Erroneous Information in Criminal Investigation

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Assignment 1: Erroneous Information in Criminal Investigation

Many investigators and psychologists focus on the minutiae of the case and easily lose track of the larger picture. On the other hand, it is also very important to weigh the evidence and decide what data is more important and should be examined further and what data may be placed aside.

Using the module readings and the Argosy University online library resources, respond to the following questions:

  • What are the possible sources of error in the information collected during a police investigation?
  • What are some of the factors that may lead to false confessions?

Write your initial response in approximately 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Submission Details:

  • By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
  • Through the end of the module, respond to at least two of your classmates' posts. While responding, compare the similarities and differences between what you have constructed and what your classmates have.
Grading CriteriaMaximum Points
Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions

16

Quality of responses to classmates

12

Frequency of responses to classmates

4

Reference to supporting readings and other materials

4

Language and grammar

4

Total:

40

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chriss200
School: Duke University

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Erroneous Information in Criminal Investigation
The possible sources of error in police investigations could be interrogating so many
people whereas some of these people might not have been around during the incidence and
would give false information. It leads to high chances of getting a lying witness thus fail to
collect relevant information and evidence. The other source of error is profiling suspects based
on their race or origin resulting from failure to analyze evidence and information to identify
suspects. This might lead to the real criminal getting away with the crime. The focus on one
suspect, perspective of events and ignoring evidence is common in criminal investigations. The
other source is tampe...

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