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Major Flaws In The Criminal Justice Of Several Nations

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Major Flaws In The Criminal Justice Of Several Nations

These days there multiple changes taking place in this world we live in,many of which are good but some maybe for the worst.The criminal justice system is a system that is meant to convict someone of their wrong doing and only that , but in each and every country there are number of flaws in their Justice System.Some forms of the major flaws in the criminal justice system of several nations that are significant to most parts of the world are wrongful conviction, racial injustice and corruption.


In Anyang,China Qin Yang Hong was tortured for three days and three nights by local authorities,whenever he fell asleep they would kick him in the gut.The pain was so intense that he would pass out.He broke down on the fourth day and admitted to a crime which he did not do.He was sentenced to death.This is just one of many cases that involves wrongful conviction as a flaw in the justice system.Having to torture someone who is incent is something that can have a major effect on a country as it puts any given citizen in harms way of being tortured by the local authorities for a crime they did not commit.As the case above many innocent defendants make outright statements or plead guilty because at some point during the interrogation process confessing will be more beneficial to them than continuing to maintain their innocence.According to the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Eyewitness misidentifications were a factor in over 70% of wrongful convictions.Eyewitness misidentification is also of the ways to be wrongfully convicted.Eyewitness misidentification is single greatest cause of wrongful conviction worldwide.In many cases of wrongful conviction,the government plays a big part.Government officials take steps to ensure that a defendant is convicted despite weak evidence or even clear proof of innocence.Often,statements from people with incentives to testify, particularly that...

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