Antonio Beaver Essay

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Antonio Beaver CJ 2010 Introduction to Criminal Justice April 16, 2009 Outline Antonio Beaver (picture)………..……………………………………………………..page 03 The Crime……………………………….……………………………………………….page 04 The Identification………………………………………………………………………..page 04 The Trial………………………………………………………………………………….page 05 The Biological Evidence and Exoneration……………………………………………page 05 Eyewitness Reliability…………………………………………………………………..page 05 Flaws in the Facial Composite Process………………………………………………page 06 Flaws in the Live Lineup Process……………………………………………………..page 06 Police Lineup (picture)……..………………………………………………………….page 07 The Number Of Wrongful Convictions………………………………………………..page 07 11 Facts about Wrongful Imprisonment………………………………………………page 08 In the Courtroom………………………………………………………………………...page 08 Psychological consequences of wrongful conviction and imprisonment………….page 09 Upon Release……………………………………………………………………………page 10 Compensating the Exonerated………………………………………………………...page 11 Sen. Gibbons Introduces Bill to Pay Wrongly Convicted Inmates for Lost Time…………………………………………………………………………….page 11 How DNA Testing Works……………………………………………………………….page 12 DNA Strand (picture)………..…………………………………………………………page 13 References………………………………………………………………………………page 14 Antonio Beaver Incident Date: 8/15/96 Jurisdiction: MO Charge: First-Degree Robbery Conviction: First- Degree Robbery Sentence: 18 Years Year of Conviction: 1997 Exoneration Date: 3/29/07 Sentence Served: 10 Years Real perpetrator found? Yes Contributing Causes: Eyewitness Misidentification Compensation? Yes After serving more than 10 years in Missouri prisons for a carjacking he didn’t commit, DNA tests on blood stains at the crime scene proved Antonio Beaver’s innocence and he was exonerated in 2007. The Crime On August 15, 1996, a 26-year-old white woman drove into

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