Common Types Of Criminal Defenses

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In module II I learned about common types of criminal defenses. The defenses raised in a criminal case fall into two categories. The categories are, you did not commit the crime, or you committed the crime but should not be held responsible. To claim innocence, proves should be shown. For example, eyewitness testimony, documentary evidence, or a place that you were else at the time of the crime. The evidence that you committed the act are justifications and excuses. Justification admits the act but contends that you were legally reasonable in taking action. Excuse, the defenses normally reflect a lack of legal capacity. Meaning you were not concerned that what you was doing was illegal. Detectives, patrol officers, investigators, forensics, community relations, and first responders in emergencies are the ones who deal with first visible roles in a crime or case. The ones who see the background role are usually the staffing, training, supervisors, technology, and resources. Something new I learned is that there are approximately 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States. I also learned the terms that law enforcement agencies use, regarding to structure. “Beat” which means the geographic area that a patrol is assigned to. “Squad” which means a group of officers assigned to a number of joining beats or specific task. “Watch” means is the staff on duty during a given shift, can be either morning or evening shift. A “Precint” is the substation or area that is
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