Sunday, November 6, 2011

Due Process

Facts and Details:

  1. Eyewitnesses can sometimes be unreliable.
  2. only 25% of cases have biological evidence.
  3. Kevin Rojas, a high school senior, was wrongly accused of murder because the claims of witnesses were untrue.
  4. After four years in prison, a mother-daughter team fought for his case and won. 
  5. DNA plays an important role in trials, but they are developing ways to prove people innocent without it.
  6. Quincy Spruell served 24 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
  7. Texas has more executions than any other state. 
  8. A group called Last Resort deals with the innocence of prisoners. They usually do not have DNA to work with.
  9. A person sentenced to death can potentially wait 25 years before being executed.
  10. There are 55 innocence projects in the United States.
  1. How much are the claims of eyewitnesses considered in a trial? 
  2. What is more crucial to a trial: eyewitnesses or DNA?
  3. After an innocent person is released from prison, is the case forgotten or do the search for the rea criminal?
  4. How could we prevent the sentencing of innocent people? How could be change or system?
  5. How many people a year are found innocent after being kept in prison?

No comments:

Post a Comment