The court can often use information released by journalists as evidence; however, for the information to be usable a journalist must confess his or her sources. Yet, many journalists will not divulge their sources, creating difficulties for the court and in many cases, this kind of refusal of revealing sources can land a journalist in jail for contempt. Some may ask why a journalist would not want to reveal his or her sources if it helps solve a case in court. I think the answer to that question is obvious. If a journalist of any sort goes around revealing his sources to anyone and everyone, no one will provide him with information.
Fear of Victims Most of the time people wonder why the victim fear to testify in court of law, and people also imagine what might happen to victim that testify in the court, but to find out the answer, we must first look at the definition of a victim. A victim is a person who has been attacked, injured, robbed, or killed by someone else (Mariam Webster). The victim may be a witness and have to give evidence. More generally, research made it obvious that victims don’t want to testify in court because they fear what may happen to them or their loved ones before, during or after witnessing. Victims feel insecure because it has been indicated that there had been cases of attacks or attempted attack of victim on their way to court.
In fact, many people do not have knowledge of the law and are not aware of their legal rights. Certain statements might falsely incriminate a person. Law Enforcement may threaten or use scare tactics to get a false declaration of guilt, but most serving time in prison for wrongful convictions are witness misidentification. Police do not take the time to get genuine proof of guilt and in the end has destroyed innocent lives. Should spending time in prison for a crime not committed be fair?
The Truth About Lawyers Society often looks down upon lawyers. This is because lawyers have a long past of not being the most honest people. A lot of attorneys use many deceptive practices when they are presenting a case in court. A lawyer will need to do this when they are defending a criminal who is either thought or known to be guilty of a crime. Lawyers will sometimes, but not usually, lie to help their client.
In order for the suspects who are sleep deprived to be permitted to leave in many instances they have to cooperate with police and this leads to false confessions for many cases. Sleep deprivation is a cruel technique that deprives a person of their right mind and ability to think clearly. It is understandable why anyone would give a false confession under such circumstances, but this is not the only questionable technique. When officers are able to use false information against a suspect they are using coercion. Methods such as the Reid technique, are not helping to reach a true confession from the actual culprit but are instead putting innocent people through so much stress and tension that many start to convince themselves that they may have actually committed the crime they are accused of.
The insanity defense is also used and abused by some defendants seeking to receive a less punitive punishment. One major reason why the insanity defense was enforced in courts proceedings is because it will be cruel and unusual punishment to imprison someone who does not understand the charges they ar... ... middle of paper ... ...e jury or judge may fail to realize is that those who suffer a mental disorder lack free will with some of their actions. The most common characteristic seen in those who have mental disorders is the lack of empathy. This lack of empathy plays a role in how gruesome the crimes may be. According to the “men’s rea” no one can be found guilty of a crime if they had no knowledge that their actions were wrong.
The media depicts officers in many different ways, most of which are not always positive. Officers face discrimination as a result and may not be able to perform their duties properly. The media is constantly talking about how all law enforcement officials are racist, violent, and ultimately criminals themselves. It can be very hard for a police officer to be taken seriously. People may even fear police officers, which makes it difficult to conduct an investigation of any sort.
The Fifth and Sixth Amendments like every other law out there is used in ways other than what it was initially for, by being interpreted by stretch provisions according to what feels right. What was it meant for? The brutality to suspects who we're being accused of their so called "wrong doing" dictated what would eventually change the way we work suspects. The police force had not been given what proper provisions to follow when interrogating suspects of criminal charges giving them disadvantages on many occasions though out the course of law. Many suspects essentially didn't know there rights along with police officers which in turn would cause a huge confusion.
Exploring Why a Large Number of Crimes Aren't Reported For a large number of crimes that are committed, the biggest percentage of them is not reported to the police or authorities. This could be due to several reasons. Fear ==== Victims might be afraid of the offenders and the consequence if they report the crime/s. An example is if a woman was being beaten up by her husband. She might not report this to the police, as she will be too scared of what he might do to her afterwards.
The addition of hate crime charges does not potentially harm anyone else other than the criminal themselves, but the oppositions of hate crime legislation could have evolved out of jealousy for this supposed unequal advantages. The intimidation of particular groups has become widely known as a wrongful act, yet people surprisingly do not accept victims seeking justice to find peace within themselves by winning their court case. Adding an extra penalty to criminals as they go through the process in court would seem like a benign action to take, yet the idea of providing this advantage does not settle too comfortably in the heads of other non-minority victims. Ordinary criminal laws would seem to meet requirements for victims, yet targets of crimes never cease to get the most out of the loose interpretations of law.