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Law Enforcement and the Rights of the Accused

- Law Enforcement and the Rights of the Accused   Law Enforcement and the Rights of the Accused In this paper, I will discuss Amendments VI, V, VI and VIII which give rights to the accused. I will also examine how these rights affect law enforcement procedures. I will then give details on which law enforcement agencies each amendment affects and how. Amendment VI gives the people the right against unreasonable search and seizure. It also states that a warrant has to be signed by a judge and cannot be issued without probably cause....   [tags: Law Enforcement]

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Rights of the Criminally Accused

- ... Bail is money that you pay to get out of jail until your trial. The Eighth Amendment secures all three of those rights (Mott, np). There are a lot of court cases that show these rights. Every court case that deals with someone being accused of something shows these rights, and if these rights aren’t carried our, then the person can’t be punished. One specific case would be Gideon Vs. Wainwright in 1962. In this case Clarence Earl Gideon was convicted and didn’t have enough money to obtain a lawyer....   [tags: trial, jury, arrest, court]

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What they Accused Audrey of

- Some of the people that make the biggest impact can be total strangers and sometimes the stories don't always end with the ribbon and bow laced across the pretty nicely neatly wrapped package. Much like the person that comes to influence me the most in my life. Matter fact the ending is pretty painful and so is the being but what was hiding in the box is what means the most. I was lucky enough to have someone so special to me even if it was for a short time in my life. The lessons she taught me were the most amazing, the love she showed me was even more amazing....   [tags: relationships,]

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The Davis Trial-Accused of Murder by Abortion

- ... Davis and his wife were committed for trial to the next court of completed jurisdiction. Mrs. Davis and Dr. Davis pleaded not guilty firmly but became nervous and anxious as the case proceeded with the witnesses and evidence used against them. The trial proceeded for three days. The verdict was that Dr. Davis and Mrs. Davis were guilty of inducing abortion on Gilmour and Laing and subsequently killing them. In turn, they were sentenced to be hanged but later commuted to life imprisonment. Early 19th century, abortions were not wrongful to commit prior to quickening, but as abortion legislations passed during the late 19th century, abortion was seen as an indictable offence and liable to...   [tags: notorious Canadian court cases]

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Wrongfully Accused and Convicted: “The West Memphis Three”

- Today, many prisoners are serving prolonged time in penitentiaries for crimes not committed. In some instances, the law rushes into convictions before getting complete facts. A small town may have needed vengeance, which leads to wrongful convictions. Ignorance of the law is also a factor for an erroneous conviction. 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....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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The Falsely Accused Cause of The Salem Witch Trials

- Convulsions, diarrhea, vomiting, skin discoloration, hallucinations, burning and cold sensations, coma, and death are all symptoms of convulsive ergot poisoning (Coll). Ergot poisoning was said to be the cause of the bewitched behavior of the afflicted girls during the Salem witch trials; however, convulsive ergotism only occurs in places lacking vitamin A, the symptoms of ergot were not present in the girls, and the girls were most likely faking all of the symptoms that they did have. Gangrenous ergotism is the type of ergot poisoning that is contracted when there is plenty of vitamin A in the environment....   [tags: ergot poisoning, vitamin A]

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The Fifth Amendment: Rights of Accused Suspects and Property Owners

- “I plead the Fifth.” This well-known expression is used by an individual who refuses to answer a question that may incriminate him. This phrase references the Fifth Amendment to the Bill of Rights (Brezina 15). The Bill of Rights protects the fundamental rights of Americans, including the rights of free speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion (Teitelbaum 8). The Fifth Amendment in the Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of a person accused of committing a crime (Teitelbaum 15)....   [tags: The Fifth Amendment]

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Falsely Accused and Censored: Ozzy Osbourne and Gwar

- By definition censorship is the suppression of words, ideas, and images that are deemed "offensive" by the general public. As in any form of media, such restrictions in music limit the artists right of free speech and the true artist value of his or her work. For instance, in the world of heavy metal, there are multiple lawsuits against Ozzy Osbourne and one major legal dispute against a band known as Gwar. Where both artists were both falsely censored by the law and wrongly accused by our society....   [tags: censorship, Ozzy Osbourne, Gwar,]

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Falsely Accused

- Falsely Accused What has to happen before the media quits jumping to conclusions about news stories . It makes you wonder about the possibility of legal restrictions on the amount of information that the media can put out before the actual case is proven and solved. I mean after all in the case of Richard Jewell , there was a definite issue of false accusations . This man was treated unfairly under the false assumption that he was guilty of a crime that he did not commit. I think that Jewell should defiantly be compensated for the anguish that he had to go through for over three months after that bombing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Falsely Accused: A Defense of the Death Penalty

- Gary Leon Ridgway may not be a household name, but the infamous Green River Killer is one of the most accomplished serial murderers in U.S. history. In 2003, Ridgway confessed 48 accounts of aggravated first degree murder (more confirmed murders than any other American serial killer) during a two-and-a-half-year period in the early 1980s near Seattle, although it is believed he slaughtered even more. The majority of his victims were runaway teenage girls and hookers whom he picked up on the interstate and strangled to death....   [tags: Law]

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West Memphis 3: Wrongfully Accused?

