The ‘but for’ test can be seen in operation in the case of Pagett (1983) where a defendant who used his pregnant girlfriend as a ‘human shield’ whilst firing at the police was found guilty of murder when the police returned fire killing the woman. ‘But for’ the defendant’s actions she would not have died. The opposite situation was seen in White (1910) where a defendant put cyanide in his mother’s drink but she dies of a heart attack before she had a chance to drink it. The defendant here was not the factual cause of her death though he was guilty of attempted murder. This can be applied to Dipak’s situation and it is likely that because Sarev is critically injured in any case in the crash, Dipak would be the factual cause of Sarev’s death.
To help explain their reasoning of a serial killers mind, Wolf and Lavezzi provide two cases of serial killers to analyze. Case one describes the serial killer Gary Evans, a white 43 year old man. Out of South Troy, NY, Evans had a bad reputation with law enforcement. Evans’ main priors had to do with the robbery of antiques, a small offence compared to serial killing. He had a group of close friends that he would commit robberies with, and when three of them went missing in 13 years Evans was thought to be involved with their disappearances.
Ali Ahmadi Dec 8th, 2011 “ I’ll Never Drink and Drive Again” Summary: Alcohol can change the lives of teens. There are more than 2000 teens killed in alcohol-related crashes every year. Kimberley Bowers, a young lady who was involved in a deadly car accident shares her story. According to the article, one night after a party, at which Kimberley drank about 6 beers, she drove drunk and killed Alex, a 26-year-old bicyclist. Kimberley was a student at the time of the accident.
Kimberly Prine 4/21/15 CJ 112 Assignment #4 Psychological Theories Aileen Carol Wuornos was a serial killer who had killed seven men, widely believed to be the United States’ first female serial killer. She was convicted for six of the murders and sentenced to death, ultimately meeting her end through execution by lethal injection. The product of a highly dysfunctional marriage, Aileen had been subjected to horrific tortures as a young girl. Her father was a psychopathic pedophile who was in jail at the time of her birth while her mother was an immature teenager who abandoned Aileen and her brother. Brought up by her grandparents, she found herself the victim of rampant childhood sexual abuse at the hands of her grandfather.
Week 2 Discussion 1 Correlates of Criminal Behavior Pastella B. Williams Aileen Carol Wuornos was born February 29, 1956 in Rochester, Mi. Her mother was 15 years old when she married her father, Leo Pittman. Her parents divorced two months before she was born. Aileen never met her father, who was in prison for the rape and attempted murder of a seven year-old child. Her father was considered to be a schizophrenic.
Ford’s Pinto Dilemma Thirteen crashes involving the Ford Pinto was the cause of lawsuits brought against Ford adding up to more than 50 million dollars (De George, 2006). Although these 13 deadly crashes seem like a high number of accidents resulting from the Pinto being sold without a baffle, take into consideration the comparison to the total amount of fatal accidents every year. Every year there is close to 40,000 fatal car accidents in the United States (National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, 2011). During a seven year period, this accounts for approximately 280,000 car accidents. If averaged out the Pinto accidents were only responsible for 0.005% of fatal car crashes over those seven years.
O.J Simpson: A Cold Blooded Killer On June 12th, 1994, at around 10:15 p.m., Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were brutally murdered. There is no doubt that their killer was none other than Nicole Brown Simpson's ex-husband, former football great and media personality O. J. Simpson. There is an unbelievable amount of evidence pointing to O.J., from blood in his car, to his footprints at Nicole’s condominium on Bundy Drive. If anyone other than Simpson committed this crime, it would probably be the greatest framing in the history of civilized courts. The only thing that remains a mystery is how in the world Orenthal James Simpson is still a free man.
Maria Everson Zaborsky Infamous Crime Cases An infamous case that was solved by forensic evidence was the Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy case. He was an American serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile. He assaulted many women and girls killing between 30-40 people throughout seven different states, which Ted Bundy confessed to. He also cut the head of 12 victims off and kept the head in his house as a memory to always have, he would also kill women and later return to the crime scene to have intercourse with the body until it began to rot or was destructed by wild animals. In 1975 Ted was arrested in Utah but was released due to the little evidence, Two years later was convicted of kidnapping and escaped.
not sufficient to punish offenders. No one can deny that cell phones have caused traffic deaths Daly uses a clear topic sentence. and injuries. Cell phones were implicated in three fatal accidents in November 1999 alone. Early in November, two-year-old Morgan Pena was killed by a driver distracted by his cell phone.
She also met a mother in Maryland dealing with the devastating consequences of drunk driving; she was struck by a drunk driver while in her car with her five month old daughter. As a result, her daughter suffered nearly complete paralysis. Together, they formed the first MADD chapter in Maryland (Loewit-Phillips & Goldbas, 2013). In order to bring nationwide attention to the dangers of drinking and driving, MADD began staging public protests, revealing judges and prosecutors who failed to bring offenders to justice, and uncovering the prevalence of accidents related to drunk driving. Public service announcements led to societal awareness of this issue and stricter consequences for those found guilty of drunk driving.