Scott Hain Case Study Scott Hain was a 17 years old at the time he and his friend carjacked, robbed, stuffed the victims in the trunk and set fire to the vehicle subsequently killing both Michael Houghton and Laura Sanders in what started out as a carjacking on October 6, 1987. The issues of the case were the death penalty and if it was just for a juvenile to receive that sentence. The case was contrary to the “normal” standards of justice because society tends to view minors as unable to commit such crimes that would end up in an execution. Hain had a history of theft, trespassing, theft, etc during his juvenile years. The case had brought much attention to the issue of executing juvenile offenders and caused the Supreme Court to address raising the age for such punishment to 18.
Just some of thoughts the people of Liverpool must of had in 1993 when youngsters, Robert Thomson and Jon Venables abducted toddler James Bulger from a shopping centre in Merseyside and beat him to death on a railway line. After serving eight years for the murder of two year-old, James Bulger, one of his killers, now Jon Venables, was given a new identity to help prevent possible revenge attacks towards him. But now he will be given another new identity after being recalled to prison. The identity will cost the taxpayer £250,000 to ensure he has a national insurance number and passport and £1 million per year for probation officers to pay close supervision on his release. Any taxpayer in the right mind would be up in arms over this.
The next day Abuelazam had asked a man to help him fix a car of his and killed him as he hit him in the head with a hammer. There was a death outside of the Toledo Church where he has been suspected of stabbing. (npr) Grendel can relate to a serial killer because of the numerous killings he has made throughtout the book. Like serial killers, Grendel kills people for fun or because they had rejected him. Grendel has had a sick mind over a period of 12 years.
• Are occasional justice failures on the part of the criminal courts an unavoidable part of the justice system? Why or why not? The occasional justice failures are unavoidable because no matter how hard a person tries we are human and will make mistakes. The justice failures are called miscarriages of justice and normally occur when the justice system tries to cut corners and not fully complete an investigation in order to just make a conviction. This can also occur when evidence is tampered with or purposely withheld from an investigation.
Due to the incredibly complex nature of the human mind, it may be impossible to point to any single causal event that triggers the action of human cruelty. Studying the lives of individuals convicted of heinous acts is part of our continuing search for the answer we seek when we hear of such an act: Why? Studies about cruel acts and cruel people have resulted in theories as numerous as there are people that inquire. From these studies,
To the man, he was doing justice. Some delinquent hit his wife for no reason and so he killed the man. To the judge, that is not “acceptable” behaviour and the fact that some other man hit his wife does not justify his murder. 2. The world’s view of truth and God’s view of truth, to me, are somewhat similar.
Professor Geoppo An Eye For An Eye In 1993, a 2 year old name Jamie Bulger, living in Bootle, England, was taken by two 10 year old boys, and was mutilated and murdered. The two boys then laid his body on a railroad track with the intention of causing substantial injury, making it look like a cover up of what they did to the child. The murderers were tried and convicted as minors and the boys have since been relocated and given new identities stated by article Juvenile criminals must be tried as adults. (Wilde) Jamie Bulger is one of many victims who are unlucky for juvenile crimes. Every year approximately 1.8 million juveniles are arrested for violent crimes.
A few years later he started dating thirteen-year-old Caril Ann Fugate. After his father kicked him out of the house for crashing his car, he became a garbage man(he was later sacked). Believing he was doomed to a lifetime of drudgery and poverty, he started plotting bank robberies and developed his guiding belief that “dead people are all on the same level.” His first murder took place on November 30, 1957. He had tried to buy a stuffed toy for his girlfriend from a gas station, but had been refused credit. He returned at three in the morning with a 12-guage shotgun, robbed $100 from the till and, after a scuffle, he shot the attendant in the head at point blank range.
Because of the monster's cruel act of causing death, Victor faces inevitable conviction. Justine confesses she is the murderer of Victor's brother, William, when she was placed on trial. However, she is innocent and claims she is the murderer hoping to gain salvation. Not only does Justine blame herself, Victor knows she has nothing to do with the case and he feels horrible. “Anguish and despair had penetrated into the core of my heart; I bore a hell within me, which nothing could extinguish.” (Shelley 75) However, Victor cannot explain the truth because he is afraid people will think he is crazy.
By the end of the story, the Misfit ends up killing the whole family. Even though the Misfit kills this family, he is not fully responsible for his actions. The Misfit kills because he has had a terrible childhood, he is mentally unstable, and he simply likes what he does. The Misfit is a killer, but may not be responsible for all of his actions because of his awful childhood. While he was a child his own father did not think he was normal, "My daddy said I was a different breed of dog from my brothers and sisters" (O'Connor).