- West Memphis 3: Wrongfully Accused. On May 5th, 1993 three eight year old boys were reported missing in West Memphis, Arkansas. The boys were found the next day, hog tied in a wooded area called “Robin Hood Hills”. After the case had been “thoroughly” investigated, the West Memphis Police announced on the news that they had found the murderers, pointing fingers at Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin, three teenagers who were different from the norm in West Memphis, making it easy for them to be accused....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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The Death Penalty Must Be Abolished

- The death penalty is legal in thirty-two states. I shall argue that capital punishment should be abolished in our country because it is never moral to kill a human being no matter what they have done, because it often costs more money to keep someone on death row than to keep someone in prison for life, because of the men and women who are wrongly accused of a crime they did not commit, and because death is the easy way out. I believe that there is a standard when it comes to morality....   [tags: Falsely Accused, Judicial System]

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Marilynne K. Roach's Six Women of Salem

- Before reading historian Marilynne K. Roach’s Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials, it must be clear that I hadn’t known much about the Salem Witch Trials besides what knowing they were in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692-93. I only recognized that there were a few unfortunate women who had been accused of being witches, sentenced to their deathbeds, and brutally burned in front of the whole town. After reading Roach’s book, I’ve found out that this thought alone was false because none of the accused were meant to be burned at all but instead the whole town was called out to watch these women being hung....   [tags: salem's accused, salem witch trials]

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Wrongfully Accused: A Lethal Mistake

- In Corsicana, Texas Cameron Willingham and his family’s home was burned down the twenty-third of December is 1991. According to the report Cameron was asleep when the fire started and survived the accident with only a few injuries, as for his children they were not so lucky, they lost their lives to the tragic accident. At the time of the accident Cameron’s wife was buying presents for their children for Christmas. According to a witness and her Daughter Diane and Buffie from a few houses down went outside and saw Cameron screaming, “My babies are burning up!” Diane and Cameron tried countless attempts to rescue the girls from their room until the fire department could get there....   [tags: Cameron Willingham, innocent put to death]

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Nothing Can Make up for Time Served in a Wrongful Conviction Case

- Lives Wasted Have you ever experienced that feeling of being punished and accused of something you haven’t even done. It can be one of the worst feelings, and the wrongfully convicted are victims of mistakes that the judicial system makes. 0.5% of felony convictions result in wrongful convictions, which is too many of which wrongful convictions have affected the lives of innocent people. “We call for more integrated approaches for addressing a wide range of often interrelated social, psychological and mental health issues experienced by those who were wrongfully convicted.” As explained in the Experiencing Wrongful and Unlawful Conviction article....   [tags: accused and punished of something you didn't do]

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Euripides was accused by his contempories of being a woman hater. Why

- Euripides was accused by his contempories of being a woman hater. Why do you think this was so, and how justified do you think the accusation was. Question -------- Euripides was accused by his contempories of being a woman hater. Why do you think this was so, and how justified do you think the accusation was. In your answer you should consider not only how Euripides portrays his female characters, but also the sentiments expressed in the plays and the contempory view of women. Answer ------ Euripides definitely had an opinion on woman that was not shared by many other play writes....   [tags: Classics]

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Amanda Knox Accused of Murder in Italy

- ... He later sued the police department and the courts awarded him $10,500. He is suing Amanda, claiming that the false imprisonment cost him his business that the police demanded stay closed insisting it was part of an active crime scene. Guede Arrested On November 20, the same day that authorities released Lumumba from prison, police, in Germany, arrested Guede, near Mainz, for traveling by train without a ticket. With the evidence that Guede’s fingerprints were all over Margaret’s bedroom and apartment, authorities quickly sent Guede back to Perugia....   [tags: prison, guilty, sexual assault]

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Spousal Testamony against an accused

- Dating back to the 16th century, spouses were not deemed to be competent to testify evidence against their spouse. The reasons were a lot simpler than they are today. Anyone with a perceived interest in litigation was deemed to be biased and therefore unfit to testify. Under common law spouses are considered to be one and the same. Since the 16th century the issue of spouse’s and their ability to give evidence against their partners has become more and more complicated. Modern day courts rely more on preserving the sanctity of the marriage than preserving the incompetence standard....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Steven Hatfill: Innocent, Yet Accused

- The most devastating result of the 2001 anthrax attacks is the lack of consequences for those persons responsible. There has not been enough evidence discovered or presented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, to adequately declare exactly who is responsible for the anthrax attacks. Regardless, there has been great speculation around a man named Steven Hatfill, and a large portion of the American society has placed the blame for the attacks on his shoulders. By dispelling contradictory proof, dissecting evidence, and examining other possible solutions, Steven Hatfill can be proven innocent of any links to the 2001 anthrax attacks....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Anthrax]

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Wrongly Accussed

- Wrongly Accussed I chose the Radlet reading for the purpose of doing my reaction paper. It was so dramatic that you almost wanted to call it a story, as in a fictional book. The sad fact is that it was true. Even sadder is the fact that many of these true stories have played out through our countries history without the happy ending that Clarence Bradley finally received. What was so shocking to me was when my eyes crossed the dates in which the Clarence Bradley case took place. If those dates weren't listed, and I was asked to guess what time-period the case took place in, I would probably guess something in between the 30's and 50's....   [tags: Papers]

