Many times, all they have to do is tell a child that if he signs this or says this, he can go home soon. Brendon prays together with his parents, and his father talks about the Lord Jesus Christ. A description of the potential role s of a forensic professional in relation to the case study. Stephens was sure about one thing only; the shooter was a black guy. In May of 2000, elderly vacationers James and Mary Ann Stephens were having breakfast at a Ramada. Patrick McGuinness and Ann Finnell supply a photo where the teen has multiple bruises on his thorax and face.
What gets in is often very weak or distorted. For the most of time, Judges were diligent, patient, courteous, and fair minded, the Defense Attorneys and the Prosecutors were efficient in the preparation and trial of the case, and seemed to respect each other in dealing with the case and even the police officers seemed to be adequately trained in courtroom decorum, respecting every person in the courtroom without any biased. Russell also recounted a conversation with Lizzie about a note, which according to Lizzie's account, she received from a messenger on the mornin. The attorneys claim it was a result of the interrogation. Instead of assessing juveniles for delinquency, and mental illness, forensic psychologists were tasked with determining competency to stand trial, ability to comply or waive Miranda rights, and if a juvenile should be transferred to the adult court system, a requirement that came to light as juveniles were committing more vicious crimes and the legal system was getting tougher on crime. It is my true opinion that the public defense attorney went above and beyond the call of duty to prove his case.
Forensic psychologists who are qualified to assess these items for adults may not be qualified to assess juveniles, as there are matters of cognitive development, or lack of development to consider when assessing juveniles. Butler gets interviewed by an intimidating police officer, Michael Glover, son of Sheriff of Jacksonville. One problem I see with this case, if they did conduct a competency to stand trial, and Butler was found not competent, due to his age, which is a strong factor in determining juvenile competency, would be the disposition of Butler. The Trial Prosecution: eye witness testimony from victim's husband Butler confessed in police custody Defense: Police did not fully investigate the crime 15 year old boy with clean record and never been seen with a gun Police threatened and beat Butler into confessing Butler did not write his confession, a detective did Did not fit original description of the killer, 25-35 years of age black male Verdict Brenton Butler was found not guilty on all charges. The mother refuted this as it was not normal behavior for he son to hug people that he was not familiar with.
Early psychologists involvement in juvenile proceedings were there to determine if the juvenile was a delinquent and what was the root of their delinquency and was it linked to a mental illness Grisso, 2003, p316. Often these are hilariously candid little bon mots, such as when before dealing with the arrogant and sleazy Officer Darnell, McGuinness tells the camera that in response to a gibe from Darnell about his smoking, he told the officer he always likes to have a cigarette before sex. Some months later, the actual perpetrator was identified by a fingerprint found on the victim's purse. Although it was contested by Butler, and riddled with errors and inconsistencies, McGuinness says, the state couldn't ignore a signed confession. Stephens gets shot in the head before her husband.
French filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade's expose of Southern injustice benefits from the fact that, as a foreigner, he brought a certain detachment to the material. Court Considerations The court in this case would have to consider the age of the defendant and its effect on the outcome of his interrogation. I formed my own opinions while watching the cross examinations, and thought about what I would decide if I happened to be sitting on the jury. I really don't think overall the goals have been met to my approval. At the time of the investigation, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was in discussions over implementing video recording during interrogations.
The search for the causes of crime. Butler's attorneys said the problem could be eliminated if police taped confessions. The case study utilized for this paper is rich in ethical and multicultural aspects of law that must be considered when dealing with juveniles, however in this case study they are examples of what not to do in the legal system. Another detective, Duane Darnell, punched him in the eye and threatened to shoot him, Butler testified. Ability to waive Miranda rights One exam that would have been beneficial in the Butler case is the Instruments for Assessing Understanding and Appreciation of Miranda Rights, created by Dr.
In 1966, when the supreme court in Kent v. Shorstein said earlier the decision to prosecute also was bolstered by the fact that Butler was identified by the victim's husband after police arrested the youth and brought him back to the motel. Normally the person would be sent for treatment until they were competent to stand trial, often times for years. The jury after only 45 minutes of deliberation find Butler not guilty of the crime and he set free. And the one who hit the hardest is a certain Glover, son of Nat Glover, Sheriff of Jacksonville. United States ruled that juveniles were entitled to certain rights the system began to change, it was the start of juvenile rights in the legal system. Evaluation of Competency to Stand Trial-Revised.
Regardless of the standard followed, forensic psychologists must utilize assessments that accurately gauge cognitive mental abilities, level of understanding of legal and court proceedings. The answer is a resounding, yes. The answer is a resounding, yes. If you are working for the prosecution the assessment could focus on the violence potential of the client and movement to the adult court in order to focus on the punishment aspects of the law. Besides, the viewers are shown the Butlers family home, the community, and the local church which the Butlers attend. Running time 111 minutes Country France United States Language English Murder on a Sunday Morning : Un coupable idéal is a French-American directed by. This is a fundamental problem with all documentary film, however.