NATALEE HOLLOWAY CASE: ETHICAL AND OTHER ISSUES

Undercover operation and huge TV circus ethical?

Crime reporter Peter R. de Vries paid the 34-year old business man who befriended and secretly recorded Joran van der Sloot some US$ 35,000. Bounty hunters are a well-known phenomenon, also on TV, as are rewards offered by police or private persons. We have all seen episodes of ‘America’s Most Wanted’. I guess it is common knowledge these days that one can serve both the law and one’s own wallet simultaneously.

The business man gained Joran’s trust, also by smoking marijuana with him (click here). So the question arises, exaclty how stoned …
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Feb 2008
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ARUBA CRIMINAL LAW

Holloway case raises questions

I received several questions from US news channels about the legal system of Aruba. Basic information can be found on this official website: click here.

From another source (about Dutch law, to a large extent similar to Aruban law): The criminal justice legal process is divided into pretrial and trial phases. In the pretrial phase, intrusive measures such as telephone taps, searches of the person or premises are conducted to secure evidence. This is tempered through the provision of an attorney and notification to the suspect of the development of the …
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Nov 2007
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