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The Accursed Land of the Mall

- Her feet glide across the sterile white tiles, past the storefront windows that hold red baubles and perfectly cut snowflakes, while the strains of Mariah Carey’s vocals pound against her resolve. Obese couples drag around obese children and even more obese shopping bags, holding plastic something-or-others that will be forgotten within the next month. Young men and women wander the halls, searching for that perfect gift for that perfect someone who will be forgotten within the next month. Little children sit on the lap of a fat man, telling him that they want puppies and candies and world peace for Christmas, wishes that will be forgotten when the fat man goes away for another year....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Section 11(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

- Introduction One of the few purposes of the Section 11(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is to ensure that the right for a fair trial for every person criminally tried on Canadian soil and the right for them to be tried within a reasonable time. This ensures that when the trial is commenced in court while the evidence is fresh and available during the trial. However, trials in the Canadian justice system can be delayed due to many factors in which the criticism could be on either the Crown or the accused....   [tags: the right for a fair trial, R v Morin case]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- Abigail Williams has a low reputation in the small village, and can be easily accused for witchcraft, yet she finds a way to avoid this.Abigail uses peoples reputation to her advantage, and accuses many others of witchcraft, taking the attention away from her. During the trials How does Abigail Williams and Danforth demonstrate the value of a “good” reputation in a puritan society. How does it relate to McCarthyism. And how did Abigail use it to her advantage. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams, a young girl in a small community, is accused to be a “Witch” after someone claims to have seen her dancing in the woods with the devil....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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The Crucible: Reverend Hale's Metamorphosis

- All of a sudden there was a witch outbreak in Salem Massachusetts. The following day the girls were found in bed inert. The doctor attempted to figure out the sickness the girls could have. However, he could not give the sickness any name. Then Reverend Hale was called in to help the town cure its unnatural problem. Throughout the play Reverend Hale contributed to both sides of the arguments. At the beginning he believed the court was doing God’s job. Towards the end his character changes and is less in favor of the court and more in favor for the people being wrongly accused....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Taking a Closer Look at The Salem Witch Trials

- During the time of the Salem Witch Trials the intertwining of religion and government did not allow citizens of Salem, Massachusetts the right to a fair trial, so it was the states responsibility to separate the two. In the 1600’s the Puritan religion was greatly enforced by the government. It wouldn’t be until many years later that separation of church and state became a law. The Salem Witch trials were when hundreds of citizens of Salem, Massachusetts were put on trial for devil-worship or witchcraft and more than 20 were executed in 1692....   [tags: historical analysis]

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Witch Camps in Modern Ghana

- ... In recent years, talk has been made of shutting the camps down, but this would leave many with nowhere to go. If the accused are unwilling to return home now, they certainly will not if the camps are closed. Not to mention, their communities will not likely invite them back with open arms. The unwillingness to leave speaks to fear of continued abuse as well as being forced to leave an accepting community. The accused are accepted into a new, organic group, and no longer discriminated against as the other....   [tags: supernatural beliefs, superstition]

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Witchcraft in the Ibibio Tribe

- Witchcraft has become a phenomenon in the last few years, launching TV shows and movies onto the screens of televisions and cinemas. It has become an inspirational topic for writers to launch their next book. But, as entertaining as witchcraft maybe to us, it is feared by the Ibibio tribe of Nigeria. This paper will focus on how the Ibibio tribe detected, prevented witchcraft and the massive anti-witch hunt that took place all around Africa. Also, this paper will analyze presumptive causes that could have led to a witchcraft outbreak in the Ibibio....   [tags: Religion ]

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Good Versus Evil in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- ... Putnam accused Rebecca's spirit of 'tempting her to iniquity,' a charge that had more truth in in that Mrs.Putnam could know" (26). This shows that Rebecca was an easy scapegoat. They can easily accuse her for something that she didn't do. Mrs. Putnam saw that her daughter accused her, so she decided to accuse her too. It shows that they were just naming people, so that their story appeared real. Rebecca was taken to jail and they wouldn't let anyone see her. Francis said, "For murder, she's charged....   [tags: witchcraft, lying, accusations ]

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Final Project for Criminal Evidence and Procedures

- From a trial strategy point of view, you always start with the piece(s) of evidence you believe are most damaging to the client's case and work backwards looking for an exploitable flaw in the search and seizure procedure that would make that or those item(s) inadmissible. The further back in the series of events you can argue a fatal flaw, the more likely that the evidence and any additional materials which flowed from that particular item of evidence will be excluded. This is the practical analysis of all the times we see or hear of law enforcement arguing that there was some technical item which drew their attention and suspicion and justifies their hunch that criminal activity is afoot...   [tags: U.S. Law]

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Pursuing a Degree in Criminal Justice

