• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

You have been asked to write a report for the court about a case, the details of which are given below. You have been specifically asked to comment on the credibility of a particular witness' testimony.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

You have been asked to write a report for the court about a case, the details of which are given below. You have been specifically asked to comment on the credibility of a particular witness' testimony. This witness is the key prosecution witness but the court wants an independent expert to give their opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of this testimony. Using your psychological knowledge you should comment on what factors might have impaired the witness and what factors suggest that the witness' evidence could be strong. Would you recommend that the court accept this witness' evidence? You should back up the points you make with reference to the research literature, both applied and theoretical. Your report should follow the outline given at the end of the case information. It should be noted that the events depicted in this case are fictional and that this exercise is purely for the purposes of assessing this module and does not constitute any form of training in writing expert reports. ...read more.

Middle

She saw the fourth male being knocked to the ground and one of the gang started kicking him and hitting him hard with a piece of wood. The man on the ground was obviously in a lot of pain. The male who was attacking the man on the ground looked up and she says that she recognised him as being T. Mrs P. claims that T. is a well known trouble-maker on the estate where she lives and she has often seen him around. Mrs P. ran back to the High Street called the police and an ambulance on her mobile phone but did not give her name or details because she says she was scared about reprisals. Mrs P. only contacted the police four weeks later when she found out that the victim was still in hospital in a coma. The police initially showed her a series of photographs of possible suspects and she picked out T. with no hesitation. ...read more.

Conclusion

The ability to illustrate your awareness of ethical issues in the area where appropriate 4. The ability to suggest how theoretical knowledge can be applied within the Criminal Justice System, including the use of expert reports 5. To show the ability to construct fair, coherent, convincing and sustained arguments, using an appropriately wide range of evidence 6. The ability to evaluate primary source material critically 7. Evidence the ability to use written communication clearly, coherently and grammatically, within a given structure, using the standard referencing techniques of the discipline, demonstrating effective choice and organisation of material. 8. The ability to use ICT skills to present information effectively using a format and style to suit the intended purpose, subject and audience 9. The ability to use databases and other computer sources effectively to retrieve and select information 10. The ability to make critical judgements and evaluations, identifying general principles and evaluating competing perspectives 11. The ability to work autonomously, setting personal goals and deadlines as appropriate in order to complete set tasks 12. To demonstrate subject knowledge through independent appraisal of a range of learning resources PY610: Expert report assignment (2000 words maximum; 50% of total mark) ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Law section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Law essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    abortion research

    4 star(s)

    It may not be possible for broad agreements to be reached, but it may be possible for reasonable compromises to be achieved. First, though, we need to understand what the issues are. Fetus, Humanity, Personhood: When Does a Fetus Become a Human Person with Rights Debating the Status of the

  2. Criminal Law (Offences against the person) - revision notes

    Police find these fire arms and charge him. He pleas self defence * Yes - court behavior * Threat wasn't imminent Court said he believed he was in imminent danger Subjective rather than objective test Malrick v DPP (1989) - Believed he had property stolen from him so he armed

  1. The case R.V Machekequonabe, a pagan Indian prisoner.

    When the victim did not answer, it suggested to Machekequonabe that the target was not human. Thirdly, the judge and jury would ask whether or not Machekequonabe has any intention to harm a human being. According the facts, the answer would be no.

  2. The Constitutionalisation of the Treaties by the European Court of Justice.

    Under international law, it is the intention of the parties which determines the effects of a treaty's provisions and this is to be determined according to national constitutional law. Looking at the actual text of the Treaty, Advocate General Roemer submitted that limited provisions of the Treaty were designed to

  1. Why did Wolsey acquire and develop Hampton Court in 1514?

    arrived in England in 1515, Wolsey would say to him " His majesty will do so and so". Later he would say "We shall do so and so". But in 1519 he would say "I shall do so and so" Wolsey had power, but didn't use it wisely.

  2. Worlds Apart: Orientalism, Antifeminism, and Heresy in Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale

    the Roman Church; together with the poems of Waltherius, du Pont, and before them Hildebert, all these presuppose that Islam arose in a Christian people, "derelicta fide catholica." The effect of the polemical decision by Peter and others to mischaracterize Islam as a Christian heresy was, in Daniel's words, to

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work