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  • Photographs Of The Crime Scene
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    Gathering evidence There are many different things to gather information from in a crime scene. One of the main things evidence is gathered from is guns and other firearms. This method is called bullet matching. When a bullet is fired from a gun, there are tiny microscopic scratches left on the bullet. Every gun is completely unique, and no two guns leave the exact same pattern on the bullet. Forensic scientists then fire a bullet, and compare it to the one found at the crime scene. If the two b...
  • Justine Moritz Of The Crime
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    As the defense has so diligently pointed out, it is indeed a sad day in the history of our judicial system when an innocent woman is sent to her death for a crime that she did not commit. I, for one, am not planning on having that momentous occasion take place today, and this is for one simple reason: Justine is guilty. While the defense has done nothing but parade Justine's friends in front of you saying how much of a "nice person" she is, I, the prosecution, have presented you with cold, hard ...
  • Hair At A Crime Scene
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    Crime scenes are known to have many clues left behind. The obvious would be a the body or bodies, clothing, and sometimes even the murder weapon. While these are great way to solve a case there's another kind of evidence; trace evidence. Trace evidence are small pieces of evidence that are laying around a crime scene. There are many types of trace evidence some of them include metal filings, plastic fragments, gunshot residue, glass fragments, feathers, food stains, building materials, lubricant...
  • Videotapes
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    CAUGHT ON TAPE Using Criminals Videos Against Them By Edward F. Davis, M.S., and Anthony J. Pinizzotto, Ph. D. Article from FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin In Sparta, Michigan, a 16-year-old high school dropout with a criminal record bludgeons a man to death, then cuts off his head. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, five teenagers vandalize and burglarize eight homes and a school. During their escapades, they blow up a live sea trout in a microwave and get a dog high on marijuana. In Los Angeles, a grou...
  • Shots From The Sixth Floor Window
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    The Crime of the century There are few crimes in the world's history that can be categorized as the crime of the century; one crime that does hold this title is the assassination of the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. There are many theories as to who was behind the murder of JFK. History books tell us that a lone assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, fired three shots from the eastern most sixth floor window, of the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD) Building on November 2...
  • 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...
  • Self Incrimination And Immunity
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    The Fifth amendment protects a person against being incriminated by his or her own compelled testimonial communication. This protection is applicable to the states through the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. To be testimonial, a communication must itself, explicitly or implicitly relate to a factual assertion or disclose information that is the expression of the contents of an individual's mind. Therefore, the privilege against self-incrimination is not violated by compelling a p...
  • Eyewitness Evidence
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    Are Eyewitnesses Reliable? Michael D. Wells Research Report Psychology 123 Scientific Thinking and Design Instructor: Dr. Han tula 11-19-03 Abstract The present study investigated the effect that eyewitnesses (or no eyewitness) had on jurors. Participants read a crime and chose their guilt belief based on 1-7 scale. The! SSunrefuted eyewitness!" received the most guilt belief, ! SSdiscredited eyewitness!" received moderate guilt belief, and! SSno eyewitness!" received little guilt belief. The ex...

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