- Today our world is filled with crime. The people committing these crimes must have a consequence for their illegal actions. The system in place to keeping everything fair and safe is called the criminal justice system. This was put in place to ensure there is fairness and justice served to people who break the laws set up by the government. Criminal justice is one of the most important majors one can study due to the necessity to keep the streets safe and clean. From street cops, to state troopers all the way to criminal psychologists the criminal justice system is a very important part of modern society as it keeps us safe from murders, rapists and various other criminals....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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How The Crucible Is an Allegory for the McCarthy Era

- A very famous man once said, “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933). This is certainly true when it comes to Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible. Arthur Miller lived through the Red Scare, also known as McCarthyism. After living through this era and being one of the accused communists Miller wrote the book titled The Crucible in 1952. This book told the story of the Salem witch trials with some modifications to make it more relevant to the current situation. The book ultimately became an allegory devoted solely to McCarthyism....   [tags: Arthur Miller play, witch hunt]

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Connecting McCarthyism and The Crucible

- The horrors of history are passed on from generation to generation in hopes that they will never occur again. People look back on these times and are appalled at how horrendous the times were; yet, in the 1950s, history repeated itself. During this time, Joseph McCarthy, a United States senator from Wisconsin, began accusing people of being communists or communist sympathizers, which is parallel to the Salem witch trials in the late 1690s when innocent people were accused of practicing witchcraft....   [tags: Literary Analysis, History]

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Emile Zola & The Dreyfus Affair

- Emile Zola proved to not be just another French writer in the end of the 19th century when he spoke out about the Dreyfus Affair. He brought proof of anti-Semitism to everyone in France’s doorstep with his article “J’accuse.” Zola defended the truth even when he knew that there would be consequences against him. His article made it impossible for the public to ignore the hard truth that the French army falsely accused a Jewish man. Zola believed that the truth and justice are two of the most important values....   [tags: french army, anti-semitism, french writer]

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The Witch Trials of 1692

- The Witch Trials of 1692 During the winter of 1692, in the small village of Salem, Massachusetts, something terrible happened. Salem Massachusetts became the center of a horrible tragedy, which changed the life of many people. It was a time of fear, because of bad crops, Indian raids, and diseases. The people of Salem Village had to blame something, or someone. The people of Salem Village accused people, and called them witches. They were accused of all those terrible things and more. Salem Village was a small, farming community with a population of 550....   [tags: American America History]

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Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare

- ... The more people accused, the scarier it was for America. Americans feared Soviets-so much it took over lives. Some has lost their careers because they were accused. For example, in 1950, 151 actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, journalists, and other people involved with entertainment were accused of being reds with no evidence. The list was called the Hollywood blacklist. This list ended careers and took them off television or radio possibly forever. Some of the most famous entertainers in America could not get jobs because of this....   [tags: McCarthyism, obsession with communism]

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I’m Not a Witch… or a Communist! I Plead the 5th!

- During the 1950s, America was involved in the Cold War, and when United States Senator Joseph McCarthy announced that there were communist spies in America, it created mass hysteria among its citizens. This lead to the ruined lives of many innocent Americans. Similar events occurred during the Salem witch trials in 1692. During this time period, it was thought that witches were infiltrating the religious Puritan societies. The suspicion of witchcraft in Salem caused hysteria among the townspeople, which lead to the destruction of many good Christian people and their families....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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Salem Witch Trials: Women’s Rights

- Did you know the people who were assumed witches were not always bad. These people had children and families. Yet they were still accused of terrible things and punished in the worst ways. The people who were usually accused were women. The age did not really matter it was more of what they did or did not do. These women did everything for the men in their families but got nothing in return. Salem was not a very good place for women because their purpose was mostly to take care of the children and serve their husbands....   [tags: church of england, forced confesion]

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Criminal Law Case Study

- In this case the accused, Mr Cheatham stabbed his wife, three old year old daughter and three month old daughter numerous times. His wife and older daughter died from their wounds but skilled surgery managed to save the life of his three-month-old daughter. The prosecution would want to try the accused for two counts of murder (of his wife and older child) and one count of attempted murder (the younger child). However, the accused may be able to argue the defence of insanity, or in the alternative, diminished responsibility, which would result in either acquittal or a murder conviction being reduced to manslaughter....   [tags: Criminal Law Essays]

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The Case of Anne Gunter

- The case of Anne Gunter fits the modern stereotype of witchcraft accusations and the trials that resulted from them; a young girl falsely claims that an older woman or women are causing her harm using supernatural abilities they have gained through nefarious means, sending the community into an uproar. Hysteria runs rampant through the community and the poor women are harshly punished – the formulaic story plays out similarly throughout popular media, must notably in Arthur Millers’ ‘The Crucible’....   [tags: modern stereotype of witchcraft accusations]

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Scottsboro Trial: The Real Trial of Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird

- The historical Scottsboro Trial and the fictional trial of Tom Robinson in the book To Kill a Mockingbird have striking similarities that may or may not be coincidence. Both trials took place in Alabama during the same era of relentless prejudice and bias, which is a major factor in each of these cases. In both cases, the accusers were white women and the persecutors were black men; therefore the black men were immediately considered liars and “wrongdoers”, unlike the word of the white women, which was essentially the truth above the word of someone who was black....   [tags: Scottsboro Trial, To Kill a Mockingbird, ]

