Essays Tagged: "murder cases"

Juvenile crime

B: Affirmative BriefJuvenile crime is increasing rapidly and is a problem that plagues America.The murder rate by 18 year olds has increased 467% since 1965! The current policymaintained for the last ... tained for the last number of decades is clearly not effective. An increase of207% in the number of murder cases committed by 15 year olds from 1985 to 1993is not a sign that current policy is effecti ...

(5 pages) 245 1 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

The Lindebergh Case and how the case relates to current US laws, and what society was like in the 1930's.

Famous murder cases in the history of the United States of America have been taught in classes all over the ... the head was the cause of death. Two theories arose from this. The first was that the baby had been murdered in his room since the fractured skull of a baby does not bleed. The second was that the bab ... ton, New Jersey on May 13, 1932.It was two years later when police arrested Bruno Hauptmann for the murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. Bruno Hauptmann was born in Germany where he served in the First Wor ...

(14 pages) 59 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Sentence Disparity Within the Courts.

w the judge's reach their decisions.All the cases being referred to in this paper are second-degree murder cases. The punishment for this type of offence is clearly a mandatory sentence of life impris ... Degenhardt was sentenced to life imprisonment without eligibility for parole for fifteen years for murdering her husband. There was no mention of mitigating or aggravating factors in the judge's deci ...

(8 pages) 108 0 0.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Capital punishment

eath penalty costs North Carolina $2.16 million per execution over the costs of a non-death penalty murder case with a sentence of imprisonment for life." ( The costs of processing murder cases in Nor ... 8, 1988)."A 1991 study of the Texas criminal justice system estimated the cost of appealing capital murder at $2,316,655. In contrast, the cost of housing a prisoner in a Texas maximum security prison ...

(14 pages) 115 1 4.5 Jan/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Searial killers

nsters has occurred. The media is fueled by the films and novels, allowing wider coverage of serial murder cases. The public is interested, and the topic sells. Writers keep producing fictional storie ... y one of his crime scenes. Homicide detectives are taught to look for unusual patterns in different murders. Serial killers are psychologically compelled to leave their signature at each crime scene. ...

(3 pages) 46 0 4.6 Feb/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

The Abolition of the Provocation Defence

ally the defence finds its origins in displacing an automatic death sentence for those convicted of murder. The perceived injustice of being sent to death in some cases brought about the defence to mi ... ia the defence of provocation has been somewhat of an anomaly in the law in that it only applied to murder cases, the most heinous of crimes. I will argue that it is incorrect to reduce culpability wh ...

(13 pages) 29 0 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Life Wasn’t Just For Leo Frank

rked, as a superintendent and part owner of a pencil factory, in Atlanta in 1913. He was accused of murdering a 13-year-old Caucasian girl that worked at his factory. Though tried and convicted for th ... e book The Leo Frank Case, by Leonard Dinnerstein takes a look at the circumstances surrounding the murder, including the evidence, Frank's defense and public controversy.Atlanta police had not had a ...

(6 pages) 10 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Pretrial Publicity: Media Coverage and Guilt Attribution Abstract: This study

ed that media poses little or no threat to pre-trial guilt attribution data was analyzed about five murder cases.Method Richard A. Shaffer, a professor of Sociology at California Polytechnic State Uni ... ot, the librarian died two days later. A father and son were arrested and charged with first-degree murder. 286 potential jurors were interviewed by phone. Change of venue motion was not met due to th ...

(5 pages) 1331 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Murder of Jonbenet Ramsey

system would be solved, and justice would be served. But unfortunately this is not the case in the murder investigation of a six-year-old Colorado girl. Justice was not served, and the case is stil ... ved, and the case is still yet to be concluded six years later. This is one of the most compelling murder cases of our day, and some consider it to be a perfect murder in a perfect town. There are l ...

(16 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

capital punishment

ling of someone as punishment for a crime. Most of the executions, since early 1800's, have been of murder cases. Convicts of serious crimes such as treason, rape, armed robbery, and kidnapping have b ... f society.The most striking protection of innocent life has been seen in Texas, which executes more murderers than any other state. According to JFA (Justice for All), the Texas murder rate in 1991 wa ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jun/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays