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    According to the American Judicature Society (AJS), judicial independence is the idea that judges should operate independently of outside influences and be able to render a fair and impartial decision

    Peter Rose, a California bee keeper, was unemployed at the time he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. His conviction was vacated by deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing after he spent 10 years in prison.

    Sean Bell was an unarmed black man shot 50 times by New York City police officers on November 25, 2006.

    Visit the following websites to learn more about the case:
    •http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703977004575393823233738384
    •http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89938081

    On February 28, 1979, Stanley Williams murdered Albert Lewis Owens during a robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Whittier, California.

    For details about the case, visit the following Website:
    •http://crime.about.com/od/deathrow/a/tookie2.htm

    Read the cases provided above and prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following issues:
    •Analyzes and explains the facts in the Rose case.
    •Describes the causes of wrongful conviction in the Rose case.
    •Analyzes and explains the facts of the Williams case.
    •Compares the treatment of Rose and Williams by the criminal justice system.
    •Analyzes and describes the specific instances of discrimination in the Williams case.
    •Analyzes and describes the facts in the Bell case.
    •Applies theoretical perspectives of crime to the actions of the officers in the Bell case.
    •Discusses the current state of minorities in America.

    Add additional content in the Notes section.

    Support your responses with examples.

    Cite any sources in APA format.

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    According to the American Judicature Society (AJS), judicial independence is the idea that judges should operate independently of outside influences and be able to render a fair and impartial decision
    Peter Rose, a California bee keeper, was unemployed at the time he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. His conviction was vacated by deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing after he spent 10 years in prison.
    Sean Bell was an unarmed black man shot 50 times by New York City police officers on November 25, 2006.
    Visit the following websites to learn more about the case:
    •http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703977004575393823233738384
    •http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89938081
    On February 28, 1979, Stanley Williams murdered Albert Lewis Owens during a robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Whittier, California.

    Read the cases provided above and prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following issues:

    •Analyzes and explains the facts in the Rose case.
    •Describes the causes of wrongful conviction in the Rose case.

    The facts associated with the Rose case are troubling and unfortunately common. Police essentially developed tunnel vision, focused exclusively on a suspect, and subsequently cultivated a case against an innocent person despite all the facts that established the suspect's innocence. In this case, police deliberately led the victim into identifying Rose as her attacker despite the fact that after preparing a photographic lineup containing a photograph of Rose and showing it to a witness who saw the attacker leaving the scene while driving his car and the victim, neither selected Rose.

    The driver actually selected another person instead of Rose, but the unrelentless and unethical investigators continued to insist that Rose was the attacker to the extent that on December 1994, they brought the victim to the police station and badgered her until she relented and agreed with their theory about Rose being the attacker. This badgering of the victim continued for 3 hours, which lead to Rose's arrest after the victim succumbed to the unethical and illegal tactics of the police, and subsequently selected Rose from a photo lineup, which led to his arrest the following day.

    Rose also had ineffective counsel during the trial as he was convicted despite no DNA profile being able to be obtained from the biological evidence aside from the visual examination of a pubic hair. In addition, Rose could have been one of millions of people who could have ...

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