. All their testimony stated was that they allegedly witnessed Mr. Nealy come out of an apartment building, exchanged words with Mr. Butler, squared up with Mr. Butler, exchanged

  • Mcdonald's Coffee Argumentative Essay

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    In the McDonald’s Coffee Case, the Judge and Jury found McDonald’s conduct to be callous, reckless and willful (Dedman, 1). The jury made its verdict based on the age of the Plaintiff, the temperature of the coffee, the testimonies of the witnesses and the rhetoric of the attorneys. It is important to note however, that the jury was also influenced by their collective knowledge and experience on the matter and their perceptions of the witnesses’ credibility and demeanor (Tozer

  • Mr Harmon Court Case

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    “training”. Mr. Cruz and Mr. Evans confirmed this theory that he participated in it. Mr. Cruz and Mr. Evans participated in the crime and they both stated in their testimonies that Mr. Harmon had been a participant in the robbery. Mr. Cruz testified that “Steve was going to be the lookout.” and Mr. Evans confirmed this in his testimony. He testified “ ‘You indicated that Mr. Harmon gave you the all-clear signal so you could proceed with the robbery, is that right?’ ‘Yeah.’ ” These two quotes from

  • Mary Barnett Case Essay

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    with a babysitter. Later on, Barnett admitted that she did not have a babysitter at the house, and that she left the baby home with no intentions of coming back. She stated that she "knew Alison would die in a day or two" (p. 83). The prosecution testimony consisted of Barnett being

  • Case Study Of Wayne Williams Fiber Evidence

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    Brown held that the murders did not have a blueprint tying them together, but his testimony actually had the reverse effect and this allowed ten other cases to be used as evidence against Williams (The Atlanta, n.d.). Finally, based on extensive testing and investigating by experts on the carpet and vehicle fibers, the prosecution was

  • Research Paper On Steve Sparrow

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    Steve Sparrow was murdered. The custodian came in and saw someone jump out the window. Four suspects were found, Victor Vireo, Hector Hawk, Melanie Meadowlark and Wendy Warbler. The evidence found was collected and thoroughly analyzed. Eyewitness testimony, analysis of hairs and fibers, blood analysis, fingerprint analysis and DNA analysis were used to find the perpetrator. The most significant pieces of evidence tested for was Blood Type, DNA, fingerprints and hair analysis. Blood type narrowed the

  • Tire Track Case

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    State (Coffee County, GA) Curtis Andrew Brown was arrested and convicted for assaulting an elderly, married couple based on their testimony and identification of Brown. In addition, tire tracks collected at the victims home were analyzed and compared to Brown’s Chevrolet Blazer and deputies were able to testify the

  • Bratton V. Balmon Case Brief

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    statements that Bratton made to Howard about how someone should shut up Balmen. The prosecution can show jurors that Bratton had already said the same thing to Howard, but was now willing to carry out the act of shutting up Balmen himself. Howard’s testimony is important because it shows that Bratton has a violent past and

  • Evidence And Witnesses In The Wayne Williams Case

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    case presented evidence and witnesses in the case. None of the witnesses, in this case, witnessed Wayne Williams commit any murders. The witnesses were there to testify about what they noticed Wayne Williams do, that was not normal or unusual. The testimony which was the most damaging was Angelo Foster who was a former press secretary to the mayor. He gave information about a conversation that he had with the defendant’s father. This conversation took place at the office of the federal Bureau of investigation

  • Hume Miracles Analysis

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    reject them. Hume believes the problem with testimony is the final issue with the question of miracles existing. Hume believes that testimonies cannot be believed because there is no evidence to support it. Hume believes that the biggest issues lies with the testifier; for instance, the testifier’s character, corroborating witnesses, and empirical evidence. The authority of any scripture (e.g., the Torah, the Bible, the Quran) is based on the testimony of the witnesses. The witnesses usually claim

  • Knox Pros And Cons

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    implicated Brad, the forensic evidence presented was sufficient to implicate Knox. The testimony made by Mrs. Knox was admissible as the spousal privilege was broken. However, the defense representing Knox could argue based on the Fourth Circuit to dismiss the testimony against him. The Fourth Circuit holds that Mrs. Knox’s statement should be inadmissible and as such, violates the confrontation clause. The use of this testimony to implicate Knox violates the aspect of spousal privileges. In order to charge

  • What Are Eyewitnesses Presented In Court

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    There are many types of trails that are presented in court during this era that usually consist of at least two eyewitnesses. However, it is very unreasonable to have eyewitnesses during a very serious trial concerning a life or death outcome. Owing to the fact that whatever the individual saw could in fact be modified to fit a certain individual's liking so that he/she could perhaps win the case. Let’s not forget that humans are not perfect and are very different individuals, what one may have witness

  • Acetone Case Study

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    Special Agent Masters gave hearsay testimony about him being happy that burned to the ground. However, these Should have not been admissible under the Federal rule 801 through 807 state is not admissible unless any of the following provides otherwise the federal statute missile or other were

  • Witnesses In Shoah Analysis

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    Shoah served a variety of functions including testifying, persuading and leaving a legacy as well as promoting moral messages. The witnesses play the role of testifiers as they are telling the story of their history by providing their personal testimonies. According to Felman, a witness that testifies is taking responsibility for the truth, as history has to be told from the perspective of a witness to the event (Felman, 90). Furthermore, the function of a witness who testifies is to appeal to the

  • Ronald Cotton Case Study

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    In addition to the harrowing case of Ronald Cotton, the reliability of an eyewitness testimony was recently challenged with the incorrect conviction of Kash Register. While sitting in his parked Chevrolet in 1979, an elderly man named Jack Sasson was viciously robbed of his life when he was shot five times at close proximity (Bazelon). Brenda Anderson, a nineteen year old who occupied an apartment on the same street, informed police that she heard the rowdy sound of gunfire, and when she peered out

  • Examples Of Hearsay May Be Admissible Under The Federal Rule Of Evidence 803

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    The caseworker’s statements are likely to be admissible under the Federal Rule of Evidence 803. Hearsay is a statement that the declarant makes at a time other than while testifying at the current trial or hearing (i.e., an out-of-court statement) that is offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted. Fed. R. Evid. 801(c). Hearsay evidence generally is inadmissible unless it falls within an exception or exclusion set out in the Federal Rules, a federal statute, or a Supreme Court rule. (Fed

  • Eyewitnesses: The Case Against Charles Manson

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    against Charles Manson in the trial. Ms. Fromme testified about Charles Manson´s role in the family. Ms. Fromme talked about Mr. Manson being a ”father figure” for her and to the other girls in the group, and they looked up towards him. Ms. Fromme´s testimony was important because it was meant to show the jurors what kind of domination and control Charles Manson had over her and the other members of the Manson family. The prosecutors saw Ms. Fromme as an important eyewitness because she could testify