Investigating The Factors That Affect The Potential Of A Successful Case

1989 Words Oct 16th, 2016 8 Pages
In a homicide investigation, there are many factors which may impact the likelihood of a successful case. In order for a suspect to be convicted on trial, investigative processes must be followed that involve several imperative elements. However, sometimes these procedures aren’t followed and it is in these circumstances that major errors and flaws in the inquiry process are exhibited. It is then due to this that recommendations and frameworks must be created in order to avoid such weaknesses in future cases. Although, sometimes extrinsic factors, such as the influence of the media, may also impact the outcomes of such cases. An example that is able to be critiqued for such errors in investigative processes is that of the O.J. Simpson case in which a celebrity was accused of killing two individuals. It is then in this circumstance that police mistakes were made that may have altered the verdict of the trial.
The O.J. Simpson has often been described as the most publicised criminal case in American history (Taupin, 2013). This is seen due to Simpson’s celebrity status as a former American football star and actor which caused the trials to be repeatedly covered by the media and under close eye of the general public. The case consisted of the murder of two individuals; Nicole Simpson, the ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, and Ronald Goldman. As part of a criminal homicide investigation, there are three sectors for which the investigation may be divided; initial response phase, case…

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