Is this expected? Multiple regression analysis can be used to model property crime in United States. The regression model suggested is of the form. Crimes = b0+b1Pincome + b2Dropout +b3Pubaid+b4density+ b5Kids+ b6Prescip+ b7unemploy+ b8 Urban Here bi (i =0,1,..8) are known as the regression coefficients . They are estimated by the method of least squares.
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Conclusions are drawn from what is found at the scene and does not involve using a classification system from past crimes as much as the USA, making it comparatively idiographic as it doesn’t generalise criminal behaviour and focuses on the individual. The first well known case in Britain involving profiling was by David Canter who drew up an accurate profile of John Duffy – the Railway Rapist – who was responsible for 24 sexual assaults. Canter was correct about the area Duffy lived in, his age, and the fact that he had knowledge of the railway system as he worked for GB rail. He also mentioned that Duffy would have probably had a criminal record and be under arrest in the time there were no reported attacks, and it was found that Duffy did in fact rape his wife at knife point so Canter was quite
Eysenck has conducted personality and genetic studies which support his theory., criminals and non-criminals were compared and crimples were found to score more highly on the P and N scale. Murray supports this stating that the main cause of crime is lack of intelligence which is a biologically predetermine factor, however Lilly et al states that IQ different account for less than 3% of differences in offenders. Furthermore Eysenck’s theory only explains spontaneous crime such as joyriding and not crime which is predetermined such as serial killers who many plan their kills in advance. Right realists also believe that offending is more likely due to inadequate socialisation. 70% of young offender come from lone parent families.
When misconduct or mistakes are made it can have very damaging effects on individuals and their lives, but also to the credibility of the criminal justice system. This can happen and does on occasion (Meyer & Grant, 2003). How can we improve consistency in how prosecutors accept case work? When assessing possible improvements to the consistency of how prosecutors accept case work, there are no simple answers. Putting strict demands on what a prosecutor
A) SECONDARY VICTIMISATION IN THE COURT PROCESS Contents PG 1 Introduction 2 2 Definitions 2 1 Secondary Victimisation 2 2 The Court Process 3 3 Victims’ Rights 3 4 Case Study – Thandeka's Story 4 5 The criminal justice process: Rights vs reality 4 1 The Police 4 2 The Hospital 6 3 The Crime Investigation 7 4 The Trial 8 5 The Judgment and Sentencing 9 6 Conclusion 10 7 Bibliography and References 11 8 Annexure 'A' Thandeka's Story : One in Nine: Rape survivors guide: 2012: 9-11 Introduction “If one set out intentionally to design a system for provoking symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, it might look very much like a court of law…. Victims [of violent crime] need social acknowledgment and support; the court requires them to endure a public challenge to their credibility. Victims need to establish a sense of power and control over their lives; the court requires them to submit to a complex set of rules and procedures that they may not understand and over which
Today’s society finds it necessary question to what range a jury can take the laws of America, change them, and make them their own. A jury can subject laws created through aggressive hindsight and discussion which leads to a dismissal of a case. This leaves the question as to if jury nullification weakens the rule of law that is in the American Constitution. The altercations of the laws are the result of the juries repeated use of jury nullification. If juries continue to use jury nullification, it will result in a weakened democratic system.
This is shown in an article written by Justice Kevin Duggan in the Sydney Morning Herald (July 25, 2011) where he states that “criminal cases are becoming too complicated for juries”. Further to this, not only do juries struggle due to technology, but may also not understand key and extremely basic legal terms such as “beyond reasonable doubt” according to a report by BOCSAR in 2011. However, as the Jury Amendment (Verdicts) Act 2006 brought in laws accepting majority verdicts (11-1), it does question the notion of “beyond reasonable doubt”. In addition, the use of expert witnesses can also create difficulties for jurors when assessing evidence as it may be overpowering which may cause some jurors to not consider future evidence, as seen in the Gordon Wood case regarding Professor Cross, who was an expert witness on physics for the
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