This is a report that discuses the Forensic Studies in the Courtroom using the Mr, McGee case study. The paper also addresses the reasoning for chosen investigation stages.
Forensic Studies in the Courtroom using the Mr. McGee case study
About the Assignment
Firstly, you are to produce a report for the legal team defending the accused, Mr. McGee. Ensure you read through The Incident Update below before starting your assignment. Your report should detail three specific stages of the ‘123 Fake Street’ Investigation in which bias could have been in the introduction. Also, how these might affect the partiality of the prosecution’s forensic team. This includes examiners at the scene, forensic and laboratory professionals. These “stages” of the investigation may include (not an exhaustive list) specific actions, procedures, instructions, lines of questioning (and so on) at any stage of the investigation from the time of first response to delivery of expert testimony in the courtroom.
Secondly, in your report, you should address your reasoning for choosing these specific stages of the investigation, how bias could have been introduced, and the way this could affect the partiality of the prosecution. In your report you should address the necessity of maintaining impartiality at each stage you have chosen of the investigation. Your report should include what you would expect to see from the prosecution to demonstrate how they could have avoided being partial in the specific areas/stages you have chosen. Additionally, your report must have support of academic sources and relevant literature.
Lastly, your report should have an introduction, discussion and conclusion sections. The Incident Update The Incident Update It is several weeks since the incident on the evening of 30th October at 123 Fake Street. Mr. McGee, the owner of 123 Fake Street, is being charged accused of the murder of E. Shermer, his former girlfriend. Your new role is as part of the forensic science team advising the legal team defending Mr. McGee. You are to advise them on possible avenues of bias-introduction and partiality in the procedures conducted by the prosecution’s team. They want to know if the forensic team working for the prosecution have been unfair in their investigation.
The legal team you are working for have advised you that the following forensic evidence (at least) will be included in the prosecution’s case: Fingerprint comparisons DNA evidence Bloodstain-pattern analysis Witness testimony from the neighbour, Mr. A. Lias. The defending legal team have asked you to identify three areas in which bias or partiality could have been demonstrated by the prosecution for them to build their case