Case Study: The Homicide Of Nina Lewis

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This case study will cover the homicide of Nina Lewis. Murder is a crime, to which no moral citizen can sympathise with the perpetrator. This study will use a theoretical basis to explain what led to this abhorrent crime. Firstly identification of the crime committed will be detailed. Secondly, covered is the investigation into this crime, the apprehension and conviction of the offender. Thirdly consideration of the offence and offender, the circumstances that led this victim to the attention of the offender, also an explanation of the type of homicide committed. Finally, suggestion of possible criminal justice interventions which if implemented may have prevented this crime. Before an investigation can begin, a crime needs to be committed and then reported to the authorities. Information pertaining to this crime has been taken from interviews…show more content…
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