An article published by the A-level law review, written by Ian Yule and entitled ‘Murder most foul?’ has two very important statements in the opening paragraph from people or groups who have first-hand knowledge of what is failing the British legal system when it comes to the decisions regarding cases of murder and voluntary manslaughter. Ken Macdonald QC, the director of public prosecutions, stated that ‘There should be degrees of homicide, not just murder and manslaughter but three or four degrees’. It is evident that our existing homicide laws are in urgent need of reform when even the Director of public prosecutions criticises them. The second is from the Law Commission itself in 2004 published a report relating to the partial defences for murder declaring ‘the present law of murder in England and Wales is a mess’ and also in the same report the Law Commission said that there was ‘a pressing need for a review of the whole law of murder rather than merely some partial defences’. The current law serves to confirm and underline how seriously flawed the present law on homicide is.
It demonstrates that racism is still very real and that people continue to be treated based on the color of their skin. It was one of “the most visible uses of force by police in this country`s history “and put the issue of police brutality on the national agenda. The king beating set off a chain of events that enflamed racial, ethnic, and social tensions in Los Angeles. It caused six days of riots and rebellion, calls
In his novel Hunting Humans, Elliott Leyton examines multiple murders in an attempt to explain their motives and origins, and to determine why America, in particular, has the highest rate of multiple murderers in the modern world. In general, these killers follow a common theme. They often come from the working or lower middle classes, and come to feel excluded from a class or social group that they fervently wish to join. As revenge, they act against innocent strangers, targeting members of the class or group that they feel excluded from. Though this theme persists through all multiple murderers, the term blankets both serial killers and mass murderers.
Physical Evidence and the OJ Simpson murder trial The trial of Orenthal James (OJ) Simpson has often been referred to as the trial of the century. On June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown (OJ’s ex-wife) and Ronald Goldman (friend of Nicole Brown) were brutally murdered outside of Brown’s condominium. The trial was one of the longest running court trials in history, and will forever live on in infamy. Many people believed the evidence against OJ showed an inarguable amount of guilt. The evidence was possibly the largest portion of the trial, but was it handled correctly?
From politics to lynchings, the Ku Klux Clan (KKK) is an extremely notorious group, and they are a rather popular subject of study in the field of sociology. The roots of the KKK are rich with clear illustrations of sociological topics like Conflict theory, Structure and agency, and the misuse of positivism. Conflict theory, the strain of a social group caused by economic or social inequality, is seen from the very beginning of the Klan. Structure and agency, the reasons people do what they do, is looked at for why people over 100 years after the creation of the Klan still join it. The misuse of positivism, the belief that science cannot be disputed, has been used to convince people of the “superiority” of the white race.
Alfonso James As I was reading each writers article it seem there were focusing on that the leader of the Black Nationalist movement was gunned down by his own race/people. This seems to be important because many thought that if Malcolm X was going to be killed it would have been by white extremists. The writers have made it clear in the details that Malcolm X was in a ballroom with his followers, the same people he was fighting for. The writers also make it clear that Malcolm X clear that his killer was Negros. In all the articles you can tell by the details that the assassination of Malcolm X was a well planned attack.
Racial Bias in the Media Despite historic and continued efforts to overcome racial tension within our nation, in today’s culture we are constantly bombarded with prejudice and discriminatory images and ideas. When turning on the news and glancing through the pages of a local newspaper, ethnic minorities are the central focus of crime stories and are portrayed as the prime source of crime in our nation. Victims of criminal acts who are of an ethnic minority are rarely featured, as Caucasian victims claim the spotlight in the media. This results in racial profiling and racial profiling in the media is a growing concern. According to various media professionals, racial bias is very common.
The controversy was not just behind the violent act, but also the debate that race played a role in the death. Trayvon Martin was African American and George Zimmerman is Caucasian and Peruvian. The shooting has been covered by many mass media outlets around the world mostly citing racial profiling as the cause of the fatal encounter. In the Essence magazine article entitled, The Danger Outside, senior writer Jeannine Amber makes it perfectly clear of her position on the incident. Under the heading, Profiled to Death, she recounts the incident and points out Trayvon’s race and attire that afternoon.
Zimmerman and Martin, two names you have undoubtedly heard in the past several months. A murder of a young man in a small town took place on February 26th, 2012. The murder, an unpopular story for the first few months, soon caught fire with the people. The story had controversial issues and the attention of the public. The impact of the case was expected to extreme; many “experts” expected riots.
The O.J Simpson trial verdict was a trial that gripped the country with its issues of race, wealth, and beauty. This trial brought the issues of racism and money to the table of American society. The verdict of the O.J Simpson trial was a verdict that shocked the country and had many effects on the Criminal Justice System. October 3 1995, was a day that upset the Criminal Justice system. It was a day that an African American man was found not guilty for the murder of a beautiful white woman.