The Zodiac

2216 Words Apr 28th, 2015 9 Pages
Lindbergh Baby Case
Suzanne Lopez
4/06/2015
CJ 101

High profile cases can receive a lot of unwanted media attention. As a result of this media attention, this can lead to an unfair advantage for the three components of the criminal justice system especially within police investigations. As high profile cases tend to get more media exposure, the pressure that the state enhances its authority over the police to solve the case tends to get swifter than they would any other investigation. This result can be disastrous because police investigators will try to work through a case quickly and efficiently to satisfy the media, victims, victims’ families as well as the state. Especially with high profile cases where appearances isn’t
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In the case of the kidnapping victim, Charles Lindbergh Jr. was abducted out of their home on the evening of March 1, 1932. This case reached headlines and media attention across the world because of its bizarre nature and innuendos and facts surrounding the case. When police investigators arrived at the scene, they immediately assessed the crime scene and gathered and preserved the evidence at the crime scene. The evidence that the police investigators found was a ransom note that demanded $50,000 dollars in total and to be broken up into small bills; $25,000 in 20 dollar bills, $15,000 in 10 dollar bills, and $10,000 in 5 dollar bills. The police investigators found interesting that this ransom note was actually not signed by an alias or unsigned. Since most ransom notes are actually unsigned to prevent identification of the perpetrators, police investigators immediately started speculating as to why the ransom note was singed into some German childish symbols. There was also misspellings in the ransom note

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