In the movie, Double Jeopardy, Libby Parsons, played by Ashley Judd, and her husband Nick, Bruce Greenwood, go out on a weekend sailboat trip. During the night, Libby wakes up finding herself alone and covered in blood. As she gets up to search for her husband, all she finds is more blood all over the boat and a bloody knife on deck. As the investigation is underway, Libby is charged with her husband's murder. It is found that Nick and she had two million dollar life insurance policies. This is used as a motive and Libby is convicted of his murder. As Libby serves her time in prison, she entrusts her friend, Angela, Annabeth Gish, with her son. Over some time, Libby finds out through a phone call to Angela and Matty, Benjamin Weir, that Nick had staged his own death and was still alive. After serving six years in prison, she is released on parole. She violates her parole and through her own investigation finds out that Angela is dead and that her husband lives in New Orleans under a new identity. By skipping town, her correctional officer Travis Lehman, played by Tommy Lee Jones, is on her trail. He finds out what she is after and teams up with the local police to track her down. Once in New Orleans, Parsons finds the new Jonathan Deberaux and lets him know that she found him. She tells him that all she wants is her son and he agrees. He sets her up, however, at the cemetery by pretending that her son is there, but he knocks her out and puts her in a casket in a catacomb. Travis finds Libby after she escapes but instead of taking her in, he helps her to finish what she was there to do. He goes back to question Jonathan one last time about why Libby may want to find him, but instead tapes him when he says that he buried her and that there was nothing left to worry about. Libby comes into the room and demands her child again with a gun in her hand. Jonathan tries to get her to put it down by asking her if she wanted to serve time again. She tells
Do You Want People Who Have Committed Crimes To Roam the Streets of Our Free Society?
Double Jeopardy Takes the Safety and Security that Our Government Promises Us Away.
By allowing the double jeopardy rule, we are allowing, in some cases, people to "get away with it," as in, whatever they had done. You could argue that not all cases this happens, as a lot are innocent, but even if a few people were free after they had mass-murdered, then a lot of lives would be at stake. The reason that (most….
Professor, Dr. Louis C. Minifield
April 25, 2011
Seminar Criminal Law and Procedure CJ 501
Double Jeopardy is a clause within the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution that prohibits an individual from being tried twice for the same criminal offense. If a person murders an individual, he or she can not be convicted twice of murder for the same offense. According the United States Constitution of the America, Amendment V (1791) clearly….
The Understanding of Double Jeopardy
Channelle M. Hopson
Grambling State University
Channelle M. Hopson, Department of Criminal Justice, Grambling State University.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Channelle M. Hopson, Department of Criminal Justice, Grambling State University, Grambling, La. 71245.
This paper is to enlighten the audience of the double jeopardy rule. Double jeopardy refers to a person being….
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: I
RIGHT AGAINST DOUBLE JEOPARDY
Submitted to: Ms. Kavya Salim
Course : BBA LLB [ 2nd sem]
Double Jeopardy in General
Right against Double Jeopardy in India
Scope of article 20(2)
Autrefois convict and Autrefois acquit
Double jeopardy protection in India: A comparison with English law
violence to a policeman. The Federal Government then charged him with the federal crime of assaulting a federal officer.
Lara claimed that, because key elements of that crime mirrored elements of his tribal crime, he was protected by the Double Jeopardy Clause. The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides, "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury,….
RIGHTS OF AN ACCUSED:
CONTINOUS ASSESSMENT-III FOR CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE
SUBMTTED BY: Wayne Rooney
SUBMITTED TO: PROF. K.L. BHATIA
It is a well-settled principle of law that a man must not be put twice in peril for the same offence
or must not be punished for the same offence. Our Indian Constitution guarantees the
aforementioned right under Article 20(2) of the Constitution1 along….
evidence surfaces, they will not be sentenced. This bill, which has the ability to create corruption in the ordinance process and keep a killer from being locked up, is known as the double jeopardy law.
To understand the logistics of what is wrong with the double jeopardy law, you must first know what it is. The double jeopardy law prohibits an individual from being tried on the same charges twice. This means that if someone is found not guilty of a crime they were accused….
Andrew S. C. Ehrenberg, Gerald J. Goodhardt, & T. Patrick Barwise
Double Jeopardy Revisited
In any given time period, a small brand typically has far fewer buyers than a larger brand. In addition,
its buyers tend to buy it less often. This pattern is an instance of a widespread phenomenon called
"double jeopardy" (DJ). The authors describe the wide range of empirical evidence for DJ, the theories
that account for its occurrence, known exceptions and deviations, and practical implications.….
After reading the entire plot synopsis four times, and reading everything possible about
the Double Jeopardy clause. I can honestly say I found this case extremely interesting and have a
strong desire to watch this movie. Now this case if Libby was to actually murder Nick at the end
of the movie would certainly involve a massive amount of investigations, questions, and laws.
Now throughout the movie she did in fact commit multiple offenses from deceiving a parole
officer, to handling a stolen weapon….
This essay will argue that the amendments made to the double jeopardy rule were necessary to improve justice. It will first show that the amendments improve the possibility of achieving justice on principle and for victims by holding the guilty accountable. It will then proceed to examine claims that the implementation of the amendments can create injustice, arguing that the benefits for justice outweigh the costs of such injustices. Thirdly, the essay will discuss how the amendments, including the….