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    Farquharson's Case Study

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    The prosecution’s case was that it was not an accident and presented a case which involved four components of evidence: medical, reconstruction of the vehicle pathway, testimony from Farquharson’s close friend Mr King and the accused dam-side behaviour (Farquharson). Firstly, medical evidence centred on the uncommonness and questionability of the condition that Farquharson had presented with cough…

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    Trail Warna Case Summary

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    During trail, Warna’s testimony was one of the most important piece of evidence. Because of her analysis explanation, it was said to believe that Ms. Molly Wright was beaten by an object (weapon) with force. According to her testimony, she stated that the blood stains on Hill’s clothing matched the blood DNA from Molly Wright, which was the factor that determined the sentencing and if Mr. Hill was guilty or innocent, which in this case he was guilty. In court, Mr. Hill listed a number of reasons…

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    old boy that would go on to spend 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Hunt was convicted based on eye-witness testimony and informants, but was later exonerated based on DNA evidence that matched a man that was caught just a few months after the murder took place. This case is an exemplar of the strength of DNA evidence and the fragility of eyewitness testimony. When 911 was called on the morning of the murder, the caller identified himself as Sammy Mitchell. This man was friends…

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    Trial Summery Over the summer and fall of 2015 I Interned at the public defender’s office in Wake County. Throughout my time interning I have been working on two cases, neither of which have gone to trial neither of which have gone to trial at this stage. However, I was able to attend part of a trial for a rape case, in which our client was the defendant. By attending part of this case, I was able to experience first-hand courtroom procedures. Before discussing the trial, it is essential to…

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    passed the Carpenter house that morning, he had heard some “loud talking” about 25 to 30 yards away. This suggested that the “loud talking” Johnston was referring to could, arguably, have more accurately been described as shouting. Another similar testimony was made by Jacob Baptiste, in which he testified to hearing somebody “scold, mad or something” around one o’clock that day, also about 25 to 30 yards away. When asked about the content of what had been said, Baptiste had said he could not…

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    Child Sexual abuse is the hardest abuse to prove in a court of law and relies heavily on the trustworthiness of a child’s statement. Criminal courts look at several reliability factors to be present when assessing a child’s hearsay statement for credibility. After viewing Honesty’s disclosure video, I conclude that Honesty’s statement is trustworthy as evidenced by several reliability factors I observed in the video. The first reliability factor I noticed in the video was the proper questioning…

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    Casey Anthony Case Study

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    actuality, courtrooms sometimes feed into the drama that is displayed on mediocre primetime television. In a sense, winning a case is more or less a competition of seeing who can manipulate the jury with flashy graphics, visuals, and heartbreaking testimonies. According to Hsieh’s article, “Trial Lawyers Cater to Jurors’ Demands for Visual Evidence”, words aren’t enough to defend a case because jurors are expecting to be entertained. This misconception stems directly from the…

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    Pussy Riot Trial Analysis

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    a tired, apologetic face” (Gessen 170). This witness could have played out well for the prosecution if the prosecution had prepared the witness better because the witness testimony was riddled with fallacies that could have helped Pussy Riot if Pussy Riot had a fair trial. The first fallacy that in the Sokologorskaya testimony was a tu quoque, which is a fallacy that is an opponent 's argument has no value because the opponent does not follow his or her own advice. This shows up when…

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    Kumho Tire Case Study

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    Court supported that trial judges are permitted to examine whether an expert's conclusions are sufficiently unfailing, even if based on the accepted and proper methodology. As a result, the Court upheld the trial court's conclusion that the expert's testimony about the cause of the failure of the particular tire in the case at issue was insufficient to be presented to the jury. (Shelton…

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    Persuasive Argument Have you ever been in a court or been tried for a crime? Have there been any witnesses on these trials. Well if you have then you probably know that they are heavy trusted and needed. I’m going to be talking about how some of the witnesses are not reliable and that we need to fix how we pick them and trust them. My first point is that witnesses have all the trust, by just holding the bible and swearing an oath, people can still lie. My second argument is that that they just…

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