When people hear the word detective, they automatically assume that all detectives do the same type of job title. But that assumption is practically wrong depending on how it is looked. Wherever a person is established, it depends on the city. It depends on how big or how small the city is. And in most large cities, they have enough crime to allow detectives to develop specific expertise in certain crime solving and bringing the criminal to court.
This is a pivotal part in terms of maintain the functioning of society and to ensure that people don’t go around breaking laws wherever and whenever they want. The criminal justice system is therefore a central part of society and without is society would quickly deteriorate into chaos. There are however a number of issues in the criminal justice system. Some of these issues include false convictions and bias within the courtroom. The tutorial discussion this week was essentially discussing how the system operates and some of the flaws within the system such as false convictions which come about through human error or in extreme cases racial bias (Alberto F. Alesina, Eliana La Ferrara, 2011).
To become a professional, the employees must have extensive training and certifications to work at different levels of the prison. This training and accreditation is how industry leaders can plan for a better correctional officer. Privatized Prisons Prisons that are privately owned improve the quality of service without increasing the cost to the government or the taxpayers. Six percent of the prisoners in prisons are
Police Officers Assaulted or Killed in the Line of Duty Becoming a law enforcement officer can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. However, being a law enforcement officer can also be a very dangerous job. Statistics show that officers killed or assaulted in the line of duty is on the rise. The goal of policing has five basic goals: enforce laws, preserve the peace, prevent crimes, protect civil rights and civil liberties and provide services. The men and woman of law enforcement risk their lives daily to make sure the citizens in their area are safe.
BLOODSTAIN PATTERNS Bloodstains have always played a major role as evidence for law enforcement officials as well as people in the forensic science field. Analyzing blood stain patterns can vary from the sometimes simple to the often times complex. The patterns and trails from blood left in a crime scene or castoff blood patterns for the most part are reasonably straightforward and easy to understand. When a trained specialist in the field has to determine the area or areas of union and cause, they employ various techniques such as laser, string methods, or complex trigonometric methods. These types of scientific analysis of bloodstain patterns require a lot of extensive training and experience, often going beyond the normal crime scene process.
Holmes murder spree include the use of journalism, identification records, and the concept of finger marking as a way to identify the criminal. The use of journalism became a positive development because the creation of a physical picture allowed people to know what the criminal, that the police are looking for, looked like. It helped out the investigation process of being able to find criminals. This concept has become widely effective in the modern age because of the combination of social media to track down criminals because now the general public can be aware of what crime the criminal has committed and be on the lookout for him or her. The next advancement was identifications records such as a driver’s license or a personal identification card.
Pressure to solve the crime from both inside and outside the police agency creates added strain on the criminal investigator (McGraw-Hill, 2002). In Unit 2, we discussed the crime scene. We discuss the discovery of evidence, preservation of evidence, collection of evidence, and transmission of evidence. We also learned about other crime scene tools such as screwdrivers, weapons, arson tools, etc. The purpose of the search is when an investigator has found
Organized crime participants are master manipulators and can easily instill fear in the citizens within the area. This fear is often times enough to keep innocent people quiet when being questioned by law enforcement. This practice has helped organized crime not only survive but evolve within the United States. In addition, when the criminal group has the assistance of local law enforcement and judicial officials, it becomes common for a criminal case to end in a dismissal. In conclusion, it can be said that crime and politics have existed in America for decades, Money, and power are both present in crime and politics.
3. Name two major contributions to forensic science made by Hans Gross. The first major contribution to forensic science was the assistance that investigators could expert from the fields of microscopy, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, zoology, botany, and fingerprinting. The second contribution was the forensic journal. 4.
Forensic Ballistics Marcus W Stewart CRJ 311 Forensics Charles Kaye 8-10-2010 Abstract When it comes to criminal investigations there are many tools that are apparent in forensic science that prove to be a great assets in solving crimes. Forensic science in its broadest definition is the application of science to law. As our society has grown more complex, it has become more dependent on rules of law to regulate the activities of the members. Forensic science applies the knowledge and technology of science to the definition to enforce such laws (Saferstein, 2007). One aspect of forensic science that can be very interesting is that of forensic ballistics or firearms identification.