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Use of Deadly Force


Conflict of Interest


Law enforcement



Words: 6591 (27 pages)

Abstract             The use of force has for a long time impaired the credibility of the police agency in the process of law enforcement.  The police department as an agency who enforce the law, have worked tirelessly to create their image as perfect law enforcers and to encourage that, everybody gives the law the respect…

Should Eyewitness Testimony Be Allowed in Court?

Eyewitness testimony


Words: 1458 (6 pages)

An eyewitness testimony is a report made by a person who observed an event. Police, prosecutors, juries and judges in court generally believe, trust and accept eyewitness testimony, especially if no other evidence (objects, documentary and/or physical evidence) is available and if the eyewitness has no reason nor motivation to give false statements (Wells et…

Exceptions to the Rule of Hearsay

Common Law



Words: 1901 (8 pages)

Exceptions to the Rule of Hearsay In any legal system, there is a level into which hearsay will enter the evidential equation. However, it poses a number of problems when hearsay evidence is admitted to the court in order to argue a case. A case cannot rely entirely on the use of hearsay evidence, although…

‘Witness’ – Peter Weir


Words: 1694 (7 pages)

The 1985 film witness, directed by Peter Weir is a crime/drama that develops the theme of conflict on a social, cultural and personal level. These areas of conflict are highlighted through the use of film techniques such as; camera shots, camera angles, lighting and costume. The film outlines the contrast between mainstream American society and…

Wrongful Convictions


Criminal Justice


Words: 12360 (50 pages)

Wrongful Convictions A wrongful conviction occurs when an individual is pronounced guilty of a crime which he or she did not actually commit and consequently sentenced either to serve time in prison or consigned to death row to await his or her execution date. When the first cases of wrongful convictions came to light with…

Witness assignment


Words: 653 (3 pages)

     If thirty-eight people witnessed a motor vehicle accident, it is likely that the local police would be bombarded with phone calls. One would assume the same would be true for a violent crime, but the thirty-eight witnesses to the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese made no effort to intervene during the attack or to…

Assignment Final Sharon Miller


Scientific method


Words: 800 (4 pages)

Inductive reasoning is simply darting with a limited number of observations and increase that number by generalizing. In this scenario the investigator would utilize observation and characteristics of an individual or crime scene to develop a hypothesis. This allows the investigator to develop a theory in a small amount of time which could be critical…

Are Eyewitnesses Reliable

Eyewitness testimony


Words: 783 (4 pages)

Studies say that even though 50% of eyewitness testimonies are wrong, the information given to the jury by a confident eyewitness beats the reliable facts of fingerprints and DNA. Researchers have studied the affects of eyewitness testimony and it is said that incorrect eyewitness identifications account for more convictions of innocent people than any other…

Competency of an Accomplice as a Witness


Words: 1315 (6 pages)

Accomplice Witness An accomplice means a person who has taken part in the commission of a crime. In the case of R. K Dalmia v. Delhi Administration that “an accomplice is a person who participates in the commission of the actual crime charged against an accused. He is to be a particeps criminis. ” Accomplice…

Jehovahs Witnesses


Words: 1241 (5 pages)

There is more to Jehovah’s Witnesses than we may believe. When we think of them as people who go door to door ringing doorbells and talking about religion. This particular faith is a separate part of the religion related to Christianity. They have their own thoughts about life and after life. They also have their…

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