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The Salem Witch Trials and the Red Scare

- During the 1950s, the United States was afraid of the communist party. This caused the U.S. to quickly judge anybody who was assumed to be a communist. A similar story was the struggle John Proctor had. John Proctor lived within a super proper society, with many of the people in it being superstitious with the Witch Trials going on. The Salem Witch Trials were filled with the lies of people being witches that would eventually destroy their reputations. The United States was in a state of scare when they feared that communist agents would come and try to destroy our government system....   [tags: communist party, john proctor, mccarthism]

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The Golden Tread Speech by Viscount Sankey: Legal Burden

- As goes the famous ‘golden thread’ speech given by Viscount Sankey in Woolmington v DPP ; “No matter what the charge or where the trial, the principle that the prosecution must prove the guilt of the prisoner is part of the common law of England and no attempt to whittle it down can be entertained.” In simpler terms, the general rule above is that the prosecution carries a legal burden to prove the elements of the offence and that the accused only need to raise a defense on a burden that is merely evidential....   [tags: legal, insanity, statutory, offense]

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Cases Reported on Sexual Harassment in Malaysia

- 1.0 Edaran Communication SB lwn Tahar Mohamed (1998) 3 ILR 487 The accused was terminated from his position in the company due to his immoral acts toward his subordinate female workers. According to the Company Second Witness (C2W) who is an officer cleaner, the accused has been harassing her from February until March 1997. The accused has touched her on her shoulder and constantly asking her to go out for a date. However, C2W rejected the invitation every time he asked her and that led to the constant invitations by the accused....   [tags: Legal Issues, Misconduct]

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Salem Witch Trials

- During 1692, in a small village named Salem Village, in Massachusetts, tragedy broke loose. A rave of the belief of witches was flying through the small village, making death and tragedy almost a normal and daily thing. Not only was it big in Salem Village, but the word got around to many towns and villages surrounding them. Many were accused, many were accusing, and very few were lucky enough to not be bothered with this crazy belief. It all happened in one year. It started when two young girls seemed sick, but were making awkward sounds and outstanding body movements....   [tags: religious beliefs and mass hysteria]

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Comparing the Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism in America

- The Salem witch trials and the story of Joseph McCarthy are very similar; they both accused innocent people of doing things that were “bad” at the time. The Salem Witch trials were persecutions of men and woman on account of performing witchcraft. Two girls accused a woman of doing witchcraft and then the accusations continued, people accused other people to relieve their own punishment in a last ditch effort to save their lives, but it was in vein. After the witch trials were over “19 had been killed and an elderly man pressed to death under heavy stones”(Linder)....   [tags: American history]

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Witchcraft in the Ibibio Tribe

- Witchcraft has become a phenomenon in the last few years, launching TV shows and movies onto the screens of televisions. It has become an inspirational topic for writers to launch their next book. But as entertaining as witchcraft maybe to us, it is feared by the Ibibio tribe in Nigeria. This paper will focus on the different aspects of the witchcraft of the Ibibio tribe including the tribe’s way of detecting, preventing, and the anti-witch hunt that put the tribe in the spotlight. Also, this paper will touch on the causations of the witchcraft epidemic....   [tags: Religion ]

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The Right to Appointed Counsel in Decisions of the United States Supreme Court prior to Miranda v. Arizona (1966)

- The right to appointed counsel in decisions of the United States Supreme Court prior to Miranda v. Arizona (1966) From the Judiciary Act to incorporation doctrine In the landmark decision Miranda v. Arizona (1966) the US Supreme Court stated in the name of Chief Justice Earl Warren that “…He [accused] has the right to the presence of an attorney, and that if he cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed for him prior to any questioning if he so desires. Opportunity to exercise these rights must be afforded to him throughout the interrogation” (Harrison, 2006, p....   [tags: deffendants, due process, judiciary act]

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The Salem Witch Trials, Hysteria and Religion

- Salem Massachusetts became the center of a horrible tragedy, which changed the life of many people. It was a hard time, because of the bad crops and diseases. The people in Salem had to blame someone or something. This people accused innocent people by calling them witches. They were accused by having contact with the devil, hurting people, to pinch people on their bodies and more. These actions were result of hysteria. Maybe those extraneous symptoms were result of an illness or bacteria. On the Bible says “thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” This mean that any type of witch or curse will not live, so I think that quote or versus in the Bible want to explain that we need to fight again...   [tags: Puritans]

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The Salem, Massachusetts Witch Trails of 1692

- During the 1600's, our country was young and starting to grow. Man believed in the paranormal and thought my things were either and act of God or Satan. The pilgrims believed the Devil was alive and planned to destroy the pilgrims. At that point in time, those who practiced Christianity believed that the Devil could give his worshipers special powers to harm others in return for his loyalty; they were called witches. In 1692, dark times shadowed the small village of Salem, Massachusetts, it was the beginning of the dreaded Salem witch trials....   [tags: court, death, beliefs, devil]

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Exposing The Irony of McCarthyism

