Holmes out there in the world. The H.H. Holmes case helped ease some of that fear because the case became a turning point in criminal investigations because the ramifications of what happened with the serial-killing showed what is to come in the modern age both negatively and positively. The positives that come from the horrible account of H.H. Holmes murder spree include the use of journalism, identification records, and the concept of finger marking as a way to identify the criminal.
POLICE DRAMA Suzie A. Anderson Everest University Criminal Investigations CJE 1600-16 January 29, 2012 Watch a TV or movie of virtually any police drama, and create a one-page narrative of what actually occurred during the “crime.” Then discuss how different that is from watching or hearing about a crime and then having to write about it, keeping the elements of the crime in mind. To sit down and write a one-page narrative of a police drama that has been depicted on film via a television show or a feature film has been a perplexed chore for me. I have spent some time on this issue trying to find out of the police dramas that are currently being aired that I would have to say that I chose the police drama Law and Order: SVU (Special Victims Unit). As with all the Law and Order television shows it opens with a narrative, “In the criminal justice system, sexual based offenders are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit.
As far as my own interest in these types of shows, I do watch Criminal Minds. The show itself, if you’re not familiar with it, is a group of 7 on the hunt to track down serial killers by thinking like a criminal and getting into their minds; they are profilers. Personally, I find this fascinating because I’ve always found myself wanting to be some sort of a profiler. I’m pretty good at analyzing behavior, and it’s always been a specialty of mine to “get to the bottom of things”. This show isn’t just entertaining, it’s intriguing.
The article The Problem With EyeWitness Testimony that was written by Barbara Tversky and George Fisher it was a useful source in the paper. This source is the perfect fit for the topic for multiple reasons, first off they started talking about how the eyewitness could have a deep impression on a jury. However, when someone is giving false statement or false confession they call it perjury which is a Criminal offence of making false statements under oath of law or in any of various sworn statements in writing. This source provides several studies on human memory. One of the studies was about a car accident, it was whether the guy saw a stop sign or yield sign.
Crime Scene Investigator and the Crime Lab Mary Adams Everest University Crime Scene Investigator and the Crime Lab My dream job is working in a coroner’s office in a major city, like Atlanta, Georgia. I want to be able to help victims of crimes to get closure and help bring individuals who commit such crimes to justice. Working in a job which will determine the cause and circumstances of someone’s death will be rewarding and something that I believe could be of great interest for me. Criminal investigation is interesting and provides details to the why, how, where, and who actually committed the crime which will result in a criminal being convicted and given a sentence for the crime committed. The job opportunities is limitless and the salary is determined by experience and education, an entry level crime scene tech could make $30,595 annually while someone with a bachelor degree could be lead CSI and make a salary of $55,900 to $75,500 annually.
In some instances, law enforcement is commonly called to trials as key witnesses to testify for the defense or for the prosecution. The information that law enforcement provides can range from evidence that may have retrieved from the crime scene, how that evidence was discovered, and witness that may have been questioned. This information alone can have a huge impact on how a trial may end, and it provides the jury and judge vital information when determining a defendant’s guilt or innocence. (EHow, 2011) Law enforcement basically offers their expert opinions on the crime in question. They may be asked questions by the judge, defense attorneys and prosecutors as to the location of the suspect when they arrived at the scene, if the suspect cooperated or not, and if anything was found on the suspect at the time of arrest and what was found on them.
The CSI Effect on the Criminal Justice System “Popular media and anecdotal evidence have purported the existence of the “CSI Effect” on juror decision-making” (Mancini, 2011). Those people who are viewers of programs such as: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Minds, and Bones reported significantly greater dissatisfaction with pro-prosecution scientific evidence and required a greater percentage certainty in finding guilt. These highly popular programs affect the public’s perception of forensic science which affects the decision making in the criminal justice system. In these illusory programs, stimulating and captivating crime scene investigators recover concealed evidence from the crime scene and analyze the evidence with exceptionally sophisticated scientific testing procedures. After hearing these investigators use this entire vocabulary of perfect scientific lingo, they manage to make complete conclusions about the offenders’ identity and involvement in the crime, and often extract a confession from the perpetrator, all within an hour.
| Sub-genre, Hybrid GenreDes – Name of show, types of crimeEXP – typical of genre, appropriate for audience, meets the brief, relate to real TVCDs | CSI – Crime ProfessionalSherlock Holmes – Police Detective drama | Criminal detective has a hybrid genre, it is a Police Detective Drama and Crime Professional as the main character is trying to solve a crime and it has flashbacks. This is appropriate for a family audience because it doesn’t have any scenes of sexual, violent, swearing or bloody things. It is just a show that will make the family think of who is the criminal? This show
The telephone made life easier for people to be able to call the police instead of going to find the police to report a crime. This also made it quicker for the police to respond to a crime and it was also used to let the office know that they were on their beat. The two way radio was ver useful to an officer which helped his respond time also. Fingerprints was a very helpful to investigations and when the finger prints where put into a data base it not only helped officers in the crime they committed but it helped the investigator in a different state to identify same person that committed the crime there too. Crime labs where developed so that they could note all of the evidence and what the evidence curtails.
You cannot out beat the new law enforcement technologies. I watch a lot of criminals show, and I’m always trying to figure out how they are finding out the information. I always thought they were just a group of intelligent individuals, but it’s the technology. If you don’t know about the new technology it will be my pleasure to inform you in the next few paragraphs. The Enclosed Space Protection System and the High Definition Surveying are two new technologies that law enforcement is using.