We must be sure that finding those answers are done ethically from the crime scene to trial. The Investigator Ethical Considerations From the moment the investigator gets a case professionalism, knowledge of laws and procedure is what has to be followed. If at any time the investigator became biased and used emotion instead of just facts of the case could be compromised. Remaining unbiased in either homicide or rape can be extremely difficult for even the most ethical investigators. Handling evidence properly is one of the most crucial points of any investigation.
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. Furthermore, medicine and technology are vital tools for the forensic science department to use to help explain the actions of the criminals. Using the results of the crimes it’s essential for law enforcement agents because they are given the power to help convict an individual as well as the prevention of future crimes. The origin of this type of science cannot be accurately pinpointed however, according to writer H.J. Walls’ in his article “Whiter Forensic Science’’ it started as a hobby of a few scientists who liked to become mixed up in the proceedings of the police and enjoyed the kind of problems this association brought them (Walls 32).” Another writer Cowan in his article “Decision Theory in Law, Science, and Technology” The aim of science, traditionally put, is to search out the ways in which truth may become known.
A victim is the person who suffers some kind of harm as the result of the offender’s action. This includes a person who has been directly harmed or indirectly affected. During the criminal investigation process the suspected offender(s) and victim(s) are set with certain rights to ensure each individual is treated equally with justice. The rights to fair trail, supported by strict rules of evidence and procedure is fundamental to the criminal justice system and this balancing act. Society expects the police to keep them safe and protect them from harm brought on by other people(s).
Black Hat or White Hat There are multiple examples of people convicted of major crimes working with law enforcement to help convict other people doing similar crimes. In fact, the perpetrator of the ZZZZ Best case was released from his sentence because of all the good he was perceived to have done against subsequent frauds. Is using convicted criminals to fight future crimes a good idea? Explain with an example. Disc7 Accounting Black Hat or White Hat Student Name: Institution Name: Abstract A criminal investigation involves seeking, collecting, and gathering evidence for a criminal case.
Both prosecutors and law enforcement, sometimes knowingly ignore this behavior, in hopes that their testimony will secure a conviction in their favor. Law enforcement who work closely with the crime lab in their department will often try to influence Pathologists to tailor their analysis and testing of evidence to suit their needs in assurance of a solid conviction. Consequently, Pathologists are criminally mishandling and presenting false testimony of the evidence and tests. Regardless of their underpinning of excuses, we must find some means of addressing these issues on a broader scope within the criminal justice system. Dr. Ralph Erdmann is a prime example of one who would
In addition, analyzing a blood splatter or pattern is not as uncomplicated as fictional bloodstain pattern analysts. Experts in the specialty oftentimes, agree that it is as much an art as it is a profession. If there were to be numerous victims and numerous attackers, it becomes very complicated. However, an educated forensic bloodstain pattern analyst can generally present important facts that can lead
* * * * * Research Process and Terminology * ME * CJA/334 * March 5, 2014 * Dennis Dougan * Research Process and Terminology * How will this new terminology and knowledge apply to a career in criminal justice? Essentially, understanding the terminology that is associated with a specific career path is important because of the use it gets in the line of work. In criminal justice and other social science careers, the terminology carries over and without understanding it completely, terminology can hinder research capabilities as well as understanding previous research materials. Although different criminal justice careers have their own terminology based on their line of work, the research terminology is nearly universal. How can not knowing the proper terminology affect you as you conduct criminal justice research?
In the world of forensics the scientific method the scientific method allows everyone in the case to be objective, unbiased, and gives him or her critical thinking skills. When investigating a crime, it is important for investigators to observe the crime, create a hypothesis of the crime, test their hypothesis of the crime, and reach conclusions about their theory of the crime. Criminal Investigation and the Scientific Method The scientific method is a very innovative way of conducting a criminal investigation. It helps the investigator to use his or her critical thinking skills to solve the mystery at hand. Through the four steps of the scientific method an investigator can put the pieces together and solve the investigation in a thorough and complete fashion.
The movie “Death Wish” portrays a constant struggle between the due process and crime control models. The due process model of criminal justice expects a lawful fairness to all citizens. Also, this model attempts to protect a defendant’s rights more than the victim. It relies on authorities powers to be controlled by rules and procedures in order to prevent excessive use of their power. Also, it is important in this process to prove a person guilty by legally-found facts and evidence.
Assess the effectiveness of the criminal investigation process in achieving justice The criminal investigation process is a complex aspect of the legal system that aims to gather evidence lawfully, justly and in accordance with the rights of victims, suspects and society. The criminal investigation process encapsulates the powers of police to detain suspects, interrogate and to search and seize property, through the appropriate use of warrants and other legal means. The criminal investigation process also entails the rights of suspects, such as to bail and remand and the right to counsel during interrogation. Firstly, it can be argued that the criminal investigation process is effective in achieving justice, as it protects the rights of suspects. For example, in the case of Darby v Department of Public Prosecutions (2004), Darby was acquitted of drug possession after it was found that the sniffer dog committed an illegal search, by coming in contact with Darby's genitals.