- Both The Crucible and “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues” agree with the hypocrisy and lack of sense that the time called the Red Scare or McCarthyism began, fed and ended. The Crucible uses the Salem Witch Trials as an allegory to show this side of the Red Scare while Bob Dylan uses an obvious sarcasm to show his point of view. Both Bob Dylan and Arthur Miller expose the irony of the time period called McCarthyism. The Crucible was written to show people living during the Cold War how ridiculous their thoughts, actions and beliefs were....   [tags: Communism]

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Witches of Salem

- In Boston on October 17, 1711, an act was “made and passed by the great and general court or assembly of her majesty’s province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England.” This act was to “reverse the attainders of George Burroughs and others for witchcraft.” In other words, the act was to restore honor or civil rights to those accused and prosecuted for witchcraft by proclaiming them as innocent. This act added to the interpretation of going to extreme lengths to accuse people of things and trying to get other people in trouble for crimes they may or may not have committed....   [tags: justice, acusations, punisment]

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The Role of Reverend Hale as a Catalyst in The Crucible

- The Salem witch trials of 1692 was an event that shaped the history of this country, as well as the lives of those whose wives and husbands were condemned to death. In order for such an event to occur, there must be a set of people who catalyze the event, and others who speak out against it. In “The Crucible”, certain characters help contribute to the rising hysteria of witchcraft, and others contribute to the disapproval of so many wrongful convictions. Reverend Hale is a character who actually contributes to both sides....   [tags: The Crucible]

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Overview of the Salem Witch Trails

- The Salem Witch Trails A dark time in American history could be easily recognized in the chaos and mass hysteria stirred up during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692, when many people lost their lives due to crazed accusations and extremist religious beliefs. Today Salem is known as the home of The Salem Witch Trails. Many people visit places like Gallows Hill and the House where they held the accusation meetings. Salem’s rich history makes it a very popular tourist attraction today. All the chaos began when a few young girls began having strange fits....   [tags: Gallows Hill, Witchcraft, American History]

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The Crucible Critical Review

- The Crucible is a famous play written by Arthur Miller in the Early 1950’s. It was written during the “Red scare, when McCarthyism was established. Many anti-communists wanted to prevent communism from spreading just like in The Crucible many wanted to get rid of witchcraft. Many would accuse others of witchcraft in order to not be accused just like many would accuse people of communism. In The Crucible witchcraft would be punishable by death. Many were scared to be accused; therefore many would admit practicing witchcraft in order to save their lives....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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The Roles of Greed, Envy, Pride, Prejudice and Jealousy in Miller's The Crucible

- “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.” - Dale Carnegie This quote pertains to many different circumstances in The Crucible. People are complex, there are many things in life that makes them do illogical things and let their emotions get to them. We have good sides and bad sides and when we let our emotions get to us, we do things that are selfish, ending in hurting other people....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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The Red Witch Scare

- “There was four. There was four,” were the words that Tituba said before accusing numerous women of witchcraft and dealing with the devil; numerous innocent women. “I have here in my hand a list of 205, a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department,” were Senators McCarthy’s words before he accused hundreds of innocent and few not so innocent government employees of being communist spies....   [tags: the Crucible by Arthur Miller]

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Commentary on Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion in 17th-Century by Richard Weisman

- Witchcraft is a belief in Satan who is known for tempting human beings and destroying their lives by creating desperation in mankind and leading them into the dark side. Humans are vulnerable and can easily be manipulated and used for one’s own gain. Witchcraft is considered evil, impure, a nightmare from hell, and a rebellion against religion since it associates itself with the Devil. The Devil is known to manipulate and attack an individual’s mind and gain control of them for wrongdoings. An individual can be blinded by evil and can be taken away from God to glorify the Devil....   [tags: Devil, Evil, Salem]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- In 1692 everyone was sure that the Devil had come to Salem when young girls started screaming, barking like dogs and doing strange dances in the woods. The Salem Witch Trials originated in the home of Salem's reverend Samuel Parris, who had a slave from the Caribbean named Tibuta. Tibuta would tell stories about witchcraft back from her home. In early 1692 several of Salem's teenage girls began gathering in the kitchen with Tibuta. When winter turned to spring many Salem residents were stunned at the acts and behaviors of Tibuta's young followers....   [tags: teenage girls, witch hunt]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- Arthur Miller’s literary work, “The Crucible” focuses on historical and social influences that brought about the witch-hunt hysteria that affected Abigail, one of the main characters. Between the 15th and 18th centuries witch-hunts were a big deal. Cruelties were being performed. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller he explains in a fictional story what all these cruelties were. Innocent people were being accused. Abigail did most of the accusing in the story. The witch-hunts were a big impact in history....   [tags: Historical, Social influences, Witchcraft]

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The Right of Silence

- The accused is not compellable as a witness in his own defence but a decision not to testify is usually regarded as tactically astute. In certain situations, s35 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 permits the jury to draw “such interference as appear proper” from the accused’s failure to give evidence or his refusal to answer to a particular question put to him. Despite the fundamental nature of the rights involved in silence, very great public dissatisfaction arose at the ease with which many defendants appeared able to evade justice by resorting to silence in the knowledge that this could do their case no harm and might well allow their very silence as...   [tags: Papers]

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The History of the Salem Witch Trial in 1692

