Criminal Evidence

Criminal Evidence U4

Conduct an online search for a news article about a criminal case that occurred in the past 5 years. Your article review should address the information below.

  • Summarize the case and the article’s premise.
  • What was used as criminal evidence in the case?
  • What was used as circumstantial evidence in the case?
  • Discuss whether or not the use of plea bargaining was used in this criminal case. If it was not used, why do you think it was not used?
  • Would you say that the criminal was charged or not charged beyond a reasonable doubt? Why, or why not?
  • Analyze the article for findings on the interrelationship among courts, corrections, and law enforcement in this case. How do you think communication among these players was used in this case to form conclusions?

Support your article review with a minimum of one reference from the CSU Online Library.

Your article review must be at least two pages in length, not counting the title or reference pages. Adhere to APA Style when constructing this assignment and include in-text citations and references for all sources that are used. Please note that no abstract is needed

Answer preview

Criminal evidence, whether physical proof, testimony from witnesses, or scientific evidence, helps the courts to make firm decisions in criminal case rulings. The classification of evidence can be direct or circumstantial, and for it to be admissible in court, it has to be logically relevant and competent.  A summary of the article, “Man, Twice Convicted of Child Porn Pleads Guilty Again, Sentenced to 3 Years,” will inform the kind of evidence the court used to charge the offender.