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Stop the practice of parading suspects before the media …

A Senior State Attorney, Mrs. Marie-Louise Simmons, has called for the police to stop the practice of parading suspected criminals before the media cameras.  The practice, she noted, was not helpful, as people looking to settle personal scores could take advantage of.

She added that some members of the public would sometimes want to confirm crimes leveled against certain arrested suspects based purely on rumors they might have heard about such suspects.

She was speaking at a day’s workshop held for senior officers of the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in the Ashanti Region.   The goal was to build their capacity to efficiently investigate reported crimes to build strong case and secure court convictions.

Topics discussed included “who a criminal investigator is”, “crime scene investigations” “role of crime scene investigator” and “identification of suspects”.   The Senior State Attorney said it was important for the investigators to make sure that they did a

Read more at: https://www.businessghana.com/site/news/general/157911/Stop-the-practice-of-parading-suspects.

Stop the practice of parading suspects before the media

A Senior State Attorney, Mrs. Marie-Louise Simmons, has called for the police to stop the practice of parading suspected criminals before the media cameras.  The practice, she noted, was not helpful, as people looking to settle personal scores could take advantage of.

She added that some members of the public would sometimes want to confirm crimes leveled against certain arrested suspects based purely on rumors they might have heard about such suspects.

She was speaking at a day’s workshop held for senior officers of the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in the Ashanti Region.   The goal was to build their capacity to efficiently investigate reported crimes to build strong case and secure court convictions.

Topics discussed included “who a criminal investigator is”, “crime scene investigations” “role of crime scene investigator” and “identification of suspects”.   The Senior State Attorney said it was important for the investigators to make sure that they did a

Read more at: https://www.businessghana.com/site/news/general/157911/Stop-the-practice-of-parading-suspects.

Stop the practice of parading suspects before the media

By Gifty Amofa, GNA

Kumasi, Jan 12, GNA –
A Senior State Attorney, Mrs. Marie-Louise Simmons, has called for the police
to stop the practice of parading suspected criminals before the media cameras.

The practice, she
noted, was not helpful, as people looking to settle personal scores could take
advantage of.

She added that some
members of the public would sometimes want to confirm crimes leveled against
certain arrested suspects based purely on rumors they might have heard

She was speaking at a
day’s workshop held for senior officers of the Police Criminal Investigations
Department (CID) in the Ashanti Region.

The goal was to build
their capacity to efficiently investigate reported crimes to build strong case
and secure court convictions.

Topics discussed
included “who a criminal investigator is”, “crime scene investigations” “role
of crime scene investigator” and “identification of

Read more at: http://www.ghananewsagency.org/social/stop-the-practice-of-parading-suspects-before-the-media-127359

Stay Tuned: A too simple approach to trial by media on ‘Notorious …

I recently watched a fictional series that follows the investigation and trial of a college student who is accused of murder. When the guy is arrested, he practically has a heart to heart with the police officer on the case and I thought: Why is he not immediately asking for an attorney? Has he never seen an episode of “Law Order” or like any police procedural show ever?

Media fiction and reality, in this case, a television series and the criminal justice system, can have fluid boundaries and not just in my mind as I yell at a fictional character for not following what I imagine is typical real world protocol. Take for example, “the CSI effect,” a phrase coined by some in the legal community and the media a decade ago to describe jurors who so were influenced by the

Read more at: http://www.milfordbeacon.com/news/20161028/stay-tuned-too-simple-approach-to-trial-by-media-on-notorious

Stay Tuned: A too simple approach to trial by media on ‘Notorious’

I recently watched a fictional series that follows the investigation and trial of a college student who is accused of murder. When the guy is arrested, he practically has a heart to heart with the police officer on the case and I thought: Why is he not immediately asking for an attorney? Has he never seen an episode of “Law Order” or like any police procedural show ever?

Media fiction and reality, in this case, a television series and the criminal justice system, can have fluid boundaries and not just in my mind as I yell at a fictional character for not following what I imagine is typical real world protocol. Take for example, “the CSI effect,” a phrase coined by some in the legal community and the media a decade ago to describe jurors who so were influenced by the series

Read more at: http://www.poconorecord.com/news/20161028/stay-tuned-too-simple-approach-to-trial-by-media-on-notorious