Scientific Method - Outline
Determining What Evidence Reveals To You About A Crime
Use Law to Show Credibility
Make an Argument That Shows Importance
Running head: SCIENTIFIC METHOD
The law is a very categorical in its fulfillment, therefore, as a lawyer intending to
represent accused persons in a court of law, it requires one to be well prepared. The fulfillment
of the given mandate highly depends on the credibility of the “evidence” gathered and the
legality of gathering such information. Therefore, it is very crucial that when fulfilling the role of
evidence collection, one must use the right method to ensure credible data/information is
gathered to convince the judge or the jury “beyond a reasonable doubt.” The scientific method of
problem solving and decision-making, in my field, would entail the following:
a) Understand the explicit details of the case
This is the information gathering phase of the method. It is very crucial to know every detail of
the case to be able to identify the best course of action. If it is a defense case, one identifies the
existing loopholes that can be manipulated; and if it is a prosecuting case, one identifies the best
way to prove one's argument.
b) Form an argument
This is the hypothesis part of the method. It involves identifying the best argument suited to win
the case. The argument forms the fabric of the case, and every other “discoveries” will be aligned
with this course of an argument.
c) Present the case in a “kangaroo” court
This is the experimentation part of the scientific method. Through presenting the case in a
“kangaroo” court, the team can identify the existing loopholes by running the case through all
possibilities. The team allows the clients to experience a “court scenario” and through such a
trial, the team can identify the existing loopholes and find solutions to them.
d) Case analysis
The team analyses the case from the “kangaroo” case trial and identifies the possibilities and
probabilities of the case in a court of law. The team also analyses the “beyond reasonable doubt”
element, to determine whether their course of action is viable and actionable if presented in a
court of law.
The courts decide on whether to proceed to court using that line of argument or to adopt a new
line of argument. If the line of argument seems viable enough, the team decides to use it, if not, a
new line is adopted, and the same process is repeated (Cameron & Craig, 2010).
Determining What Evidence Reveals To You about a Crime
The factuality of what is presented, as evidence is only as accurate as its ability to convince a
stranger to its truthfulness.
a) Evidence credibility
To determine if the evidence presented meets the bare minimum requirements to be
considered worthy to be presented in a court of law. The success of such an action will solely
rely on its ability to show “due cause” in affecting and influencing the case in a “substantial”
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