Oj Simpson Murder Case Study

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On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than ten million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. These statistics do not account for the other types of domestic violence including emotional and economical abuse.(ncadv.org) Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from violence in the household, this accounts for a lost of $8.3 billion a year, in total. (ncadv.org) When spouses are abused and mistreated they are likely to suffer from depression, which leads to suicide. Abuse within the …show more content…
Simpson murder case. O.J. Simpson was a star running back for the Buffalo Bills, and popular on television. He married Nicole Brown in 1985 and reportedly abused his wife on a regular basis. In 1989 he plead no contest to a charge of domestic violence. Unlike most victims of domestic violence she was able to leave him and she filed for divorce in 1992. On the night of June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, Nicole’s new spouse) were stabbed to death in the front yard of her condominium in Los Angeles. By June 17, there was enough evidence to charge O.J. Simpson with the domestic murder of his wife and her new lover. Simpson later pleaded not guilty in front of the judge , even though the evidence that he killed his wife was overwhelming. There was one leather glove outside the Simpsons’ household that matched a glove at the crime scene, blood was also found on the glove that matched the DNA of the two victims. Nicole brown’s blood was found on a pair of socks in the house of O.J. Simpson. Shoe prints in the blood at the crime scene matched Simpson’s shoe size and later showed to match the type of shoe he had owned.(Pizza, 1995) After all of this overwhelming evidence it Simpson was still acquitted for the murders. Some people believe that it was gender inequality for him being acquitted, but it was mostly a racial controversy. A majority of African Americans thought Simpson was innocent of the crime, while white America was confident he was guilty. Because of the racial controversy and the length of the trial this case remains as one of the most well known cases in the state of California. The main reason O.J. Simpson was able to win this case was because the jury as well as many other people believed that the lead investigator/detective was racist. Mark Fuhrman was the detective who found the bloody glove, he was thought to have tampered with the evidence because he did not like African Americans. A

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