Every case brought before a judge must have evidence. Evidence is collected the moment law enforcement arrives on the scene. However, how that evidence is collected and stored allows a defense attorney the opportunity to scrutinize the individuals who collected the content. For example, the OJ Simpson and Robert Blake cases brought scrutiny to evidence collection and made the public develop a mistrust of how evidence is stored.
Write a 1,000–1,200-word essay on the process of how evidence is collected and stored. As law enforcement presents its evidence to the state, justify some of the public’s hesitation with evidence collected and stored. Provide 2 outside references to validate your claims.
- Visit the university library and research evidence collection.
- Discuss why collecting and preserving evidence is important.
- Illustrate why judges are more likely to throw out cases when the evidence is faulty or cannot be tracked.
- Cite your sources via APA.