- There was a point in our history when people believed in witches. If you were accused as a witch, you would be tried, most of the time found guilty, and hanged. These events happened in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. During the Salem witch trials in 1692, more women were accused than men. At the same time, women were also accusers. Many things could have caused women to be accused and accusers. These included, the stories Tituba told, the effects of Ergot Poisoning, Hysteria and the hunger for Power....   [tags: salem witch trial, ]

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The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692: The History, Proceedings, and Legal Consequences of the Mass Hysteria

- The first bout of panic came about in January of 1662, when a few young women and girls had a series of violent and hysterical fits. They claimed that they were being “tormented” by apparitions of members of the community. Many members of the community were horrified by the violence of these fits, as well as the anguish that the women and girls went through (Godbeer). On January 20th, Reverend Parris’ 11year-old niece and 9 year-old daughter respectively, Abigail Williams and Betty Parris started to have fits that were quite horrifying in nature....   [tags: religious misconception, violent fits]

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The Witch Trials

- In the three documents, “Bull Summis desiderantes” written by Innocent VIII, “The Ant Hill ”, written by Johannes Nider and Extracts from “The hammer of witches” written by Malleus Maleficarum, regarding the hunting of witches, the beliefs of witchcraft and the trail process for those accused of witchcraft all show a great deal of evidence that those accused of witchcraft had no chance at a fair trial. In the document, “Bull Summis desiderantes” written by Innocent VIII, sheds light on how the catholic faith viewed those whom were thought to be practicing witchcraft....   [tags: Bull Summis desiderantes, The Ant Hill]

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Anonymity for Defendents: Keeping Everything Private

- ... They printed ramdom headlnes about him, quotes of pupils calling him 'weird' and 'creepy' crept their way to the front pages, with the one purpose of dragging his name through the mud. After Tabak's conviction Jeffries accepted substantial damages for defamation from the Scotsmn, the Sun and several other newspapers. Despite it being clear that Jefferies is innocent he will always be known for the case. This isn't the only the time something like this has happened. It has now become quite a common occurence for to see people accused of crimes in the tabloid and them to later be cleared....   [tags: innocence, media, accusations, system]

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Salem Witch Trials

- “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” M.L.K. Jr. (Walkman). Just imagine seeing hallucinations everywhere, believing that witches are everywhere doing horrible things. That seems terrifying but not as terrifying as what happens to the people who were accused. If they were accused it is practically a death sentence. The scary thing was that people believed the little girls of Salem who were accusing people....   [tags: American History, Witchcraft, England]

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Witchcraft: Yesterday and Today

- Everyone knows about the Salem Witch Trials, but what about the Lancashire Witches, or even ones happening today. All throughout history, people have been put in jail and hanged for being accused of witchcraft. The reasons for why people are accused are almost the same for each trial; bad luck in love or crops, death, illnesses, suspicion, even someone that is of a different race or is different in the slightest way is enough to get people worldwide turn to witchcraft as the answer. The infamous Salem Witch Trials took place from 1692-1693 in Salem Village, present day Danvers, Massachusetts....   [tags: Salem Witch Trials, Lancashire Witches]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- During the years of 1692 and 1693 the fear of witchcraft swept through Salem, Massachusetts like a plague. Witchcraft strongly defied Puritan beliefs, and the Puritans executed any accused witches. Throughout the hysteria in Salem, 185 people were accused of practicing witchcraft. Rumors of witchcraft put many people’s lives in danger. Witchcraft was defined as entering into a compact with the devil in exchange for certain powers to do evil. It was considered a sin against God’s superiority; a strict rule against Puritan beliefs (Conforti)....   [tags: massachusetts, puritan beliefs]

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The Man of The Law in The Canterburry Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

- The Man of the Law in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales came across as wise, but yet winning was his top propriety. Everyone around him thought of him as a wise man, but no one would really speak up if they thought otherwise. The Man of the Law also came off as trying to learn from others case, or maybe he just thought he could do better. He also must have had a great memory as well since “he knew of every judgment, case, and crime, every record since King William's time”. The Man liked to keep himself busy, maybe to keep things off his mind Maybe to keep winning to make himself more well known and wise....   [tags: medieval period, courts]

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Life in Prison for Criminals that Rape a Teenager

- Your mother, your sister, your aunt, your daughter, and your wife are the target victims of rapist. There are no particular people who are not in danger of being raped. The reasons why rape suspects if found guilty, deserve the harshest punishment that the law allows because rape ruins a person’s life. For instance, in the articles “Thanks for Ruining My Life” and “Dead California Teen’s Family Sue Suspects in Sexual Assault Case,’ the victim express depression and deep emotional scars which were dug deeper by the court system not believing the victim....   [tags: sexual assault, depression, substance abuse]

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A Historical Comparison of the Salem Witch Trials and the McCarthyism Era

- Throughout history , it has been shown that, history has a tendency to repeat itself. In 1692, men and women were accused of witchcraft whether they were guilty or not. The place that this was occurring was, Salem, Massachusetts, a city full of puritans who came from Europe. Witchcraft was the among the worst crime any individual could do. This often times led to people being hung or exiled from the church. Many people were hung, even though they were innocent. Many years later during the WWII era, there was a lot of speculation about communists and their impact in America This era was known as the McCarthyism era, because, Sen....   [tags: social issues, salem witchcraft trials]

