Criminal Dishonestion

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Deception has always been frowned upon and looked at as a negative quality for anyone in our society. This characteristic is often associated with being dishonest which is a phenomenon that is often times linked to those who are considered to be less than upstanding citizens in our country. Despite the overwhelming majority of individuals believing in the deception and dishonest behavior being negative qualities, when these qualities are linked or associated with the government and/or law enforcement officers, there seems to be mixed opinions. Recently, a Texas criminal court case brought this into the public’s attention. A conviction of a murder suspect would get overturned as a result of deceptive practices by the investigating detective. …show more content…
the State of Texas, occurred in courts over the course of a number of years since appeals required the defendant to appear in court more than once. However, the actual crime that led to the case in the first place occurred back in the year 2006. To be specific, it involved a murder that occurred on the first day of the year on the New Year holiday. According to the research reviewed, the case involves a man who was accused of killing another man during the course of a gun sale or robbery. The data reveals, “Police found the body of Amos Anguiano Gutierrez, 24, in an vacant East Side lot. Wilson was actually the one who called police, claiming to have found the body while on a walk with his son, according to court documents” (Kapitan, 2013). This is imperative to highlight because it reveals one of the most interesting components of the case which involves the main suspect considering it is the same person who allegedly discovered the deceased body while taking a walk with his son in the park which is indicated …show more content…
It would be necessary to allow the criminal to get off with a lighter punishment while making sure the detective faces some level of punishment. Since we put so much trust in police officers and detectives, it is vital we hold them up to higher standards. For, they are the ones with some of the most power. Therefore, they must be watched carefully because we depend on them so much for our safety and the temptation for them to be corrupt is even greater because they are in a position that affords them with so much

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