Is rationale to assume that parental and family risk factors played a vital part in the life of a criminal, because they are a product of their surroundings. Understanding the mental process of a criminal behavior can assist on identify the problems such as antisocial behaviors. It identifies the individuals with their parents and other family members of the family. Taking a look at the parents and siblings will give researcher a different spectrum that can or may not voucher for the actions of the criminal, it brings all the issues about their past to surface. Parental and family risk factors effects and shapes the individual into the person that they are today.
INTRODUCTION Forensic science has evolved into a necessity for the criminal justice world. Before the development of forensic science, many of the cases heavily relied upon confessions and testimonies of witness. Forensic science has provided law enforcement officers with other alternative, such as trace evidence and the reliable forms of evidence that can stand up to scrutiny. Without forensic science, criminals would be committing the same crimes repeatedly. While criminals get more creative, the criminal justice system and the forensic science specialists have to update the techniques and tools that are used while obtaining evidence for the new crimes.
| Should Juveniles Be Tried As Adults | | | Michelle Rogers | 10/5/2014 | | The whole purpose of the juvenile court system is to guide and rehabilitate adolescents/children by providing direction to those convicted of crime. The courts should be focusing on rehabilitation, while the state should act as a parental figure rather than a prosecutor or judge. Taking a parental approach would help channel youth in appropriate directions instead of simply punishing them for their mistakes. States deliberately give harsher sentences to teach adolescents/children a lesson. President Mark Soler of the Washington, D.C., Youth Law Center points out that adolescents/children are required by law to be incarcerated separately from adults.
Valea Rosenfield Careers in Criminal Justice Week 11- Individual Work Due Date: 3/31/2014 I am very interested in working as a victim advocate for victims of sexual assault. I am researching the different skills and qualifications that a victim advocate should possess. The education that a person who is wanting to become a victim advocate should have before searching for a job. Victim advocates "are professionals trained to support victims of crime" (What is a Victim Advocate, 2012). These crimes can consists of rape, abuse or anything that threatens the safety of an individual.
The role of the police in the criminal investigation process is to investigate crimes, make arrests if necessary, interrogate suspects and gather evidence (that would substantiate that a crime has occurred). The law imposes certain limits on the way police can gather evidence that can be used, to help ensure the collection of evidence is legitimate and does not interfere with the rights of ordinary citizens. The strict
The more categories that the child falls into, the more likely they are to develop mental health issues later on in their life (Meltzer, Doos, Vostanis, Ford, and Goodman, 2009). The research conducted by Meltzer et al. (2009), was used to study the factors that were intertwined with domestic violence, as well as to better understand the needs of children who have witnessed the violence at a young age. Ending domestic violence could potentially save a child from having diseases and disorders and instead effect their life in a positive way. In the article “The Mental Health of Children Who Witness Domestic Violence”, Meltzer et al.
A criminal investigator is the one who looks for evidence to establish whether a crime has taken place (Bratton, William, 2002, p. 24). When a crime has been committed, a criminal investigator will try to uncover who committed the crime. Several investigation techniques are applied in order to find the specifics needed as evidence for a case. Depending on the depth of the crime committed, it is sometimes necessary to use people convicted of crimes to help convict other people doing similar crimes. This is necessary since law enforcement officers are committed to criminal investigations involving accounting fraud.
However, the language and form of punishment used to rehabilitate and punish children differs greatly from that used in adult courts (Siegel, 2009). The juvenile court system serves two major functions; keeping juvenile offenders away from the society and rehabilitating or correcting them. Correction helps to hold juveniles accountable to their action by helping them to realize the wrong they have done. In addition, correction facilities help to educating, and imparting social skills among juvenile offenders. Through the correction function of juvenile court system, young offenders are influenced to realize their potential by helping them to build acceptable vocational and interpersonal skills.
Alot of factors affect the recall of Eyewitness testimonies, from the time between the encoding of the event, to the retrieval of the memory, a lot can happen as the information is retained. Information could be adapted, twisted, removed and added to the point where the information is not the same as it entered. But a factor into the reliability of EWT is Age. All ages are becoming present in the courtroom due to the large range of crimes we see today. For example, children are being called to the stand due to child abuse cases, amongst all other ages that are called to give an eyewitness account for an incident.
Fear of confrontation with resourceful parents overwhelms their desire of alerting child neglect. As a result children may continue to live in negligent despite public knowledge. Children with disabilities have in general a larger risk of being abused (predators seek out the weakest). Knowing this, both families and teachers have a very low threshold for alerting Child welfare. The situation may improve if the issue of children’s welfare were put on the agenda, in media as well as in school.