Sample records for carjacking

  1. Use of mapping time and space as a forensic tool in a murder case in South Africa

    CSIR Research Space (South Africa)

    Schmitz, Peter MU


    Full Text Available from London, where one of his musicals was running; (b) the state witness then contacted Accused #2 to arrange for a group of assassins who could do the assassination. It was arranged that the assassination should take the form of a carjacking... Modern Synthesis, Third Edition. Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022. ISBN 0-06-042578-4 Kraak, M-J., 2003a: Kraak, M., 2003b: The Space-Time Cube Revisited from a Geovisualization Perspective. In...

  2. Prejudice and terror management at trial: Effects of defendant race/ethnicity and mortality salience on mock-jurors' verdict judgments. (United States)

    Leippe, Michael R; Bergold, Amanda N; Eisenstadt, Donna


    Following a mortality salience or control prime, Black, Hispanic, and White college students read a murder/carjacking or auto theft trial transcript in which the defendant belonged to their racial/ethnic group or one of the others. Black and Hispanic, but not White, mock-jurors discriminated, more frequently judging outgroup defendants guilty. Mortality salience affected judgments about outgroup, but not ingroup, defendants, heightening perceptions of guilt in the murder case and decreasing guilty verdict preferences in the theft case. Mortality salience may compel derogation of outgroup defendants who threaten the cultural worldview, but not of less threatening ingroup defendants. The effect, however, seems restricted to crimes like murder that can sustain death-related anxiety.

  3. Drivers license display system (United States)

    Prokoski, Francine J.


    Carjackings are only one of a growing class of law enforcement problems associated with increasingly violent crimes and accidents involving automobiles plays weapons, drugs and alcohol. Police traffic stops have become increasingly dangerous, with an officer having no information about a vehicle's potentially armed driver until approaching him. There are 15 million alcoholics in the US and 90 percent of them have drivers licenses. Many of them continue driving even after their licenses have ben revoked or suspended. There are thousands of unlicensed truck drivers in the country, and also thousands who routinely exceed safe operating periods without rest; often using drugs in an attempt to stay alert. MIKOS has developed the Drivers License Display Systems to reduce these and other related risks. Although every state requires the continuous display of vehicle registration information on every vehicle using public roads, no state yet requires the display of driver license information. The technology exists to provide that feature as an add-on to current vehicles for nominal cost. An initial voluntary market is expected to include: municipal, rental, and high value vehicles which are most likely to be mis-appropriated. It is anticipated that state regulations will eventually require such systems in the future, beginning with commercial vehicles, and then extending to high risk drivers and eventually all vehicles. The MIKOS system offers a dual-display approach which can be deployed now, and which will utilize all existing state licenses without requiring standardization.