Gerald Clough (Gerald_clough)
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Friday, September 05, 2008 - 01:59 pm: ||
I would add that fingerprint identification contributes to the deterrent mode as one of an array of forensic methods. While someone may wear gloves through awareness of fingerprint risks, they are nevertheless more generally aware that there are many potential traces that may be left and are therefore less confident in their ability to escape detection.
As stated in the other response, associating persons with their prior crimes is a factor in deterrence. Prior to a reliable system of identification, a criminal could be reasonably confident that, with a bit of thought, they could, if detected, be punished as a first offender.
Post Number: 307
|Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 10:41 am: ||
Identifying persons (victims, witnesses or criminals) through latent prints they deposit at crime scenes or on items/surfaces related to crimes may often help to determine the truth about who was present and what happened relative to a crime.
When criminals are identified under incriminating circumstances and locked away for a long period of time, their is an associated reduction in crime. For example, some drug addicts break into cars/homes/businesses multiple times per week in order to steal items they can pawn for money to buy drugs. While they are locked away, their contribution to crime is reduced.
Similarly, when the courts have decided guilt through legal proceedings and are trying to determine the appropriate sentence, fingerprint identification can help to verify prior criminal convictions. In some states, three convictions of certain types of crimes (three strikes) can result in extended periods of incarceration. Criminal arrest records (rap sheets) are based on positive identification of fingerprint arrest records throughout most of the world.
KLWARREN (Unregistered Guest)
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|Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 09:38 pm: ||
How do fingerprints effect the advances of the criminal justice system from the policy perspective of the crime control model?