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Endless Witch Trials: Salem, Massachusetts, McCarthy Hearings, and the KKK

- What is the difference between witches in today’s society and witches in the past. Why were people accused of being witches. What were the punishments people got when they were accused of being a witch and found guilty. How is the witch trials repeated in history.      When someone talks about witches what’s the first thing that comes to mind. Most people think of witches from movies such as the witch in the “Wizard of Oz” or in “Snow White and the Sevens Dwarfs”. These two witches are looked at as old, ugly and dressed in black from head to toe....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Competency, Sanity and Diminished Capacity

- A court system must observe and consider certain issues when a person stands trial in a court of law. Some of these issues involve competency, sanity and diminished capacity among other issues. These issues influence the decision of the court regarding the offence that the accused faces. For a court of law to make its decision, it has to ensure that the accused is in an acceptable state of health condition. There are certain standards that the court uses to determine competency level of the accused....   [tags: Criminal Law Essays]

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Discussion of the Factors and Effects of the Salem Witch Trials

- In 1692, more than 150 people in and around Salem, Massachusetts were imprisoned on charges of practicing witchcraft. Sentences of death were carried out on twenty of the accused. This event is remembered not only because of the loss of life due to accusations of witchcraft, but also because of its portrayal of the consequences of paranoia and hysteria in a partial judicial system. The Salem witch trials will be explored further by discussing the accusers and the accused, the beliefs and society of 17th century North America and outcome of the trials....   [tags: accusers, hysteria, puritans]

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Salem Witch Trials Of 1692

- The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 In colonial Massachusetts between February of 1692 and May of 1963 over one hundred and fifty people were arrested and imprisoned for the capital felony of witchcraft. Trials were held in Salem Village, Ipswich, Andover and Salem Town of Essex County of Massachusetts, but accusations of witchcraft occurred in surrounding counties as well. Nineteen of the accused, fourteen women and five men, were hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem Village. Hysteria had swept through Puritan Massachusetts and hundreds of people were accused of witchcraft....   [tags: Witch Salem History Hunt]

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Criminal Courtroom Visit

- Criminal courtroom visit The courtroom is a place where cases are heard and deliberated as evidence is produced to prove whether the accused person is innocent or guilty. Different courtroom varies depending on the hierarchy and the type of cases, they deliberate upon in the courtroom. In the United States, the courts are closely interlinked through a hierarchical system at either the state or the federal level. Therefore, the court must have jurisdiction before it takes upon a case, deliberate, and come up with a judgment on it....   [tags: jury, evidence, lawyers]

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Comparing the Character of Hale to Pontius Pilate in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

- Pontius Pilate Indeed The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, is set in Salem, Massachusetts. The hysteria begins with suspicion that a group of teenage girls found dancing in the forest are guilty of witchcraft. The reverend of Salem then calls on Reverend Hale, who hails from Beverly, to come ascertain the truth. Threatened with severe punishment girls tell lies that Satan had possessed them and falsely accuse others of working with the Devil. One of the girls has an infatuation with John Proctor, a married man, and her determination to get rid of his innocent wife, Elizabeth fuels the hysteria....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Salem Witch Trials

- Deep inside a town in Massachusetts innocent people were accused of the devil’s work, witchcraft. God-fearing Puritans took it upon themselves to exterminate Satan’s followers influenced by anti-witch ideas and other sources including books and the words of various priests. Over 100 people were given unfair trials; many were jailed while quite a few were lynched. Although the Salem witch trials are considered one of the depressing parts of American history the topic also provides an interesting look at how people thought and lived during the colonials times....   [tags: essays research papers]

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McCarthyism versus the Salem Witch Trials

- Many people in this world are accused of crimes so absurd that when put to trial, they name others of the same crime to redirect the focus from them to others like it happens in the actual day, every year, with minor cases. McCarthyism was one of those cases that changed history, likewise the Salem Witch Trials. McCarthyism had the same effect on people, people who were accused of communism blame others to lessen their penalty like in the Salem Witch Trials, so how the Salem Witch Trials and the McCarthy Era can connects although the great difference in time....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- Church had an enormous influence on the Puritan religion. The colonist from New England had mainly come over for religious reasons because they did not agree with the Protestant Church of England. The colonist came to America in search of a new home and place to live where they could have a community based on their common religious beliefs. In their community, they had a closed society built around their church and activities. The Puritan life basically revolves around the church which influenced how they lived their everyday lives....   [tags: Religion, Church, Women]

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Confrontation Clause

- In the United States criminal justice system, the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty. With this concept in mind, the accused are given many rights to a fair trial. One of those rights falls under the sixth amendment in the United States Constitution. The confrontation clause reads, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right…to be confronted with the witnesses against him.” West’s Encyclopedia of American Law defines the confrontation clause as, “A fundamental right of a defendant in a criminal action to come face-to-face with an adverse witness in the court’s presence so the defendant has a fair chance to object the testimony of the witness, and the oppor...   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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