All reviews must address the following key points: Identify the main elements of the investigative process involved in the case Discuss major flaws, weaknesses or failures that were identified in the police investigative processes which affected the outcome of the case Discuss critical suggestions for ways in which these investigative […]
Do you think victim-impact statements should be admissible at the sentencing stage of criminal trials? If so, what information should they contain, and what should be omitted? How can the information in victim-impact statements be verified?
Who is the hearsay declarant? List and explain three exceptions to the Hearsay Rule that require the declarant to be unavailable. Why is testimonial hearsay inadmissible at a criminal trial? Explain the constitutional issues involved. When are statements of a person’s mental state admissible? Do you think hearsay evidence whould […]
Psychological research shows that eyewitness testimony is not always accurate, therefore it should not be used in the criminal justice system. Discuss. In order to answer this question: • Briefly define what eyewitness testimony is and where is it used in the criminal justice system • Consider its accuracy and […]