Criminal Investigation

769 Words Nov 21st, 2011 4 Pages
Alexander, Armond

Criminal Investigations

12 November 2011

American Intercontinental University

There are many laws that are put in place to help criminal investigators. The laws are put in place to give the criminal investigators a better chance on solving the crime, be effective and deterrence of future crimes. Aberjhani said, “Many may very well continue to ask why more value is placed on technicalities of a law than on a man’s flesh and blood life, especially when there is any amount of “doubt” at all regarding his guilt or innocence.” The value is put on technicalities to unsure that the truth is said and justice is indeed done. There never needs to be a mistake when it comes to justice and the law. Laws are made
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So laws that come into effect can affect criminal investigators responsibilities. One law that the state of Connecticut has pass is a law that says the all convicted felonies must have their Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) on file (Breaking down the state's new criminal justice laws, 2011). Whenever a felon is convicted their Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is put on file. This law has a positive effect on criminal investigators. Was a crime is done and there is Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) at the scene the criminal investigators can track the person down a lot quicker if the Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is in the database. This tool can be better affective is used correctly, but like the finger print if their print is not in the database it will mean nothing. Even though Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is very affective it you don’t have the right person to match the Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) it is like finding a needle in a hay stack. Another law that changed the responsibilities of criminal investigators that was passed in the state of Connecticut was eyewitness. In the state of Connecticut there has been a problem with eyewitness giving false information in many investigations. People have been convicted wrongful from a result of a false eyewitness. This is a result from a study that was done by the Connecticut chapter of the Innocence Project. The law states that
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