Homicide is murder but not all homicides are illegal some are considered justified homicide an example of justified homicide is when its done as an act of self defense. Homicide is a heinous crime that is very serious and will result in going to jail for a long time.This is what homicide is. Scenario Two: What is the most serious offense Lori can be convicted of? Explain. Lori committed a controversial crime that many people believe was the right call to make but a crime is a crime you can’t break the law just because you don't like it and in this paragraph i will explain to you what law Lori will most likely be charged for.
Bail and Powers of Arrest In this part of assignment I will write about the police powers to grand bail, as well I will assess why the police have the powers to grand bail and at the end I will evaluate the police powers of arrest, warrant, detention and search. Bail is the term used when the person is under suspicion or has been charged with a criminal offence but is released from the custody until he or she next appears in court or police station. Once the person did any kind of offence, police have the power to arrest the person and take it in to the custody. Once the person into the custody, he or she will be taken to the questioner by the police officer or investigator. After the questioner the police officer will have to build a case with the evidences gathered and send a case with the evidences to CPS (Crown Prosecution Services).
The arrest of the suspect(s) is a serious step as police believe they have enough evidence for the courts to convict the suspect. When an arrest is made the police must advise the suspect of their Miranda Rights before questioning a suspect can begin as anything a suspect says to the police cannot be used against them and be thrown out of court. When the suspect is brought to the jail they go through an administrative procedure called booking where the suspect is finger printed, personal data is collected and are read and have to sign a statement that they understand their Miranda Rights.
The Act contains a Charter of Victim’s Rights which requires, among a number of things, respect for a victim’s dignity, victim’s compensation, protection from the accused, protection of identity and assistance during the criminal process. The Charter also introduces victim impact statements, which is allows the victim an opportunity to participate in the process by letting the court know how the crime has affected them. The judge has a discretion to hear and to take into account a victim impact statement in determining the sentence. Victim impact statements are only permitted for serious offences and are presented after the offender is found guilty, before the sentence is passed. In the case of McCartney v R (2009) A male found guilty of sexual assault was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment, after the aggravating factors were considered, including the victim impact statement, it was concluded by the judge that the victim’s “life and studies have been totally disrupted by the event and suffered considerable distress.” The victim impact statement in this case influenced the sentence and the judge was able to effectively use his discretion to determine the best sentence for both the offender and the victim, by taking into account both the mitigating and aggravating factors.
There are many laws that come into play with the end result being less crime. They are intended to make punishments harsher for offenders with the hopes that the offender will not repeat crimes. The Habitual Felon Act was developed in order to increase sentencing time for the repeat offenders. This was considered to be a ""tough on crime" legislation that was adopted by the North Carolina General Assemble in the early 1990s" (Young). The law was also adapted in order to get more violent individuals off of the street, instead it filled the prisons with nonviolent, low priority felons.
Indictable offences are the more serious crimes such as murder, armed robbery, sexual assault, drug trafficking and arson. These offences are tried by a judge and jury in District or Supreme Courts. A preliminary (committal) hearing is held in Local Court before a magistrate to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for a ‘prima facie’ case. The prosecution is required to produce evidence and witnesses. The process of criminal prosecution begins when a person (usually a police officer) lays information before a court or a justice of the peace.
Should one subsequently face legal execution, the method may vary in dignity. Whilst an American death-row inmate likely faces lethal injection conducted in private (Death Penalty Information Center), his Saudi Arabian counterpart faces public beheading (National Post, 2013). The risk of violating the right to life by incorrect verdicts, in conjunction with unproportional costs and failure to deter, makes Capital Punishment highly questionable. “Innocent until proven guilty”, the same legal and moral principles should indeed apply for “Innocent until proven guilty, innocent if proven non-guilty following false verdict”. Many, if not all, would agree.
Criminal Wrong Doings Jennifer Hyler CRJ 201 Ginger Jarvis July 24, 2011 Criminal Wrong Doings The criminal laws control criminal acts and channel human behaviors. Criminal laws also orchestrate punishments and sentences to the ones who commit wrong doings crimes towards someone’s person or personal property. A criminal law assumes that wrong doings not only damage the surrounding people, but society as well. All violators that commit a crime such as murder or rape must be punished. Criminal laws also have two written laws that are split up into two different categories.
From my point of view this decision should be completely based off of the basis of the crime. For example if someone is being convicted for a drugs charge instead of putting them behind bars they should be sent to a rehabilitation center where they can actually treat a possible addiction. More than half of the people arrested in the United States are tested positive for some sort of drug. Why not try to rehabilitate these people instead of putting them behind bars where
There are many crimes committed in the United States. Crime is overwhelmingly apparent that it is divided into categories. Those who commit crime go through various stages of the criminal justice process to determine if they are found guilty or innocent. The justice system has components to ensure everyone who commits a crime had fair treatment and given the same opportunities through the judicial system. The following paper will discuss crime, the criminal justice process, and the stages of the judicial system Crime encompasses a multitude of behaviors and is defined as “conduct in violation of the criminal laws of the state, the federal government, or a local jurisdiction, for which there is no legally acceptable justification or excuse