In the year 2010, 26-year-old Kenzie Houk was found murdered in her bed. Kenzie was shot in her head. Kenzie was also eight months pregnant when she was murdered (nydailynews.com). The person who found the body was her 4-year-old daughter. When the police officers arrived at the scene, they searched to see if anybody broke into the house. The police officers were unable to find any force entry. The police officers even thought it was a possibility that Kenzie ex-boyfriend could of committed the murder, but they were unable to connect him to the murder. Eventually, the police officers found out that the murderer was none other then the 11-year-old Jordan Anthony Brown.
A little after a year of the McVicker incident, William found himself in an Orange County jail. But due to the officers getting his record’s mixed up; William was cleared to walk and given a court date. But William would of course not show up for the court date and
People go missing all the time and are found in just a short amount of time. But what about the people who go missing and are never found again? Murders in Illinois are more common than not. In these four cases, the individual goes missing mysteriously and are recovered in pieces or not at all. How does this happen? People may never know but the families will keep fighting until someone gives them an answer.
Offender Characteristics And General Patterns Simon Gittany was a male perpetrator. In almost 4 out of 5 intimate partner homicides the perpetrator was a male (Australian Institute of Criminology 1998).
Baily Mcmillan Mrs.Wilcox English 9C 17 Oct. 2016 Homicide Detective V.S. Criminologist When you see the shows such as Homicide Hunter or Killer Instincts many times my mom and I try to figure out who is the murder. Most of the time my prediction is right because of the details my mom misses, and putting together all the clues. From then on I realised I had a gift, even if it was I was just watching television show. That is what sparked my interest the criminal justice area. I have contemplated the career choices that would best fit my interest leaving me with Homicide Detective and Criminologist. While both careers deal with criminal justice they differ greatly in the type of work environment, pay, skills/education.
Murder on a Sunday Morning is about an African American boy who was wrongly convicted of murder. He was only fifteen years old when his life changed forever. While first watching the documentary, it seems to the audience that Brenton Butler, the convicted boy, is guilty. Mr. Stephens, husband of the victim, Ann Stephens, claims that Butler came over, tried to take Anna Stephens’ purse, and then before she could comply, he raised his gun and shot her in the face. Sadly, Mr. Stephens was the only eye-witness, which is a major red flag, as he is connected to the victim. After being forced by the detective, Butler confesses. Once defense attorney, Patrick McGuinness is involved, he has Butler tell the court of his innocence and thus beings the criminal proceedings for Brenton Butler.
The National Geographic film, A Portrait of a Killer, examines the types of stress that living beings can endure, and how it can thus affect the rest of their bodies. Severe chronic stress can lead even lead to the destruction of brain cells. Dr. Robert Sapolsky is a neurobiologist of Stanford University who has been researching stress for over thirty years. In order to study stress and its implications upon nonhumans, he went to Africa to study baboons. This species has only three hours of stress caused by eating, and the rest of their daily routine is consumed by about nine hours of free time. Much like Western society, baboons socially stress out one another, as they have social hierarchies to regulate how them interact with one another.
Liberty and Justice for Some By Martina Bioh Virginia Union University 2016 Table of Contents Page Introduction 1 Introduction continues 2 Chapter 2 3 Chapter 2 continues 4 Conclusion 5 References 6 Chapter 1: Introduction The United States criminal justice system have been known to be one of the most injustice system in the world. Criminal justice is known as the system of law
After the ballistics team had come to the conclusion that the gun was probably shot from four blocks away, Detective Healey and Doug Boyle start to go on an investigation. They had went door-to-door to question others to see if they knew anything about Charlie Ward’s death. When the police stopped at Michael’s house, they had asked the McKenzie family if they owned any firearms. Michael’s dad responded with a yes and was asked if he can show them. Michael then responded that he did not currently have his Winchester and said that his friend, Joe, borrowed it. A few days later, Doug Boyle and Detective Healey came back to Michael’s house with metal detectors to search the backyard for any evidence. While searching, Doug Boyle finds an empty casing
“It really does appear the victim’s home was targeted at random,” Hunter said. “It’s a very dangerous situation where an intruder forcibly enters a home. ... And if there was a fortunate moment ... it’s that the victim is a highly trained police officer who showed restraint where deadly force would’ve certainly been justified.”
The article “Man Charged in Birthday Party Fatal Stabbing Held on $1.5M,” written by Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi for the Chicago Tribune, details a homicide that occurred at a birthday party. At the birthday party, Adan Montano, a thirty-seven year-old man, attacked Stephanie Serrano, a nineteen year-old girl, with
The mother called 911 and gathered her legally owned firearms. The mother, who was panicked, asked the 911 operator if she could shoot the intruder. The response from the operator was, “…you do what you have to do to protect your baby,” (Owens and Dolak). When the intruder entered the room, the mother took aim and fired. Upon being shot, the intruder fled and turned himself in to the police. The 911 call lasted twenty-one minutes. If the mother had been required to wait for police to arrive, she and her child could easily have been harmed, but because of Oklahoma’s “Stand Your Ground” laws the mother and child were able to survive the encounter unscathed. Unfortunately, there may not always time to call and wait for police assistance. Instead citizens are forced to take matters into their own hands to protect themselves. If people are unable to properly defend themselves, then the perpetrator may be able to successfully commit a crime and escape. If New Jersey adopts “Stand Your Ground” laws then mothers, fathers, and American citizens will be able to immediately protect themselves, their families, and their
Introduction Murder in the city occurs due to different reasons, and there is an interconnection of various factors that motivate individuals to commit crimes. Key factors for this phenomenon are social, economic, and political. Murder in the city can be analyzed or investigated from sociological approach since those who commit the crimes have to undergo a decision-making process for them to identify who to commit their heinous crime or whether they are justified to do.
The grey light of the world there once used to be continues to shine down upon the cold relentless remains of the growing darkness the universe has now become. After the occurrence of an undefined apocalypse, the continent of North America is left nearly unpopulated. The details that have separated
The online documentary filmed by Frontline, The Killer at Thurston High, goes into the life of Kip Kinkel, leading up to him killing his parents, two fellow classmates and injuring 25 more. This film examines Kip Kinkel’s life, looking for clues that lead to him committing this mass murder. Areas that were explored such as his upbringing, social life, his hobbies, and events that led him to seeing a psychologist for depression. All of these areas that the documentary covered show a gradual, consistent build up in concerning behavior. This documentary shows that there were precursors leading up to these tragic events like the Thurston High shooting and the list of troubling behavior that can lead to this.