In this speech I am going to tell you about the types of insanity defense that are used in court cases, the process that goes into verifying a criminals sanity, and the issues that come about after a plea is entered. Now I’m going to explain what insanity is and the different types associate with it. The insanity defense plea as defined in law journals is a defense that’s asserted by the accused in a criminal prosecution as a way to avoid liability for a commission of a crime because at the time of the crime the person did not appreciate the nature or quality or wrongfulness of the acts. Cognitive insanity is the most common variation of an insanity defense that goes through the court system. This is where the defendant during the time of the crime suffered from a mental disease that impaired his/her psychological ability to see the wrongfulness of the act they committed.
Justice over Convictions! Convictions over Justice! Prosecution is “predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure.” “I was arrested for protecting my wife and myself when an intruder/robber burst into our bedroom late one night.” This is a case of self-defense pure and simple in which my wife and I were intruded upon, assaulted, attempted to be robbed, and put in a life threatening position, through no wrong doing(fault) of our own. In light of the verdict in the Martin vs. Zimmerman case, that allowed Zimmerman to claim self-defense even though he pursued and accosted Martin, it would appear that a person at home in their own private bedroom at night and being thrust into a life threatening
Assault is defined as “the intentional causing of an apprehension of harmful or offensive contact. Apprehension does not mean fear but does require the plaintiff to be aware of the impending contact” (Edwards, Edwards, & Wells, 2012, pg. 34). Murray was the victim of an assault because though he did not have his glasses on, he knew that the men were going to throw him into the pool. Our textbook defines false imprisonment as “committed when a person intentionally confines another” (Edwards, Edwards, & Wells, 2012, pg.
Prosecution Versus Defense Paper Elizabeth Stebbins 220 March 10, 2013 David McNees Prosecution Versus Defense Paper The role of the prosecutor and the defense counsel are similar in as many ways as they are different. The prosecuting attorney represents society because a crime against one is seen as a crime against all. The defense attorneys represent the individuals’ accused of the crime. The prosecuting attorney “is responsible of preparing and presenting the state’s case against defendants in criminal and civil cases” (Meyer & Grant. 2003. p. 114).
– This would be Armed Robbery, Sarah has the intention to inflict bodily harm to Makoto should he not comply with Sarah’s request to turn over the computer. Sometimes Armed robbers are bluffers but the prey on the fact that you are not going to call their bluff. When you attempt armed robbery it can escalate real fast to more capital crimes including murder. 3. While passing Makoto’s house one night Sarah sees a laptop computer sitting on a desk near a window.
Gilbert W Johnson 03/21/2015 CRJU-2020 Columbus Technical College Furman v Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972) Facts of the Case: Mr. Furman was burglarizing a private home when a family member discovered him, he tried to flee and when spotted tripped and fell the gun that was on him at the time went off and killed a resident of the home. “Burglary the criminal offense of breaking and entering a building illegally for the purpose of committing a crime”. “Murder, to kill (a person) in a deliberate and unlawful way”. Furman was convicted of murder but he did not intend to kill the resident during the burglary, but he killed someone during the commission of a felony. Furman intent to burglarize someone home was illegal conduct.
In rational choice theory, the main concept is that no one acts violently or behaves defiantly on just impulse. For example, in the movie “Set It Off” The bank robbers planned out their crime only after extensively thinking it over several times. They argued amongst each other whether the need for money, to get out of the hood and escape their various life problems, was a good enough reason to risk their lives robbing a bank. After the bickering, (weighing the cost v benefits), it was decided that their gain was enough to risk it and they committed the robbery using wigs and masks. They succeeded with that robbery and became confident that they could do it again and went on to commit several more robberies.
A prosecutor must prove the person being accused committed a crime with a guilty mind beyond a reasonable doubt no matter how serious the crime is. When I think of organized crime I usually think of bank robberies because when you see them in the movies they are usually well planned out and organized. Big bank robberies usually involve a person in the inside that works in the bank to give the robbers access to the money and other valuables. At the same time the inside person acts like he or she is also the victim. When I also think of organized crime I think about the drug cartels and all the killings.
The criminal justice system has many elements associated to it such as a crime being committed, an investigation to obtain a suspect, the suspect’s rights being maintained during due process, the suspect’s trial and the sentencing phase once a suspect has been found guilty of a crime. Once a suspect has been found guilty of a crime the sentencing phase begins. The sentencing phase is the part of the criminal justice process where the judge determines punishment. The sentencing phase is paramount in our society’s pursuit to stop crime. During the sentencing phase there are four objectives that are considered such as deterrence, rehabilitation, incapacitation, and retribution.
Addressing: Week 4 Individual Work Assignment Samantha Bailey Everest College CJE-1600-32 Criminal Investigations Professor Stevie Hayes November 22, 2012 1. Discuss the differences between the terms interview and interrogation. The definitions interviewing and interrogation are as follows: Interview- “is questioning people who are not suspects in a crime but who know something about it or the people involved.” (Hess Orthmann & Hess, 2013). Interrogation- “is questioning those suspected of direct or indirect involvement in a crime.” (Hess Orthmann & Hess, 2013). As you can see by the definition, there are big differences between interview and interrogation.