Ronald Riff Case Study

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The crime in question is theft by burglary and will be decided by a jury of the accused’s peers. The accused is Ronald Riff. Ronald Riff is accused of the burglary of Marquette’s market and the theft of $910 included in this total was a five dollar Canadian bill. We will show some of the communication process used in cases similar to this. Prior to Ronald Riffs arrest Officer Schield was dispatched to a reported break in at Marquette’s Market. Officer Schield investigated the scene and found that the back door had been forced open as well as the cash register. After speaking to the owner Speedy Marquette, Officer Schield investigated the surrounding area and found a hammer that may have been used in the commission of the crime. The store owner alleged that the amount of money stolen was $910 and included a five dollar Canadian bill. This money was inside a tan bank bag that was marked “Midtown State Bank.” Officer Schield interviewed two potential witnesses. At this point there would be witness statements filled out regarding what was seen. The next morning Officer Schield interviewed a few more people. The witnesses indicated that they had seen…show more content…
The prosecution attorneys and defense attorneys need to communicate effectively with each other so no part of the key evidence will get thrown out by the judge. The judge must communicate effectively so that the jury and the attorneys know their jobs and responsibilities in the courtroom. This case was effective because of the good communication between everyone involved in the court case. Communication is not only key in the courtroom but also in any life situation. References wiseGeek. (2012). Conjecture Corporation. Retrieved from http://www.wisegeek.com Curran, P., & Staunch, G. (2011, September). Minnesota v. Riff: A Criminal Mock Trial. Retrieved from

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