Central Park Five, Law Assignment Homework Help

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JUVENILE JUSTICE PROCEDURE: THE CASE OF THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE The Central Park Five tells the story of five Black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were falsely accused of viciously raping and beating a white woman in Central Park. After this terrible crime, there was a rush to judgment by the police, media, and public that overcame all the safeguards of the Juvenile Justice System… Watch the entire film and address each question by number, citing specific scenes and individuals: 1. While in police custody, why did the boys confess to crimes they did not commit? How were they misled by their interrogators? Why did the presence of family and the recitation of Miranda warnings fail to protect them? 2. At trial, why did the coerced confessions trump physical evidence (or lack of evidence)? What avenues of defense did the defense attorneys NOT pursue? 3. How did the confessions and ages of the boys play a role in their sentences? 4. What transpired at the parole hearings that prolong some of their sentences? 5. After the convictions were finally reversed, what serious flaws in the investigation did District Attorney Morgenthau identify? 6. How did each of the Central Park Five describe the lasting effects of his arrest, conviction, and incarceration? Due Monday, May 23, through the SafeAssign link in the Week 10 Assignments folder. ...
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Running Head: The Central Five and Miscarriage of Justice

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1. Why they confessed to a crime they did not commit
In accordance to laws of United States, the suspects names, according to reports, were released
and publicized to press even before they could be arraigned or indicted for the crime. This
contravened the normal procedure which stipulates that the names of suspects of below
seventeen years be withheld. In the film, the suspects are being interviewed for five hours. The
suspects, who looks nervous and emotionally suspicious made a video statements in presence of
their parents and guardians. One, by the name Wise, made number of statements on his own
behalf. Salaam, who was fifteen years at the time of his arrest, should not have questioned
without the presence of his mother. Consequently, his testimony could not have admitted as
evidence since it was uncorroborated. It was also wrong that when his mother arrived, the police
stopped questioning him, which indicates that something was wrong. Despite confession to being
accomplices of the crime, the five admitted that they did not rape the jogger. For instance, they
stated that they only helped to restrain the jogger though one of them might have raped her
Salaam refused to make any videotape or sign confession but he was nevertheless implicated by
others and eventually convicted. Later on, it was revealed that he was held and questioned by the
police without the presence of his parents. This clearly shows there wa a miscarriage of justice.
It was revealed that the suspects were lied to, intimidated, an coerced into making false
confessions. The detectives were confirmed to have used ruses as a way of convincing the
suspects to confess. For instance, Salaam made only confession only when he was told that his
fingerprints were found on victim clothing. Moreover, the detectives were videotaping the
confessions of the suspects but the hours they took to interrogate them were not. DNA analysis
that was collected at scene of crime were even matching that of the suspects. For this reason, the

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Running Head: The Central Five and Miscarriage of Justice

prosecution case depended entirely on suspects’ confessions while in custody, which was
coerced.
2. The reason why coerced confessions trump physical evidence
Watching the entire videotaped interrogations, one understand why the five boys were
convicted of crime they did not commit. The evidence that was wrongfully admitted by the
court was based on inconsistence of contradictory confessions. Even though the suspects
confessed to have raped the jogger, they were intimidated by the police into doing do. For
instance, one of the suspects reveals in the film that the police manipulated and blackmailed
his father into forcing him t...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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