Lady Justice is depicted wearing a blindfold. The blindfold represents that justice is blind and impartial. However, justice is not always “blind”, as people in the system bring their own bias and perspectives and base their decisions on them. J...
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...shows on television exaggerate and portray the use of forensic science in crime and this leads to disbelief in real life court and trial situations. In real life situations, jurors may sway their bias based off of whether the prosecution or defense has any forensic evidence involved. Police officers can use methods in obtaining confessions through unethical methods such as lying about evidence and jurors may convict a person because of the mere presence of evidence. These techniques may cause wrongful convictions (Sheldon, 2013, p. 5-14). As will be said later in this paper, police officers use tactics to get a confession out of a person. However, these tactics are not as harsh as the ones done in Hawaii Five-O but can bring similar results. In the end, people see and remember things from media, families, friends, communities and then bring that into the courtrooms.
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