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  • Examples Of Wrongful Conviction

    Wrongful sentences happen when innocent individuals are found at fault in criminal trials, or when defendants feel obligated to plea-bargain to crimes. Many of these defendants will only plead guilty hoping that they can escape the death penalty. The term unlawful conviction can also denote to cases in which a jury erroneously finds an individual with a good defense guilty, examples would include self defense, or where an appellate court reverses a conviction (unrelatedly to the defendant’s factual guilt) obtained in violation of the defendant’s legitimate rights. With the rising number of exonerations and growing awareness that such injustices occur every day in American courts, raises reflective doubts about the accuracy and fairness of the criminal justice system. This surge of awareness and growing research has motivated a growing number of innocence projects, such as the one which helped Steven Avery in his rape conviction, The Innocence Project. These programs work hard to exonerate wrongly convicted prisoners, to also advise justice policy reforms designed to reduce the number of wrongful convictions or to ease their effects. A wrongful sentence is an appalling injustice, when an actually innocent being spends years in a penitentiary or on death row, the United States needs to put forth more effort in helping the exonerated individuals regain their status upon their release. Most juries and criminal attorneys, as well as communities, were influenced that a very scarce…

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  • Forensic Hair Analysis Essay

    Evaluation of the Methods Used The three main forensic methods used in this case are forensic hair analysis, forensic fibre analysis and forensic DNA analysis. The forensic hair analysis in this case was not accurate or adequate to convict Guy. Guy was convicted because supposedly the hairs that were found on Christine matched his. However, this was not accurate as hair evidence cannot be used for identification purposes. It can only be used as corroboration to strengthen a case. The…

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  • Innocence Project: Wrongful Conviction

    My Argumentative Essay 2% of people in the US prison system are equal to 46,000 people, that’s been convicted of a crime they have not done but are in jail. According to the article “DNA Technology and Crime” “In 1992 lawyers Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld created the Innocence Project, a legal organization aimed at overturning wrongful conviction through DNA profiling. Since then, more than two hundred criminal convictions have been overturned in the United States alone.” The Innocence…

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  • Benefit Of Forensic Science Essay

    What are the benefits of forensic science? Why is the application of forensic science in courtrooms beneficial? Can forensic science further lead to less cases where innocent people are put into prison for something they did not commit? It is said that "Since 1989, there have been tens of thousands of cases where prime suspects were identified and pursued—until DNA testing proved that they were wrongly accused" (Innocence Project, 2016). It is time, at last, to speak the truth about forensic…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Dna In Criminal Investigation

    Forensic DNA is the process of using and collecting DNA from crime scenes to solve criminal investigations and to ensure accuracy and fairness in the Criminal Justice System. DNA profiling has grown significantly in the past years and has been extremely useful in identifying suspects, criminals and other people involved in the crime. If the suspect is unidentifiable, DNA evidence is compared to a DNA database to identify the criminal. DNA testing has both advantages and disadvantages many of…

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  • Frye Case Study

    This use of the Frye standard determines if the evidence or scientific testimony is generally acceptable in the scientific community. The Frye standard was used to prove that the peoples motion to use the scientific testimony for the lab tests conducted from the samples taking from the defendants watch was not admissible because of the unaccepted methods used by the scientists who had conducted the Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid test. This use of the Frye standard in the court case allowed the…

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  • The Importance Of Forensic Evidence

    Forensic evidence has been around for centuries. Whether it is using things like fingerprints or soil samples, it has been a significant form of support to find and convict criminals. Only recently, though, has DNA analysis become a major part of the forensic evidence process. The goal of this paper is to discuss how DNA analysis can be applied to dental, hair, and blood evidence to solve crimes; also, the importance of an accurate and detailed chain of custody log will be shown. The standard…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The DNA Evidence

    DNA evidence has become more advanced and accurate means of identification. Everyone has his or her own unique DNA and no two sets are alike. With modern advances small samples many years old can now be identified breathing new life in cold cases and in some cases set innocent men and women free by clearing their name (Dempsey & Forst, 2011). This has created a backlog of cases both old and new. With a limited number of qualified labs it has led to mix up between cases. DNA has been a…

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  • Media Influence On Forensic Evidence

    With the onset of television shows like CSI and NCIS, people have their own views of how the Criminal Justice System uses and obtains forensic evidence. One of the main issues with the media influence today is how people assume that forensics in the real world is exactly like the shows that portray it. “If people’s reactions to crime and criminals are generally shaped by the mass media, then it seems reasonable to assume that public reactions to criminal cases are shaped by shows like CSI”…

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  • Evolution Of Forensic Odonology: Article Analysis

    Blachander, N., N. Babu, Sudha Jimson, C. Priyadharsini, and K. M. K. Masthan. "Evolution of Forensic Odontology: An Overview." Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences (n.d.): 1-13. 31 Oct. 2014. Web. 10 Sept. 2016. N. Balachander, N. Aravindha Babu, Sudha Jimson, C. Priyadharsini, and K. M. K. Masthan wrote their article “Evolution of forensic odontology: An overview” about real life examples of how deceased are identified by their DNA. They really emphasized on identifying people by their…

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