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  • North Carolina Rules Of Evidence
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    Evidence Role in the Criminal Justice System I. Introduction Evidence is the key element in determining the guilt or innocence of those accused of the crimes against society in a criminal court of law. But in order to understand magnitude and necessity of evidence as a it relates to the criminal justice system one must know what are the five (5) key issues and or points regarding evidence. The first is what truly is evidence is it written documentation, is it expert testimony, is it hearsay (ora...
  • Standard Of Proof In A Criminal Court
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    The outcome of a trial, whether it be civil or criminal, can have a tremendous impact on the lives of the parties involved. It is the wish of any reasonable person that the perpetrator of an evil faces the penalties of his or her actions while the innocent be awarded a favorable outcome, whatever that entails. This is the outcome that any honest legal decision-marker strives to achieve. If the all the relevant facts were readily available and their authenticity assured, then a judge or jury coul...
  • Civil Cases The Evidence
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    Process of Law A law trial begins when a party brings suit against another party, or several parties. A request for jurors is sent out, and a list of possible jurors is created. The defendant (s) for both parties may now filter out jurors through the list, in two different ways. The first, For Cause, means a juror is dismissed because they are or were employed by or related to one of the parties. If reasonable legal reason exists, there is no limit to how many times a For Cause challenge can occ...
  • Objection To The Exclusionary Rule
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    The proposition that the exclusionary rule should be abolished is absolutely preposterous. In fact, there are few rules that are as useful in protecting the rights of the general public. Unfortunately, there are many who believe, for a number of reasons, that the exclusionary rule does more harm than good, and that American society suffers needlessly for the sake of protecting the rights of those who violate its laws. Opponents of the exclusionary rule perceive its gains to be dubious; its costs...
  • R V Guy Paul Morin
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    This essay will give a critical review of the R-v-Guy Paul Morin case, which started to take place in Canada over twenty years ago. It will look at both the prosecution and defence cases, the evidence given within both cases and the decisions from both court cases and the appeal, which finally freed Guy Paul Morin. On New Years Eve 1984 Christine Jessop a nine-year-old girl from Ontario, Canada was found murdered in a field about fifty kilometres from where she lived. Christine Jessop's body had...
  • Complex Conditions For Admissibility Of Computer Evidence
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    Computer Generated Evidence In Court Introduction We are living in what is usually described as an 'information society' and as the business community makes ever greater use of computers the courts are going to find that increasingly the disputes before them turn on evidence which has at some stage passed through or been processed by a computer. In order to keep instep with this practice it is vital that the courts are able to take account of such evidence. As the Criminal Law Revision Committee...
  • Dr Jeffrey Macdonald
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    Debated as one of the most misrepresented cases in American legal history, Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald still fights for innocence. Contrary to infallible evidence, prosecution intentionally withheld crucial information aiding MacDonald's alibi. Such ratification included proof of an outside attack that would have played a major role in Jeffrey's case. Convicted for the murders of his wife and two kids, thirty-four years ago, Dr. MacDonald still endures the agony of being accused of killing his family....
  • Marks On A Fired Bullet
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    In 1784, someone using a flintlock pistol shot Edward Culshaw. In those days, there were no bullets, as we know them. Gunpowder and a ball of lead were put into the gun's muzzle and packed with paper wadding. A spark made when the gun's hammer struck some flint at the back end of the barrel ignited the powder. When the constable examined Culshaw's wound, he found a piece of newspaper used as wadding to pack the powder in the killer's gun. The prime suspect in the killing was a man named John Tom...
  • Bruno Richard Hauptmann To The Crime
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    "The Real Crime of the Century" Known as the "Crime of the Century", the Lindbergh baby kidnapping case was watched by the whole world in the early 1930's. Charles Lindbergh Sr. was America's greatest hero. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was an illegal immigrant with a criminal record. Despite Hauptmann's continous proclamations of innocence, somebody would have to pay for the kidnapping and murder of Baby Lindbergh! Unfortunatly for Bruno, he was forced to pay the ultimate price-his life. Over sixty y...
  • 535 Indigenous Individual And Group Submissions
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    From the late nineteenth-century to the late 1960's - even the dates are somewhat uncertain so little do we know - Australian governments, as a practice and as a policy, removed part-Aboriginal children from their mothers, parents, families and communities, often by force. Some of these children were taken at birth, some at two years of age, some in their childhood years. The babies and children were sent either to special purpose institutions, or in later years especially, to foster homes. In s...
  • Prosecutors Drop Cases
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    Introduction Prosecutors have the most say in what happens to those that are arrested by our CJ system. One the most pressing questions in the CJ system is what should the prosecutor do with all those that are arrested. In order to better understand how prosecutors make their decisions we are going to look into a few different topics, the current issues in Prosecution, Prosecution Policy, and some changes that are taking place in Prosecution. By looking into these areas hopefully we can better u...

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