Another Sbi Problem: Criminal Information Network Access

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The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has missed a few improper uses of the Division of Criminal Information network, according to a report in a Raleigh newspaper. The DCI network houses local, state and federal data gathered from police and prisons, courts and drivers’ records. This network supplied all the information to that officer
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Sbi to Probe Cary Police Actions … (p. 2)

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We’re continuing our discussion of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s review of the Cary Police Department’s part in a February hostage situation. The suspect apparently did not intend to rob the bank, and he pretended he had a gun though he was unarmed. Police shot and killed. The SBI must determine if the
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Jurors and Tv-style Forensic Evidence, Conclusion

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We’ve been discussing the “CSI Effect” — that is, the strongly held belief that jurors are so accustomed to television’s forensic acrobatics that they expect real-life prosecutors to present the same type of evidence. Criminal defense attorneys from Raleigh to Portland believe juries are smarter than that, and a recent study confirmed that belief. It’s
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Jurors and Tv-style Forensic Evidence, Continued

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In our last post, we were talking about the “CSI Effect.” Prosecutors in North Carolina and around the country have complained for a while now that American jurors are so swept up in the high-tech world of television forensics that they expect real-life murder investigations to be just as flashy and complex. Without the fancy
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